The Durham Sports Commission (DSC) created the Sports Tourism Committee and the Advisory Committee to assist the organization with economic and social impact by leading the community’s efforts to attract, support, and promote youth, amateur, collegiate and professional sporting and recreational events.

Sports Tourism Committee

The Sports Tourism Committee assists the organization with creating a sustainable and transformational sports tourism hub in Durham.  

In collaboration with the DSC, the Sports Tourism Committee will assist with the following:    

  1. Identifying and recruiting local, regional, and national events 
  2. Collaborating on facility availability for hosting sporting and recreational events in Durham  
  3. Managing and promoting events owned and operated by the DSC 
First Name Last Name Title Institution/Organization
Tammy Brown Recreation Resource Manager Durham Parks and Recreation
Andrew Ferrier Senior Sponsorship Account Executive Durham Bulls Baseball Club
Nathan McKinnis Managing Director of Recreation Programs Duke University
Zach Pritchard Stadium Manager Durham County Memorial Stadium
George "Bulldog" Smith Associate A.D. for External Affairs/ Director of Strength & Conditioning North Carolina Central University
Arthur Williams Athletics Event Coordinator North Carolina Central University
Becca Wilusz Assistant Director of Athletics/Game Operations & Championships Duke University

Advisory Committee  

The Advisory Committee supports the organization with community advocacy and assists with developing recommendations to create economic and social impact in Durham.  

In collaboration with the DSC, the Advisory Committee will assist with the following:   

  1. Advising the DSC and providing strategic recommendations  
  2. Promoting the DSC and serving as community liaisons  
  3. Collaborating with the DSC on organizational projects and initiatives (i.e., One Team, One Durham Fund)   
First Name Last Name Title Institution/Organization
Ryan Craig Area Vice President, Consultant Gallagher
Karen McClure Director, Special Programs and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Duke Children's
Umar Muhammad Professor St. Augustine’s University
Scott Strickland Assistant General Manager - Operations Durham Bulls Baseball Club
Sue Wasiolek Former Associate VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Duke University