For Immediate Release
July 9, 2013
Richmond 2015 Names Jeannea Spence as Development Director
New Position to Focus on Global Corporate Partnerships and Individual Donors
(July 9, 2013 – Richmond, Virginia) — Richmond 2015 Inc., the organizing committee for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, announced today that it has hired sales veteran, Jeannea Spence to lead the organizations global development efforts.
Spence has more than 20 years of marketing, sales management and executive coaching experience, having run her own marketing consulting firm before excelling in media sales with publications like National Geographic Traveler, Ladies Home Journal, Newsweek’s Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel and the History Channel Magazine. Prior to joining Richmond 2015, Spence founded IndiSPENCEable Coaching, an executive coaching organization providing leadership development to executives in a variety of industries including tourism, financial services, and marketing.
“Our organization’s development efforts have made tremendous progress, having secured nearly $12mm to-date”, said Tim Miller, COO of Richmond 2015. “As we pivot towards discussions with national and international brands, having a senior resource, such as Jeannea, dedicated to the process is vital. Jeannea’s breadth of experience from executive coaching to marketing to advertising sales, with an emphasis in the travel and tourism industries, will be a great asset to our effort.”
“The 2015 World Road Championships provides such an outstanding platform to promote healthy, active lifestyles as well as the benefits of bicycling for transportation, recreation and fitness”, explained Spence. “We continue to have very engaging dialogue with a wide range of potential partners; clearly, our story is resonating in the marketplace.”
About Richmond 2015
Richmond 2015, Inc. is the independent non-profit corporation responsible for the organization, management and promotion of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. The 2015 World Championships is projected to generate approximately $158 million in economic impact, 450,000 onsite spectators and a global television audience of more than 300 million viewers.
Founding Partners of Richmond 2015 include Altria, CarMax, Davenport & Company, Dominion, Genworth, Hourigan Construction, Kings Dominion, Lansing Building Products, MWV, McGuire Woods, Norfolk Southern, Piascik, The Community Foundation, VCU Medical Center and Williams Mullen. In addition to its corporate partners, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, Hanover County and Henrico County are all key partners to Richmond 2015.
About the UCI Road World Championships
The UCI Road World Championships is cycling’s pinnacle event, held annually in an international city as chosen by the UCI, the sports governing body. Upcoming World Championships will be held in Florence, Italy in 2013 and Ponferrada, Spain in 2014.
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