Jan. 31, 2018 –
Foley Sports Tourism Taps Don Dukemineer as Deputy Director of Sports Tourism
FOLEY, Ala. – Foley Sports Tourism (FST) announced the hiring of industry veteran Don Dukemineer as Deputy Director of Sports Tourism.
Dukemineer joins FST after serving more than 10 years as the Convention Sales Manager for the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau focusing on sports and education markets. He is also the current chairman of Alabama Sports Initiative, Sports Alabama.
“Our goals will be to continue developing the relationships the current team has established and build upon the great accomplishments Foley has achieved in attracting sporting events,” Dukemineer said. “The trust we build with sports events planners will be of utmost importance to our team as we share our story within the industry. Our ultimate goal is to get visitors and travelers to come to Foley because once they experience all it has to offer, we know they will want to return.”
Dukemineer will use his strong understanding of the industry to lead the sales and marketing efforts of FST, and his mission will be to attract more economically impactful events to the city by focusing on relationships and experience. He hopes to achieve those goals by focusing the staff on working as a team, a vision that is shared by Foley Director of Recreation and Sports Tourism, David Thompson.
“Don will be an integral part of our team,” Thompson said. “He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. We are lucky enough to have a strong team in place that he has helped us get where we are. Don coming on as the deputy director of sports tourism is the perfect complement to the team. I have no doubt with him coming on board we can fully realize the potential of Foley Sports Tourism,” Thompson said.
Dukemineer will oversee sports and sponsorship sales manager, Christy Raley, and marketing and communications manager Stephanie Donald, while directing the sales and marketing department. Dukemineer’s first day is slated for February 20.
For more information, visit foleysportstourism.com.