The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Ala., is getting closer, and the team in the host city is growing.
A once-in-a-lifetime event like The World Games takes an outstanding group of individuals to execute, and the Birmingham Organizing Committee is continually looking to add talented people to help make the goals of The Games a reality.
Earlier this month, Pamela Cook, Mark Ingram and Tad Snider, three highly talented and respected members of the Birmingham community, joined the board of directors for The World Games 2022, each bringing a unique background and skillset.
Cook, the director of multicultural marketing and community affairs for Coca-Cola UNITED Bottling, comes to The World Games 2022 with an extremely valuable background in marketing and sales.
Cook will be a member of the sales committee and said her most anticipated sport is sumo.
“I’m thrilled to represent Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED as we prepare for the gathering of world- class athletes in Birmingham for The World Games,” Cook said. “I’m looking forward to serving alongside the entire team.”
Ingram is currently in his sixth year as athletic director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, bringing a clear and extensive background in the sports arena.
A lover of watersports, Ingram will serve on the sport committee and said he’s most looking forward to the waterskiing and waterboarding competitions.
“I am so grateful to have been asked to join The World Games Board of Directors,” Ingram said. “This is a historic, once-in-a-lifetime event for our city, and being a part of something that exemplifies the pinnacle of sport is a great honor for me personally.”
Snider, a Birmingham native, will be a member of the operations department and joins the board while currently serving as the executive director and CEO of the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority (BJCC).
During his tenure as CEO, the BJCC has operated as one of the most unique and diverse convention, meeting, performing arts, entertainment, office and retail center operations in the country.
True to his fast-paced work style, Snider is most looking forward to seeing the Sport Climbing competition come July 22.
“I’m tremendously excited to be joining The World Games Board of Directors,” Snider said. “The opportunity to feature all that is great about Birmingham to the world is a truly special opportunity to be a part of.”
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in The World Games.