Nikki Balich

Board Member/ Vice President

Nikki Balich is the Executive Director of the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission (ASEC). Balich oversees the ASEC brands' operations, including the Grand Canyon State Games, The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games, The Arizona Sports Hall of Fame, and The GCSG Annual Pickleball Tournaments. Her focus is to drive the mission of the ASEC, which is to represent the citizens of Arizona to bring sporting events to the state, assist in the promotion of existing events and support youth and amateur sports programs.

Balich has extensive community ties and has worked/volunteered with organizations around the Valley, such as the Fiesta Bowl, Trends Charitable Fund, the 2017 Phoenix Final Four, Founder of the Arizona Bowl in Tucson, Arizona, was an owner liaison for the 2015 Super Bowl, on the Volunteer Executive Committee for the 2008 Super Bowl, a member of the 2014 Arizona Centennial Steering Committee, past Board Member of the National Football Foundation and past Board Chairman of the Girls Ranch of Arizona. A native Arizonian, Balich attended the University of Arizona. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband Steve and her three children, Joey, CC, and Nicholas.