WITCHITA, Kans. — Visit Wichita has added Kelli Elmore as sports event manager to its sports sales team. Other members of the team include Brian Hargrove, executive director of sports development, and Josh Howell, sports sales manager.
“I am extremely excited to work with the incredible team at Visit Wichita to help bring sporting events to the city,” said Elmore. “Born and raised in Wichita, I have so much pride for the city and all of the growth over the years, making it an even better place to live and grow my family. I love that I get to be a part of a team who shares my desire to make Wichita an outstanding sports city.”
Hosting sporting events and promoting the city as a Midwest sports destination is important to Visit Wichita. In her role, Kelli will help organize and operate sporting events hosted by Visit Wichita and contribute to the team’s efforts of bringing sporting events to the city.
Prior to joining Visit Wichita, Elmore was the assistant commissioner of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, serving as the conference sports information director. She also functioned as the event manager for conference championships.
During her time with the Wichita Open, Elmore helped plan and run several events as well as enhancing the tournament’s social media presence and its website. She also helped coordinate volunteers and played a role in the revamping of tickets, invitations and handbooks for the tournament.