Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission Team  


Demp Bradford, President

Demp Bradford joined the Commission on July 1, 2016 as Executive Director. Bradford is a sports management industry veteran with over 15 years of experience. Bradford relocated to the Asheville area from Greensboro, NC where he served in a variety of roles at the Greensboro Sports Commission and Greensboro Coliseum in which he most recently served as the Director of Events for the Greensboro Tournament Host Committee.

Bradford has a Bachelor's Degree from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in Education from East Carolina University. In addition, Bradford is a Certified Sport Event Executive, a multi-year training program, from the National Association of Sports Commission offered for industry professionals. “My experiences in Greensboro have been incredible but Asheville is such an amazing community, filled with such vibrancy. I am very excited to take part and contribute to its increased success,” said Bradford.

Demp can be reached at

Madison Davis, Director of Operations

Madison Davis joined the Sports Commission staff in November 2016. Davis received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville where he played basketball for the Bulldogs and went on to become Director of Basketball Operations after his four-year playing career. Davis later earned his Master’s Degree from Western Carolina University in General Business Administration. Davis was recently promoted to Director of Operations.

Madison can be reached at

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Andrew Lawrence, Program Coordinator

Andrew Lawrence first joined the Sports Commission as an intern in January 2018 and was later brought on staff full-time as Program Coordinator in July 2018. Lawrence graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Management from the University of North Carolina at Asheville where he played four seasons for the men’s soccer program.

Andrew can be reached at