SOURCE: National Association of Sports Commissions

National Association of Sports Commissions

November 10, 2016 13:52 ET

National Association of Sports Commissions designates a dozen sport tourism professionals as Certified Sports Event Executives (CSEE)

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - November 10, 2016) - The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), the non-profit 501(c)3 trade association serving the sport tourism industry, is pleased to recognize the most recent graduates of the Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) program.

Fall 2016 graduates include:

Terra Alphonso, CSEE, Director of Sports Marketing & Development, Branson Chamber and CVB
Rio Andrasko, CSEE, Sales Manager, Sports & Special Events, Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
Derek Bombeck, CSEE, Sales Development Manager, Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jennifer Breedlove, CSEE, Convention Services Manager, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tim Ellis Director, CSEE, Global Sales -- Sports, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
John Friebele, CSEE, Director of Sports + Events, Bryan College Station Sports + Events
Matt Reed, CSEE, National Sales Manager, Team San Jose
Janis Ross, CSEE, Executive Director, Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports
Jennifer Stoll, CSEE, Executive Director, Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission
Danielle Vincenti, CSEE, Senior Sports Development Manager, Richmond Region Tourism
J.D. Wood, Tourism Manager, CSEE, City of College Station: Parks & Recreation
Robin Wright, CSEE, Senior Sales Manager -- Sports, Visit Greenville SC

The CSEE credential is the sport tourism industry's only certification available for serious-minded professionals. To earn the designation, participants must complete 32 hours of coursework focused on the topics of strategic planning, sales and marketing, sports event management, the bid process and more.

"Our graduates have worked diligently over the past several years to earn this designation. They join an elite group of serious-minded sport tourism professionals dedicated to elevating our industry," said Don Schumacher, CSEE, executive director of the NASC.

The NASC is dedicated to raising the standards of professionalism in the sport tourism industry through the CSEE program. In 2015, the NASC announced the establishment of a partnership with Ohio University to provide expertise in the development of online live courses. Since its inception in 2002, 150 sport tourism professionals have achieved the CSEE designation, with over 500 individuals currently enrolled.

For more information, please visit: http://www.sportscommissions.org/Certification.

About the National Association of Sports Commissions
As the non-profit 501(c)3 trade association for the sport tourism industry, the NASC is the essential resource for sports commissions, sports destinations, vendors, and sports event owners. Since its establishment in 1992, the NASC has been committed to increasing the effectiveness of more than 700 member organizations and 2,500 sport tourism professionals globally.

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