John Gibbons is the executive director of the Rhode Island Sports Commission. His past and current clients include the NCAA, Ironman, Varsity Spirit, JVC Tournaments, United States Figure Skating Association, American Contract Bridge League, USA Gymnastics, National Federation of High Schools Association, US Youth Soccer and The Great Race. Gibbons has more than three decades of experience in the travel and hospitality industry. He has served on the board of directors of National Association of Sports Commissions and served on their mentoring committee and sports legacy committee. He is a graduate of the University of New Haven with a bachelor’s degree in travel and tourism management.