Staff & Board

Scott Smith- Executive Director
Staff Profiles
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 16 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

  • Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Diehard Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Volunteers fan

  • Loves watching sports with his three boys

Marisa Reeder- Assistant Executive Director

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 RRCA 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.

Michael Allen-Event Operations Coordinator

Michael Allen is a faith driven child of God who has been a resident of Jacksonville for over 25 years of his life. Michael started playing soccer from the time he could walk, he was not always very good but he tried real hard. Soccer camps, out of town tournaments, leaving practices late and showing up to games early were all highlights of Michael’s childhood. Even today, he can't pass by a soccer ball without kicking it around a little. Michael’s love for people, heart for helping and passion for Jacksonville have led him to this position at the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission. In his free time he enjoys volunteering, involvement with the church, spending time with family, going to the gym and spending time with his dog.

  • Always looking for new ways to learn and accomplish tasks more efficiently.

  • A positive and optimistic attitude is just a way of life for Michael.

  • Organization, cleanliness and readiness are attributes that come naturally to Michael 

Board of Directors


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


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


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


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


Executive Committee Member At-Large - City Appointed


Board Member - County Appointed


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


Board Member - City Appointed


Board Member- County Appointed


Board Member - City Appointed


Board Member - County Appointed


Non-Voting Board Members


Susan Baptist- City of Jacksonville Recreation Liaison

Glenn Hargett– City of Jacksonville Liaison

Ken Hagan – Director Emeritus

Salem Clarke – Onslow County Tourism Liaison

Greg Grantham– Onslow County Schools Athletic Coordinator Liaison

Mark Sutherland– JOED Liaison

Michael Lazzara – Director Emeritus

Laurette Leagon – Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce Liaison

B.J. Morgan – Director Emeritus

Al Reyer – Director Emeritus

Tammie Shermeyer – Marine Corps Community Services Liaison

Anna Stanley- Swansboro Parks & Recreation Liaison

Janis Steele- Onslow County Park & Recreation Liaison

Jay Sollis – Director Emeritus

Steve Goodson- Director Emeritus

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