Joey Jewell

Executive Director, Sports Commission

Phone: (361)881-1888 x101

Joey is responsible for the strategic planning and visioning of the Sports Commission. He works closely with stakeholders in both the political and private sectors to enhance sports facility infrastructure and cultivate community partnerships.  His outside-the-box ideation lends itself to memorable and exciting sporting events.

Breanna Martinez

Breanna Martinez

Sports Development Manager

Phone: (361)881-1875

Breanna’s expertise lies in the recruitment of outside sports events. Her infectious attitude has been instrumental in developing relationships both externally and within the community, and she serves as the liaison between event rights’ holders, hotels, and sports venues. Breanna is the tip of the Sports Commission spear.

Emily Rees

Emily Rees

Sports Services Manager

Phone: (361) 881-1888

The backbone of the team, Emily is responsible for all event logistics and planning. Her can-do attitude and knowledge of local vendors makes her invaluable as a connector between outside sports planners and community businesses. Emily is the one working behind the scenes to ensure sports events run smoothly.

Mary Herrera

Mary Herrera

Sales Coordinator

Phone: (361) 881-1888 x110

An integral member of the team, Mary provides administrative support and project coordination. Her laser-like focus keeps the team on track and her bubbly personality provides a welcoming feel. Mary also manages the CRM database, keeping contacts current and external user groups trained on it's usage.







Destination Business Plan

In addition to the outward focusing efforts, the Sports Commission will spend a significant amount of time looking inward. Partnerships with local vendors and stakeholders will be paramount in the servicing of events and providing exceptional experiences for both visitors and clients. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, sports tourism industry experts have stressed the importance of diversifying revenue streams.

Owned events will prove instrumental in identifying future partners, strengthening collaboration and relationships with the City of Corpus Christi, and providing alternative forms of sustainable organizational practices. Owned events will increase the visibility of the Sports Commission to the local community and provide stewardship opportunities. This will cultivate good-will within the community and generate the political capital necessary for infrastructure improvements and sports facility development. In addition to the Huddle Up Group’s recommendations for new sports venues, the Sports Commission will be visible on relevant boards and committees to identify barriers to access, participation, and securing large sports events for the destination.



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