Robin Wright is a seasoned sports tourism sales professional with 25 plus years in the hospitality industry. Robin spent the first 12 years of her career gaining valuable experience in hotel sales at properties throughout the Southeast. In 2008, she launched her career in the sports tourism industry with Visit Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL).
In early 2014, she returned to her home state of South Carolina to continue her career with VisitGreenvilleSC, where Robin was instrumental in developing the sports tourism market through securing various youth, amateur and collegiate tournaments and championships.
Robin largely credits her success to continued partnerships and relationships she has created and maintained within the sports industry.
Achievement and Accomplishments
Her notable accomplishments:
• Greenville include securing: 2017/2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Preliminary Rounds, 2020 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship- Regional Round, 2017 USA Karate National Championships, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, and the 2018 and 2019 USA Duathlon National Championships.
• Jacksonville include securing: 2015 USA Track and Field Junior Olympics, the 2012, and the 2014-2016 NCAA DI Track and Field Regionals, USA Curling Nationals, NCAA 2015 USA Track and Field Junior Olympics, the 2012, and the 2014-2016 NCAA DI Track and Field Regionals and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Preliminary Rounds.
Robin studied International Business with a minor in Marketing from the University of North Florida. She was also a recipient of the 2016 Game Changer Award given by Connect Sports. Robin also earned her CSEE through Sports ETA. During her career she has sat on many boards and councils.
Her favorite pastime is volunteering at the YMCA. She currently lives in Greenville, SC with her yellow lab Cooper.