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OVC Commissioner to chair organizing committee for 2014 Women's Final Four

Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner Beth DeBauche to serve as Chair;
Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and Margaret Behm Co-Chairs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Representatives of the Nashville Sports Council and Ohio Valley Conference announced today the Board of Directors for Nashville Local Organizing Committee (NLOC).  NLOC will serve as the 501 (c)3 non-profit organization created as official host entity for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four.  The NCAA Women’s Final Four will be a week long series of special events culminating with the tournament at Bridgestone Arena in April 2014. 

“We are delighted to have enlisted a diverse group of influential community leaders through the Middle Tennessee area that will help ensure this event is not only the best Women’s Final Four ever but one that also showcases our outstanding city,” said Beth DeBauche, Commissioner, Ohio Valley Conference. 

The NLOC Board of Directors will include the following:

Chair:  Beth DeBauche, Ohio Valley Conference
Co-Chair:  Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors
Co-Chair:  Margaret Behm, Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, P.C.
Marty Dickens, Metropolitan Convention Center Authority
Christine Karbowiak, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Michelle Kennedy, Nashville Predators
Rita Mitchell, First Tennessee
Teresa Phillips, Tennessee State University
Tom Rakes, University of Tennessee at Martin
Scott Ramsey, Nashville Sports Council
Butch Spyrdion, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Claire Tucker, CapStar Bank
Brenda Wynn, Office of Congressman Cooper
Gary Alexander, Nashville Sports Council; Secretary
Tracy Kane, Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, P.C.; Legal Counsel

About the Ohio Valley Conference

The Ohio Valley Conference, which is the nation's eighth oldest Division I athletic conference, is in its 63rd year of competition in 2010-11. The OVC is comprised of 11 schools that represent five states. Member institutions include Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Eastern Kentucky University, Jacksonville State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin. For more information call 615.371.1698 or visit OVCSports.com. Follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Nashville Sports Council

The Nashville Sports Council is a private, non-profit, membership-based organization of area corporations and individual sports enthusiasts.  Created in 1992, the Nashville Sports Council’s mission is to positively impact the economy and quality of life of the Greater Nashville Area by attracting and promoting professional and amateur sporting events.  The Nashville Sports Council has hosted more than 160 major sporting events that have produced more than $432 million in direct economic impact for the region.  For more information call 615.743.3120 or visit NashvilleSports.com.  Follow on Facebook and Twitter.