About the Savannah Sports Council

The Savannah Sports Council (SSC), a division of Visit Savannah and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, markets Savannah and Chatham County as a site for regional, national and international sports events. The SSC supports a wide range of events that offer a diverse opportunity to athletes of all ages and all sports, creating increased economic impact. Annual marquee events for the SSC include the Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic, Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K, Georgia Power Golf Classic & Sports Awards Luncheon and the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run.


Marissa Guarneiri
Event Manager
912.644.6452 / MGuarneiri@VisitSavannah.com

Genesis Leggett
Sports Marketing Coordinator
912.644.6475 / GLeggett@VisitSavannah.com


David Burkoff, Hale Marine Services


Mike Smith, Past Chair, Smith Baird, LLC

Robert Hale, Chair-Elect, Hale Marine

City/Council/Visit Savannah Designees

Earl Etheridge City of Savannah
Hugh Elton City of Pooler
Dillon Patel Tybee Island Representative
Stephen Proper Chatham County
Joe Marinelli Visit Savannah
Opio Mashariki Savannah State University
Doug Wollenburg SCAD Athletics

Directors Through 2022

Swann Seiler Georgia Power
Mark Sprosty SEDA
Mariana Reyes Stay in Savannah
Joe Rotellini PGA Tour – Retired
Rob Sparks First Citizens Bank

Directors Through 2023

Monty Jones Enmarket Arena/Oak View Group
Aaron Whitely The Madigan Firm
John Mesaros Southland Pediatric Therapy
Matt Clements Enmarket
Cecilia Arango Thomas & Hutton
Ryan Sewell Sterling Seacrest Partners

Directors Through 2023

Joe Winburn St. Joseph’s/Candler
Scott Efird Air-Therm
Jeff Brady Rountree-Brady Insurance
Mike Nadeau Fleet-Feet
Ashley Tremble-Scott Savannah Chatham County Public Schools
Trey Ochsner Chatham Ortho

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