Role of Sports & Entertainment in Economic Development

APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section


Wednesday, September 19, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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The economic effects of professional and college sports on a community reaches into the business and local community throughout a metropolitan area. NCAA, PGA and NFL events attract national markets and have a positive effect on both the current and future business community while laying the groundwork for serious investment for the future. First tier entertainment and sports events attract attendees both regionally and nationally. This event will bring together three recognized experts on the very visible effects of national sports and entertainment opportunities on the Jacksonville and Northeast Florida Metropolitan Area.

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Verlander Alan

Confirmed Speaker

In April of 2012, Alan Verlander was named Executive Director of Sports and Entertainment for the City of Jacksonville. His role is overseeing all sporting operations and events in the City, including being the direct liaison with the Jaguars on all City related issues. In addition, he oversees special events ... Read More

Mark Lamping

Confirmed Speaker

Mark Lamping was named President of the Jacksonville Jaguars on February 13, 2012. A veteran of more than 20 years as an executive in professional sports, Lamping became the Jaguars’ first president since the end of the 1996 season. His professional career includes experience as a marketing executive with Anheuser-Busch ... Read More

Matt Rapp

Confirmed Speaker

Matthew Rapp is currently the Executive Director of The PLAYERS Championship. Matt has worked for the PGA TOUR since the beginning of 2005. Before taking over The PLAYERS Championship in May of 2010, he worked in the TOUR’s corporate marketing department where he focused on title sponsor sales and ... Read More