Emily Adams Joins Mizuno USA, Inc.

Sept. 22, 2008, 5:06 p.m. (ET)

Mizuno USA Contact
Eric Hills
Phone: 770-453-7853

Norcross, GA (September 17, 2008) - Emily Adams has joined Mizuno USA, Inc. as the company's new Volleyball Promotions Coordinator. With work experience at CBS Outdoor, Wells Fargo Financial and Conquest Productions, along with volleyball playing and leadership experience as Team Captain at the University of Southern California, Adams will be responsible for working with sales and marketing to promote Mizuno's volleyball division, with an emphasis on Mizuno's relationship with collegiate sponsorships, qualifier sponsorships, and the domestic USAV contract.

Adams was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team that competed at the 2002 Pan American Cup. She was the captain for the volleyball team at the University of Southern California in 2003 and 2004, and was a key player in the Trojans' 2002 and 2003 NCAA Championships. Adams was a three-time AVCA First Team All-American from 2002 through 2004 and a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2003 and 2004.

Adams joins Mizuno USA from CBS Outdoor in Atlanta, Ga., where she served in several different capacities as an account executive, including sales for outdoor marketing campaigns. Prior to that, Adams worked for Wells Fargo Financial in Scottsdale, Ariz., as a credit manager. Adams was also a field producer for Conquest Productions in Los Angeles, conducting on-camera interviews and creating storylines for the regional Fox Sports Net affiliate.

"We are excited to welcome Emily Adams to Mizuno USA," Director of Diamond Sports/Volleyball Promotions Mizuno USA James Guadagno said. "Emily's wealth of experience, impressive background and leadership abilities will enable Mizuno USA's volleyball division to continue to grow and succeed."

Adams received a bachelor's degree in international relations with a minor in cinema/television critical studies from the University of Southern California. Adams currently resides in Atlanta.

Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufacturers and distributes baseball, golf, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Ga.