Bill Knight Appointed President & CEO of 2015 World Police & Fire Games
FAIRFAX, Va., – The Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games Board of Directors recently announced that it has appointed Bill Knight as President & CEO.
With 25 years in the sports industry and over 20 years of executive leadership primarily with major international event management and consulting groups, Mr. Knight brings a new strategic focus and proven team success to the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games (WPFG).
Previous to this appointment, Mr. Knight operated a consulting practice in Atlanta, GA. He served as Vice President of Venue Operations for World Cup USA in 1994, and as the General Manager for all venues and events in Athens, GA for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.. He also served as Vice President, Business Operations for the Atlanta Super Bowl XXXIV Host Committee prior to starting his own business. Mr. Knight holds a Masters of Sport Management from Ohio University and a Bachelors in Business from Wake Forest.
“We are fortunate indeed to have Mr. Knight lead the team of Fairfax’s 2015 Games,” said Barry Biggar, CEO for Visit Fairfax. “His passion for sports, his exceptional experience, his comprehensive understanding of these types of mega events and what they mean to a community, as well as his commitment to ensure the 2015 World Police and Fire Games are the best ever, are all critical to their success. It is now time to escalate and expand on the exceptional work the current team in place has already done and Mr. Knight is clearly the person to do that.”
Knight commented, "This international event is a great gift to our community. It presents a tremendous opportunity to foster regional partnerships, stimulate economic growth and showcase the amenities the National Capital Region has to offer. I am thrilled to join the team in welcoming the world's public safety heroes and look forward to helping make the 2015 World Games truly memorable."
About The World Police & Fire Games
The World Police & Fire Games are the second largest multi-sport event in the world, surpassed only by the Summer Olympic Games. The event draws more than 12,000 athletes from police, fire and other public safety agencies representing 70 different countries to compete in 1,600 medal events across 40 sports. Fairfax 2015 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 established to organize, manage and operate all activities related to hosting the 2015 Games which will take place throughout the National Capital Region June 26 to July 5, 2015. Visit http://fairfax2015.com for more information.
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