First woman as executive director for Gainesville Sports Commission
Joleen Cacciatore Miller is the executive director for the Gainesville Sports Commission (GSC) which is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote tourism through sporting events by hosting or helping others host events to create economic impact for Gainesville and Alachua County. In 2006, after graduating from Florida Southern College and playing on the women’s volleyball team, Miller combined her sports background and degree in communications at GSC as their communications manager. She was promoted to associate executive director in 2011.
In 2013, Miller was appointed by the GSC board members to become executive director, becoming the youngest and first female executive director for the organization. Miller’s daily responsibilities include bidding on and bringing in events, creating GSC’s own sports events, and supporting events for the community. Since becoming executive director, the GSC has hosted over 40 events each year, totaling over 200 events. These events have brought more than 250,000 attendees into the community with over $20 million dollars in direct local hotel impact. When she is not hosting events, Miller enjoys speaking to classes at the University of Florida, and traveling and playing golf with her husband, Gage Miller.
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