Hill Carrow, CEO
Hill Carrow is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Sports & Properties, Inc. Hill's extensive background in sports tourism and management, naming rights and sponsorships, facility development, and marketing includes executive positions with Olympic Properties of the U.S., the U.S. Olympic Committee, Sara Lee Corporation, and North Carolina Amateur Sports. Hill has secured naming rights and sponsorships totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and he has delivered similarly large amounts in event economic impacts to communities across the country. His successful facility development projects include top-tier sports complexes such as WakeMed Soccer Park, the USA Baseball National Training Complex, Boombah Sports Complex, and the Art Van Sports Complex.
Hill's deep experience in events ranges from grassroots to the Olympic Games. He has headed the organizing committee for more than 100 major national and international sports events including multi-sport, national championships, and Olympic trials, among others. As the founder of the State Games of North Carolina, North Carolina Amateur Sports, the Triangle Sports Commission, the North Carolina Sports Association, and the National Association of Sports Commissions, Hill is considered a leader of the national sports tourism industry. Accordingly, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the National Association of Sports Commission's Sports Tourism Hall of Fame.
Tess Heron, Operations Manager
Tess Heron is the Operations Manager for Sports & Properties, Inc. Tess is a graduate of Ohio University's undergraduate Sport Management program and her experience includes events such as the USA Masters Games, USA Rugby 7s College National Championships, ACC Baseball Championships, Kick-It 3-v-3 Soccer, and Race for a Reason. Her consulting experience includes venue plans, market analyses, event plans, benchmarking, financials, operating pro-formas, naming rights, and more.
Collins Lowder, Sport Manager
Collins Lowder, a graduate of North Carolina State University’s undergraduate Sport Management Program, is the Sport Manager for Sports & Properties, Inc. His events experience includes the 2014 Men’s and Women’s U.S. Open, the U.S. Masters Swimming High Performance Camp, USA Masters Games, USA Rugby 7’s College National Championship, ACC Baseball Championships, and Kick-It 3-v-3 Soccer. Collins has also worked on a variety of consulting projects, including naming rights valuations, event plans, facility analyses, and financials, among others.
Jim Cain, Of Counsel
Jim Cain, long-time SPI partner, heads Cain Global Partners, is a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend law firm, and is Of Counsel to SPI. Jim is former President of the Carolina Hurricanes NHL team and retired U.S. Ambassador to Denmark.