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Leadership Spotlight - Kassidi Gilgenast, USA Volleyball

Kassidi Gilgenast

Getting to know the leaders in youth sports and what drives them each and every day. Along with some recommendations for your next book, TV show, or podcast. Want to be highlighted here? Tell us a little about yourself—we’re always looking for great people to highlight every month!

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Let's get to know Kassidi Gilgenast from USA Volleyball

1. Describe your role at USA Volleyball

I oversee USA Volleyball marketing, communications, and creative services including sponsorship and merchandising operations. Our team supports all areas of USA Volleyball's teams, events, programs, and activities to promote and grow the sport of volleyball in the U.S.

2. Industry trends I follow

We are following and evolving to meet the industry trends in evolving video and social media content, as well as finding new ways to engage with our audience across digital media via podcast, website, and email.

3. Someone I follow on social media that you should go follow right now is ______

Simon Sinek

4. What are you currently reading?

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

5. What are you currently binging on?

Getting really into the new Marvel Universe series including WandaVision and Loki, and excited to watch our U.S. Women's Sitting National Team compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games along with thousands of other remarkable Paralympic athletes.

6. What are you listening to?

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

7. What is your go-to leadership quote?

"Courage is contagious." - Brene Brown

8. What is your favorite sports memory?

First time walking into Folsom Stadium to play volleyball for the University of Colorado at Boulder.

9. Favorite athlete of all time and why? 

Abby Wambach was a personal hero of mine playing soccer growing up and I love following the work she is doing now in leadership and activism.

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