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The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), Miami-Dade County's official destination marketing organization, has named Amanda Ford sports and entertainment tourism manager.

Ford will be responsible for supporting sales and marketing efforts positioning Greater Miami and Miami Beach among the world's premier sporting and entertainment meccas with an added focus on attracting film and television production.

A world-renowned marquee event destination, Greater Miami and Miami Beach plays host to an extensive lineup of sporting events including Formula 1 and NASCAR racing annually, the Miami Open tennis tournament, the Capital One Orange Bowl, the Miami Marathon, the Super Bowl a record 11 times, and in 2026, the FIFA World Cup™ among others.

"Greater Miami is synonymous with hosting championship events and the world's greatest athletes, and that's all the more reason to raise our talent level to promote this destination by adding Amanda Ford to our growing team," said Director of Sports and Entertainment Tourism Mat Ratner. "Amanda brings a wealth of experience to the GMCVB, and we're excited to have her hit the ground running."

Most recently, Ford was with the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF) where she directed the Foundation's grant program, supporting the many events hosted in Greater Miami and throughout the state of Florida, managing partner relationships with FSF's 38 regional sports commissions, and playing a key role in the execution of the Sunshine State Games and the Florida Senior Games.

The Florida State University graduate holds a masters in sports administration from St. Thomas University. She is an active member of WISE (Women in Sports & Events), underscoring her commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the industry.

About the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau 

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited, independent not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and Miami Beach for leisure, business, meetings and conventions. For additional information, visit or call 305-539-3000. Stay connected with the GMCVB by following us on our corporate communications and external affairs social media channels: and

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