HAMPTON ROADS, VA (May 14, 2015) Mollie V. Robertson has been named Event Manager for the Hampton Roads Sports Commission (HRSC). Robertson is responsible for managing the logistics for the upcoming AAU Junior Olympic Games. Some of her duties include managing: facilities, equipment, volunteers, hospitality and the Celebration of Athletes event. Beyond the AAU Junior Olympic Games, Robertson will help solicit, create and manage sporting events for the HRSC.
Robertson brings over six years of major sports management experience to the HRSC. Most recently, she served as Director of Championships/Assistant to the Commissioner for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in Forest, Virginia where she organized and promoted all 24 ODAC Conference Championships, provided oversight for the ODAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and Senior Woman Administrators, as well as managing all administrative functions. Robertson also served as an Assistant Media Relations Coordinator at several NCAA Division II and Division III National Championships in Salem, Virginia.
Prior to these careeraccomplishments, Robertson served as Assistant Sports Information Director at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She also gained invaluable experience as a 2013 NCAA Division III Site Representative for the NCAA DIII Men’s Lacrosse Tournament at Roanoke College, the NCAA DIII Women’s Soccer Tournament at Johns Hopkins University. Robertson served as a volunteer for the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s College Cup in Cary, North Carolina.
“We are excited and proud to have Mollie Robertson join us, said Lauren Bland, Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Sports Commission. “Her enthusiasm, attention to detail and wealth of experience managing collegiate sporting events will be an asset for the Hampton Roads region. “Mollie will help us shape the sports community in Hampton Roads and revitalize the Sports Commission.”
Robertson earned a Master of Sports Leadership in March from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology in 2007 from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (R-MWC) in Lynchburg, Virginia. While at R-MWC, Robertson gained significant experience in student activities and volunteer work, including working as a student assistant in the sports information office all four years and serving as Sports Information Student Assistant.
About the Hampton Roads Sports Commission
Founded in February of 1999, HRSC has focused on endorsing Hampton Roads as an attractive and attainable location for national and international amateur sporting events. The organization has successfully managed the AAU Junior Olympic Games (1998, 2001, 2006, 2010), the Color Me Rad 5K (2012, 2013), the Red Cross Heroes Games (2003, 2004), and the National Senior Games (2003), among many others. It is the mission of HRSC to continue to find new ways to “to enhance the economy and quality of life” in Hampton Roads by appealing to sporting events that bring extensive tourism and publicity to the community. The Sports Commission has generated more than $168 million in economic impact for the region since 1999. The Hampton Roads Sports Commission is an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. Follow on Facebook (Hampton Roads Sports Commission) and Twitter (HRSC757). Visit www.HamptonRoadsSports.org.
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is the Region’s premier business organization; helping our members succeed, driving regional economic growth and enhancing the quality of life of our community’s residents. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its member businesses, which employ nearly 250,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia. Visit HamptonRoadsChamber.com. Like us on Facebook at Chamber757 and follow us on Twitter @Chamber757.