Our Staff

Danny Corte

 

Executive Director

Danny Corte became the Executive Director for the Mobile Sports Authority November of 2011. His responsibilities include attracting, assisting and/or managing visiting sports events that utilize the sports facilities in Mobile County. 

Corte began his professional career as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch in 1981, holding that title for 15 years. He changed careers in 1996, becoming the local sales manager for WNSP Sports Radio 105.5. He also became an on-the-air talent that same year for WNSP and is still on air as co-host of the “Inside the Saints” radio show with Rod Blackmon, airing every Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT.

In 1998, Corte was chosen to be the Executive Director of the newly-formed Mobile Area Sports Commission. He served that role until 2005 when the commission was dissolved. Corte spent a few years in the real estate industry and as a mortgage loan officer with Synovus Mortgage Corp until he accepted his current position.

Corte, a native of Mobile, owns a bachelor’s degree in corporate finance from the University of Alabama and also earned a Master of Finance degree with the university. He currently serves as a member of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and is on the Senior Bowl Committee. Previously, Corte has been a member of the GMAC Bowl Team Selection Committee, Mobile Tournament of Champions (LPGA Event) Board of Trustees and the Mobile Touchdown Club among many other community activities. 

Danny is married to the former Trudy Gregorius and has one daughter Carly, 21, and two sons, Blake Owens, 21, and Connor Owens, 18. 



Susan Shaw

 

Marketing & Sports Events Director

Susan Shaw assumed the role of Director of Marketing & Sports Events for the Mobile Sports Authority in January 2016. Her role focuses on planning and implementing sports event focused marketing and development initiatives, both short and long term, targeted toward existing and new markets, bringing economically impactful sporting events to the greater Mobile, Alabama area.   

Ms. Shaw’s love of sports started at a young age as a two-sport athlete (volleyball and soccer) from elementary school through college (volleyball and track & field). Since the age of seven she dominated the court/field, helping lead her teams to the top including NJCCA DII Volleyball National Championships in 2008, four National Tournaments at the club level, and a conference championship for WVIAC DII Women’s Volleyball.

Ms. Shaw brings a wide range of experience to the Mobile Sports Authority including business development and marketing across diverse markets at both the regional and national level. Formerly a Technology Coordinator for Kiewit Engineering & Design Co. in Overland Park, KS, Ms. Shaw took on all major event-planning responsibilities for her district and was selected as a chair for Kiewit’s Research & Development Panel. Prior to the energy industry, she served as Marketing Director for My Massage Bliss, LLC in Overland Park, KS, as well as an Event Specialist for Benchmark Property’s Stonewall Jackson Resort in West Virginia.

Susan attended Johnson County Community College (KS) and Glenville State College (WV) where she studied Business Marketing and Psychology. She is actively involved in the Marketplace Ministries Program at the University of Mobile and enjoys spending time with her daughter Quynn (4).