Terry Hasseltine - Host City speaker

Terry Hasseltine

Position: Executive Director – Maryland Sports Commission

Executive Director – Maryland Sports Commission

Vice President – Maryland Stadium Authority

President – Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland

Boards: Maryland Tourism Coalition; Fair Hill Organizing Committee; Maryland Cycling Classic; Experience Prince George’s; US Sports Congress; Former Chair, National Association of Sports Commissions

Terry Hasseltine was hired in July 2008 as the Executive Director of Maryland Sports and joined the Maryland Stadium Authority leadership team as Vice President of Marketing and Communication in 2014.  In 2019, Terry initiated the first Affiliated Foundation based on House Bill 1619 that passed unanimously by the House and Senate and signed into law by the Governor in May 2017. #SportTourism at work! #MDSportTourism

Professional honors and awards received:

  • 2019 Maryland Destination Marketing Organizations’ Partner of the Year;
  • 2019 Influential Marylander – Freestyle by the Maryland Daily Record;
  • 2017 Sport Tourism Executive of the Year by the NASC;
  • 2017 Tourism Partner of the Year by Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism;
  • 2011, 20 most powerful people in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal’s Power 20: The Next Generation;
  • 2010 Influential Marylander – Civic Leadership by The Maryland Daily Record;
  • 2004 Kentucky Colonel.

To date, Maryland Sports has engaged in billions of dollars-worth of economic activity throughout Maryland. And, the organization has secured over $1.775+ billion worth of those activities in direct spending on Maryland’s economy. 

Hasseltine was instrumental in the creation of the Return To Play: Youth and Amateur Sports guideline response to COVID-19. He fostered the efforts to launch the Youth and Amateur Sports Grant Program in 2018 and a dedicated web site to support its TEAM Maryland partners: (www.TEAMMaryland.us). He led the efforts to develop the 2017 Affiliated Foundation Bill that was signed into law in May 2017; Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland was established in 2019.