NORTH BROOK, IL, – KemperSports, a real estate and experience management company that manages more than 130 sports, recreation, event and vacation facilities in 27 states, is pleased to welcome Steve Goris as the new senior vice president of KemperSports Venues. In this role, Goris will oversee the strategy, growth and operations of KemperSports’ new business unit dedicated to overseeing and supporting the growing portfolio of youth sports and leisure facilities.
“Steve is a proven leader and accomplished industry veteran who has spent much of his career overseeing the development and operations of sports facilities,” said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. “From co-founding and operating the largest indoor sports complex in North America to developing some of the nation’s newest sports and entertainment venues, Steve’s experience will be a trusted asset as we grow KemperSports Venues into an industry leader.”
Most recently, Goris served as senior vice president at Vieste, LLC, overseeing the development of several sports and entertainment projects, including the soon-to-be-opened Memphis Sports and Events Center. Prior to that, he served as vice president of planning and development at Sports Facility Management (SFM) after serving as co-founder and chief operating officer of Spooky Nook Sports (Lancaster, Pa.), the largest indoor sports complex in North America.
“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead the KemperSports Venues team,” said Goris. “KemperSports has a long and storied history of striving for excellence for its customers and its ‘customer first’ culture drew me to this opportunity. This culture, coupled with a wealth of resources and expertise unmatched in the industry, will position our team to become the premier management company in youth and amateur sport.”
Goris earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Finance/Accounting from the University of Toledo, where he also played on the men’s volleyball team. Steve has since coached volleyball teams at the club, high school, and college levels. Today he spends most of his free time with his wife Michelle, watching their 10-year-old son Tyler and 7-year-old daughter Corrine play the sports they love.
KemperSports is a privately held sports, entertainment and hospitality company providing operational excellence in real estate and experience management. Headquartered in Chicago with regional offices across the United States, KemperSports manages more than 130 golf courses, private clubs, sports facilities and resorts across the country. It has more golf properties listed in the top 100 US public access and resort courses by GolfWeek than any other management company. For more information about KemperSports, visit www.kempersports.com.
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