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Linley Named New Executive Director of Palm Beach County Sports Commission
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (February 2, 2010) – George Linley, a seven-year veteran of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, was selected as the organization’s new executive director. Linley was unanimously approved by the commission’s 28-member board of directors.
A lifelong resident of Palm Beach County, Linley possesses over a decade of sports industry experience. He most recently served as event manager at the PBCSC, where he:
- managed major sporting events
- oversaw the PBCSC’s $250,000 annual grant program
- devised and implemented comprehensive organizational strategies, goals and performance measures
- developed wide ranging profit-sharing partnerships with numerous governing bodies and event owners from across the nation
Linley has built a reputation for successfully identifying and bringing national and international sporting events to Palm Beach County, and lending his planning and logistical expertise to the events and partner organizations.
“We’re proud to have someone of George’s stature take over at the helm of the Palm Beach Sports Commission,” said Patty Dent, president of the PBCSC. “George is a proven results-oriented sports industry professional who possesses an enviable combination of experience and passion to not only reach – but surpass our goals.”
Prior to the PBCSC, Linley served as marketing sales executive for Roger Dean Stadium where he successfully developed and marketed advertising and sponsorship packages to a variety of national companies.
Linley earned a master’s degree in business administration, with a sports management concentration, from Florida Atlantic University, and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Palm Beach Atlantic College.
About the Palm Beach County Sports Commission…
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission (PBCSC) is contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports and sports tourism destination. It brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues, and maximizes utilization of County facilities. During the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the PBCSC was responsible for creating over 144,000 room nights in the County. The PBCSC offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that support its goals. It also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the annual Lou Groza Awards program, the Sports Hall of Fame, the Kids Fitness Festival, and awards the annual Sam Budnyk Student-Athlete Scholarship. For more information about the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, visit www.PalmBeachSports.com.