New Britain Herald staff report
MIDDLETOWN– The Travelers Championship officially elected Glastonbury resident Jason Soucy, Director of Business Development for the event, to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau (CTCSB) Tuesday.
Soucy, whose three-year term began on July, holds over 20 years of experience in marketing, selling and promotion of championship golf for the PGA, LPGA and Champions tour in markets across the country.
He has held the position of Director of Business Development for the Travelers Championship and Director of Sales at the Travelers since 2009. Outside of golf, he served as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Sales at Agganis Arena at Boston University from 2004 to 2006.
Prior to his time with the Travelers Championship he was a member of the IMG Golf Division as Vice President of American Event Sales. He also spent several years as Tournament Director for the PGA of America.
“Jason has developed numerous partnerships with a wide range of business, industry, and community leaders across the state, and will be great asset to the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau as we sell our state to meeting planners and sports promoters across the U.S.,” said Thomas Madden, the Chair of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau and Director of Economic Development for the City of Stamford.
“The composition of our Board of Directors reflects many of the professions and businesses involved with our nation’s meetings, sports and hospitality industries,” added Robert Murdock, President of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. “Jason Soucy, David Kooris and Heather Solomon, each bring specialized expertise and perspective to the organization as we work to attract new and retain existing business for our state.”
In addition to Soucy, David Kooris, President of Stamford Downtown, and Heather Solomon, President and Founder of Solomon & Associates Event Management (S&A) in Glastonbury, were elected to the Board for CTCSB.
CTCSB markets all of the state – convention and meeting venues, hotels, attractions, and sports facilities and athletic sites – as a premier destination for international, national, regional, and statewide conferences, conventions, and major sports events.
In partnership with Connecticut’s businesses, institutions, nonprofit organizations and their surrounding communities, the Middletown, Conn.-based organization works to generate new and return events, thereby generating increased economic impact for Connecticut’s local regions and tax revenue for the State.
For more information about the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, visit www.CTmeetings.org or call 860-728-6789.