Arts/Entertainment/Sports

JUDY LISI

PRESIDENT & CEO, STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, TAMPA

Lisi joined the Straz Center five years after it opened in 1987. She reversed an operating deficit and has led the center into a role as Tampa’s premier performing arts venue and one of the largest multi-venued performing arts center in the country. The center hosts more than 700,000 attendees a year. Lisi is leading a $100-million expansion program.

EDUCATION Sacred Heart University (BA), St. Louis University (MA)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I began my career as an actor/singer and have written and produced over 10 plays and produced more than 100 operas.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I was in a convent for three years. Also, I have been a Tony voter for 35 years.
ALTERNATE CAREER? I would be a writer.
STAYING FIT I try to eat well, practice yoga and pump my elliptical for a half-hour daily.

KEN BABBY

FAST FORWARD SPORTS GROUP

Mark Bellissimo

Equestrian Sports Productions

Matthew Caldwell

Florida Panthers Hockey

Tony Dungy

Broadcaster

Tom Garfinkel

Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium

STEVE HOGAN

FLORIDA CITRUS SPORTS

NANCY HOGSHEAD-MAKAR

CHAMPION WOMEN

Derek Jeter

Miami Marlins

Shahid “Shad” Khan

Jacksonville Jaguars

JUDY LISI

STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Alex Martins

Orlando Magic

Duncan McClellan

Duncan McClellan Gallery

JUDITH MITCHELL

RAYMOND F. KRAVIS CENTER

Jay Monahan

PGA Tour

KATHY RAMSBERGER

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

KAY RAWLINS

ORLANDO CITY SC

Matt Silverman

Tampa Bay Rays