FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2012
Norfolk, VA - The Hampton Roads Sports Commission (HRSC) is pleased to announce that Gibson Eppler has joined the staff as Development Manager. In this capacity, she will be responsible for private sector memberships and event sponsorship sales. Private sector memberships will be instrumental in the HRSC's ability to create and recruit additional events such as the AAU Junior Olympic Games. Gibby will also be responsible for assisting with the growth of the HRSC Facebook page, Sports Beat Newsletter and marketing of the HRSC both regionally and nationally.
The HRSC’s Executive Director Morgan Lang said, “We are looking forward to having Gibby join our team. With her successful track record in reaching sales goals and her strong ability to speak with anyone, Gibby will be an asset to the HRSC. It's exciting to have someone on staff who is from Hampton Roads and is ready to make an immediate impact."
Eppler, a native of Hampton Roads, was born and raised in Norfolk; she graduated from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, earning a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Biology. While at William and Mary, Eppler was a member of the women's varsity soccer team for three years. Since then she has worked in the Washington DC metro region, earning national accolades as a sales representative. In 2009, Eppler returned to Hampton Roads and has worked with local businesses, aiding in the tackling of the numerous challenges associated with running a company in a down economy.
About the Hampton Roads Sports Commission (www.hamptonroadssports.org)
In February of 1999, the Hampton Roads Sports Commission was formed as a public/private partnership among the seven cities of the Hampton Roads Region: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. The Commission’s primary function is to attract major amateur athletic events to the area and to emphasize regional collaboration. The Hampton Roads Sports Commission is an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (www.hamptonroadschamber.com)
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit member-based business organization. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 2,000 member businesses, which employ more than 280,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia. The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members. The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.
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