Brian has nearly two decades of experience utilizing a consultative, solutions-focused sales approach, along with effective leadership, principled by coaching teams for success, and a reputation for helping customers to achieve their sales goals using a combined ability to understand business vision and strategically execute on those objectives.
In 1988, Mark started his own publishing company and launched three magazines in the team sports b2b market: Athletic Management, Training & Conditioning and Coaching Management. In 2019, he sold the magazines to Great American Media Services and joined GAMS, merging Athletic Management and Coaching Management with Coach & Athletic Director and expanding the focus and reach of Training & Conditioning.
Wesley Sykes is the managing editor of the sports division for Great American Media Services, overseeing the editorial content for Coach & Athletic Director, Training & Conditioning, and Winning Hoops brands. His aim is to provide news, information, and features that are both enlightening and entertaining for sports industry professionals across the country using various story-telling media platforms. Upon receiving his journalism degree from Hofstra University, Wesley has covered a wide variety of athletics — ranging from the NFL and NBA to collegiate and high school sports and everything in between.
Emily has over 5 years of design experience. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2016 and has been a multimedia designer for Great American Media Services ever since. Her passion for creating digital and print materials provides clients and her team with top notch work.
Kristina has 11 years of experience in art direction, graphic design and brand development. Her love for building and shaping brands has landed her seven national advertising awards. She thrives on connecting people and brands through design, technology and data.
Jess brings a creative writing degree and over a decade of professional writing experience to the team. As a career marketer with a background in the design world, she works with clients to make their brand stories stand out. Her specialties are thought leadership, compelling descriptive language, technical details and marketing strategy.
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Becky is an audience insight expert, having working in audience development for more than 13 years. She has a vast amount of experience with the various audiences across print and digital platforms. Becky and her team dig into our entire data platform and, based on the client’s needs, provide them with a target audience for the best performance possible.
Stephanie has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and events with a demonstrated history of success in the trade show and publishing industries. With her diverse skills in event management, digital and email marketing, audience development, social media and branding, she is an essential part of our team.
Kim has 20 years of experience in journalism and marketing. With degrees in journalism and anthropology and a master's degree in integrated marketing communications, she believes in the power of storytelling and information to create connections and bring people together. Her specialty is in combining data and heart to build a compelling brand story, and she loves working with clients to set a unique marketing strategy to drive their businesses forward.