Patrick Talty was elected Indiana Sports Corp President in July 2022. He is the not-for-profit organization’s seventh president since the nation’s first sports commission was founded in 1979. Indiana Sports Corp’s mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth.
Prior to being elected president, Talty served as Indiana Sports Corp’s Chief Operating Officer from October of 2019 until the start of his presidency. As COO, Talty oversaw all operational aspects of the nation’s largest sports commission including event evaluation, bidding and long-term planning, youth programming, and strategic direction of the organization to ensure the greatest impact to the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.
Talty was responsible for ISC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and creating a path for sporting events to resume. This included him help lead the organization in the hosting of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and the bidding efforts of several premier events that will come to Indy in the future.
Before his time at Indiana Sports Corp, Talty served as the general manager of U.S. Bank Stadium and as Senior Vice President, Live Events for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE). In Minnesota, Talty was responsible for the oversight and management of U.S. Bank Stadium as they hosted several premier events including the 2016 International Champions Cup, Super Bowl LII, ESPN Summer X Games, and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four. While at WWE, Talty managed the global touring and event marketing of more than 420 live events annually.
Talty has strong ties to the Indianapolis community having started his career in the Circle City with stops at the Indiana Basketball Academy, The Stephenson Group, and as a member of the senior staff at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome.
Talty received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and did post-graduate work at Ball State University. He and his wife, Becky, live in Fishers.