Mentor Spotlight: Derek Bombeck
Posted on: December 11 2019
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Meet Derek Bombeck, a devoted family man who enjoys weekend camping trips and hunting. Derek loves to travel around the globe, recently checking off Budapest, Hungary where he attended the World Wrestling Championship with his dad. Derek is one of our dedicated Sports ETA mentors.
Derek is the Sales Development Manager for the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau in Nebraska. He is responsible for marketing Lincoln as a premier sports tourist destination by recruiting new regional, national, and international sporting events. Derek also is in charge of the retention of current sporting events. He is satisfied knowing the greater impact his work can bring to help the city thrive.
Derek has an extensive background in event management and coordination. He served as the Director of Events for Nebraska Athletics for a decade. He fondest memory was seeing the Huskers compete in the NCAA Volleyball Championships the year he was Tournament Director.
Derek encourages his mentees to make friends with other professionals in the sports industry. His favorite part about his position is the opportunity to meet people from around the world at conferences and build lasting connections. He wants those new to the industry to know that they should not be afraid to ask questions, he still learns from those he meets.
Learn more about Derek and the rest of Sports ETA’s mentors here.