Our Team

Wicomico County’s Sports Marketing Team is here to help you plan your next event. Our players are more than former athletes; they are trained and experienced in sports event planning.

James Simmons, CSEE

Assistant Tourism Manager
1.800.332.8687 / jsimmons@wicomicocounty.org

James Simmons

James Simmons joined the Wicomico County sports marketing team as an intern in May 2012. He was promoted to Sports Marketing Representative in January 2013 and again promoted to Assistant Tourism Manager in January 2014. His primary responsibilities include attracting and retaining sports events, providing event coordination services and consultation to event organizers, as well as hosting and managing in-house events. James also has a role in managing Wicomico County's signature events and festivals, but his pride and joy is being Tournament Director for the Governor’s Challenge High School Basketball Tournament.

Born in Denton, MD, James grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland playing, coaching and watching every sport he could, including a run at the MD State Championship in tennis his senior year of high school. After high school, James moved to Morgantown, WV to attend West Virginia University (WVU). While attending WVU, he achieved a Bachelor’s degree in sports and exercise psychology while minoring in sports marketing, along with two years of interning experience in the sports marketing and sporting events industry. In 2016, James graduated from the National Association of Sports Commissions' Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) program. The CSEE credential is the sport tourism industry’s only certification available for serious-minded professionals.

Stan Adams

Sports Marketing Representative
1.800.332.8687 / sadams@wicomicocounty.org

Stan Adams joined the Wicomico County Sports Marketing Team in May 2016. His primary responsibilities are to obtain, retain and develop sports tournaments and other group business.

Born in Miramar, Florida, Stan’s obsession with sports grew from an early age while watching and attending Marlins, Dolphins and Heat games. In 2001, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where he played football and baseball until college. After high school, Stan moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to attend the University of Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master’s degree in sports management.

Prior to joining Wicomico County, Stan gained two years of experience interning at the ESPN Birmingham Bowl, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports, and Zoom Motorsports.

Upcoming Events

ISSA Eastern USA Championships

September 8-10, 2017

Fruitland Baseball Tournaments

March - September

USSSA Ghouls Halloween Havoc

October 21-22 & 28-29, 2017

Governor's Challenge Basketball Tournament

December 26-30, 2017

MAWA South Regionals

April 2018

What People Are Saying

Let me start by saying that I've worked for and with recreation departments across the state and region for 35 years, been involved with three different softball associations for over 30 years and worked in the corporate world for 24 and I can honestly say that I've never been associated with such a professional and responsible group. Each of you, no matter how large or small of a role you played in the event, embraced the responsibility you were given, performed your job with the utmost integrity and genuinely seemed to have fun doing it, the latter of which is certainly most important.

Bill Dowell, Vice President of USSSA Fastpitch
USSSA World Series
Governors Challenge

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Wicomico County Tourism
8480 Ocean Hwy
Delmar Maryland 21875


800-332-8687 / 410-548-4914