Jonathan Paris joined the Massachusetts Sports Partnership (MSP) in May of 1999. Mr. Paris currently serves as the Executive Director of the MSP, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the organization, including the research and preparation of event bids; event support for upcoming confirmed events and meetings; and marketing and business development initiatives in the sports industry for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Over the past decade, Mr. Paris has been involved in the successful bids for of the 2002 US Olympic Committee Board of Director's Meeting, the 2003-2008 USA Track & Field Indoor Championship, the 2006 World Men's Curling Championship, the 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship,the 2008 USA Gymnastics Visa Championships, the 2009 and 2010 Dew Tour Boston Skate Open, the 2010 USA Gymanstics Tyson American Cup, and the 2008, 2009 and 2012 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships, to name just a few. In 2006, Mr. Paris served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the local organizing committee of the 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Final Four held at the TD Banknorth Garden. Additionally, Mr. Paris has played an active role in the local management of the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships, the US Olympic Gymnastics Trials, the US Figure Skating National Championships and the NCAA Men's Basketball Regional Championships.
Prior to joining MSEC, Mr. Paris worked for the Atlanta Sports Council and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. He received a M.S. in Sport Management from Georgia Southern University and a B.S. in Biology from Hampden-Sydney College. He lives in Milton with his wife Sarah, daughter Isabella and sons Steven and Charlie.