Stan AdamsThe Springfield Sports Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Stan Adams as the new Director of Sports Business Development beginning Nov. 16.

Adams will help lead efforts to enhance the sports business landscape in Springfield, bringing with him a wealth of experience and an impressive track record in sports tourism and sports event planning and development.

Adams previously served as the Executive Director of Sports at Visit Tuscaloosa in Alabama. For six years before that, he was the organization’s Director of Sports. Adams also served as the Sports Business representative for Wicomico County in Salisbury, Maryland. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree specializing in Marketing and a Master's degree in Sport Management from the University of Alabama.

Adams expressed enthusiasm for his new role, stating, "I look forward to building on the success the Springfield Sports Commission has already achieved and am eager to get started. My wife and I are thrilled to be moving to Springfield, and we cannot wait to be part of the community."

In addition to Adams' appointment, the Springfield Sports Commission is undergoing other changes. Katie Johnson, formerly the Director of Sports Business Development, has transitioned to the Director of Local Strategies and Events. Along with supervising interns, she will establish and nurture relationships with local clubs and organizations to enhance sports business connections and more effectively serve the local sports tourism industry.

Lance Kettering, Executive Director of the Springfield Sports Commission, is excited about these developments and anticipates excellent progress.

“We are confident these changes will lead to exciting opportunities and further growth for the Springfield Sports Commission,” Kettering said. “We extend our warmest welcome to Stan Adams and his wife, Allie, as they embark on this new chapter in Springfield.”

The Springfield Sports Commission is a mission-driven organization working to contribute to the economic development of Springfield by bringing quality sporting events to the Springfield area.