Bill Davidson, Chief Executive Officer
Bill Davidson, CEO
Bill Davidson is the Chief Executive Officer of National Sports Services. He has been involved in professional sports since 1982. Davidson has owned and operated several minor league hockey and baseball franchises. Many of the teams Davidson directly supervised established franchise attendance records and reached record levels of profitability. In 1998, Davidson merged his company, Sports Marketing Solutions, with Sports Enterprises (owned by Matt Perry) to create NSS.
In his role as Chief Executive Officer for NSS, Davidson provides management services for the Gwinnett Gladiators, an ECHL hockey team located in suburban Atlanta. Davidson is Chief Executive Officer of the Gladiators and a co-owner of Gwinnett County Hockey, LLC.
Davidson also provides services to the ECHL Stockton Thunder in Stockton, California. Davidson, through NSS, provided the arena facility manager in Stockton, International Facilities Group (IFG), with premium seat and arena sponsorship sales services. The Thunder hockey team has attracted more than 6,000 fans per game in each of their first five seasons.
Senators Baseball, LLC has retained Bill Davidson as CEO of the Class AA Eastern League Harrisburg Senators. In addition to management services, Davidson is instrumental in the programing for a $45 million renovation of Metro Bank Park slated to be completed in April 2010.
Previously, Davidson held ownership interests with the Wichita Falls Rustlers, Bakersfield Condors and Topeka ScareCrows hockey teams and the Midland Angels and Chattanooga Lookouts (AA Southern League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) baseball teams. He held various leadership positions (President, Vice-President and General Manager) with these teams as well as provided services to many other baseball and hockey franchises.
Davidson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Purdue University and a Master of Education degree in Sports Administration from Wichita State University. He resides in Cleveland, Tennessee with his wife and two children.