Beth Porreca Named USA Football’s Director of Events

By Matt Swenson, September 30, 2015

After five successful years as director of special events at US Lacrosse, Beth Porreca has called an audible. On Tuesday, she was named USA Football’s director of events; her first day on the job is Oct. 19. In her new role, Porreca aims to take the ball on the safety training and education provided by the Indianapolis-based organization and run with it. Having previously served as manager of events and logistics for the U.S. Olympic Committee and sales manager at Disney Sports Attractions, Porreca is confident her background will help USA Football score more fans and make a bigger impact on the sport. She talked to us about her big move.

What drew you to USA Football?

I grew up in a football family; my father was a longtime high school coach outside of Philadelphia. Having grown up around the sport, I can appreciate the value USA Football provides to coaches, parents, players and administrators through its programming, safety and educational initiatives. Through its events platform, USA Football has the ability to impact a huge number of people and allow them to access content in an easily consumable matter. I’m excited to be a part of that.

Jennifer Todd, co-founder and executive vice president of strategic partnerships of The Basketball Tournament, explains her unlikely path to TBT.

The NCAA is seeking bids to host the NCAA 2021 Division III Field Hockey Championship, to be held the weekend before Thanksgiving. RFPs are due July 15.

David Siegel, the president and CEO of the Los Angeles Sports Council and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, talks life with the Dodgers

Slated to host the NFL’s Raiders starting in the 2020 season, Las Vegas Stadium has also landed another marquee football attraction: the Mitsubishi Motors

Latest