Meet the Experts
It's always best to work with a professional, right? Our team comprises a great blend of local facilities knowledge, sports planning experience and media savvy.
Mike was integral in the creation of the GLSA in 2006, and remains dedicated to raising the bar for superior sports development for the region. During Mike's time with the organization he has not only earned a CSEE (Certified Sports Event Executive) designation but also cultivated dozens of key relationships within the sports community. Mike is the founder and coordinator of the Michigan Sports Initiative as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Sports Commissions. Locally, Mike sits on the Board of Directors for the CASE Cares Foundation and the Miracle League of Michigan. Born and raised in the Greater Lansing area, Mike is a wealth of knowledge about the local sports scene, its venues and all the assets on hand and will use his skills, relationships and connections to make your sports event great.
Meghan is a graduate of Michigan State University and brings to the GLSA a wealth of experience managing athletic events. While achieving her CSEE designation Meghan has dutifully served on two committees with the National Association of Sports Commissions and as the Marketing Chair for the Pure Michigan Sports Initiative. Locally, Meghan serves as Secretary on the Executive Board for the Conquest Health & Fitness Foundation. Meghan has a proven understanding of what it takes to make an event in Greater Lansing successful backed with a passion for complete customer service. As a dedicated liaison with the area’s numerous LOC’s (Local Organizing Committee) Meghan is committed to critical event logistics to the very last detail she will work as your partner in creating a successful sports event. Additionally, Meghan spearheads all event sponsorships, partnerships and donation opportunities so that all GLSA events are both tied to the community and thoroughly supported.
Tom’s role with the GLSA is developing and maintaining relationships with sports rights holders, National Governing Bodies, local facility representatives and our lodging community to solicit and secure sporting events in the Greater Lansing area. A lifetime resident of the Greater Lansing area, Kinder studied Hospitality, Travel and Tourism at Lansing Community College before eventually becoming owner of Kinder Travel & Tours. Locally, Kinder is a member of the Lansing Jaycees, Sunrise Rotary of Lansing and is currently the Treasurer of the Haslett Athletic Boosters. Kinder is also a registered official with the MHSAA, USA Volleyball, US Lacrosse and more.
As Sports Services Manager Miranda works tirelessly to provide quality customer service to visiting sports groups to ensure a successful event and positive experience in Michigan’s Capital region. Miranda is often found on-site at events both helping to market and promote as well as trouble-shoot any potential snags. Greater Lansing events run smoothly due to the time she spends developing relationships with event planners and local sports facilities. Miranda has her finger on the pulse of today’s growing trends in social media marketing and not only handles the GLSA social media presence, but helps get the word out about all the great events we host. Coleman has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Olivet College and a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University in Sports Administration. While earning her degree at CMU, Miranda worked as the graduate assistant for Event Management, Facilities, and Club Sports in the recreation department.
Coleman graduated from Lansing Everett High School and played on their back-to-back State Championship girls basketball teams. Her sports career continued as a student athlete at the College of Central Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University, eventually becoming the assistant women’s basketball coach at the College of Central Florida.
Brendan is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Journalism and has been with the Greater Lansing Sports Authority since its inception in 2006. As the Manager of Marketing Communications for the GLSA Brendan handles numerous design, writing, event promotion and media coordination responsibilities. As a life-long Greater Lansing resident Brendan has a firm understanding of the Capital region and its unique sports culture.