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Marc T. Riker

Marc T. Riker

Marc T. Riker serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the NSGA. He joined the team in 2011 as the Director of National Games and was responsible for the successful execution of the NSGA’s premier event, the National Senior Games.  He currently is the leader of the NSGA staff. He is also responsible for working closely with the current and future hosts of The Games. Before joining the NSGA, Marc was the Executive Director of the Alabama Sports Festival for 10 years. The Alabama Sports Festival conducts an annual multi-sport Olympic style competition for the residents of all ages. Marc served as a volunteer during the 1996 Paralympic and Olympic Games. Plus, he has attended the 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2012 Olympics. Additional career experiences involved serving as a YMCA Aquatic Director and Head Swim Coach for 10 years. Marc’s numerous professional affiliations show a true commitment to the health, education and wellness of athletes of all ages. These affiliations have included:

  • Coalition for Tobacco Free Alabama, Chairman
  • National Congress of State Games, President
  • National Congress of State Games, State Games of America 2011 Host City Evaluation Team
  • National Congress of State Games, Membership Committee Chairman
  • National Congress of State Games, National Governing Body Committee Chairman
  • Southeast Sports Festival, President
  • Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Recreation Council Chair Elect
  • Consultant for Alabama Public Housing Authorities Youth Sports Committee
  • World Olympian Association, Volunteer

His professional honors and accomplishments continue to show this dedication and excellence in a life of sports. These include achieving Eagle Scout and receiving the American Swim Coaches Association Award of Excellence and the United States Sports Academy Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. Marc has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy.



14 June 2018
News and Events
On June 13, Albuquerque celebrated it upcoming hosting of the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana with a One Year Out Celebration...
05 June 2018
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01 June 2018
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Press Releases
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09 May 2018
Athlete of the Month
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