The world of sports tourism is all about building relationships. That’s why Connect Sports produces this list of industry leaders, which you can quickly flip through to get to know destination and organization influencers. Here, you’ll be introduced to committed thought leaders who go above and beyond for their clients. Although their job responsibilities, career paths and places of work vary, they all have one thing in common: They love the sporting events. In these stories, the groundbreakers get personal sharing their industry IQs and histories.Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission Buffalo, N.Y. Andrew Carl Sports Sales Manager, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board King of Prussia, Pa. Josh Dill Director of Sports Marketing, Fort Worth CVB Fort Worth, Texas Bob Hanson President/CEO, Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission Wichita, Kan. Jennifer E. Hawkins Executive Director, Sports Development, VisitPITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Cris Rohrer Sales Manager, Lubbock Sports Lubbock, Texas Jennifer Rothman, CSEE Sports Development Manager, Discover Long Island Long Island, N.Y. Nancy Yawn Director, Round Rock CVB Round Rock, Texas Kathryn York Director of Sales, Visit Franklin-Williamson County Franklin, Tenn.
Viewership for NFHS Network remains strong as live audiences are once again in the stands for high school games.
Experience Kissimmee sees the NFL U.K. games as a prime chance to drive international visitors to central Florida.
The inaugural Maryland Cycling Classic set the stage for future growth and success as a tourism driver and elite competition.