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Diane McGraw, Greater Louisville Sports Commission

Diane McGraw, a 25-year veteran of the sports entertainment industry, was named executive director of the Greater Louisville Sports Commission in November 2006.

McGraw has led a successful career in the world of sports and entertainment, most recently as the president of red eye entertainment in Philadelphia. Her experience includes leadership posts at the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, the Orlando Area Sports Commission, and the Philadelphia Sports Congress. Among the events she has been involved with are the 1996 Grammy Awards, the 1995 PGA Championship, the 1998 Senior Golf Open, the 2000-01 NFL Superbowl Bid, 1996 U.S. Olympic soccer, and the 1992 NHL All-Star Game.

The former wife of major league baseball player Tug McGraw (of the 1969 Miracle Mets and 1980 world champion Philadelphia Phillies), McGraw was once stepmom to country star Tim McGraw.

The nonprofit Greater Louisville Sports Commission was established in 1999 to attract sporting events and conferences to the city of Louisville. Overseen by a community board of 50 and a professional staff of four, the commission is dedicated to attracting, producing, and supporting the best sporting events available. The GLSC supports a wide range of events that offer opportunities for a diverse demographic mix of athletes from all age groups and all sports.


Program 119
An interview with singer/songwriter and Indiana native John Mellencamp, a Flock of Finns retrospective, the Geek Squad, and Diane McGraw of the Greater Louisville Sports Commission. (#119)