Pannell to oversee Daytona’s athletic programs


The City of Daytona Beach announced this week the hiring of Jacquelyn Pannell as its new athletic manager. She replaces Hilary Rowley, who retired after 39 years with the city.

Jacquelyn Pannell
Jacquelyn Pannell

Pannell, a Daytona Beach resident, will oversee the city’s athletic programs including coordinating events at Municipal Stadium and other city-owned properties. She also will organize and promote the city’s athletic programs for adults and youths. As athletic manager, she will oversee 13 employees.

“Jacquelyn’s recreational services background, experience and education, coupled with her communication skills and professionalism are a perfect fit for Daytona Beach,” said Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson.

Worked for B-CU, NASCAR
She is a graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She also earned a master’s in sport business management and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. She also played basketball and softball at Emmanuel College.

Pannell has previous experience working for a municipality’s recreational department. From 2001 to 2008, she was employed by the leisure services department in Bloomfield, Conn.

Prior to employment with the city, she was the director of communications at Bethune-Cookman University and worked for NASCAR as a senior coordinator of public affairs.



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