Scott Powers has served as the Executive Director of Experience Columbia SC Sports since October 2004. The Experience Columbia SC Sports markets and sells the Columbia region as a premier destination for hosting sporting events and is an economic driver for the region’s billion-dollar tourism industry. Scott came to the Sports Council from the Plantation Club in Blythewood, SC where he served as Director of Membership & Activities and oversaw operations of the tennis and swim facilities. Scott is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Sport & Entertainment Management After graduation, he spent 10 years working alongside the Carolina athletic department for Gamecock Sports Marketing. Scott has earned his Certified Sports Events Executive accreditation from the National Association of Sports Commissions. He is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Columbia and served on their Advisory Board for 3 years. Scott was also a founding member of the South Carolina Sports Alliance and served as their treasurer for the past three years. When Scott is not working, he enjoys traveling with his wife Helen, movies, reading, Gamecock athletics, outdoor activities, and competitive shooting.