AO Tourism welcomes new staff member/position


AO Tourism welcomes new staff member/position

Cat W. Bobo
Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau

The Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau (AOTB) has announced the addition of new staff member Anthony Terling, sports and event development manager for the growing organization.

Terling has worked in marketing and sports event management since graduating from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2009 with an undergraduate degree in sports management. He later went on to earn his masters in the same field. Most recently he served as vice president of external affairs for the Alabama Sports Festival Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization responsible for producing the Alabama State Games. 

“The growth in the Auburn-Opelika area and the continued increase in visitor spending has afforded us the opportunity to create this much-needed position,” said John Wild, AOTB president. “Anthony’s experience and expertise will be an asset in attracting and developing new sporting events and tournaments for our community which already features the facilities and resources necessary for success in this market segment.”

Terling’s primary responsibility will be to market the area as a sporting event destination, soliciting travelers, groups and event planners from around the nation. Terling is also implementing a new volunteer program that will be essential for large-scale events of all types including not only tournaments but also community events such as On the Tracks, SummerNight Art Walk and Bo Bikes Bama.

Terling serves in several community organizations such as the Auburn Young Professionals and on an advisory board focusing on sports management. He and his wife Lindsey live in Auburn with their two sons.

The Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau is a non-profit service organization driving economic success and enhancing the quality of life in our community through tourism and travel. For more information, contact Robyn Bridges, vice president, at or 334-887-8747.




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