Panama City Beach Sports Complex Update

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General Manager of the Panama City Beach Sports Complex J.D. Wood Named to National Association of Sports Commissions’ (NASC) Board of Directors

Visit Panama City Beach is looking ahead to summer 2019 with great anticipation, with plans to open its world-class Panama City Beach Sports Complex managed by Sports Facilities Management (SFM). On May 7, SFM’s General Manager of the Panama City Beach Sports Complex J.D. Wood was selected to serve on the National Association of Sports Commissions’ (NASC) Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, Wood will play a vital role in delivering quality education, ample networking opportunities and exceptional event management and marketing know-how to NASC’s 800+ members.

“It is a great honor to serve on the NASC’s Board of Directors, an organization I have deeply valued throughout the course of my sports management career,” said Wood. “I look forward to serving the sports destinations, sports event owners and vendors to the industry, as well as learning valuable information to help catapult our soon-to-launch Panama City Beach Sports Complex.”

All NASC members were invited to apply for a position and/or suggest potential candidates for consideration by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee was then charged with finding and soliciting quality applicants and selecting one for each of NASC’s eight Board of Director positions. All eight individuals selected were put forth in a general membership vote at the Membership Meeting which took place during the 27th NASC Symposium in Knoxville, TN on May 7.

Wood joined the Panama City Beach team in August 2018 after being selected from a nationwide search by SFM. Wood previously served as tourism manager of the City of College Station’s (Texas) Parks and Recreation department, Sports Sales and Service Manager for the Dallas Sports Commission and assistant lecturer for the Sports Management Department at Texas A&M University.

More information about nominations for the NASC Board of Directors can be found at https://www.sportscommissions.org/about/board-of-directors/nominations.

About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge.  With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers.  These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.  Live HD video of the world-famous beach is now available at http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/webcam/. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@Visit_PCB). 

Panama City Beach Sports Complex:

The Panama City Beach Sports Complex is located within the Breakfast Point development and is the premier destination for travel sports tourism in the Florida panhandle. The facility features 13 rectangular fields including nine with artificial surfaces and two championship fields with seating up to 1,500 spectators. The flexible design allows for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football and flag football, as well as baseball and softball to be played. The Panama City Sports Complex is a facility managed by Sports Facilities Management, LLC. For more information, visit: www.playpanamacitybeach.com.

NASC

As the non-profit 501(c)3 trade association for the sport tourism industry in the United States, the NASC is the most essential resource for sports commissions, sports destinations, sports event owners, and industry partners. The organization believes sports tourism and the events that our members own and host have the power to transform society for the better. Their passion is to help sports events and tourism professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance, accomplished by nurturing a community of smart, creative, and interesting people: our members. For more information, visit www.sportscommissions.org.

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