Tourism & events
Eric Marvin began serving as executive director of the Hampton Roads Sports Commission and vice president of sports development for the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. The sports commission is an affiliate of the chamber.
In these roles, Marvin is responsible for researching and bringing amateur sports to Hampton Roads and maintaining fulfillment for HRSC membership and sponsorship support. He will lead the operations, logistics and promotion of the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games returning to Hampton Roads in 2015, 2020 and 2025, along with the Can-Am Police and Fire Games in 2018.
Marvin has experience in destination leadership, sports marketing and management. Most recently, he was executive director for Lawrence County Tourism in Lawrence County, Ind., where he led the sales, marketing and operational initiatives. He also established a new strategic plan for tourism promotion that included increased sport-centered events in the area. He was part of a team of community leaders that secured a $19 million Stellar Communities grant through the state of Indiana.
Prior to Lawrence County Tourism, Marvin was the director of the Hoosier Sports Corp. in Bloomington, Ind., leading sales, marketing and development efforts.
Marvin, originally from Elkhart, Ind., is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor's in sports marketing and management and business. He is a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions.