Don Jones PhD Joins the
GreenPlay is pleased to announce the addition of Don Jones, PhD, to our lineup of top-notch consultants. Don will be a part-time Trends and Demographic Research Assistant and Project Consultant. Don will be based in Orlando, FL. Don spent the past three years as the General Manager for the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Freedom Center is the result of a unique public partnership – a Tripartite Agreement between George Mason University (GMU), Prince William County, and the City of Manassas, VA. While serving in the role of General Manager, Don also became an Adjunct Professor at GMU, teaching classes in Research Methods in Recreation, Sports, and Tourism and Recreation Administration and Planning. Don began his career in Richmond, VA and then became Athletic Director for Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation. Don went on to earn his PhD in Movement Science Education at The Florida State University. After finishing his PhD, Don became Director of the Sentara Hampton Health & Fitness Center and worked at The Fitness Centre & Day Spa at Florida Hospital Celebration Health.
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GreenPlay operates as a consortium of experts, acting as a management tool for agencies by organizing consultant teams that are responsive and understand the needs of administrators and their communities to provide services for park, recreation, open space, and related agencies. Since 1999, GreenPlay has completed over 425 projects in 43 states and U.S. territories for governmental agencies and private companies.
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Article for National Magazine
Dylan Packebush, MBA, Project Manager for GreenPlay, LLC, has an article in the May 2017 issue of Parks & Recreation Business magazine. The article, titled Developing A Strategic Marketing Plan is an introductory guide to creating consistent messaging to reinforce your agency’s brand. “As parks and recreation services look for ways to build relationships with communities,” observes Packebush, “marketing becomes an essential business tool in today’s industry. Even if an agency doesn’t have a marketing staff, it is constantly communicating with potential users. It is in an agency’s best interest to proactively develop these strategies.” GreenPlay offers a wide range of Business and Marketing consulting services.
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Melissa Chew, CPRP, Project Consultant for GreenPlay, LLC, has a feature article in the July 2016 issue of Parks & Rec Business magazine. The article, titled Parks and Preservation, is about how parks offer us the opportunity to integrate resources and experiences – a meshing of nature and culture with parks and preservation that seem to go hand in hand. “While parks were originally designed for a variety of purposes and in a diversity of styles, they foster a natural partnership with culture in the form of historic preservation,” observes Ms. Chew. “Our tapestry of American history has been widely supported by private, national, state, and even local efforts. Resources exist to help agencies achieve goals that contribute to this great fabric of cultural heritage.”
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