The Indiana Sports Corp announced Tuesday that President Ryan Vaughn has offered his resignation to the Board of Directors. Vaughn is leaving to pursue an opportunity in the private sector and will continue to serve as Indiana Sports Corp President through July 1, 2022.

After July 1, Vaughn will move to a consulting role to assist the board and staff on transition matters through the organization’s annual board meeting on September 14, 2022.

“The continued success of Indianapolis as North America’s best city for big events is easy to take for granted, but it is the vision and talent of people like Ryan Vaughn that have kept us in the lead,” said Rick Fuson, CEO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Chairman of Indiana Sports Corp. “I am immensely grateful to Ryan for his leadership, and while he leaves remarkably big shoes to fill, he also leaves Indiana Sports Corp as poised as ever to continue this incredibly important work.”

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve in this role for the last eight years,” said Vaughn. “I’ve been blessed to work with incredible board leaders, an amazing team, and thousands of individuals in the community who care deeply and give freely to support our mission and the impact it has on our city and state. I’m very proud of what we’ve all accomplished together. I will continue to
be Indiana Sports Corp’s biggest champion, but as the organizations begins to prepare for a very big 2024 and beyond, now is the time to transition leadership to the next President.”

Vaughn also tells Indy Politics he is not stepping down to run for Mayor next year.

A search committee has been formed to find Vaughn’s replacement.