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The Staff at Kissimmee Sports Commission

Kissimmee, Florida is a medal-worthy sporting destination. With 12 state-of-the-art sports venues and facilities, more than 70,000 accommodation options, and world-famous theme parks next door, athletes and their biggest fans will be in for the sporting experience of a lifetime.

With options for every budget and group size and close proximity to the Orlando International Airport, your team will be in the center of the action – both on and off the field.


The dedicated team at the Kissimmee Sports Commission has the expertise and excitement to ensure your next sporting event in Osceola County is a score, a goal, or a hole in one.

John Poole

John Poole

Executive Director of Kissimmee Sports, CSEE, CDME


John’s primary responsibility is to cultivate, develop, and enhance relationships with existing and prospective event rights holders in order to drive economic impact to the destination. He is also tasked with raising awareness of Kissimmee through building corporate alliances in key markets around the globe. He has secured partnerships with West Ham United, Orlando City Soccer Club, and Invictus Games.


John was previously recognized as one of Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Honorees and Connect Sports Game Changer. He’s also an avid soccer fan and follows the Tottenham Hotspurs in the Premier League. When he’s not catching up with sports, he enjoys spending time with his family.

 

Tyler Weyant

A headshot of Tyler Weyant in which he is wearing a white shirt with a soft grid pattern.

Sports Development Manager, CSEE


Tyler has worked in various roles during his time with KSC, including event planner and sports service representative. He now focuses on recruiting and securing sporting events. With a master’s degree from Canisius College and more than 10 years in the sports tourism industry, Tyler is an experienced sales recruiter.

He also uses his expertise to teach classes in Sport Event Management and Sports Sales and Sponsorships to local students. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and visiting Major League Baseball ballparks with his wife.


Events:

  • Inaugural Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour 
  • FHSAA State Wrestling Championships
  • Spartan Race City Sprint 
  • The Spring Games college softball
  • RussMatt Central Florida Invitational college baseball
     

Abdul Bello-Malabu

Abdul Bello‐Malabu

Sports Services Representative

Abdul is a sports fanatic and world traveler. He plans Kissimmee Sports Commission sponsored events, creates post-event economic impact reports, and is an active volunteer coordinator. He has a diverse educational background from his time in Nigeria, Brazil, England, and the United States, and he’s fluent in Portuguese and conversational in Spanish.

Graduating from the University of Central Florida and receiving his Master’s degree paved the way to co-authoring his book “200 Heroes: People in Sport Who Make This a Better World.” In his free time, Abdul enjoys listening to music and chilling with his family.


Events:

  • American Youth Football and Cheer

 

 

Andrea Perla

Andrea Perla

Sports Marketing Coordinator

Andrea brings unrivaled enthusiasm and passion for the world of sports (and when cheering for her favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles). As marketing coordinator, she manages all marketing materials for the department, oversees co-op opportunities such as West Ham United, and provides support for the entire Kissimmee Sports Commission team.

As a proud graduate of University of Central Florida with experience in the sports marketing industry, Andrea brings a fresh perspective to the team.