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Laurie Lore-Gussak

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA)


Laurie Lore-Gussak

Laurie Lore-Gussak, MBA, IOM, CAE, is the executive director of the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA), an organization working to enrich the lives of individuals through accessible, inclusive recreation. She has over 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit/association management field, having served as executive director of both ITFlorida and TalTech Alliance. She has an MBA from RIT and a B.S. from the SUNY-Geneseo.  She is a graduate of the Institute of Organization and is a Certified Association Executive. 

www.fdoa.org


Article | December 18, 2019
Designing Accessible Events to Welcome Everyone   

By: Laurie Lore-Gussak

Most sports event owners have hosted competitions where individuals with disabilities are present. The most important question, however, becomes...more >>


Article | January 30, 2017
Total Access   

By: Laurie Lore-Gussak

When we talk about putting on events for athletes with disabilities (or even working with an existing event to add special divisions for those...more >>


Article | December 22, 2015
From Start to Finish, Creating Accessible Sports Events   

By: Laurie Lore-Gussak

Planning an inclusive event is a conscious choice, and starts well before the event takes place, with decision-making about promotional materials,...more >>


Article | January 7, 2015
10 Ways to Market Your Sports Event to People with Disabilities   

By: Laurie Lore-Gussak

According to the US Census Bureau in 2010, about 56.7 million people — 19 percent of the population — have a disability. Are you making your...more >>


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