Campus Rec Magazine is excited to welcome Liz Greenlee to the team as a national media consultant.
Greenlee will be serving as the primary point of contact for advertising, sponsorship and marketing for Campus Rec Magazine and sister publication Community Rec Magazine.
“I am excited to further my work to help recreation professionals serve their students and communities,” said Greenlee. “After serving in campus recreation, I know how difficult it can be to keep up with the new programs, technology and equipment out there while trying to implement day-to-day operations. I hope to work with the leading vendors in the industry to get the information in front of the people who need it. This is the next step for me to progress our fitness and recreation industry.”
Growing up in Naperville, Illinois, Greenlee left to attend Arizona State University. While pursuing a career in teaching high school history, she found herself as a student employee in campus recreation. “I immediately fell in love with step aerobics, aqua fitness, Zumba, kickboxing and weightlifting,” she explained.
Spending a semester of teaching high school, and being sleep deprived, Greenlee decided to pivot. She went to Western Illinois University for her graduate work as a graduate assistant for Fitness. Her first job was the Fitness coordinator at Virginia Tech. Then in 2015, she had the opportunity to develop a fitness program at a new facility at Radford University.
“It has been a joy to grow and nurture a successful fitness and wellness program and facility operations,” said Greenlee. “I am now excited for my next step in my journey at Peake Media where I can take what I know and help progress the industry to create healthier, happier communities and campuses.”
Greenlee noted she is excited for what lies ahead. She is looking forward to the new connections, learning opportunities and ability to watch the fitness industry develop. She is also looking forward to spending more time with her 15-year-old dog.
All in all, she said the industries of collegiate and community recreation are at a turning point. “I’m excited to watch it from a national level,” said Greenlee. “If there’s something that needs to be brought to the table and discussed to help progress campus or community recreation, please reach out. Working with top vendors and coming up with creative solutions for the many challenges that face recreation professionals is something I hope to provide.”