There’s a lot going on at the Maryland Sports Commission these days.
From the 2019 through 2022 NCAA women’s lacrosse national championships to the annual Preakness Stakes, from Maryland youth and amateur sports to the United States co-hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2026 and everything in between, Maryland Stadium Authority Vice President Terry Hasseltine says they all excite him.
The variety of programs, events or initiatives — there’s also cycling, spelling bees, lacrosse, basketball and more — allows the Maryland Sports Commission to strategically partner with all types of people and organizations around the state, a core part of the organization’s mission.
But the best part, he said, “… is they help Maryland in one way or another through economic benefits, positive exposure and quality of life opportunities for our citizens.”
He started as the executive director of the Maryland Sports Commission in July 2008 and joined the Maryland Stadium Authority leadership team in 2014. Hasseltine was awarded the Sports Tourism Executive of the Year by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC).
“I am also blessed to have the leadership of the state, the Maryland Stadium Authority, our partners (TEAM Maryland) and my staff which have contributed to Maryland Sports’ success and allowed us to flourish the way we have over the years,” he said.