Staff & Board
St. Louis Sports Commission

Chris Roseman

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Chris Roseman is Senior Vice President at the St. Louis Sports Commission with the responsibility to attract and successfully produce high profile sporting events in the St. Louis region.

Since joining the Sports Commission in 2000, Roseman has led the organization’s success in producing and supporting over 100 events creating a significant impact on the St. Louis region.  In June of 2021, with the restrictions of Covid-19 still in place, Roseman is proud to have led his team and the local organizing committee working alongside USA Gymnastics to produce the most successful US Gymnastics Olympic Trials to date.  Other events included on the resume are the NCAA Final Four (Men’s and Women’s), Olympic Trials in the sports of the Women’s Marathon and Diving, the NCAA Frozen Four (Men’s & Women’s), NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships (9 times), NCAA Men’s College Cup, multiple USA Gymnastics Championships, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, USA Track & Field Championships in Marathon and Cross Country, and the SEC Men’s Basketball Championship.

Roseman oversaw the organization’s role with the 2019 St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup watch parties and the 2020 NHL All-Star Game.  Under his leadership, the University of Missouri vs. University of Illinois football series (2002-2003, 2007- 2010) was wildly successful and he also played a role in securing the 100th PGA Championship, NCAA Regional Basketball and 1st & 2nd Round basketball events, and the 2030 Presidents Cup.  He led the creation of the Biz Dash that attracts over 7,000 participants which is heading into its 8th year.  Recently, he worked with the University of Missouri to create the Mizzou to the Lou Series and oversees the Sports Commission’s NIL Ambassador Program.

In addition to successfully managing events, he oversees the event acquisition process for the St. Louis Sports Commission.  His strong relationships with the NCAA, national governing bodies, universities, NCAA conferences, competition venues, event rights holders, local sports organizations, along with local civic/business entities and the local hospitality industry has positioned the organization as one of the premier sports commissions in the country winning the national NASC Sports Commission of the Year in 2002, 2005, and 2013.

Roseman is very involved in St. Louis’ youth soccer community and has coached youth soccer for over 25 years.  In 2012, he led the creation of the Kirkwood United Soccer Club (one of St. Louis’ largest youth soccer clubs) where he has been president for 11 years.  Since 2016, Roseman has served as a board director for the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association.

Through his activities in youth soccer, Roseman led the creation of the Let ‘em Play initiative in 2022 which has attracted national interest and has significantly improved civility at youth soccer games with the intention of retaining/attracting referees.

Prior to joining the Sports Commission, Roseman was vice president at DelWilber & Associates and Gateway Sports.  There, he produced the Michelob Light Classic in St. Louis, additional LPGA tournaments, college athletic events, and managed the Fan Fests associated with the 1996 and 1998 Big XII Football Championships.

He is married to Dr. Lori Roseman and has two children Cortland and Gabriella.  He spends his time outside the office enjoying his family, mentoring youth soccer coaches/administrators, applying his love of cooking from his years managing Two Nice Guys restaurants, and stays physically active through various activities.