The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that Adam Wisniewski has joined the CVB as their new Vice President of Sports Development.
Originally from Allen, Texas, Wisniewski is no stranger to Oklahoma. He previously earned undergraduate degrees in both sports management and economics from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he also served as assistant recruiting coordinator for the OSU football team. He also earned dual graduate degrees from the University of South Florida's Vinik Sports and Entertainment Management program.
In his new role with the Oklahoma City CVB, Wisniewski primarily works with CVB staff and other partners to attract local and national sporting events to Oklahoma City and collaborates with event organizers to effectively increase attendance at all local sporting events. He also develops and maintains relationships with various stakeholders locally, regionally and nationally, including event producers, sports-facility managers, academic officials, sports organizations and others to increase Oklahoma City’s brand and image within the sports market.
Prior to accepting his new role with the Oklahoma City CVB, Wisniewski spent the last four years in Texas with the Arlington Sports Commission as their sports account director, recruiting all tourism-related sports business to the city of Arlington. He was directly involved with numerous events while in Arlington, including the UIL Texas High School Football Championships, RFDTV’s The American Rodeo, PGA’s Korn Ferry Tour and the Esports Awards.
Wisniewski also served a short stint with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission as a corporate partnership resident, where he played an important role in that city’s hosting of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
“We are thrilled that Adam has joined the CVB team and is using his talents and skills to help us attract more sports-related events to Oklahoma City,” CVB president Zac Craig said. “Adam comes to the role after several years of experience at both the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau and Tampa Bay Sports Commission. Being a former Oklahoma State University graduate, Adam is thrilled to return to the state and continue the wonderful momentum already begun in the sports sector.”
About the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a division of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. The CVB is the tourism information source for visitors to and the citizens of Oklahoma City. As the City’s official destination marketing organization, the mission of the CVB is to contribute to the economic well-being of Oklahoma City and its citizens through the solicitation and servicing of conventions and other related group business, to promote the city as a first-class visitor destination, and to enhance Oklahoma City's name and image.