Patrick Higgins

Senior Vice President, BizBash Sports

Patrick Higgins currently serves as senior vice president of BizBash Sports and is responsible for the overall BizBash Sports portfolio of products and event experiences.

Patrick has been serving the sports, travel, and tourism industries for 22 years, getting his start with the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in his hometown of Salt Lake City. He spent 10 years securing major events as a key member of destination marketing organizations in Reno-Tahoe, Nev.; Palm Springs, Calif.,; and Salt Lake City. He then worked closely with organizations such as USA Triathlon, USA Fencing, USA Volleyball, the National Senior Games Association, and others to produce successful programs and events. Higgins joined the Connect team in 2012 to launch the Connect Sports brand, which has since become the single largest annual gathering of sporting event-producing organizations in North America. In the fall of 2022, he enthusiastically accepted the leadership role at BizBash Sports. Higgins lives in Reno-Tahoe, Nev. In his free time, he volunteers with his sons' basketball teams as a certified USA Basketball coach. He also enjoys watching his daughter play volleyball with his wife, Ashley.