Congrats to Vicki Oddi on her new position at The Houston Marathon. Nice to see good people working for the betterment of the sport. Houston did a tremendous job in 2012 with the Trials and their regular events.
Houston Medals photo by Photorun.net
Oddi named Communications Manager for Houston Marathon Committee
Wolters announced as Venue Operations Manager
HOUSTON (September 11, 2012) – Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) Executive Director Wade Morehead announced on Tuesday the additions of Vicky Oddi as Communications Manager and Kristin Wolters as Venue Operations Manager to the HMC staff.
“We are excited about the additions of Vicky Oddi and Kristin Wolters to our team,” said Morehead. “They each have experience in the running and sports industries that will be valuable to our organization as it continues to innovate and grow.”
As Communications Manager, Oddi will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all communications and press operations, including social media, publications and race day media operations. She began her duties with the organization on September 4.
A Philadelphia-area native, Oddi comes to Houston from NBC Universal where she was a Web Producer for NBCOlympics.com and UniversalSports.com, responsible for the track and field editorial content on each of those sites. Prior to that, she was the Communications Coordinator for USA Track & Field, where she oversaw communications efforts for USATF’s Junior and Youth programs and worked as a press officer at multiple international championships including the 2008 Olympic Games. Oddi received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Coastal Carolina University where she participated on the track and field team and earned a Master’s Degree in Sport and Recreation Administration from Temple University.
Also joining the Houston Marathon Committee is Kristin Wolters, who began her duties as the Venue Operations Manager in August. Wolters had previously been the Marathon Manager for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program with the North Texas Chapter (Dallas) and Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (Houston). While there, she recruited and managed volunteers, coordinated group travel to marathons around the country and served as on-site liaison for the fundraising participants running marathons, while also managing group fundraisers for the chapter in the Houston area. Wolters has a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.
About the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.
Established in 1972, the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (HMC), a Running USA Founding Member, annually organizes the nation’s premier winter marathon, half-marathon, and 5K. Over 250,000 participants, volunteers and spectators make Chevron Houston Marathon Race Day the largest single-day sporting event in Houston. Race Weekend generates over $50 million in economic impact for the region annually. In 2012, the Run For a Reason Charity Program raised a record $2.3 million and the HMC garnered Silver Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport for industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Host to 12 U.S. Half Marathon Championships since 2005 and the 1992 women’s Olympic Trials Marathon, HMC conducted the nationally-televised 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, which featured men and women competing on the same course simultaneously for the first time, vying for the chance to represent Team U.S.A. at the 2012 Olympic Games.
For more information, visit houstonmarathon.com or call 713.957.3453.
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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