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The Medalist Sports Team

CHRIS ARONHALT - MANAGING PARTNER

As one of the Managing Partners, Chris Aronhalt has over 15 years in sports marketing and event management experience. Chris focuses directly on new business development, project management and client communications. Read More

JIM BIRRELL - MANAGING PARTNER

Jim Birrell is a Sports Management and Marketing professional with over 25 years of experience, Throughout his career he has been involved in premier domestic and international sporting events such as the 1992, 1996 & 2000 Summer Olympics, 1994 Winter Olympics and 1994, 1998 & 2001 Summer Goodwill Games 1999 Winter Goodwill Games. Read More

JEFF CORBETT - VP, TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Jeff Corbett is the Vice President of Technical Operations for Medalist Sports. In this capacity, he is responsible for the technical aspects of Medalist events, including course development and management, agency coordination and communications, event staffing, and medical team oversight. Read More

JOHN WOOD - VP, OPERATIONS

John Wood is the Vice President of Operations at Medalist Sports. His responsibilities include supporting the planning, logistics and execution of all projects produced by the company including mass participation fundraising events such as the LIVESTRONG Challenge Series presented by Nike and the Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen, as well as professional cycling events such as the USA Cycling Professional Championships and the Amgen Tour of California. Read More

LARRY GONZALES - VP, PRODUCTION

Larry is the Vice Presidnet of Production for Medalist Sports. He specializes in venue management, inventory, and logistics. Larry began his event management career in 2000 working for two years on the "Got Milk? Mobile Mustache Tour" operated by Synergy Sports, now Synergy Events. Read More

EMILY SANDERS - MANAGER OF CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

Emily Sanders joined the Medalist team in January 2009 as the Manager of Corporate Partnerships. In her role, she supports the planning, production, and execution elements relating to the respective ancillary events for Medalist Sports. She also manages the fulfillment programs for all national sponsors of the USA Cycling Pro Championships and Tour of Missouri. Read More

TORI TRICE - VENUE DIRECTOR

Tori Trice joined Medalist Sports in January 2012. As Venue Director, she coordinates all Local Organizing Committees (LOC) for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and Tour of Alberta. She is responsible for managing meetings, timelines, and communications between Medalist/Event staff and the local organizing committees. In addition to the professional cycling tours, Tori assists at other Medalist events. Read More

BRENT SNODGRASS - PRODUCTION MANAGER

Brent Snodgrass joined the Medalist team in November 2011 as the Production Manager. His responsibilities include support for venue management and logistics. Brent first met Medalist through volunteering for the 2007 Tour de Georgia, which then led to contract work over several events including Transportation Coordinator for the LIVESTRONG Challenge Series and Production Director for the Leadville Qualifying Series, Be The One Run 5k and YSC Tour de Pink (Atlanta). Read More

ANDREW RODEN - PROJECT DIRECTOR

Andrew Roden joined Medalist Sports in January 2012. Andrew coordinates with each event's project team on behalf of the managing partners to maintain internal accountability, project management oversight, and acts as liaison to clients for mass participation and not-for-profit events. These duties include management of budget, staffing, marketing, volunteers, host venue relations, site production, technical, risk management, sponsor fulfillment, and registration services. Read More

HEIDI HUGHES - OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Heidi Hughes is Operations Director at Medalist Sports. Her focus is rooms and meals logistics for professional cycling events. Heidi brings to Medalist Sports an extensive background in the resort, hospitality and events industries. Read More

KEVIN BENJAMIN - PROJECT DIRECTOR

Kevin Benjamin joined Medalist Sports in November 2012. Kevin coordinates with each events project team to maintain internal accountability, project management oversight, as well as facilitate external communication with clients. Kevin's primary events are 2013 UCI Para-Cycling Open, 2013+ USA Cycling Professional Championship, 2014 UCI Para-Cycling World Championship and the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Read More

CHRIS REED - TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Chris Reed is a Technical Director for Medalist Sports. Chris's primary responsibilities include course design and development, local agency permitting, volunteers, and medical/crisis communication plan coordination. In addition, Chris is also responsible for all technical aspects of cause-related events. Read More

DREW CHAPLAIN - EVENT MANAGER

Drew Chaplain joined Medalist Sports in October 2013 as an Event Manager as part of the team that manages the non-profit and mass participation events. Drew is responsible for the housing, transportation, sponsorship fulfillment, signage, hospitality, catering, and ancillary events. Drew focuses on The Dempsey Challenge, Obliteride, VeloSano, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Tour De Pink, and EnduraRide. Read More

BOB BOWMAN - PRODUCTION MANAGER

Bob Bowman joined the Medalist Sports team in July 2014 as the Production Manager for mass participation and cause-related events. His responsibilities include support for venue management and logistics. Bob first met Medalist through volunteering for the 1990 Tour de Trump which then led to various positions during the Tour DuPont. Bob was involved with the successful stages of the Tour DuPont when it was in Roanoke, Virginia. Read More

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