Foley (Alabama) Sports Tourism has hired industry veteran Don Dukemineer as deputy director of sports tourism. He will begin the position February 20.

Dukemineer previously spent more than 10 years as the convention sales manager focusing on sports and education markets for the Huntsville/Madison County (Alabama) Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is also the chairman of Sports Alabama, a statewide sports tourism initiative, and a board member of the National Association of Sports Commissions.

“Our goals will be to continue developing the relationships the current team has established and build upon the great accomplishments Foley has achieved in attracting sporting events,” Dukemineer said. “The trust we build with sports-events planners will be of utmost importance to our team as we share our story within the industry. Our ultimate goal is to get visitors and travelers to come to Foley because once they experience all it has to offer, we know they will want to return.”

“Don will be an integral part of our team,” said David Thompson, Foley director of recreation and sports tourism. “He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. We are lucky enough to have a strong team in place that has helped us get where we are. Don coming on as the deputy director of sports tourism is the perfect complement to the team. I have no doubt with him coming on board we can fully realize the potential of Foley Sports Tourism.”