Evan Feinglass, the University of Connecticut’s Associate Director of Athletics/Facilities Management & Planning, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB).
“Evan has worked with our sports sales staff for many years as a member of the Connecticut Sports Advisory Board,” explains H. Scott Phelps, President of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB), the State of Connecticut’s official meetings and sports event sales and marketing organization. “He knows the importance of showcasing our state to attract international, national and regional sporting events of all sizes. This results in increased local and state revenue and support jobs for Connecticut residents. Our Director of Sports Marketing Robert Murdock and entire Board look forward to expanding his involvement with our organization as we work to bring new and returning events to our state.”
Feinglass joined UConn’s Division of Athletics in 2007 and is responsible for the operation, maintenance and planning for the athletic facilities on the Storrs, Conn. campus. He has oversight responsibilities for the facilities, event management, and athletics grounds operations, as well as concessions. In addition, he serves as program administrator for men’s ice hockey and women’s volleyball.
He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. and his Master's degree in Sport Management from the University of Connecticut. He lives in Sprague, Conn. with his wife, Megan, and two children.
The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) is a public-private partnership that is funded by dues from members and by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and Connecticut Office of Tourism. Working in partnership with the state’s businesses, institutions, nonprofit organizations, and their surrounding communities, the CTCSB markets all of the state – convention and meeting venues, hotels and attractions, and sporting venues – as a premier destination for international, national, regional and statewide conferences, conventions and major sports events. In the last fiscal year alone, CTCSB business resulted in more than $61.6 million spent by convention, meeting and sports events attendees during their visits to the state, generating more than $4.7 million in Connecticut taxes. Over 22,500 Connecticut jobs in the hospitality industry were supported by these events as a result of these bookings.* The Connecticut Sports Advisory Board, a division of the CTCSB, focuses its efforts on attracting and serving international, national and regional sporting events. For more information about the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, visit www.CTmeetings.org or call 860-728-6789.
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