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Ocala/Marion County VCB Welcomes Sports Marketing Professional Matthew Dunn

17 Sep, 2008


The Ocala/Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureau recently tapped Matthew Dunn to lead its sports sales and marketing efforts.

In his new position, Dunn works with National Governing Bodies and Events Rights Holders to attract sports events of all kind and ensure their success. His responsibilities also include working with sports facilities and local organizations in Marion County to stimulate the local economy through spending at hotels, restaurants, attractions and retail outlets. Ann Sternal, Executive Director of the Ocala/Marion County VCB, oversees Dunn's efforts.

"We are delighted to welcome Matt to our team," Sternal said. "He brings tremendous sports experience and a drive to succeed. Marion County has a great diversity of sports venues, and Matt will help us share them all with the world."

Matthew Dunn's career experience includes positions as Director of Operations, then Associate Executive Director, of the Gainesville Sports Commission, Senior Events Director at Swagger, LLC, Membership Sales Manager of Florida Citrus Sports and as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Florida's College of Health and Human Performance.

He has also served as an Event Director for more than 125 sports and entertainment events and has provided consulting services on well over 200 more. These include such well-known clients as ESPN, USA Cycling, AAU, USA Synchronized Swimming and the Florida High School Athletic Association among many others.

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