Wesley Hall Named President/CEO

Omaha Sports Commission Promotes Wesley Hall to President/Chief Executive Officer

The Omaha Sports Commission (OSC) has promoted Chief Operating Officer Wesley Hall to President/Chief Executive Officer. Hall replaces Harold Cliff, who resignd from the organization at the end of August. Hall joined the OSC in January to assume most administrative responsibilities, allowing Cliff to focus on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming.

Omaha Sports Commission Board Chairman Chris Kircher said Hall’s promotion was part of the succession plan established by the OSC to ensure an orderly transition in leadership as Cliff prepared to leave the organization.

“Wes was recruited with the understanding he would assume the role of President/CEO when Harold left the organization following the 2016 Olympic Swim Trials,” Kircher said. “Wes has already helped the OSC land the 2018 U.S. Team Trials for Curling and is actively working on other opportunities to attract quality sporting events to our city. We anticipate a seamless transition in leadership.”

Hall said he is committed to continuing the momentum Omaha has established as the premier amateur sports city in the country.

“Omaha and the OSC have tremendous momentum following the successful 2016 Olympic Swim Trials and excitement building for next year’s Olympic Curling Trials,” Hall said. “We are focused on recruiting more great sports events to Omaha, starting with our goal to have the Olympic Swim Trials return to Omaha in 2020. The 2016 Olympic Swim Trials generated more than $74 million in economic impact to our city and the OSC intends to continue our commitment to supporting Omaha’s economy.”

Before joining the OSC Hall served as president and executive director of the Sioux Falls Sports Authority. He previously served for six years as the assistant director for RAGBRAI in Des Moines. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Masters of Science in Sport Management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and recently received his MBA from the University of Sioux Falls.

Sam Vetter