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, or as needed. 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.

Volunteer

Please review the committee descriptions below. If you are interested in joining a committee, you'll be able to complete the volunteer application form beginning July 1. Please note, you are only able to volunteer for one 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, CSEE
Board Liason: Marissa Werner
Staff Liason: 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 Liason: Daniel Rush, CMP, CASE
Staff Liason: 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 Liason: Ray Palmer, CSEE
Staff Liason: 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 Liason: Ashleigh Bachert, CSEE
Staff Liason: 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 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, CSEE, CHSP
Co-Chair: Hank Pivarnik, CSEE
Board Liason: Josh Dill, CSEE
Staff Liason: 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, CSEE
Co-Chair: Christine Simmons
Board Liason: Frank Lett
Staff Liason: 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 Liason: J.D. Wood, CSEE
Staff Liason: 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, CSEE
Board Liason: Kindra Fry, SMP
Staff Liason: 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: Jenny Wilson
Co-Chair: Kathy Nelson
Board Liason: Mike Price
Staff Liason: 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 Liason: Gen Howard
Staff Liason: Elizabeth Young