Head Of The Charles Regatta Names Tori Stevens as new Executive Director

June 17, 2024

Stevens to lead the World's Largest Rowing Event

June 17, 2024 / Boston, MA. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ –The Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR), the world’s largest rowing regatta, announced today that Tori Stevens will assume the role of Executive Director beginning July 1, 2024.

Succeeding Fred Schoch’s 33-year tenure leading the Regatta, Stevens comes to HOCR as its 2nd Executive Director in its 59-year history after serving as CEO for SUP3R, an affiliated company of Superfly.

“When we launched our international search last year, we were dedicated to find a leader who would join us in our commitment to running a world-class regatta and at the same time help us think proactively about the areas where we can continue to pioneer, grow, and improve,” said Tim Fulham, Chair of the HOCR board of directors. “Tori’s impressive career speaks for itself. Her ability to be forward thinking while respecting the history of the Regatta makes her the right leader for the Regatta now and into the future.”

Stevens brings over two decades’ worth of global leadership experience in the sports, media and technology industries. Most recently, she served as the CEO for SUP3R. Previously, Stevens held executive positions at GumGum Sports, the Sports Innovation Lab, CSM Sports & Entertainment and the Boston Consulting Group. She also spent 15 years at ESPN where, among many positions, she served as Vice President of Global X Games Events and Operations.

“I am honored to be selected as the next Executive Director of the Head Of The Charles Regatta,” said Stevens. “I am excited to work with our team of staff and volunteers as we welcome athletes, coaches, and spectators to our iconic Regatta. I know we will build on the Regatta’s legacy as we grow and innovate both in the sport of rowing and how we support our communities.”

She is a board member of USA Pickleball, a member of Chief, Boston, WISE (Women in Sports Tech., Inc.), Women in Innovation, and an advisor for MBA Sports Business Alliance. She has a BA from Dartmouth and an MBA from Columbia. She has been a competitive Marathoner and Ironman athlete.

“The 2024 Regatta on October 18th-20th will be particularly exciting,” continued Fulham. “Since we are in an Olympic year, we expect over 50 Olympians will be in Boston to compete, along with our regular complement of youth, collegiate, and masters’ athletes. We will be introducing Tori to the rowing community at an exciting time for the Regatta.”

The search was supported by the sports and entertainment executive search firm TurnkeyZRG.



Founded in 1965, the Head Of The Charles has become the world’s largest rowing regatta and the preeminent regatta on the USRowing calendar. The three-day world regatta welcomes over 12,000 athletes from 30 countries and nearly all the US states. The 400,000+ spectators who attend every year create an estimated economic impact in Massachusetts of over $88 million. It is the third largest outdoor event in Boston, alongside the 4th of July and Boston Marathon. The HOCR is one of the largest volunteer-driven sporting events in the world with 2,400 dedicated volunteers. The Regatta is a pioneer in inclusion with full integration of events for para-athletes.. It is the only major sporting event of its size to achieve gender parity (50-50 male-female) and is committed to create a welcoming environment for athletes and spectators of all gender IDs. Through its partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and environmental organizations like the Charles River Watershed Association, HOCR has taken a leadership role in its commitment to sustainability. Head Of The Charles is a registered trademark of the Cambridge Boat Club, 2 Gerry’s Landing Road, Cambridge, MA. For more information, call Head of the Charles at (617) 868-6200, email regatta@hocr.org