Grand-Am creates new public relations team with additions of Patrick Murphy, Christie Hyde

The Grand American Road Racing Association has expanded its marketing and public relations efforts with the additions of Patrick Murphy as Special Projects Manager and Christie Hyde as Public Relations Coordinator. "After a successful ...

The Grand American Road Racing Association has expanded its marketing and public relations efforts with the additions of Patrick Murphy as Special Projects Manager and Christie Hyde as Public Relations Coordinator.

"After a successful inaugural season, Grand-Am is happy to expand our staff to include Patrick and Christie," Grand-Am President Roger Edmondson said. "We feel their talents will be a great asset in the promotion of Grand-Am and sports car racing."

Murphy comes to Grand-Am from Sacramento, Calif., where he ran a motorsports marketing and public relations firm. His 15 years of motorsports experience is primarily based in championship motorcycle racing, however he has also been involved in auto racing events on the west coast.

Murphy, 53, and his wife Jennifer have two children: daughter Brett, 15, and son John, 8.

Hyde joins Grand-Am after working with the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the past two years. Her experience has included work directly with the USOC and two of its national governing bodies for the sports of weightlifting and racquetball. She was recently a member of the U.S. Olympic Delegation to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Hyde, 24, is a native of Roebuck, S.C., where she received her journalism degree from the University of South Carolina Spartanburg.

More information on the Grand-Am Series is available online at www.grand-am.com.

-GMRRA

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