LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is pleased to announce that it has named Barbara Powers its new Sports Events Manager.

“Barbara is bringing more than ten years of sports industry experience to the GLSA,” said Meghan Ziehmer, Executive Director of the GLSA. “I’m excited to have her on the team and see her contribute to the GLSA’s mission to be the leading voice of sports tourism in Greater Lansing.”

Prior to joining GLSA, Powers worked for seven seasons in Hockey Operations at Michigan State University. She was also Director of Operations for the University of Tennessee track & field and cross-country programs from 2012-2016.

Powers earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Bowling Green State University, where she also competed in track and cross country. She then completed a master’s degree in sport management at the University of Tennessee and worked as a graduate assistant in student-athlete services at the Thornton Academic Center.

As the GLSA’s Sports Events Manager, Barbara will work to coordinate and manage several GLSA-created events, serve as the local organizing committee member on GLSA-secured events and manage long-term and ongoing event partnerships.

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The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GLSA’s mission is to be the leading voice of sports tourism in the Greater Lansing area and to promote economic growth by attracting a diverse range of sporting events to the region. The GLSA will strive to enhance the quality of life for area residents through the development of local sports and fitness programs for all ages, and to support the continued development and maintenance of safe, high-quality athletic facilities.


Contact: Tracy Padot   

VP of Marketing Communications, GLCVB                 

(517) 377-1419 |