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Why Choose Warren County Sports

Warren County is the premiere destination for sporting events in the Midwest thanks to an impressive resume that includes many different regional, national and international sporting events.

Established in 2003, the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau's sports marketing department has proudly hosted more than 632 events and delivered more than 1.2 million people to the Warren County area.

In addition to the youth sporting events held in Ohio's Largest Playground, the Warren County CVB also helps a professional sporting event call Warren County home. The Western & Southern Open brings the best men's and women's tennis players in the world to the Lindner Family Tennis Center every August.

Our sports marketing department is committed to making your event a success. The services we provide before, during and after your event make us stand out against big city sports commissions. We are here for you and your kids, so start planning your event today.

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Director of Sports Enterprises

Ben Huffman

Ben Huffman

Ben Huffman is the Director of Sports Enterprises for the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and has been with the bureau since 2006. Since joining the sports marketing department – known as Warren County Sports – Ben has overseen growth in sports-related hotel room night bookings, hosted events, and created events. Before joining the WCCVB, Ben worked as an Assistant Director of the Alumni Association at Miami University, with specific responsibility for the Alumni Chapter Program, coordinating events with more than 45 alumni chapters throughout the nation. Ben received his bachelors and masters degrees in Education from Miami University. While studying at Miami, he also served as a student manager and volunteer assistant for the men’s basketball team. Ben earned the designation of Certified Sports Event Executive in 2010. Ben lives with his wife and four children in Cincinnati.

Senior Sales Manager, Visitor Services & Sales

Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Linda Smith is Senior Manager, Visitor Services & Sales, for the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Linda joined the WCCVB in August, 2007, and her initial responsibilities included Group Tours and Meetings. In 2008, the WCCVB entered the realm of “created sporting events” and Linda expanded her role to direct that effort as well as assisting with other sporting events and continuing her focus with groups and meeting sales. Prior to joining the WCCVB staff, Linda worked for the Greene County CVB in the Group, Meetings and Sports markets. Prior to that, Linda spent the early years of her career in the hospitality industry in hotel sales and management in Indiana and Kentucky. Linda earned the distinction of Certified Sports Event Executive accreditation in April of 2012. In 1998, she earned the Certified Hospitality Sales Professional accreditation while working in the hotel industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Bethel College in Mishawaka IN. Linda and her husband currently reside in Union, Ohio.

Senior Manager of Sports Operations

Scott Hofmann

Scott Hofmann

Scott Hofmann is the Senior Manager of Sports Operations at the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Scott joined the WCCVB as an intern in the summer of 2007, returned as a part-time staff member in 2008, and became a full-time employee in November, 2009. Scott assists all of the annual sporting events affiliated with the WCCVB, and is heavily involved in the event operations for the events owned by the WCCVB. Scott helps to research, create, plan and run events, and works with the area hotels and other partners in Warren County as well. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati in 2005 and earned a master’s degree in Education and Sport Administration from Xavier University in 2007. Scott earned the designation of Certified Sports Event Executive in 2014. Scott currently resides in Maineville, Ohio.

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