Visit Wichita has added Hunter Hogan as Sports Coordinator to its sports sales team. Other members of the team include Brian Hargrove, executive director of sports development, and Josh Howell, sports sales manager.
Sporting events and promoting the city as a Midwest sports destination is important to Visit Wichita, and the team works together to bring more and new, transformational sporting events, sports conventions and sports meetings to Wichita – all of which increase local economic impact.
“It is a thrilling time in Wichita for sports, and it’s exciting to see this team capitalize on the momentum by putting Wichita in a position to host more sporting events,” said Hargrove. “In 2019, Wichita will host major sporting events such as the NIRSA Championship Series, the United States Bowling Congress’ Women’s Championships, The Basketball Tournament’s regional rounds and regional qualifying rounds of the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Youth Championships. Those four events combined are estimated to generate millions of dollars in local economic impact.”
Hogan will be responsible for assisting Hargrove and Howell in efforts to bring sporting events to Wichita and will also help to maintain relationships with local, regional and national sports stakeholders in order to attract more sporting events to Wichita.
“My experience in both the sporting and the event world makes me a great fit for this position. I participated in athletics throughout my childhood and high school years and went on to play Division I softball. I also worked for an event company for three years. Both of these experiences have helped prepare me for a role like this,” said Hogan.
Hunter is from Wichita and graduated from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2018 with a degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations.
“Being a Wichita native, I have grown up watching this city grow and change,” said Hogan. “This role at Visit Wichita is an opportunity to make a professional impact in the city I call home, particularly in the sporting industry. It’s exciting to be a part of Wichita’s future, and I’m looking forward to seeing my hometown prosper.”
About Visit Wichita
Visit Wichita markets the Greater Wichita area and advocates for the city as a destination, increasing travel and tourism as a key economic driver for the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by president and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2017 travel and tourism contributed more than $1.1 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area.