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January 5, 2016

Atlanta Sports Council Announces Six New Additions to the Board of Directors

CONTACT:

Erin Shearer
Atlanta Sports Council
eshearer@macoc.com


Organization Set for Growth in Sports Event Recruitment to Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (January 5, 2016) – The Atlanta Sports Council (ASC) announced today the addition of six new corporate members to the existing Board of Directors. New members include Fifth Third Bank, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Swarm, Porsche Experience Center, Rosser International and the Westin Atlanta.

“The goals and objectives of our organization would not be met without the support of our Board of Directors, and we are beyond thrilled to be starting a new year with six great additions to our existing Board,” said Dan Corso, executive director of Atlanta Sports Council. “We look forward to all that 2016 has to offer and continuing to work with great partners around the community to secure renowned sports events to the region.”

The ASC’s Board is comprised of more than 45 Atlanta corporate leaders and executives representing Atlanta’s professional teams, facilities, sports properties, media, hospitality community and corporations. The Board provides strategic direction and support of ASC initiatives.

Recently, the organization announced Ron Rogowski, vice president of global brand and sponsorship for UPS, as chair of the Board.

The ASC, a division of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, facilitates the growth and development of sports in metro Atlanta by serving as a recruiter for major regional, national and international sports events. The organization plays an important role in improving the quality of life for residents in the region through sports, working to drive economic growth and visibility and acting as an advocate for the area teams and annual sports events.

The ASC has played a significant role in helping to attract more than 100 major sports events to the 29-county metro Atlanta region since its inception. Over the next few years several marquee events are slated to call Atlanta home, including:

  • ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship (2016)
  • NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships (2016)
  • College Football Playoff National Championship (2018)
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball South Regional (2018)
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four (2020)

The ASC Board of Directors is composed of individuals from the following companies.

AT&T Mobility
Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Atlanta Dream
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena
Atlanta Marriott Marquis / Marriott International
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Atlanta Track Club
BB&T Atlanta Open
Brasfield & Gorrie
CBS Radio / 92.9 The Game
Celebration Bowl
Chick-fil-A
Clear Channel Outdoor
Comcast Spotlight
Dickey Broadcasting Company
ESPN Atlanta
Fifth Third Bank
FOX Sports South and SportSouth
Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Dome
Georgia State University
Georgia Swarm
Georgia Tech
Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Hilton Atlanta
Hope- Beckham, Inc
Hyatt Atlanta
Jackson Spalding
Kennesaw State University
LakePoint Sports
MELT
Newell Rubbermaid
Porsche Experience Center
PrimeSport
Road Atlanta
Rollins / Orkin
Rosser International, Inc.
Sheraton Atlanta
SunTrust Bank
The Coca-Cola Company
The Home Depot
The Southern Company
TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
UPS
Wells Fargo
Westin Atlanta

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ABOUT THE ATLANTA SPORTS COUNCIL
The Atlanta Sports Council (ASC), a division of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, facilitates the growth and development of sports in metro Atlanta by serving as a recruiter for major regional, national and international sports events. The organization plays an important role in improving the quality of life for residents in the region through sports, working to drive economic growth and visibility and acting as an advocate for the area teams and annual sports events. For more information, visit www.AtlantaSportsCouncil.com.