Terry Hasseltine, President - Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland

Terry Hasseltine, President - Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland

Feb 21, 2023

Joining me on today's episode of Where To Next, Terry Hasseltine, President of the Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland. Terry gives us an inside look into how Sport Corp is moving Maryland forward via sports by bringing major events to the state like the Maryland 5 Star in Cecil County and the Maryland Cycling Classic. Terry also elaborates on the positive economic impact Sport Corp has on the state of Maryland and some of the fun events Sport Corp is working on securing for the future!

Terry Hasseltine took the reigns as President of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland in 2019 as a newly formed non-profit affiliated foundation to support the Maryland Sports Commission, where Hasseltine has served as Executive Director since 2008. In addition to his sport tourism and events responsibilities, he serves as Vice President of the Maryland Stadium Authority’s Marketing and Communication since 2014.

Hasseltine was the Chairman of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) from April 2013-April 2014 and served on the board 10 years. Hasseltine also serves on the Maryland Tourism Coalition Board of Directors, US Sports Congress Advisory Committee and serves in an advisory role with the Maryland Horse Industry Board.

Hasseltine has been instrumental in leading various bid-development and event- support opportunities for the state related to the USEF CCI4*, FIFA World Cup ™, ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championships, World Football Challenge, Dew Tour, CONCACAF Gold Cup, IronMan, USATF Junior Olympics, Grand Prix, Army-Navy football games and more. Maryland Sports has engaged in well over a billion dollars worth of economic activity and secured over $700+ million dollars worth of those activities in direct spending.

Prior to coming to Maryland, Hasseltine had stents at the Kentucky Sports Authority (KSA) where he oversaw TEAM Kentucky. He played a significant role in and around the 2008 Ryder Cup and 2010 AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games. He worked at Greater Louisville Sports Commission, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Hasseltine received his B.S. in Sports Management (and Communications) from the SUNY College at Cortland and is accredited as a Certified Sports Event Executive from the National Association of Sports Commissions.

Professional honors and awards received by Terry Hasseltine:

~ 2019 Influential Marylander, Maryland Daily Record

~ 2017 Sport Tourism Executive of the Year by the NASC;

~ 2011, 20 most powerful people in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal’s Power 20: The Next Generation;

~ 2010 Most Influential Marylander – Civic Leadership by The Maryland Daily Record;

~ 2004 Kentucky Colonel.

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