Experienced Sports Event Marketer Joins Ocala/Marion County VCB

OCALA, FLORIDA – (June 2, 2014) – Corry Locke is the newest addition to the Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau team as the sports marketing specialist.

Formerly with the Marion County Parks and Recreation Department, Locke is no stranger to managing large sporting events for the destination.

Since 2009, Locke has successfully managed the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth events held in Ocala/Marion County. Each of these sporting events are significant to the VBC, because they bring in more than 500 to 600 players plus their families and supporters each time they come to the county for tournaments.

“We could not be happier to have Corry lead this part of the VCB’s business development efforts. Having a dedicated VCB staff member who is solely responsible for attracting and securing sporting events competitively positions us,” said Loretta Shaffer, executive director for the VCB.

Locke is a lifelong resident of Marion County and received his Bachelor of Science degree in sports and fitness management from Troy University and has a passion for his work and the county.

The Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau is the official branding, sales, and marketing organization for Marion County responsible for generating brand awareness, increasing travel to the area and booking sporting events, conventions and meetings.