FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021
STAN ADAMS PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SPORTS FOR TUSCALOOSA TOURISM AND SPORTS
Tuscaloosa, AL – President and CEO Don Staley has announced the promotion of Stan Adams to Executive Director of Sports for Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports (TTS) effective immediately. Adams, who has been with the organization in a full-time role since 2017, most recently held the position of Director of Sports.
“Since Stan’s return to Tuscaloosa, he quickly made his professional mark in sports tourism locally, regionally, and nationally,” said Staley. “He is a bright star in our profession because of his dedication to his career, and TTS and West Alabama are very fortunate to have someone of his caliber promoting our destination.”
The announcement came after TTS’ executive committee for the board of directors approved the request by Staley. Adams began his career in the sports tourism industry as an intern for TTS in 2015. Upon graduating from The University of Alabama with a master’s in sports management, he joined the Wicomico County, Maryland team as a sports marketing representative in 2016. In 2017 he returned to TTS as the sports sales manager. Adams is also a young professional member with Sports ETA, the sports events and tourism industry’s association that provides essential resources for sports commissions, sports destinations, sports event owners, and industry partners.
“I want to thank the TTS board of directors and Don Staley for having the confidence in me to take this next step in my career,” said Adams. “Tuscaloosa is home for me – it’s where I went to school, started my career, and found my fiancé. I look forward to continuing the success we have had at TTS and taking our organization to new heights through sports tourism.”
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports’ mission is to promote and develop local tourism and sports industries to stimulate Tuscaloosa’s economy and enhance the quality of life for all Tuscaloosans. TTS generates lodging, dining, shopping, and entertainment revenue for the City. TTS is a destination marketing organization that promotes tourism to leisure travelers, conferences, conventions, sporting events, and more. To learn more, go to visittuscaloosa.com.