Don Dow (DowEvents International, Inc, Founder & CEO), lives where unique global experiences meet unparalleled client service. He is an industry leader in creating destination packages with an international view, and access, to the world’s most sought after and iconic travel, sports and entertainment lifestyle events.
Don’s passion for the sports and entertainment event business emerged after a highly successful football career at the University of Washington where he played in four consecutive post-season bowl games, and was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL’s 1983 Draft, eventually landing as a member of the 1985 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XIX Championship team. When an injury ended his playing career, the sports and entertainment world opened the doors for his vision to build a legacy business in the world that framed his passion.
He founded DowEvents International in 1996, which quickly established itself as a highly sought after corporate hospitality service at The Masters, in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters paved Don’s passion to provide distinctive and unique access for clients, through global relationships with business leaders, athletes, entertainers, chefs, curators and experiential leaders around the world.
Twenty years later, his firm is known as a distinguished host to sports and entertainment’s pinnacle events, including two decades at the NFL’s Super Bowl, PGA Ryder Cup, numerous summer and winter Olympic Games, World Cup Soccer, US Open, The Ryder Cup, Kentucky Derby, Indy 500, CMA Music Fest, and the Calgary Stampede, while entertaining blue chip clients, their customers and guests, throughout North America, Europe, The United Kingdom, Asia, Mexico and South America.