Thu, 28 August 2014
On today’s show we are speaking with Amanda Brooks; Marketing & Communications Manager for USA Track & Field. Amanda took over managing USA Track & Field’s social marketing efforts in November 2013. Since then, USATF has seen a follower growth of over 200% across all platforms. Before her time at USATF, Amanda spent six years working in college athletics as a sports information director. She began her career at Vanderbilt University, where she attended graduate school and worked in the athletic media relations office with every varsity sport. Amanda then took an internship with the Florida Gators in June 2010 and was hired full time a year later. While there, she worked with the football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s lacrosse and women’s volleyball programs. Her teams combined for three NCAA championships and four conference titles in her time with the Gators. Along with managing social media for USA Track & Field, Amanda is a spokeswoman for USATF at many domestic and international elite track & field competitions.