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Mr. Mike Sophia

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Board Member

Sacramento Sports Commission
1030 15Th Street Suite 200
Sacramento, California 95814
United States

Company Description: The Sacramento Sports Commission is a joint city-county advisory board created in the 1980s to attract and develop major professional and amateur sporting events in...   more

Employment History


  • degree , Sports Administration
    University of Florida
  • degree , Exercise and Sports Sciences
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"It is a pleasure to welcome ..., 19 Aug 2014 [cached]
"It is a pleasure to welcome the Bassmaster Elite Series to Sacramento and our beautiful river," said Mike Sophia, director of the Sacramento Sports Commission.
Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau Articles, 28 July 2014 [cached]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. â€" The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has appointed Mike Sophia as Director of the Sacramento Sports Commission.
Mike ..., 15 Nov 2013 [cached]
Mike Sophia
Mike Sophia Sacramento Sports Commission Director Mike Sophia comes to us most recently from Baton Rouge where he served as the CEO of the National Senior Games. Prior to that, Mike was the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission for eight years, which he built from the ground up. Earlier in his career, Mike was the Marketing Director for the U.S. Track Coaches Association and Assistant Competition Manager for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento ..., 4 April 2013 [cached]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has appointed Mike Sophia as Director of the Sacramento Sports Commission. In this new position, Sophia is responsible for fostering economic growth in the Sacramento region by securing, promoting and sustaining highly visible sporting events, tournaments, amateur & youth sports and conventions.
As the newly appointed Director of the Sacramento Sports Commission, Sophia has 20 years of management experience, most recently as the CEO of the National Senior Games. Prior to that position, he was the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission for the previous 10 years. In that capacity Sophia secured event business that resulted in $500 million of economic impact that included high-profile events such as the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, McDonald's High School All-America Basketball Game, USA Volleyball Junior Olympics and the FHSAA High School Football Championships. He also led South Florida's effort to bring the 2022 FIFA World Cup to the United States and developed partner programs that generated more than $2 million in private funding.
"Mike has a tremendous background in bringing new sporting opportunities to communities while retaining existing sports business and we're excited to leverage his expertise to further grow Sacramento's reputation as a top sporting events destination."
Sophia has also held positions with the Florida Sports Foundation, Miami Gallos World Boxing Franchise, U.S. Track Coaches Association and Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Mike Sophia - Executive ..., 10 Jan 2012 [cached]
Mike Sophia - Executive Director Mike Sophia was selected to serve as the Miami-Dade Sports Commission's first Executive Director, and has been with the Commission since April 1, 2004.
Prior to joining the Sports Commission, Mike was the Vice President of the Florida Sports Foundation, the official sports development and promotion organization for the state of Florida, overseeing corporate development, major and regional grant programs, marketing and promotions for Foundation programs, development of Florida as a sports destination, member services, and new partnerships. Mike joined the Foundation in 1999 as the Director of Events with responsibility for Florida's Sunshine State Games, the Florida Senior Games and other Foundation events. He served in the same capacity for two years, with the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, prior to the merger with the Florida Sports Foundation.
From 1997-1998, Mike served as the Director of Programs and Marketing for the United States Track Coaches Association, managing the development of a new signature event, the U.S. Collegiate Track & Field Series.
From 1993-1996, Mike was an Assistant Competition Manager with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG). As a member of the ACOG Sports Department, Mike was heavily involved in the development of the new Aquatic Center facility at Georgia Tech, and also designed the Olympic road cycling course through the streets of Buckhead. During the Centennial Games, he had responsibility for the three cycling venues.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Florida, with a degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences with a specialization in Sports Administration.
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