2023 Sports Tourism Strategist Graduates Honored by Sports ETA

 Posted on: May 10 2023
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Contact: Jackie Reau, Game Day
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KANSAS CITY, MO (May 10, 2023) -- More than 20 sports events and tourism professionals were honored today at the Sports ETA Symposium for the completion of their Sports Tourism Strategist (STS) certification program, which is the leading-edge education institute for the sports events and tourism industry offering topical content, in-depth, and industry-leading certification programs.

“Sports ETA congratulates these individuals who are actively advancing their knowledge and skills about the sports events and tourism industry with the Sports Tourism Strategist designation,” said Al Kidd, President & CEO of Sports ETA.

The 2023 Sports Tourism Strategist Graduates are:

  • Dana Baldwin, STS, Louisville Tourism
  • Evan Bauerle, STS, Sports Salt Lake
  • Brandon Black, STS, Go Gaston
  • Patrick Coit, STS, Meet Boston
  • Lynnette Davis, STS, Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brant Donlon, STS, Chattanooga Sports
  • Zach Ebarb, STS, HBC Event Services
  • Lance Fite, STS, Visit Mesa
  • Annie Goff, STS, Hilton Worldwide
  • Ben Huggler, STS, Erie Sports Commission
  • Christopher Lewis, STS, Lake Erie Shores & Islands CVB
  • Elle Marks, STS, Elite Tournaments
  • Rasheeda Martin, STS, Sport York
  • Matt Minahan, STS, City of Bryan Parks & Recreation
  • Shelbey Morris, STS, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
  • John Oney, STS, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge
  • Andrea Perla, STS, St. Pete Clearwater Sports & Events
  • Lauren Rabb, STS, Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission
  • Michael Rojas, STS, Visit Prince William
  • Taylor Sellers, STS, Myrtle Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jonathan Walker, STS, Rhode Island Sports Commission  



About the Sports Events & Tourism Association


As the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, Sports ETA is the most trusted resource for sports commissions, destination marketing organizations (DMOs), and sports event owners. Sports ETA is committed to the success of more than 600 member organizations and 2,400 sports event professionals. We promise to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities, and exceptional event management and marketing know-how to our members to protect the integrity of the sports events and tourism industry. For more information, visit SportsETA.org.


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