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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Sports Corp Board of Directors announced today that Patrick Talty has been elected as president of the organization. An established executive leader in the events industry with national and international experience, Talty succeeds Ryan Vaughn. Talty becomes the seventh president of Indiana Sports Corp since its inception in 1979.

“On behalf of the Indiana Sports Corp Board of Directors, we are thrilled to have Patrick serve as the next president of the organization,” said Rick Fuson, Chairman of Indiana Sports Corp and CEO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. “Patrick has extensive executive leadership experience and is well respected in the sports industry throughout the country.”

“Patrick has a strategic vision for the future of Indiana Sports Corp, and I look forward to him being able to share it broadly,” said Karin Sarratt, Indiana SportsCorp Board Affairs Chairperson and Executive Vice President at OneAmerica. “Patrick understands the significance of galvanizing relationships inside and outside of the community to help us elevate the organization to meet the needs of our city, state, and the events industry.”

Talty last served as the chief operating officer at Indiana Sports Corp where he was responsible for all operational aspects of the country’s largest sportscommission. In that position, he helped lead the organization’s role in the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and oversaw bidding efforts of several premier sporting events secured to come to Indianapolis in the coming years.

“I am honored to be elected as the next Indiana Sports Corp President and am excited to lead the nation’s top sports commission,” said Talty. “Our focus is to continue Indy’s rich history of hosting world-class sporting events and creating significant impact that goes well beyond the competition venue. I’m proud to be back home serving this amazing city and carrying on our mission of advancing and inspiring the community through sports.”

Prior to his time at Indiana Sports Corp, Talty served as the general manager of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and was responsible for the oversight and management of one of the newest NFL stadiums in the country. During that time, the stadium hosted Super Bowl LII, the 2019 Men’s Final Four, among other top event properties. Before arriving to Minneapolis, Talty worked for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) as the senior vice president of live events. As the senior vice president, he managed the global touring of more than 420 live events annually.

Talty began his career in Indianapolis with stops at the Indiana Basketball Academy, The Stephenson Group, and finally as a member of the executive staff at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome.

Talty received his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and did post graduate work at Ball State University.


About Indiana Sports Corp
Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit

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