Ed Odeven Reporting

This column appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun on Feb. 11, 2006.

FHS grad has bird’s eye view of Torino

By Ed Odeven
Sports editor

Ex-Flagstaff resident Susan Goldsmith is a busy lady. Not that she’s complaining, though. She is the U.S. Olympic Committee’s director of partnership marketing and she’s in Turin (yes, Torino, is the what the locals say), Italy, for the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Even so, Goldsmith (nee Gaylord) took time out of her hectic schedule — she’s responsible for strategic marketing, contact management, relationship marketing (sounds time-consuming, eh?) and something known as overall client servicing — to answer a long list of questions sent by e-mail from the Daily Sun sports desk.

Of course, the first thing I wanted to know was this: What’s it like to be in Turin? She was asked to describe the mood of those working there and living there. (She arrived in…

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