Mike Higgins has over 30 years of experience guiding business development, operational, and marketing processes for sports organizations and governing bodies at the collegiate and professional levels. Most recently, Mike served as the Director of Championships for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). He brings a wealth of sports administration knowledge to his role as General Manager of Publix Sports Park.
In his role, Mike leads a highly skilled team through all facets of facility operations. He oversees all business development and staff development initiatives, along with ensuring that best practices are implemented for customer service and operational processes.
While at the NAIA, Mike led initiatives to improve student-athlete experience at national championships and he oversaw the iconic NAIA Men’s Basketball Championship serving as Tournament Director and greatly improving the financial viability of the event. Higgins career in sports also includes serving as General Manager of minor-league baseball teams and spearheading the return of minor league baseball and professional soccer to Portland, Oregon with a nearly $40 million renovation of the downtown stadium.
- Portland State University, Portland, OR