Michael J. Sculley
Michael J. Sculley, a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, graduated as a second lieutenant with a college preparatory degree from Howe Military Academy in Howe, Indiana. He then attended Ball State University on a soccer scholarship and earned a business degree in 1974. Years later, Sculley earned a master's degree in athletic administration from Western Michigan University in 1986.
After college, Sculley returned to his hometown and began a varied career that spanned retail, hospitality, athletics and even car sales, but his underlying interest was always in sports with a knack for organizational and project leadership. Sculley worked in various positions for the Kalamazoo Center and then became the executive director of the Downtown Kalamazoo Association where he led a successful revitalization of the downtown shopping district. It was at Nazareth College where he put his career on the sports trajectory as the women's volleyball coach and assistant athletic director overseeing the construction of a $4 million athletic facility.
In 1989, his wife Sheryl's career took the young family to Phoenix, where he worked as an assistant to the executive director of the Fiesta Bowl. After two years he became the director of operations for Stratford American Sports, a sports career company owned by Phoenix Suns CEO Jerry Colangelo. After two more years he added development to his cache of abilities as the development officer for the Phoenix Memorial Hospital Foundation, but he didn't leave athletics behind. While at the foundation, Sculley developed a major annual fundraising project, the "Dream Game," through Major League Baseball and raised more than one million dollars.
Less than 10 years after moving to Phoenix, Sculley was named president of the Maricopa County Sports Commission, a position he held for a decade, during which he created more than $100 million in economic impact for the community. Upon arriving in San Antonio in 2006, Sculley became a consultant for the San Antonio Sports Foundation, which made him a prime candidate to take on the County's visitor tax bond proposal.
After guiding the County through the development and voter support of the $415 million program, Bexar County Commissioners Court appointed Sculley to serve as the director of the Community Venues Program Office. In this position, Sculley will be the main point of contact for the various venue projects and will oversee the development of contracts, inter-local agreements and implementation of each project.
Sculley and his wife Sheryl reside on the beautiful San Antonio River and have two adult children Courtney and Collin.