Arts/Entertainment/Sports

KATHY RAMSBERGER

PRESIDENT & CEO, DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, ORLANDO

Starting in 2002, Ramsberger led the effort that created the center, which comprises two downtown blocks and features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney theater and a 10,000-sq.-ft. Advent Health School of the Arts. Steinmetz Hall, a multi-form theater and an N1-rated acoustical hall, one of a few in the world, opens this year. Since opening in 2014, the center has held more than 1,600 performances and hosted 2 million guests.

EDUCATION Florida State University (BA)
FLORIDA ISSUE Economic diversification, livable wages, education, affordable housing, the environment, and arts and wellness
PROFESSIONAL PROGRESSION My first professional role after graduating was a teaching position in design at the University of Southern Mississippi. From there, I worked in the international theme park and show design field in both design and business development.
ALTERNATE CAREER? A pilot

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