Frank Viverito,President, St. Louis Sports Commission
Tuesday, May 19 | Lunch Speaker | 12:15pm-1:30pm
The State of Sports
Whether or not you’re a sports fan, it’s hard to argue that sports haven’t had a significant impact on our history and don’t currently have a significant impact on our economy and our community. The state of sports today touches on many ideas and issues including stadium proposals, Olympic Trials, good sportsmanship, tax credits, tradition, bids, facilities, events and how much you like—or should like—college wrestling. We’ll talk about them all from the perspective of the St. Louis Sports Commission…
Frank Viverito is the president of the St. Louis Sports Commission, the privately-funded nonprofit organization that grows, strengthens and moves St. Louis forward through sports. The organization uses the power of sports to enhance the area’s quality of life and generate economic and social benefit for the St. Louis region.
Viverito became president of the Sports Commission in 1995. Although he is quick to deflect credit for the Sports Commission’s achievements, Viverito’s guidance, perspective, and personality have very much steered the organization and the region down a path of success. Thanks to the support of the area’s fans and business community – along with the Sports Commission’s board, members and volunteers – the organization has helped position St. Louis among the nation’s premier sports destinations.