Director of Development
Emily Thompson is the director of development for the Sports Commission. Emily helps oversee all sponsorship efforts for Sports Commission events, which includes generating local sponsorship revenues, media buying and planning, and hospitality sales. She also oversees partner and membership development including organizational fundraising and membership communication.
Prior to joining the Sports Commission in August 2011, Emily served as an account executive for Learfield Sports at the Missouri Valley Conference. She also spent two seasons with the Kansas City Royals as assistant of event presentation and production.
A St. Joseph, Mo., native, Emily received her degree in sport management from Missouri Western State University in 2008, graduating cum laude. She is also an AmeriCorps*NCCC alum and a bronze congressional award recipient. Emily is an avid sports fan (especially baseball and college basketball/football), cook and world traveler.