David McElwee Named Vice President of Business Development for Orange Bowl Committee
David McElwee has been named to the position of Vice President of Business Development for the Orange Bowl Committee (OBC), it was announced today by CEO Eric Poms. McElwee will be responsible for management oversight of the ticket sales and service, and partnerships departments. His primary focus will be on the generation of new ticket sales and sponsorships from the South Florida community, and through strategic partnerships.
“David’s exceptional business acumen, proven sales record and dedication to customer service are what attracted us to him,” said Poms. “We are excited about the potential impact he will have on the OBC and our mission of promoting and serving South Florida. The community’s support of our events, such as the Capital One Orange Bowl, the MetroPCS Basketball Classic and the OBIEs Food & Wine event, enables the Orange Bowl to conduct our numerous outreach initiatives and give back to South Florida.”
Prior to joining the OBC, McElwee had spent the last six years with the Washington Nationals, where he was promoted twice. He most recently served as Vice President of Ticket Sales, Service and Operations for the Nationals, where he oversaw the franchise’s ticket sales and renewal strategies, as well as box office operations. During his tenure, he helped the Nationals increase their sales production ranking from the bottom third in Major League Baseball (MLB) to among the top 8 in MLB.
He joined the Nationals from the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, where he served as Senior Manager of Group Sales. He also worked with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx as Ticket Sales Manager, after beginning his career in sports with the San Diego Padres.
A native of Wilmington, Del., McElwee attended the University of Delaware and received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business and Marketing Management. David and his wife Carissa are the proud parents of son Nolan.
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