VSPC’s Sports Commissioner To Lead National Board

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 3:11pm

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (April 3, 2014) - Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is proud to announce that St. Pete/Clearwater Area Sports Commissioner Kevin Smith was named Board Chair of the National Association of Sports Commissions.

The appointment was announced Wednesday at the NASC board meeting in Oklahoma City.

Smith, who joined the VSPC Sports Commission in 1999, has been department director since 2006. He has been a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions since 2000, serving as secretary, treasurer and as the board's Vice Chair last year before his election to the board's top post.

Among Smith's many contributions to the NASC is founding the Sports Legacy Program, which provides donated sports equipment and financial support in NASC host communities around the country.

"We're extremely proud of Kevin," said Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Executive Director D.T. Minich. "Kevin's leadership in the sports tourism world and his appointment to this prestigious post are shining examples of how the St. Pete/Clearwater CVB takes leadership roles throughout the entire tourism industry."

As the only trade association for the sports tourism industry, the National Association of Sports Commissions is the most trusted resource for sports commissions, convention and visitors bureaus and sports event owners. The organization is committed to increasing the effectiveness of nearly 650 member organizations and 1,600 sports event professionals through its focus on quality education, networking opportunities and exceptional event management and marketing.