Recognized by Connect Magazine as a “40 Under 40” Honoree in May of 2013, Jason Aughey is in his 12th year with the Sports Commission. Originally brought on as the Sales and Events Manager in July of 2005, Jason now serves as the Senior Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. Jason is responsible for coordinating the commission’s direct sales and marketing strategies and leads the effort in attracting, as well as organizing amateur events of all sizes on behalf of the community.
“Jason has been such an integral part of our organization and is a big reason why we have been so successful,” commented executive director, Rob Higgins. “The economic impact generated for the Tampa Bay community as a result of his direct efforts is incredible.”
Before joining the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Jason worked for Central Florida’s Polk County Sports Marketing (PCSM) as their Sports Sales and Events Representative. As the Sports Sales & Events Representative, Jason was responsible for assisting with the recruitment, development, management and implementation of all special events and served as the co-host and co-producer of PCSM’s weekly sports talk radio show, “Sports Central” and weekly television show.
Jason graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA with a degree in Sport Management and Business. While at JMU, Jason received the 2003 Outstanding Sport Management Major award.