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Neil Paul Recognized as a “Game Changer” by Connect Sports

Neil Paul, Executive Director of Visit Anderson, was recognized as an industry leader in Connect Sports magazine’s “Game Changers” feature in the fall 2018 issue. Connect Sports is a national, B2B magazine that provides resources and ideas to professionals and planners in the sports tourism industry. “This is just another affirmation of the great work that Mr. Paul and the CVB does every day for our community,” said Rusty Burns, President of the Conventions Visitors Bureau for Anderson County

Peers in the sports events world nominated Paul. Nominations were received from across the country, then reviewed and evaluated by the Connect Sports staff based on references, industry involvement and other resources. An annual feature in Connect Sports magazine, “Game Changers” honors innovative leaders who have earned respect from industry professionals and media.

These leaders will be recognized in front of their peers at Connect Sports in Salt Lake City, Aug. 23-25, 2018.

The story detailing Paul’s accomplishments can be found here.

The entire list of recognized honorees and individual profiles can be found here.

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Connect is a leader in the meetings, events, travel and tourism industry. Specializing in destination marketing, the company produces digital programs, online and mobile solutions, meetings business and travel magazines, trade shows and consumer events, travel guides for newspapers and leisure magazines, and destination information which is distributed through broadcast and custom programs. Connect, formerly known as Collinson Media & Events, introduced the popular Marketplace format to the meetings industry and now produces national shows for meeting planners in the Corporate, Expo, Sports, Diversity, Association and Faith sectors as well as other state- and region-specific meetings- and hospitality-focused events. More information about the company’s brands and services is available at

Media contact:
Connect Sports Editorial Director, Matt Swenson,
Anderson County Administrator, Rusty Burns,

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