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Katy Tigchelaar

Katy Tigchelaar

Katy Tigchelaar is director of marketing and events for the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC), where she oversees the events and marketing departments. Katy joined the WMSC in 2011 as event coordinator. Through Katy’s event management skills, she helped the WMSC manage 882 sporting events and tournaments that attracted more than 1.4 million athletes and visitors, generating $410 million in direct visitor spending since its inception in 2007. Katy serves on the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Site Selection Committee, Education Committee, and Symposium Committee and is a Certified Sports Event Executive.

ktigchelaar@westmisports.com.


Article | June 28, 2021
How to Successfully Recruit and Manage Volunteers   

By: Katy Tigchelaar

Regardless of the sport, there is one common denominator in every event – volunteers. How and where you recruit, match skills, incentivize and...more >>


Article | September 25, 2017
Be Our Guest (Again)   

By: Katy Tigchelaar

We’ve all had guests visit our home who were easy to host and pleasant to serve – we’ve also had guests where we couldn’t wait for them to...more >>


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