Joe Martens – Senior Manager, Event Operations

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Joe Martens – Senior Manager, Event Operations

Joe Martens joined the Houston Marathon Committee in May of 2013. He is responsible for the operations of the marathon, half marathon and 5K courses, and the sustainability program.  Under his leadership, the Chevron Houston Marathon was awarded the 2015 AIMS Green Award.

Prior to joining the HMC, Martens spent seven years as a sales and event manager with ESPN Wide World of Sports & runDisney at Walt Disney World Resort.  He was the recipient of the Walt Disney Company Platinum Circle Award, recognizing top sales professionals. He also spent time as a writer’s assistant at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies.

Martens earned his bachelor’s degree in communication and psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2000. He then received a master’s degree in sports management from West Virginia University in 2006. Martens has completed two marathons and one Ironman.