Currently serving as executive director of the nonprofit Charlotte Sports Foundation, Will Webb plays an integral part in producing the Belk Bowl and ACC Football Championship. He has worked with both championship games since 2010 when he took on the executive director job at Charlotte Collegiate Football which was combined with the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission in 2013.
Prior to this role, he served as executive director at Raycom Sports managing the Meineke Car Care Bowl for seven years. He has also practiced law at a private firm, served as corporate counsel for Barclays America and served as counsel and owner of First American Title of the Carolinas. Webb completed his undergraduate degree at Wofford College and his law degree at Wake Forest University.
Throughout his career, the Charlotte-native has served on charitable boards including the Thompson Children’s Home, Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region and the Charlotte Basketball Committee. He is married with two grown children.
Q&A With Will:
- What is the best lesson from college that still applies to your job? Build relationships!
- What is the best part of working on the Belk Bowl? The people that I get to meet and learn from.
- What is the best career advice you ever received? Don’t burn bridges. Make it win for both sides.
- What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Working with Belk to help take the Belk Bowl to the next level.
- What is the biggest myth about your job? That I only work two days a year! People do not understand the complexity of planning and staging a bowl game.
- What is the insider secret to your job? Hire the best staff you can find; they make you look good!
- What is the best part of working at your company? Seeing the up close and personal side of college football.
- Why did you choose your career path? I chose to be a lawyer. I got into sports through volunteerism that changed into a job.
- What is the best part of working with JHE? The energy and quality the team brings to planning our FanFest.
- What has most impressed you about JHE? They do what they say they will do.
Five Things You Might Not Know About Will:
- I spend my weekends… in the mountains when I am not traveling.
- My family is… paramount!
- My favorite sport is… golf, although I am terrible at it.
- My favorite vacation yet was to… Egypt. The highlight was the amazing engineering and cultural advancements of the people thousands of years ago.
- My biggest pet peeve is… people who do not do what they say they will do.