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Collier name VP of Business Development at ABA

Indianapolis, IN. – The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that Paul Collier has been named Vice President of Business Development for the league.  Collier has been serving as the ABA’s Director of the Bullies are Cowards program which has been making an impact with schools and youth groups nationwide and has been described by school administrators, teachers, parents and students as “one of the most effective anti-bullying programs in the US.”

Collier is currently a managing supervisor for the Indianapolis International Airport involved with management, operations and revenues for a $40 million a year operation.  Additionally, he has experience in marketing, public relations, sports program development and management.  He has 23 years of experience as an educator, coach, athletic administrator and 5 years of sports marketing and sales.  Collier’s experiences have included teaching grades K-12, coaching girls and boys track, boys and girls basket ball and boys football.  His background also includes facility scheduling, program sponsorship development, website development, human resources management and evaluation, concession and food sales management, building projects and construction, strength training and conditioning program implementation, member of IIAAA/JFHS, drug testing and implementation, development of awards and performance based programs.

“The ABA is embarking on a wide variety of new initiatives this year,” stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO.  “We felt that Paul’s background in sports, business and education will fit beautifully in helping to maximize the potential of these new initiatives.  While his title is Vice President of Business Development, Paul will be involved with many of our not-for-profit programs as he has proven very effective with the Bullies are Cowards program.”

Collier added, “I’ve really enjoyed my initial involvement with the ABA and Joe and the Bullies program.  And now with the VSSN “Warrior Stay” program for veterans in need and the new ABA Literacy program, the ABA is extending its impact throughout the US far above just the game of basketball.  I haven’t seen anything quite like it in my many years in sports.  I also believe I can contribute substantially to new business development and will focus much of my time and efforts on that.  I am looking forward to the challenge.”

For more information, contact Paul Collier at p.collier14@sbcglobal.net or call 317 697 6317 or visit www.abalive.com.

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