1380 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL
Join us for our September luncheon meeting when we welcome Jeff Mielke, executive director of Lee County Sports Development. Mielke will discuss the business of sports tourism and how public relations professionals can capitalize on it.
Mielke has been the executive director of the Lee County Sports Development (LCSD) since its creation in 2003 where he has increased sports tourism by over 450%. He works closely with municipal Parks & Recreation Departments, Florida Gulf Coast University, and local sports clubs to market the region as a destination for state, national and international sporting events and sports business. He was previously the vice president of operations for the Central Florida Sports Commission in Orlando and marketing manager for Osceola County Sports. He holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Missouri.
The chapter will also install its new slate of 2013-2014 officers.