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Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective

Episode 89 - John Piester

Former E Center Venue Operations Manager John Piester - now President, RedPeg Marketing - joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and remembers starting a family in Salt Lake, a unique vantage point for USA v Russia and the inspiration of the Paralympic Games (recorded 17 February 2021).

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Show Notes:

Former E Center Venue Operations Manager John Piester - now President, RedPeg Marketing - joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and remembers starting a family in Salt Lake, a unique vantage point for USA v Russia and the inspiration of the Paralympic Games (recorded 17 February 2021).

If you worked on the Games as a staff member, contractor or volunteer and want to share your story please email cnapier@gpfour.com.

Show Notes:

WARM UP
00:26 - Welcome John!
03:21 - Everyone on Zoom

PRELIMS
05:19 - COVID's impact on experiential marketing
09:27 - Marooned on an island

QUARTERFINALS
11:22 - From Endicott to Salt Lake
15:06 - Transitioning into a new role

SEMIFINALS
16:35 - "Your driving is making me sick"
19:54 - Family matters

FINALS
22:32 - An experienced team / piece-by-piece
27:42 - How to function quickly as as team

MIXED ZONE
30:11 - Transitioning to venue
33:04 - "I don't remember seeing a lot of daylight"

PODIUM
35:42 - The Paralympic Games
37:16 - Mike Eruzione can't get in / a call in The Globe

COOL DOWN
41:08 - USA v Russia puck drop
43:12 - Post-SLOC life / career advice

Transcript to come...

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