Don Dukemineer, STS, CHSP, joined Decatur Morgan County Tourism in February 2020 as the director of sports development. Before returning to North Alabama, Dukemineer worked for Foley Sports Tourism as deputy director of sports tourism for two years, and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau for 12 years as a convention sales manager. In 2008, he was elected president of the Alabama Sports Initiative, Sports Alabama, by the members of the Alabama Association of Destination Marketing Organizations and continues to serve in this position today. Under his leadership, he represents the state of Alabama, as well as about 13 member destinations, in creating awareness of Alabama’s history and tradition in hosting sport tourism events. In 2017, Dukemineer was elected to serve on the Sports Events & Tourism Association Board of Directors. In July 2022, he began his service as chairman of the Board of Directors.