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Erie Sports Commission Announces New Hire

11 Aug, 2014


Emily Biddle Joins Staff as First Communications Manager

The Erie Sports Commission (ESC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Biddle in the newly-created position of Communications Manager. Biddle’s appointment began July 7.

Originally from Oil City, Biddle began volunteering with the Erie Sports Commission in 2013. She performed various administrative tasks for the ESC, especially as the lead coordinator for the volunteer program. Her efforts were especially vital to the success of The Biggest Loser RunWalk.

Biddle also currently serves as a coach for the Eastside YMCA Swim Team in Erie.

Prior to moving to Erie, Biddle has worked in a variety of communications-based roles. Most recently she served as the Membership Coordinator of the Oil City Area YMCA where she served as the first point of contact for more than 2,000 members at the facility. Prior to that, she worked in the Institutional Advancement department of The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. There she helped plan and execute events for high-profile donors in the Pittsburgh region, and promote the organization as a leader in providing care for youth with special needs.

Biddle has a Master of Science degree in Sports Leadership from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English Writing and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh. She got her start as a sports professional while at Pitt, working as a sports writer for The Pitt News.

Ron Sertz, the Executive Director of the ESC, expressed his feelings on the hiring: “Emily is a perfect fit for our developing organization, and I’m excited to add her commitment and extensive talents to our staff.”

“I’m thrilled at this opportunity to work for the Erie Sports Commission,” Biddle said. “I love Erie, and to have the opportunity to promote it is ideal. I’ve been involved in athletics in some form or another for my entire life, and I’m glad to have the chance to work with Ron and Mark (Jeanneret) who are so experienced in this field. I’m looking forward to the positive difference we can make for the community.”

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

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