Serving as the Executive Director for the Dallas Sports Commission, Monica Paul plays an essential role in implementing marketing programs that enhance Dallas' acquisition of sports competitions and events, including solicitation of Olympic, professional, collegiate and amateur sports, events and meetings. Most recently, she was honored by Connect Magazine as being one of the "40 Under 40: Class of 2013," as a leader and innovator in the industry.
Paul also works closely with professional leagues, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Olympic National Governing Bodies and amateur sports federations, selling Dallas as a first-class destination for events, conventions and meetings. She liaised with the Super Bowl XLV Host Committee in 2011, served as Executive Director of the 2017 NCAA Women's Final Four Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and the Dallas World Cup Bid Committee, served on the NBA All-Star 2010 LOC as well as the NCAA Men's Final Four LOC in 2014 and the College Football Playoff LOC in 2015.
Prior to joining the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Paul was the Associate Director of Events at USA Volleyball where she oversaw the international events and marketing for the USA Women's and Men's National Teams from 2007-2008. She was also the Director of Competition for the 2007 National Senior Games in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to the NSGA, Paul was the Director of International and Domestic Events for USA Taekwondo from 2004-2006 and Director of Events, Marketing and Sponsorships for the Junior Volleyball Association of Austin from 2001-2003. Paul joined USA Volleyball in 1997 as the Technical Coordinator for the USA Women's National Team and was then a part of the USA Delegation for the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.
Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education at UT Austin and a Master's degree in Sports Administration from Northern Colorado. She currently serves on the National Senior Games Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Heart of Dallas Board of Directors, the SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors, and completed her term on the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce Board. An avid volleyball fan, she remains actively involved in the sport internationally, representing the USA as a Technical Delegate on the NORCECA Federation Committee.
"Managing the logistics and accessibility for our event is formidable. The Dallas Sports Commission was an outstanding partner that embraced our program, our Veterans and helped open doors that were essential for the success of our event. " Dave Tostenrude Director National Veterans Wheelchair Games
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