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Kevin Camper Joins PBR as New Chief Sales/Marketing Officer

8/27/2009

PUEBLO, Colo. (August 24, 2009) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) is thrilled to announce an exciting new staff addition to its Sales & Marketing department. Kevin Camper, former Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Texas Motor Speedway, will join the PBR as its new Chief Sales/Marketing Officer, beginning September 14, 2009.

As PBR’s Chief Sales/Marketing Officer, Camper will be responsible for overseeing and securing national PBR sponsorships in both new business and renewals; maximizing revenue from PBR assets and initiatives; and developing relationships with current and new partners to establish long term viability in the marketplace. He will also be in charge of selling multi-platform national sponsorship packages including integrated packages of rights, assets, and media as well as creating concepts, activation programs, and presentations for new business prospects. 

“Kevin is an extremely articulate, knowledgeable, and passionate person about sponsorship,” stated Randy Bernard, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the PBR. “I’ve been able to speak to many of the current partners that Kevin has worked with and everyone has relayed that same message. Those three qualities along with his follow-through are a perfect fit with the PBR and I look forward to having Kevin join the team.” 

“I am very excited to join Randy and all the great people at the PBR, “Camper said.  “In my conversations with Randy, I have come to realize that the PBR has great growth ahead of it and I cannot wait to be a part of it.” 

As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Texas Motor Speedway, Camper worked the last thirteen years to create new marketing avenues and attract new sponsors, helping make “The Great American Speedway!” one of the first-class racing venues in the country. He also served as the Director of Business Development where he was responsible for bringing together the ticket operations with different marketing campaigns. Camper has also held the title of Director, Ticket Operations and Ticket Manager for the Speedway. 

Camper graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management. After graduating, he worked as the Season Ticket Coordinator for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club for three years before taking a position with the Texas Motor Speedway. Camper will reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., along with his wife, Meredith; son, Chase; and daughter, Emma. 

For more information on the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR), please visit www.pbrnow.com or call 719.242.2800. 

All roads are leading to Las Vegas and you don’t want to miss out on any of the action at the 2009 Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas, Nev. The world-class event will take place on Oct. 30-Nov 1 and Nov. 5-8 at the Thomas & Mack Center---get your tickets NOW at 866.PBR.SHOW or unlvtickets.com!

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About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR):

PBR attracts over 1.7 million live attendees each year with its multi-tiered event structure which includes the prestigious Built Ford Tough Series, the Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Tour, and the Discovery Tour, designed specifically for entry level contestants. With over 450 hours of prime time programming annually and a viewership of 100 million, PBR ranks among the most prolific sports on air and broadcasts on FOX, NBC, VERSUS, and on a host of foreign networks across the globe. The PBR is headquartered in Pueblo, Colo., with additional offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico, and prides itself in its 1,000 plus stock contractor relationships and over 1,200 PBR bull riders competing in more than 300 PBR sanctioned competitions across the five countries. 

For more on the PBR, please visit www.pbrnow.comwww.teampbr.comwww.pbr.tv, myspace.com/pbr_bfts, twitter/teampbr, facebook/professionalbullriders, or www.pbrnow.com/worldfinals/