About

MISSION

The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission is committed to fostering economic development and quality of life through sports in Jacksonville and Onslow County, North Carolina. We are a non-profit sports tourism organization located in Eastern, North Carolina. 

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Staff

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Scott Smith

Executive Director

Scott Smith has been involved with sports from the age of four, whether it was playing or watching or later, organizing. He has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit/sports commission world that he is bringing to Jacksonville. Scott has Master’s (University of Tennessee) and Bachelor’s (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) Degrees in Sports Administration. He is excited to help improve Onslow County’s economic impact, room nights and quality of life through sports. Scott says he is excited to see what God has in store for this new chapter in his family’s life. Email

  • Bible-believing disciple of Jesus Christ

  • Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Diehard Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Volunteers fan

  • Loves watching sports with his three boys

Marisa Reeder
Associate Director, TMP, FEP

Marisa Reeder comes from a sporting family where she has years of experience attending her brother’s wrestling matches and football games, sister’s soccer tournaments and personal experience with softball, basketball tournaments along with track and field meets. These experiences will help her to plan and execute various sporting events with the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission. She has over 10 years of experience working for non-profits so she understands the high paced atmosphere of planning special events along with being knowledgeable about marketing, social media, development and managing volunteers. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management is looking to start her Master’s degree in the near future. She is a certified Travel Marketing Professional (TMP), Festival & Event Planner (FEP), RRCA Race Director and USA Triathlon Certified Race Director. Jacksonville has become her home away from home so she is passionate about attracting more people to visit and explore the area through sporting events. Email

 

  • Grew up on farm in Pennsylvania and dedicated 10 years to volunteering in 4-H. She also spent three years as part of the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Program.

  • She used to despise running in high school but since 2010 she has been participating in various 5k runs and just completed her second half marathon. She also has competed in MCCS Grand Prix series for three years. In December 2018, she finished her first Spartan Race Trifecta and in October 2019 she completed the Marine Corps Marathon.

  • Photography is her favorite hobby and travels whenever she can so that she can capture the magnificent beauty God has created.

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Judi-Ann Pelaez was an educator for ten years with Miami-Dade County.  She has her Master’s degree in Reading K-12 from Nova Southeastern University, and her Bachelor’s degree, from Florida International University, in elementary education.  Currently Judi sits on the board for the SNCO Spouses’ Club of Camp Lejeune.  This 501 (c) (3) is dedicated to awarding annual scholarships to military dependents in the Onslow County area.  The club also donates goods and monetary support to various charities and organizations in the area.  Judi has participated in several of JOSC’s 5K events and has volunteered with the organization.  She now looks forward to working with and helping in any capacity to bring more attention and visitors to the area she now calls home.

 

  • Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Miami, Florida.

  • Proud mother of three amazing children, two that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Has received several Presidential Service Awards and has enjoyed volunteering since a young age.

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Judi-Ann Pelaez
​Events & Operations Assistant

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JERRY MARCH 

President of the Corporation and Chairman of the Board - County Appointed

VERONICA PEREZ

Vice-President of the Corporation and Vice-Chairman of the Board - City Appointed

STEVE WANGERIN

Treasurer of the Corporation and Treasurer of the Board - City Appointed

MARY THOMAS

Secretary of the Corporation and Secretary of the Board-County Appointed

DR. SCOTT PLAYFORD

Past-President of the Corporation and Past-Chairman of the Board - City Appointed

CAROL MCINTYRE

Board Member - County Appointed

JIM SHEEHAN 

Board Member - City Appointed

BRANDON MILLS

Board Member- County Appointed

KEITH WILLIAMS

Board Member - City Appointed

ED GARRIS

Board Member - City Appointed

ALICE ARMSTRONG

Board Member - County Appointed

VACANT

Board Member - County Appointed

STEVE GOODSON

Director Emeritus

MICHAEL LAZZARA

Director Emeritus

JOHN KOPKA

Director Emeritus

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