Steve Daugherty, who led Rocky Top Sports World through a successful pre-opening and opening process, is leaving his position as general manager to work with Sports Facilities Management in Clearwater, Fla.
“Steve Daugherty has provided great leadership in opening of Rocky Top Sports World,” stated Dev Pathik, CEO of the The Sports Facility Management. “In his new role, he will continue to support efforts to accelerate the economic impact the facility will bring to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountain Community.”
Daugherty was hired as general manager in July 2013, and guided the award-winning complex to be one of the top 5 amateur sports venues in the country. “It’s been an honor to serve the people of Gatlinburg and Sevier County. Opening Rocky Top Sports World is something I am very proud of,” said Daugherty. “It is a world class destination, and it will continue to change the lives of athletes and their families for years to come.”
The Sports Facilities Management has announced the appointment of Lori McMahan Moore as interim general manager. Moore, a Sevier County native and graduate of the University of Tennessee, has been director of marketing at Rocky Top Sports World since its opening. She currently serves as vice chair for the Leadership Sevier Board of Directors and in numerous other community organizations. In 2015, Connect Sports Magazine recognized her as a leader in the sports tourism industry.
A nationwide search will be conducted by SFA/SFM to fill the general manager position. SFA/SFM is the country’s leading resource for strategy, consulting and management services for sports complexes and recreation centers. For further information, visit www.RockyTopSportsWorld.com, or call 865.325.0044.