Rowe to oversee HoF Championships
June 4, 2012
NEWPORT, R.I. — The International Tennis Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Brewer Rowe has been named Director of Special Events and Assistant Tournament Director. In this position, he will oversee all aspects of the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the Hall of Fame’s annual men’s professional tennis tournament and the only ATP World Tour event in the Northeast. Rowe comes to the Hall of Fame with more than a decade of experience in marketing and management of large-scale sports events, specifically road races, triathlons, and professional golf tournaments. Most recently, Rowe was Executive Vice President of Eident Sports, a Providence, R.I. based event management firm, and prior to that he was Tournament Manager for the CVS/Caremark Charity Classic, a PGA TOUR Challenge Series Event produced by Peter Jacobsen Sports.
“We are very pleased to welcome Brewer to the International Tennis Hall of Fame,” said Mark L. Stenning, CEO & Tournament Director. “His experience in the local market and expertise in sports management will be an asset to our organization and for the growth of the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.”
In his new role, Rowe will be responsible for sponsorship sales and relations, ticket sales, event marketing, and operational management of the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Hosted annually in July, the tournament draws 32 top ATP World Tour players to compete on the historic Hall of Fame grass courts before thousands of tennis fans. The tournament finals and semifinals are broadcast live on Tennis Channel. This year’s tournament is slated for July 9 – 15 and features some of the top ATP World Tour players including defending champion John Isner, 11-time Grand Slam champions Bob & Mike Bryan, and former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt.
Since 2006, Rowe has served as Executive Vice President of Eident Sports Marketing, where he led sponsorship sales and relations, as well as event operations for more than 15 major events annually, including the Cox Rhode Races, Amica Ironman, Amica Marathon, and the inaugural Citizens Bank Newport Pell Bridge Run. Additionally, Rowe oversaw operations and growth of the firm, and was responsible for a 150% growth in corporate revenues. From 2004 through 2006, Rowe managed all logistics of the annual CVS/Caremark Charity Classic, a PGA TOUR Challenge Series Event that generated more than $2 million annually for charity. Rowe began his career at Octagon Sports Management, where he was an Account Executive working on the Gravity Games.
Rowe is a graduate of University of Vermont. He resides in Newport, R.I. with his wife and their two daughters.