Mark Hollis Named Chair of The Detroit Sports Organizing Corp.

Mark Hollis headshot
Courtesy of the Detroit Sports Commission

The Detroit Sports Commission (DSC) announced Mark Hollis as chair of the Detroit Sports Organizing Corp. (DSOC) where he will lead the organization’s efforts to prioritize, evaluate and execute significant future bid opportunities to enable the DSC to attract major sporting events to metro Detroit, accelerate economic growth, and enhance the quality of life.

The DSOC is an all-volunteer organization that represents the ranking private sector, civic, philanthropic, community, and sports leadership across metro Detroit.

“It’s an honor for me to lead a diverse and talented group of community leaders in metro Detroit that are committed to elevating the sports landscape here,” says Hollis. “I’ve been fortunate enough to experience some of the greatest sporting events around the globe and believe Detroit is one of the best sports destinations.

“There is no other city where events can impact it more immediately and significantly than Detroit. I look forward to working with the DSOC members, Claude Molinari, Dave Beachnau and the DSC staff to bring world-class events here.”

He currently serves as vice president of business development at Rock Ventures. His responsibilities include supervising the business’ communications operations and making sure the more than 100 companies in the FOC portfolio are creating value.

Hollis attended Michigan State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in communication as well as serving as a basketball team manager.  Then, he attended the University of Colorado where he received his MBA in business administration.