LANDON THOMAS NAMED AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES' MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER
Braselton, Ga. - Landon Thomas has been named Media Relations Manager for the American Le Mans Series. A published author and 17-year media and communications professional, Thomas' primary responsibilities involve day-to-day media and publicity activities on behalf of the series with a specific emphasis on the Series' 10 unique race markets.
His duties will include writing news releases, writing for the series' official Web site and various series publications, on-site pressroom operations and support for media-driven promotions.
Prior to joining the American Le Mans Series, Thomas served as the Director of Communications for the Indoor Professional Football League (IPFL) and authored "The SEC Team of the '80s: Auburn Football 1980-89" - a 394-page hardcover book that provides an unequaled look at the greatest period in Auburn University football history.
Thomas' public relations agency background includes stints with Tortorici & Randolph, Inc., and Cohn & Wolf. Among his agency of clients included the Coca-Cola Company, for which he worked on Cherry Coke promotions and the Coca-Cola NFL Red Zone Football Tour - a national NFL sponsorship promotion.
Earlier, Thomas spent two years working with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG), where he served as a writer for Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting before he wrote and edited a detailed account of the competition within each sport at the 1996 Olympic Games for ACOG's three-volume "The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games."
A Georgia native and Auburn University graduate, Thomas' early career was spent in the media. He has served as sports staff writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, sports reporter for the Emmy-nominated Georgia Public Television program "Prep Sports Plus," and sports editor for The Southside Sun.