After a nationwide search, The Sports Facilities Management is pleased to announce the promotion of Lori McMahan Moore as General Manager of Rocky Top Sports World. Moore, a Sevier County native and graduate of the University of Tennessee, previously served as Director of Marketing and Business Development and Interim General Manager at the facility.
Cindy Cameron Ogle, Gatlinburg City Manager and member of the Rocky Top Sports World Sports Advisory Committee, commented, “Lori has been a great asset to Rocky Top Sports World from the beginning and we know that she is going to continue to thrive and lead Rocky Top to further success.”
In 2015, Moore was awarded the designation of ‘Top 9 Women in Sports Tourism’ by Connect Sports Magazine and Collinson Media. The Rocky Top Sports World team has received numerous accolades, including a 2015 Champion of Economic Impact Award by Sports Destination Management Magazine and was recently recognized as a “Top Nine Facility for 2016” by Sports Planning Guide.
Founder and CEO of SFM/SFA Dev Pathik stated, “Lori was the first employee we placed at Rocky Top. Since then, she has become a national figure in the sports tourism marketplace and has been widely recognized among event and tournament owners as a trusted industry leader. SFM is pleased to announce her as the General Manager for Rocky Top Sports World.”
Moore currently serves as Chair of the Leadership Sevier Board and is a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions Mentoring Committee. She serves on numerous local boards and enjoys coaching youth athletics.