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Amanda Heidecker

Director of Sports


Amanda brings a mixture of hospitality sales management experience, event planning, and well-respected athletic accomplishments as she was an NCAA Division-1 athlete in Track and Field at FSU. Through her experiences as a competitor and sales manager, Amanda has been instrumental in leveraging her experience to secure and run an unprecedented caliber of events across all sports.


P: (850) 606-2317


Joseph Piotrowski

Assistant Director of Sports


Joseph has 11 years’ experience in planning and executing events of all sizes and styles. Notably, he was responsible for servicing all special event needs for the leadership of the FSU, including the President, the Athletic Director, and vast majority of the Deans and Directors of the individual colleges.


P: (850) 606-2313


The Tallahassee Sports Council, originally created in 1989, is a focus group that concentrates on the economic benefits of visitor-generating events to support sports tourism for the betterment of the community.

The Council provides a fact-finding source of community input and technical resources for sports tourism-related matters considered by the Tourist Development Council. Additionally, the Tallahassee Sports Council is charged with the responsibility of providing essential information to the Tourist Development Council regarding potential events, dates/date conflicts, and venue availability of proposed sporting events in Leon County.

Tallahassee Sports Council members include:

Mr. Bill Dillon
Gunter Law Firm

Mr. Ricky Bell
Leon County Schools

Mr. Jeb Blackburn
Florida Community College Activities Association

Mr. Ron Brafford
Summit Group

Mr. Robert Carrol
Florida A&M University Campus Recreation

Mr. Rob Chaney
Tallahassee Community College

Mr. Mike Collins
Florida State University Campus Recreation

Mrs. Ashley Edwards
Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs

Mrs. Leigh Davis
Leon County Parks & Recreation

Mr. Roger Englert
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Mr. Bill Hagen
Raymond James Investment

Dr. John Eason
Florida A&M University

Chairman Nick Maddox
Leon County Board of County Commissioners

Mr. Jim Watson
Tallahassee Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Mr. Bernie Waxman
Florida State University Department of Athletics

Dr. Jason Pappas
Florida State University

Mr. Rocky Hanna
Leon County Schools

Mr. Austin Moser
Florida Dental Association

Mr. James Card
Larry J. Overton and Associates

Mr. John Gladden
Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Mrs. Judy Alexander
Gulf Winds Track Club

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