Biography

Scott Ramsey

President & CEO, Nashville Sports Council

President & CEO, Music City Bowl 

 

A graduate of Old Dominion University, where he attended on a golf scholarship, Scott Ramsey has over 30 years of experience in the sports marketing industry. Scott is currently responsible for the day-to-day activities for both the Nashville Sports Council and the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

As a result of his leadership, Ramsey was named Nashvillian of the Year in 1998 by the Kiwanis Club of Nashville.  He served as national Chairman of the Football Bowl Association for 2007 & 2008 and served on its Executive Committee for 16 years.  In 2003, the Nashville Sports Council was named the National Sports Commission of the Year by the membership of the National Association of Sports Commissions.  During Ramsey’s tenure with the Nashville Sports Council and Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the organizations have combined to deliver over $850 million in economic impact, hundreds of hours of national television coverage and recruited and staged nearly 200 sporting events in Middle Tennessee.

Recently under Ramsey’s leadership the Nashville Sports Council announced that Nashville will serve as host city for the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournaments through 2035, with one exception in 2022 when Nashville will host the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament.  The Nashville Sports Council co-hosted, along with the Ohio Valley Conference, the incredibly successful 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four for the first time in Music City.  And in 2016, the NSC partnered with the Nashville Predators to host what was arguably the best NHL All-Star Weekend in the NHL’s history of that event.  The NSC was also a supporting organization for Nashville’s inaugural hosting of the NFL Draft in April of 2019, coinciding on the same weekend with the 20th anniversary of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon.  Nashville also was recently selected to host the 2021 SEC Football Media Days for the first time in Music City.

Ramsey moved to Nashville in 1995 when he accepted the executive director position for the 1997 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The Championships were the first sporting event in the new Nashville Arena and national organizers called the event the best-managed national championships ever.

Prior to his move to Nashville, Ramsey spent eight years with USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics within the United States Olympic Committee family.  Ramsey began his sports marketing career in the golf business working at River Wilderness CC in Bradenton, Fla., and as an account executive position with the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) of the NBA. 

Ramsey and his wife, Amy, are natives of the Indianapolis area and now live in Hendersonville, Tenn. They have four children, Payton Elrod, 27 (Clayton), Carly, 25, Jessica, 20 and Ray, 10.

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