Scott Ramsey

President & CEO

A graduate of Old Dominion University, where he attended on a golf scholarship, Scott Ramsey has over 27 years of experience in the sports marketing industry. Scott is currently responsible for the day-to-day activities for both the Nashville Sports Council and the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

As a result of his leadership, Scott was named Nashvillian of the year in 1998 by the Kiwanis Club of Nashville.  He served as national Chairman of the Football Bowl Association for 2007 & 2008 and still serves on the Executive Committee.  In 2003, the Nashville Sports Council was named the National Sports Commission of the Year by the membership of the National Association of Sports Commissions.  During Scott’s tenure with the Nashville Sports Council and Music City Bowl, the organizations have combined to deliver over $600 million in economic impact, hundreds of hours of national television coverage and recruited and staged nearly 200 sporting events in middle Tennessee.

The Nashville Sports Council recently announced that it will partner with the Nashville Predators to help serve as the host city for the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend and Game. Nashville will serve as host city for the 2015-2026 SEC Basketball Tournaments with 9 men’s tournaments and 3 women’s tournaments over that span. 

Ramsey moved to Nashville in 1995 when he accepted the executive director position for the 1997 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The Championships were the first sporting event in the new Nashville Arena and national organizers called the event the best-managed national championships ever.

Prior to his move to Nashville, Ramsey spent eight years with USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics within the United States Olympic Committee family.  Ramsey began his sports marketing career in the golf business working at River Wilderness CC in Bradenton, FL, and as an account executive position with the Washington Bullets of the NBA.

Scott and his wife, Amy, are natives of the Indianapolis area and now live in Hendersonville, TN. They have four children, Payton, 23, Carly, 21, Jessica, 16 and Ray, 6.