Sports ETA is driven by more than 100 committed members who volunteer their time and resources for the good of the association. Participating on a committee allows you to contribute to the decision-making that positions Sports ETA as the most valuable resource available for sports events and tourism professionals.

Requirements

Each committee has a standing conference call and meets between six (6) and twelve (12) times yearly. Calls are generally 30 minutes to one hour in length.

If you need to miss more than one conference call, we ask that you refrain from participating on a committee until there is a time that works better for your schedule.

Sports ETA reserves the right to remove inactive committee members who have not participated on two consecutive committee calls.

You must be a current Sports ETA member to apply, and you must maintain your membership status during your committee term, if appointed to a committee. 

Committee Listing

4S Summit Committee

The 4S Summit Committee assists in the planning and execution of the 4S Summit. Committee members are required to join and fully participate in monthly committee calls, make recommendations about scheduling and hospitality functions, recruit attendees and promote the 4S Summit through word of mouth marketing to industry peers and colleagues.

Chair: John Gibbons
Board Liaison: Marissa Werner
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young
Awards/Hall of Fame Committee

The Awards Committee makes recommendations for recipients of the Hall of Fame Award and member awards. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes and acknowledges individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the sports events and tourism industry. Award recipients are chosen annually.

Chair: Derek Bombeck
Co-Chair: Rick Hatcher
Board Liaison: Daniel Rush
Staff Liaison: Meagan Grau; Elizabeth Young
Chief Executive Summit Committee

The Chief Executive Committee assists in the planning and execution of the annual CE Summit. Committee members make recommendations about programming, hospitality functions, and promote the CE Summit through word of mouth marketing to industry peers and colleagues.

Chair: Greg Fante
Board Liaison: Ray Palmer
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young
Education Committee

The Education Committee creates, provides and advances professional development and certification programs that are accessible, offer value and are relevant to the needs of the industry. The committee seeks to improve the knowledge and skills of members through the recommendation, design and evaluation of professional development programming. The Education Committee provides oversight and guidance for speaker selection and content development for online courses as well as the following events: - Symposium - 4S Summit - CE Summit - Women’s Summit - Sports Facilities Summit

Chair: Janis Ross
Board Liaison: Ashleigh Bachert
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Stoll; Elizabeth Young
Mentoring Committee

The Mentoring Committee cultivates relationships with new members to help guide them through their first year of membership. The committee is also responsible for planning and hosting first time attendee activities at 4S Summit and the Symposium.

Pre-requisites: Committee members must have a minimum of five years of industry experience and be actively involved in Sports ETA.

Chair: Don Dukemineer; Hank Pivarnik
Board Liaison: Josh Dill
Staff Liaison: Meagan Grau
Rights Holder Committee

The Rights Holder Committee actively reviews, evaluates and develops resources for sports event owners to make their membership more valuable and increase their engagement.

Chair: John David; Christine Simmons
Board Liaison: Frank Lett
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young
Sports Facilities Summit Committee

The Sports Facilities Summit Committee assists in the planning and execution of the annual Sports Facilities Summit. Committee members make recommendations about programming, hospitality functions, and promote the Sports Facilities Summit through word of mouth marketing to industry peers and colleagues.

Chair: Matthew Libber
Board Liaison: J.D. Wood
Staff Liaison: Alan Kidd; Elizabeth Young
Sports Legacy Committee

The Sports Legacy Committee manages the Sports Legacy Fund. The committee establishes the criteria and eligibility requirements for beneficiaries of the fund and selects the beneficiary each year. The committee also coordinates all aspects of the annual fundraiser, including promotion, solicitation of donation items, equipment donations and ticket sales. Additionally, the committee coordinates a community service project for members at the Symposium and 4S Summit.

Chair: Pete Harvey
Board Liaison: Kindra Fry
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young
Symposium Committee

The Symposium Committee assists in the planning and execution of the annual NASC Sports Event Symposium. Committee members make recommendations about programming, hospitality functions, recruit event owners and vendors, and promote the Symposium through word of mouth marketing to industry peers and colleagues.

Chair: Kathy Nelson; Jenny Wilson
Board Liaison: Mike Price
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young
Women’s Summit Committee

The Women’s Summit Committee assists in the planning and execution of the Women’s Summit. Committee members make recommendations about programming and hospitality functions, recruit attendees and promote the Women’s Summit through word of mouth marketing to industry peers and colleagues.

Chair: Linda Logan
Board Liaison: Gen Howard
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Young