Ep. 205 – Giles Dowden (Sponsorship & Hospitality Sales/Client Services, Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg)
Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg draws over 130,000 into the St. Petersburg downtown core to witness one of the most exciting U.S. races annually. Giles Dowden talks about presenting good B2B opportunities at that event, and his role in providing VIP, suite, loft engagement for some of the largest sponsors in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area for the Honda Grand Prix. Dowden discusses his career, working for two NFL teams, an NHL team, a NBA team, and MLB team, and how he got into sports by writing a letter to the athletic director at Washington State University Athletic Director Jim Livengood while he was an undergrad at WSU.