International Cheer Union Hosts Annual General Meeting In Advance Of World Championships

International Cheer Union Hosts Annual General Meeting In Advance Of World Championships

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ORLANDO, Fla., April 25, 2018 /CNW/ — The International Cheer Union (ICU) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, April 24th in Orlando, Florida. Delegates from 80 National Cheer Federations attended.

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The ICU’s mission is to promote the healthy growth of cheerleading throughout the world. Founded in 2004, the ICU first applied for recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) nearly seven years ago. In December of 2016, the IOC announced that it was providing the ICU provisional recognition. 

The AGM is held in advance of the ICU World Championships. At this year’s meeting Secretary General Karl Olson opened with an overview of the previous year, and a series of reports from various committees. President Jeff Webb outlined the strategic objectives of the ICU, which focused on broad-based geographic growth, as well as efforts to assist the ICU’s national federations in obtaining recognition by their respective National Olympic Committees.

Elections for the Executive Committee for the ICU are held every two years. This year, member federations voted to elect the following to a two-year term:


Jeff Webb, United States

Vice President:        

Pamela Chang Estevez, Ecuador

Vice President:       

Yulia Sautina, Russian Federation

With the addition of Anguilla, Bulgaria, Ivory Coast, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Uzbekistan, by vote today, there are currently 116 member nations of the ICU.

During the assembly, the ICU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Special Olympics International to help develop Special Olympics cheerleading programs around the world.  

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About The International Cheer Union
The International Cheer Union (ICU) was formed as the non-profit international governing entity whose mission is to advance cheerleading on a global scale. With 116 member nations, the ICU represents all geographical areas where cheerleading exists. The ICU promotes healthy competition, rule development and education for athletes, coaches, and parents. More information can be found on Photography and b-roll video available upon request.


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Judson Brandt Appointed CEO of Priority Jet, a Premier Provider of Private Jet Aviation


Judson Brandt Appointed CEO of Priority Jet, a Premier Provider of Private Jet Aviation

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ATLANTA, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Priority Jet ( announced today that it has appointed Judson “Jud” Brandt to be its new chief executive officer. Brandt previously served as fleet captain for Priority Jet’s largest fleet, the Citation XL, and will continue to fly the line. Prior to coming to Priority Jet, Brandt held a broad variety of roles in both aviation and business, including pilot for Delta Private Jets; pilot at ExpressJet; CEO of Cybis LLC; CTO for Bridgewater Associates; partner at Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers; CIO at Delta Air Lines Inc.; and VP at Oracle.   

“We are excited to have Jud take the lead at Priority Jet. He knows our operations and has the tremendous business leadership capabilities we need to continue our growth trajectory,” commented Scot Foith, chairman of Priority Jet. “Priority Jet is a deeply experienced group of employees. Our ongoing challenge is to grow this business to deliver outstanding financial results for our aircraft owners and perfect private jet travel experiences for our passengers while maximizing the market opportunities before us. Jud will lead this effort.”

Brandt replaces Scot Foith, the founder of Priority Jet, who will move to the chairman role with the company.

“I am honored and excited to be asked to lead Priority Jet. The leadership team is incredibly talented. The potential for growth in our top-tier of the aviation market is huge. Together with Steve Dunn, VP of client experience, I hope to grow Priority Jet, significantly outpacing the market,” stated Brandt. “I look forward to continuing the tradition of safety and reliability while delivering VIP private aviation experiences for our guests and outstanding financial results for our aircraft owner/partners.” 

Brandt and his wife Angie have three sons, all Army officers, and four grandchildren. They live on a private airport South of Atlanta, where they enjoy sport aviation and their personal aircraft.

About Priority Jet 
Priority Jet (Corporate Jet LLC dba Priority Jet) is the premier private jet charter and aviation management provider in the Southeastern U.S. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Priority Jet operates light and midsize jets throughout North America, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. They offer concierge charter services 24 hours a day/365 days a year in order to facilitate any and all client requests quickly, safely and efficiently. Beyond their own fleet, they have access to hundreds of aircraft through a network of preferred vendors.

Priority Jet offers complete aircraft management services to assist current and prospective owners with the complexities of owning and operating an aircraft profitably. Priority Jet specializes in creating tailored management programs to accommodate individual needs, schedules and budgets. Priority Jet has partnered with Flight Safety International, the world leader in aviation training, to ensure Priority Jet flight crews consistently exceed any and all certification and regulatory requirements.

Aircraft owners benefit from Priority Jet’s deep experience in maximizing the asset’s value while providing top-tier private aviation services. This includes everything from personalized air travel solutions to other exclusive luxury options.

Whether someone requires a private jet charter flight, private jet aircraft management or simply industry expertise – Priority Jet is here for them. Contact Priority Jet today to find out how they can help meet your goals.

Contact Priority Jet:

Steve Dunn 
VP, Client Experience 

Allie Ray
Director, Charter Sales

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Industry Stalwart Steve Bellini Brings Expertise to High Growth Brand Broken Shed Vodka


Industry Stalwart Steve Bellini Brings Expertise to High Growth Brand Broken Shed Vodka

As new Exec VP, Bellini brings 40 years of distilled spirits industry leadership to Broken Shed sales

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SOUTHPORT, Conn., April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Broken Shed Distilleries, Inc. announced that Steve Bellini has been named Executive Vice President of Business Development. Steve will be leading business development and sales strategy, expanding distribution for the Broken Shed Vodka™ brand. Steve will report to Samuel A. Brown, Executive Chairman and Jonathan Bailey, Chief Executive Officer and President.

As New Exec VP, Steve Bellini brings 40 years of distilled spirits experience to the fast growing Broken Shed Vodka brand.

Steve Bellini is an accomplished beverage alcohol industry veteran with 40+ years of experience on world-renowned brands such as Jägermeister, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Maker’s Mark and Absolut Vodka. Steve most recently worked at Mast-Jägermeister US where he served as Senior VP of Distribution and Control State Strategy and as EVP Sales. Previously, Bellini served as President/CEO of Future Brands LLC and as President of Seagram Americas. Steve has also held leadership roles in DISCUS and The Century Council.

“I am excited for the opportunity to join Broken Shed,” commented Bellini.  “The brand has shown great promise in the markets where we are currently engaged. It’s clear that retailers across the country are reevaluating their selection of vodka brands. I’m confident that Broken Shed is a unique and profitable opportunity in the changing vodka set.”

“Steve’s experience in the distilled spirits industry and his knowledge of the open and control state markets are second to none,” said Samuel Brown, executive Chairman of Broken Shed. “We are honored to have him as part of our team.”

About Broken Shed Distilleries, Inc.

Broken Shed Distilleries, Inc. is the home of BROKEN SHED VODKA™ the award-winning New Zealand vodka rolling out across the USA. The premium vodka known for its distinctive clean, crisp taste is crafted from the finest, most natural ingredients: whey distillate “Milk Honey” and the freshest clearest water from two pristine water sources.  Broken Shed Vodka has no additives and is naturally gluten and GMO free. Enjoy Broken Shed Vodka Responsibly. Come inside at

40% ABV. Imported by Broken Shed Imports, LLC Manhasset, NY /, Twitter @BrokenShedVodka and Instagram @BrokenShed.

Awards: Platinum Medal: 2017 SIP Awards | Double Gold in Spirits: 2017 74th WSWA Exhibition & Convention Tasting Competition | Gold Medal: 2017 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition


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