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Sports ETA Elects New Board Members

Sports Events & Tourism Association members have elected a new slate of board members, including a secretary to the executive committee, three new destination representatives, two new rights holders and an industry partner position. The new board members will begin their positions on July 1. Matthew Libber, the executive director of the Maryland Soccer Complex, […]

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Sports ETA Releases Landmark Compensation Survey

The Sports Events & Tourism Association and SearchWide Global have released the “2023 Sports Destination Leaders Salary, Compensation and Benefits Report,” which sets a new benchmark to study compensation levels for professionals in sports-related travel. The report was led by researchers from Stoll Strategies and sponsored by the Northstar Meetings Group. The benchmark study provides […]

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Eight U.S. athletes and New York City police and firefighters carry the tattered American Flag from the World Trade Center into the stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Tom Hanson)

Salt Lake Olympic Organizers Stress Intrinsic Value of Sports

For all the numbers of medals won and economic impact, the intrinsic nature of sports and what it can provide remain the strongest memories for those who helped organize the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Catherine Raney Norman, chair of the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee looking to host a future […]

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Tammy Dunn, Chris O’Brien Named to Sports ETA Board of Directors

Sports ETA has named Tammy Dunn, executive director of the Snohomish County Sports Commission, and Chris O’Brien, director of sports marketing at Visit Panama City Beach in Florida, to its board of directors. Sports ETA is a non-profit trade association for the sports events and tourism industry in the United States with more than 600 […]

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Sports ETA and Northstar Meetings Group Expand Strategic Partnership

The Sports Events & Tourism Association has announced the expansion of its industry partnership with Northstar Meetings Group, the leading multi-platform brand for dedicated meeting and business planners and sports event organizers, to serve as presenting sponsor of the association’s key research products, including the State of the Industry research report. Under terms of the […]

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Al Kidd Announces Retirement from Sports ETA

Al Kidd, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the Sports Events and Tourism Association since 2017, will retire from the position, effective June 30, 2023. Searchwide Global has been retained to conduct the search for the next executive of the sports-events industry association. Kidd joined Sports ETA as only its second […]

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Ariana Tyler Named Director of Events for Greater Columbus Sports Commission

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission has named Ariana Tyler its director of events. Tyler joined the Sports Commission in 2014 and worked in the event and business development departments. She most recently served as senior business development manager, where she oversaw the sales pipeline, pursued leads, and developed new business opportunities. Tyler will lead the […]

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The TEAMS Conference will be held October 24–27, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’22 to Convene Sports-Events Industry

The TEAMS Conference & Expo, presented by SportsTravel and hosted by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, will convene the sports-events industry at a time when sports events are leading the travel and tourism comeback. TEAMS ’22 at the Oklahoma City Convention Center will also feature educational programming from leaders in the industry, including […]

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