Kris Smith has been named the director of the Detroit Sports Commission, a wholly-owned subsidiary for the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“In his short time with the DSC, Kris has helped increase our profile within the national governing bodies of the Olympic movement, as well as created local awareness of the DSC,” says Larry Alexander, CEO and president of DMCVB.
Smith will be responsible for advancing DSC’s mission of enhancing the local economy and image of metro Detroit by attracting and hosting amateur sporting events. Smith has played an integral role in helping prominent groups host their events in the region. Smith is a current board member of the National Association of Sports Commissions and is actively involved with Pure Michigan Sports and the Amateur Athletic Union.
Most recently, Smith has served as a sports sales manager for DSC for the past four years. Prior to joining the DSC, Smith worked in hospitality for the Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau, where he began as a travel and information specialist in 2000. He was then promoted to group sales manager of competitions and meetings for the newly developed Sports Hampton in 2002.
Before graduating from Old Dominion University in 2001, Smith played football at Hampton University, where he majored in print and broadcast journalism.