Rick Hatcher has been named executive director of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Hatcher will replace Tom Colucci, who has been the organization’s executive director since its inception in 1999.

Hatcher has 20 years of experience in the sports tourism and event management industry, which includes his work as business development director for PSA Event Partners, executive director of the sports commissions in Lexington, Kentucky, and Tallahassee, Florida, and sports marketplace coordinator for ConnectSports at Collinson Media & Events. He has served on several boards including the National Association of Sports Commission, National Congress of State Games and the Florida Sports Foundation.