Rob Wells Named New Director of Savannah Sports Council 

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Robert “Rob” Wells, a 13-year veteran of the sports tourism industry, will become the new director of the Savannah Sports Council on Oct. 23. Wells replaces Ben Wilder, who accepted a position with Haywood County Tourism Development Authority after serving 10 years in Savannah.

Wells previously held positions with the Sarasota County Sports Commission and the Naples/Marco Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“We are pleased to welcome and introduce Rob to the Savannah Sports scene,” said Joseph Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah in making the announcement. “His experience with professional, amateur and high school sports will serve our community well and allow us to reach new customers and future sports events organizers.”

The Savannah Sports Council is a department of Visit Savannah and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Savannah and Tybee Island is the sports tourism industry,” Wells said in a press release. “Both destinations are more popular than ever, and I look forward to helping our team attract new business opportunities and fill hotel rooms throughout the region.

Wells will take the helm prior to the Savannah Invitational and the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run.