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The World Games 2022 Announces Co-Chairs For Media Committee

todayApril 4, 2022

The World Games 2022 Announces Co-Chairs for Media Committee

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA – The World Games 2022 today announced the co-chairs of its Media Committee, local communications professionals who will lead volunteers in working with local, national and international media covering the multi-sport competition that takes place in Birmingham from July 7-17.

The Media Committee co-chairs are:

  • Vickie Ashford-Thompson, a 31-year veteran of the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau who serves as the Bureau’s Director of Travel Media.
  • Helen Hayes, Director of Public Information for Jefferson County and the former Chief Communication Officer for the YWCA of Central Alabama.
  • Rick Journey, who serves on Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin’s executive leadership team as Director of Communications and is a former broadcast journalist.
  • Andi Martin, the Public Relations Manager for the Alabama Tourism Department and a former Marketing and Public Relations Manager for the Alabama Historical Commission.

“We have a great story to tell, not only about The World Games 2022 but also about Birmingham and Alabama. This team of talented storytellers will communicate with thousands of journalists from around the world who will travel to our city to chronicle this amazing sports experience,” said Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2022.

For more information on the Media Team, visit

About The World Games 2022

The World Games 2022 Birmingham is the new generation of global sport competition, welcoming elite athletes from all over the world to compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 25+ venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2022 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from July 7-17, 2022 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The World Games 2022 is organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee. For more information visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.