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Debbie Estes

Executive Vice President
Minnesota Sports and Events

Contact Debbie for media inquiries.
destes@mnsportsandevents.org

Executive Vice President
Minnesota Sports and Events

Contact Debbie for media inquiries.
destes@mnsportsandevents.org

Debbie Estes

As a seasoned marketing director, Debbie has a strong client-side focus in experiential, entertainment and sports marketing that drives for results. Most recently, Debbie played a pivotal role in the success of the 2018 Super Bowl and 2019 NCAA Men's Final Four. She was a member of the bid committee as well as the Local Organizing Committee. For Super Bowl Live, she partnered with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to curate 10 days of music entertainment. For the 2019 Final Four, Debbie managed 17 local partnerships as well as high-profile key events during Final Four week.

Matt Meunier

Sr. Director of Sales and Operations
Minnesota Sports and Events

Contact Matt for bid inquiries.
mmeunier@mnsportsandevents.org

Sr. Director of Sales and Operations
Minnesota Sports and Events

Contact Matt for bid inquiries.
mmeunier@mnsportsandevents.org

Matt Meunier

Matt Meunier is involved in the recruitment, enhancement and production of sports-related events in the Minneapolis area. Meunier has played a key role in helping Sports Minneapolis secure major events including the 2018 Super Bowl, 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four, 2017-2020 ESPN X Games and 2018 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship. Prior to joining Sports Minneapolis and Meet Minneapolis in 2011, he was the Associate Director of Sports Development for the Bloomington (MN) Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Wendy Blackshaw

President and CEO
Minnesota Sports and Events

Contact Wendy for partnership inquiries.
wblackshaw@mnsportsandevents.org

President and CEO
Minnesota Sports and Events

Contact Wendy for partnership inquiries.
wblackshaw@mnsportsandevents.org

Wendy Blackshaw

Wendy is a dynamic leader with 20+ years of experience in Marketing and Sales for numerous high profile brands. Wendy was the SVP of Marketing and Company Officer at Sun Country Airlines where she created and built the “Hometown Airline” brand and was responsible for all sales, public relations, advertising, digital marketing, events and business development, Wendy also started Sun Country Vacations during her tenure.

She has held similar marketing, sales/partnership positions with Mall of America®, University of MN, MN North Stars (NHL Hockey prior to the Wild), Rollerblade, KDWB, and KSTP-TV. She has been an active participant in the Twin Cities community where she has served on numerous boards including University of Minnesota Alumni Association, The Emily Program Foundation, and Alive + Kickin’. She is an award-winning marketer, named to Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, earning numerous retail, advertising and marketing awards.