New Board of Directors Named for Sports ETA

 Posted on: July 1 2024
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New Board of Directors Named for Sports ETA

Visit Kingsport’s Frank Lett appointed Chair of the Board

CINCINNATI (July 1, 2024) – The membership of Sports ETA has elected new board leadership and members of the board of directors who began their terms today. Frank Lett, STS, President and Chief Tourism Officer of Visit Kingsport, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, and Matt Libber, STS, Maryland SoccerPlex, will serve as Vice Chair of the Board. Clay Partain, STS, Executive Director, Sports Salt Lake has been named Secretary/Treasurer of the Board.

New Board Members include:

  • Bonny Bernat, STS, Senior Sports Development Director, Visit Winston-Salem
  • Becky Harsch, National Accounts Manager, Visit KC 
  • Brian Persky, STS, Director of Business Development, Discover Kalamazoo Sports  
  • Rachel Rogers, Vice President Sports Sales & Engagement, Cobb Travel & Tourism/Cobb Sports Alliance  

“I look forward to working in partnership with our new Board of Directors for Sports ETA,” said David. “This is an incredibly talented group of sports tourism professionals who bring in-depth experience, passion, and industry knowledge to our organization to serve our membership and improve our association.”



About Sports ETA
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 750 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


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