Meet Our Sports Marketing Team

Contact our sales and services representatives to assist with planning a sporting event in Wilmington and our Island Beaches.

Robert Cox, CDME, CSEE

Director of Sports Development

Robert Cox has been in the hospitality industry since 1995 including working in several tour companies and convention and visitor bureaus (CVB). He joined the Wilmington and Beaches CVB in 2017. He and his wife Stacey have four children. He has extensive experience in the Sports Tourism field and has served on the North Carolina Sports Association Board and Executive Committee, serving as Chairman of the Association from 2013-2015. Robert and his wife spend their free time attending different youth sports events that his children are involved with. He also enjoys traveling and his most memorable trips include visits to China and the Pacific Northwest.

Karen Warren

Visitor Services Manager

Karen Warren has been employed with the Wilmington and Beaches CVB since 1998. In her role, she provides support services for individuals, organizations, meeting planners and group tour operators. Karen caught the archaeology bug at an early age, courtesy of Howard Carter and King Tut, and received a degree in anthropology with a focus on Meso-American archaeology with a side bar in Egyptian hieroglyphs. She loves to travel and one of her most memorable trips was to the ethereal Incan site of Machu Picchu.