Photo Credit: Rochester Red Wings

Our Team

The Rochester NY Sports Commission is the sports development arm of Visit Rochester. The team’s expert knowledge and relationships with local facilities makes Rochester a top destination for sports planners when selecting a host city for championships, invitations, and competitions.  

Rochester NY Sports Commission Team

Don Jeffries 2019 Headshot

Don Jeffries President & CEO

Wendy Ford 2019 Headshot

Wendy O'Duffy Director of Sales

Libby Craig 2019 Headshot

Libby Craig Sports Sales Manager

Rich Mackey 2019 Headshot

Rich Mackey Sports Sales Manager

Dave Samentello 2019 Headshot

Dave Samentello Convention & Sports Sales Manager

Erin Kivel 2019 Headshot

Erin Kivel Administrative Assistant/Sales & Sports Coordinator

Amanda Pfeil-Fox 2019 Headshot

Amanda Fox, CMP Director of Event Services

Amber Brewer 2019 Headshot

Amber Brewer Event Services Specialist

Holly Avino Headshot

Holly Avino Marketing & Events Coordinator

Rochester NY Sports Commission Advisory Board

Steve Hausmann, Chairman 
Jeff Calkins 
Ray Cardella 
Michael Catalana 
Sarah Jane Clifford 
Terry Diehl 
Tim Elie
Pat Ercoli 
Robin Finnerty 
David Green 
Dan Mason
Gary Mervis 
Jim Mort
Bob Scott
Lou Spiotti
Cathy Turner
Chris Woodworth