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Evansville Regional Sports Commission President Accepts New Role in Northern Michigan

Eric Marvin Accepts New Role as Executive Director for the Great Lakes Sports Commission

 EVANSVILLE, Ind. (December 7, 2022) – Today, the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP) and Evansville Regional Sports Commission (ERSC) announce the resignation of Eric Marvin, President of the Evansville Regional Sports Corporation. Effective mid-January in 2023, Marvin will continue as the Executive Director for the Great Lakes Sports Commission. Marvin led the ERSC for five years and was central to its recent successful merger with the E-REP. 

“Eric has built valuable relationships with the NCAA, OVC, GLVC, and many other important sports partners, and our region has been strengthened by his leadership.  We will miss his expertise but wish Eric the best as he assumes his new responsibilities in Northern Michigan,” said Tara Barney, E-REP CEO. 

During Marvin’s tenure, he has been instrumental in attracting and supporting a wide variety of high-profile, high-impact sporting events. These events produced millions in economic impact for the region, attracted thousands of visitors and benefited residents by making the Evansville region an energetic place to call home. The sports commission has built a strong resume with championship experience in securing the following list of events over the past 10 years:

NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship

Ohio Valley Conference Basketball & Tennis Championships

 NCAA Cross Country Regionals & National Championship

 NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving National Championships

 USA Swimming Central Zone Multicultural Meet

 United Fidelity Bank River City High School Basketball Showcase

 USSSA Softball Great Lakes Nationals & Women’s Professional Fastpitch Series

 GLVC Baseball, Basketball & Swimming and Diving Championships

 MVC Swimming and Diving & Volleyball Championships

 USA BMX North Central Gold Cup Regional Championship

 US Figure Skating National Theatre on Ice Competition

 PGA Tour

NSA Softball World Series

Riverside Relay Marathon

Big 10 Men’s Golf Championship

    “The Evansville region has seen tremendous growth and development over the last five years, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role in helping build our region,” Marvin said. “I look forward to watching the Evansville Region’s continued success in building a great reputation as a top tier host to high impact sporting events, competitions, and championships.” 

    The Evansville region will host the upcoming Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming & Diving Championships, Ohio Valley Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships and NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. These championships have strong host committees in place and will continue to meet the ERSC’s high standards for hospitality and high-quality community events. 

    A plan of action for the selection of Marvin’s successor will be accessible at a later date.

    “It has been a true privilege to lead the Evansville Regional Sports Commission,” said Marvin. “The success of the organization has been due in large part to the many great board members and community partners I have been fortunate to work with during my tenure.”

    About the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership:

    Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP) launched in 2021 through the merging of like-minded legacy organizations in the economic development, community development, business and growth space. With a bold vision for the future, E-REP drives the region’s economic growth, attracts a high-wage and high-skilled workforce and elevates the quality of life in the Evansville, Indiana region. E-REP is the host organization for the Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center and umbrella organization for the Evansville Regional Sports Commission. The Evansville Regional Sports Commission further enhances the quality of life through the attraction, creation and promotion of high profile, high impact sporting events.