Marc’s career in sports business began with the Lewiston Maineiacs hockey team, where he worked for four seasons. After the Maineiacs, Marc moved on first to the Portland Pirates, and then for the Maine Red Claws, while also doing development work for Central Maine Community College. Two of his fondest memories from that time are planning and managing the 2010 AHL All-Star Game and being a part of the Lewiston Maineiacs team that won the 2007 President’s Cup. Last summer, Marc was hired by the City of Auburn as General Manager of the Norway Savings Bank Arena and Executive Director of Sports Tourism for the City of Auburn. As general manager, Marc is in charge of the overall operation of the Arena. In his role as Executive Director of Sports Tourism, he assists the City of Auburn and surrounding areas with marketing and development efforts aimed at making L/A a choice destination for recreational and sporting events.
Born and raised in L/A, Marc moved away for short periods in the past but always seemed to find his way back here. He is drawn to the L/A community because of its people, who he feels truly value the opportunities that the area has to offer. In a smaller and more tight-knit community like L/A, Marc appreciates the relative ease with which a positive impact can be made. He is blessed to have a job he loves and to live and work in the community where he grew up. When he is not working, Marc enjoys attending sporting events, playing golf and hockey, and visiting some of his favorite L/A eateries which include Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, Wei-Li Restaurant, Gritty’s and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Beyond the world of sports, Marc is passionate about helping children. He participates in the Camp Sunshine Annual Benefit Golf Tournament to support the Camp Sunshine mission of providing a retreat for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. When time allows, he volunteers at various local functions and events and enjoys offering his professional skills to friends and colleagues in a combined effort to make positive impacts on the L/A community.
According to Marc, one of the greatest challenges facing L/A today is the need for community revitalization. He would like to see a wider range of revitalization initiatives, including more programs, events and functions designed to promote economic development and improve the physical, social and service environments in Lewiston and Auburn. Marc plans to utilize his position as Executive Director of Sports Tourism to attract more business and prosperity to L/A.