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Hill Carrow

Sports & Properties, Inc. (SPI)

Hill Carrow

Hill Carrow is CEO of Sports & Properties, Inc. (SPI), a sports and entertainment marketing and development firm based in Raleigh, NC. SPI serves a number of corporate clients and assists communities with sports and entertainment economic development projects. SPI also specializes in naming rights, ranging from major sports venues to performing arts centers. (See

Previously Hill served as Vice President of Olympic Properties of the U.S. (OPUS) and Director of Corporate Partnerships and Services for the US Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. Before joining the USOC, Hill was Director of Sara Lee Corporation’s $100+ million sponsorship of the Atlanta and Lillehammer Olympic Games.

From 1985 to 1987, Hill served as President and Executive Director of US Olympic Festival – ‘87, America’s largest Olympic-style, multi-sport event.

Hill founded NC Amateur Sports, one of the country's oldest sports commissions, in 1980. He founded the State Games of North Carolina in 1986 and directed the successful US Olympic Festival in North Carolina’s Triangle area in 1987. Subsequently he founded the National Association of Sports Commissions in 1990 and served as Chairman. More recently Hill founded the Triangle Sports Commission in 2000 and the North Carolina Sports Association (NCSA) in 2002. Hill served as chairman of the NCSA from 2002-2007.

Hill is an attorney and a member in the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the North Carolina Bar. He resides in Morrisville, North Carolina, with his wife Sheri-lyn and daughter Casey.

Article | August 31, 2008
The Sponsorship Dynamic   

By: Hill Carrow

You are in the process of bidding for a sports event, you have successfully landed an event, or perhaps you are creating an event.? Regardless of the...more >>


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