In her 14-year career at the GLSA that began as a sports intern, Ziehmer has served as tournament director or event chair for several national-level events with organizations like the National College Athletic Association, National Junior College Athletic Association, USA Figure Skating, USA Hockey, USA Archery, USA Gymnastics, and the Professional Disc Golf Association.
“Meghan has been an integral part of the GLSA since she started in 2009,” said Julie Pingston, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. “I’m excited to see her take on this role and continue the GLSA’s mission to be the leading voice of sports tourism in Greater Lansing.”
Ziehmer will be responsible for overseeing the sports team by developing strategies and budgets to help initiate and expand sport development in the community. She serves on the Sports ETA Sports Legacy Committee and is the marketing chair for the Pure Michigan Sports Initiative, secretary for the Conquest Health & Fitness Foundation Board and the volunteer chair for the EmpowHER Leadership Retreat.
“I am excited for the opportunity to build on the solid foundation created for the GLSA,” said Ziehmer. “In 2022 the GLSA hosted 80 sports events and welcomed over 50,000 athletes to the region. I look forward to continuing to work with our team to boost the community’s economy through sport.”