Emily Attwood
Emily (emily@athleticbusiness.com) joined the Athletic Business team in 2011, a natural transition from her previous work at PFP (Personal Fitness Professional), a B2B fitness industry brand, and Inside Wisconsin Sports, a consumer sports publication. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Emily continues to enjoy living in the city with her husband Derek, making cheese, drinking beer and biking to work, except during winter, when she doesn't enjoy much of anything.
  • Thursday, May, 12, 2016
    New Projects: Green Bay YMCA | SMU Aquatics Center | Garth Pleasant Arena

    This article appeared in the May 2016 issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Thursday, May, 05, 2016
    At the moment...

    I can't think of a recent issue of Athletic Business that captures the feel of our industry quite as comprehensively as this one. No, we don't have any momentous, industry-changing topics this month, but what we do have speaks to the current environment of athletic, fitness and recreation professionals.


  • Tuesday, April, 26, 2016
    Choosing a Continuing Education Program in Sports Administration

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Friday, April, 22, 2016
    Advancing Athletic Security at the NCS4 Collegiate Summit

    In January, the third NCS4 College Summit brought together safety and security professionals from across the country representing collegiate athletic programs large and small, with budgets to match. Attendees represented state and local law enforcement, emergency services, athletic departments and public safety departments, to name a few.


  • Tuesday, April, 12, 2016
    Super Bowl Security Operations Combine Legacy of Best Practices with Venue Intelligence

    A typical NFL stadium hosts 10 home games during a season. Each of those 10 games will unfold in a pretty routine manner for the stadium operations and security team, adjusting for factors such as the weather, the culture of the visiting team or the significance of the game's outcome.


  • Thursday, April, 07, 2016
    New Projects: FIU Wellness Center | Maryland Event Center | Tiger Stadium

    This article appeared in the MONTH issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Thursday, March, 31, 2016
    Our Common Ground

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Wednesday, February, 24, 2016
    New Sport Comes to Sun Life Stadium

    As athletic organizations advance policies to keep drones away from their venues, Miami's Sun Life Stadium recently opened its gates and welcomed in a pack of the unmanned aerial devices and their operators for a new sporting event--drone races.


  • Wednesday, February, 24, 2016
    Preparing for a Weather-Related Stadium Evacuation

    Risks at sporting events such as active shooters, bomb threats and fan violence can all be lessened through proper security measures, ensuring a safer sporting event. However, another essential component of emergency action planning — severe weather — is harder to avoid.


  • Tuesday, February, 09, 2016
    Keeping Cardio Users Entertained

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Wednesday, November, 23, 2016
    AB Show 2016: Thankful for the Chance to Share Ideas

    Nothing helps transition back into office life after the whirl and excitement of another Athletic Business Show quite like a three-day workweek (apologies to our audience in Canada!). But even as I look forward to a day of good food and family, I’m reminded of some of the new ideas shared among recreation professionals at a revenue roundtable seminar hosted by Jeff King and Ken Ballard of Ballard*King Consultants.


  • Thursday, November, 17, 2016
    AB Show 2016: A Recreation Rundown

    An abundance of sunshine made up for the slight chill in the air as AB Show attendees boarded the bus to University of Central Florida. Undeterred by the 7:30 am start time, the mix of tourists hailed from as far as Hawaii (5 hours behind) and Taipei (13 hours behind!) and was excited to see what Central Florida had to offer.


  • Monday, November, 14, 2016
    Letter from the Editor: Our Military Fitness Problem

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Tuesday, October, 04, 2016
    Letter from the Editor: Facilities Worth Talking About

    This article appeared in the October issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Tuesday, August, 30, 2016
    Letter from the Editor: Preparing for the Year to Come

    This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Thursday, July, 07, 2016
    Letter from the Editor: Eat Your Veggies

    This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Monday, June, 06, 2016
    Passing the Torch in Facility Design

    This article appeared in the June issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Thursday, May, 05, 2016
    At the moment...

    I can't think of a recent issue of Athletic Business that captures the feel of our industry quite as comprehensively as this one. No, we don't have any momentous, industry-changing topics this month, but what we do have speaks to the current environment of athletic, fitness and recreation professionals.


  • Thursday, March, 31, 2016
    Our Common Ground

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Wednesday, September, 16, 2015
    Blog: Quantifying the Impact of Parks and Rec

    The National Park and Recreation Association's annual convention is underway this week in Las Vegas, Nev. After arriving Monday afternoon and getting my first taste of life in the City of Lights, I caught a brief glimpse of the sun and the strip before steeling myself for a day of windowless sessions in overly air-conditioned rooms.