The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission (TTSC) is pleased to announce that Don Staley has been named interim Executive Director of the organization effective immediately. Staley had previously been serving as the Executive Director of Sports for TTSC.
TTSC formed as a result of a merger between the Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Tuscaloosa Sports Foundation. Following the merger, TTSC had operated with two Executive Directors, one for Sports and one for Tourism. Recently, the Executive Director of Tourism, Robert Ratliff, resigned. In light of this change, the board of directors plans to restructure the organization and the commission is looking forward to the possibilities and opportunities awaiting them.
The entire organization is excited about the future and growing tourism as one of Tuscaloosa’s top industries. TTSC has been presented with the task to merge two successful organizations into one dynamic organization. The timing of the restructuring of TTSC coincides with the rebuilding of our city following the devastating April 27, 2011 tornado. A new tourism paradigm is forming in Tuscaloosa and TTSC is poised to be a part of creating a better tomorrow for our community.