Salisbury, MD – Wicomico County’s assistant tourism manager has earned the title of Certified Sports Event Executive.
James Simmons was among the Fall 2016 graduates of the National Association of Sports Commissions’ CSEE program. The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is the nonprofit trade association serving the sport tourism industry.
As assistant tourism manager, Simmons’ primary responsibilities include attracting and retaining sports events, providing event coordination services and consultation to event organizers, and hosting and managing in-house events.
The CSEE credential is the sport tourism industry’s only certification available for serious-minded professionals. To earn the designation, participants must complete 32 hours of coursework focused on the topics of strategic planning, sales and marketing, sports event management, the bid process and more.
“Our graduates have worked diligently over the past several years to earn this designation. They join an elite group of serious-minded sport tourism professionals dedicated to elevating our industry,” said Don Schumacher, CSEE, executive director of the NASC.