Meredith Scerba

Meredith ScerbaMeredith A. Scerba is the Executive Director for 2017 World Rowing Championships.

Prior to joining the team in October 2015, Scerba was the Senior VP of Marketing & Operations for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) and had been a part of the Sports Commission team since 2005. She started her career at the Cleveland Cavaliers/Gund Arena company as the Group Events Coordinator, where she developed, planned and executed all ancillary/special events.

Over the ten and half year span at the Sports Commission (GCSC) she was involved in a multitude of international and national events that the GCSC had produced, ranging from the USA/Italy/Ireland Boxing Triad and Continental Cup Sports Festival to mega events such as the NCAA Women’s Final Four and US Figure Skating Championships.

In 2011, she expanded her responsibilities at the Sports Commission by assuming the post as Executive Director for the 2013 National Senior Games. The Senior Games provided the City of Cleveland a $36.1-million-dollar economic impact hosting 11,000 athletes competing in a variety of 27 sporting competitions over a two-week timeframe.

This experience set the benchmark for her current role as the Executive Director for the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Her role includes overseeing the overall budgeting, staffing, managing, fundraising, operations, marketing, communications and execution of the event. The event will mark the largest sporting event to take place in the Sarasota/Bradenton community to date. An estimated $25-million-dollar economic impact with elite athletes, spectators and fans from 60+ countries around the world is to be expected from this community wide event.

Meredith’s current extracurricular positions include serving as WISE (Women in Sports & Events) National Chapter Advisory Committee and University of Findlay Advisory Board.

Prior to moving to Florida, she served as Board President of the WISE Cleveland chapter, the University of Findlay and Mount Union University’s Sports Management Advisory Board and an advisory board member for America SCORES Cleveland, a member of SME and an adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace University.

Special honors include: 2014 DMSA Award recipient, The Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club Mover & Shaker Award in 2012, chosen to be a part of the 2009 Bridge Builders Flagship program, honored as one of the 2008 Crain’s Cleveland Business Magazines’ Twenty in their Twenties recipients, 2004 recognized by the NBA League office for “Best Practices” and played a vital role in the success of the Cavaliers Group Sales Department when setting the new NBA record in sales with a new mark of 3.2 million in Groups tickets.

She graduated from the University of Findlay, located in Findlay Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Management. Meredith attended the university on a swimming scholarship, where she was an All-American and team captain her junior and senior years.
Meredith Scerba
Executive Director
Twitter: @Mscerba79