Ilana Edell ’07
Ilana Edell has been named director of business development by the National Association of Sports Commissions.
A veteran of the sports events and tourism industry, she has been involved in various aspects of the business from event management to media relations to conventions. Edell has worked in media relations with the Dallas Desperados from the Arena Football League, as well as the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from SMU.
Most recently, Edell served as the business development director for SportsTravel magazine and the TEAMS Conference & Expo, where she worked for more than 10 years specializing in client services, partner relationships, and revenue generation.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Ilana’s experience joining NASC,” said Al Kidd, president and CEO of NASC. “As our organization looks to expand its mission in the sport events and tourism industry, Ilana will be a key part of our growth.”
“I am honored to be joining the NASC during an exciting time in the sports events and tourism industry,” said Edell.