About Us

 

Mission

The Maine Sports Commission works to promote, elevate and advance Maine as a four season sports destination.  

 

Vision 

Strengthening Maine's communities through sports, encouraging healthy, active lifestyles

 

History 

In response to the growing demand for information regarding sports events and sports-related meetings in the state of Maine, the Maine Sports Commission was created in February, 2012. The leadership for the Maine Sports Commission includes representation from the Maine Office of Tourism, Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureaus, Visit Portland, and sports, health and tourism industries. 

The eight regions of Maine are: Aroostook County; Downeast and Acadia; Greater Portland and Casco Bay Region; Kennebec Valley Region; Midcoast Region; Maine Beaches; The Maine Highlands, which includes Bangor; Maine’s Lakes and Mountains; 

The Commission is registered with the state as a 501(c)(6), a non-profit business organization.

 

Board of Directors 

Maine Sports Commission Board members are representatives from the sports, health and tourism industries: 

Hannah Collins: Policy Development Specialist, Maine Office of Tourism 

Dina Jackson: Economic Development Specialist, AVCOG - Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

Johnny Mehler: Digital Engagement Strategist, Spectrum Healthcare Partners 

Carolann Ouellette: Director, Office of Outdoor Recreation 

Lynn Tillotson: President + CEO, Visit Portland  

Kerrie Tripp: Executive Director, Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau  

Russell Walters: Board Chair, President, Northern Outdoors

 

Sheila Brennan Nee: Strategic Director, Maine Sports Commission. Primary responsibilities are the development of marketing strategy and materials, research and development of new sporting events and direct collaboration with Maine's eight tourism regions.

 

Dr. Jo Williams: Maine Sports Commission Board Member Emeritus, Dean of the College of Management and Human Service, University of Southern Maine