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April 11, 2013
SRSC Announces New Director of Fund Development The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) is proud to announce the hire of their new Director of Fund Development, Lloyd Barber. The Director of Fund Development position is new to the Smith River Sports Complex with the primary duty being to help maintain and generate funding sources while also completing several other tasks.

"We are very excited to have Lloyd on our team at SRSC," said Billy Russo, Director of Operations for the Smith River Sports Complex. "Her professional experience as well as her knowledge of our area and the people and businesses are an advantage that we look forward to."

Lloyd Barber and her husband, Gus, have lived in Martinsville since 1987 minus a two year stint in Los Angeles. She grew up in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree from the McIntyre School of Commerce.

Lloyd has been actively involved with several organizations in the local community where she assisted and led fundraising projects while also holding various titles. She is a sustaining member of the Charity League, member of the Piedmont Arts, SPCA and YMCA. She was one of the founding members of the Friends of the Boys and Girls Club where she helped grow the membership.

For her professional career Lloyd worked in marketing for Kayser Roth Hosiery and Kraft General Foods. She taught technology at Carlisle School for 9 years where her two children attended and coached the girls' varsity tennis team. Most recently she did part-time bookkeeping for several organizations in the area. In her spare time she enjoys working out at the YMCA, tennis, music, and spectator sports.

"I am glad to be a part of this team working at the Smith River Sports Complex," said Lloyd Barber. "I look forward to seeing the Complex continue to grow and succeed in its mission to enhance the visibility and image of the area and positively impact the economy."

The SRSC opened in June 2009 and was funded by a grant provided by the Harvest Foundation. The Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority, established under the Code of Virginia and empowered by the City of Martinsville and Henry County, is responsible for creating partnerships and strategies to promote and manage an exceptional sports and entertainment facility to its maximum potential possible known as the Smith River Sports Complex. This complex fulfills the community need for diverse sports opportunities and enhances the visibility and image of the Martinsville-Henry County area . Through sports tourism SRSC brings additional revenues to support local businesses and boosts economic growth in the region.