Arts/Entertainment/Sports

LESA FRANCE KENNEDY

EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIR, NASCAR, DAYTONA BEACH

NASCAR acquired motorsports entertainment company International Speedway Corp. in 2019. Kennedy has served as CEO of ISC for 10 years, having held a variety of leadership positions over 30 years. In Daytona Beach, she leads the $400-million redevelopment of Daytona International Speedway and the development of One Daytona, NASCAR’s 300,000-sq.-ft. outdoor and lifestyle destination.

EDUCATION Duke University (BA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I’m naturally a shy person.
FLORIDA ISSUE Support of our tourism industry is key to the state’s economic growth. Continued proper funding of tourism marketing efforts is not only necessary to support those employed in the hospitality industry, it brings visitors to our communities, who in turn support our businesses and pay taxes.
FAVORITE VACATION An adventure trip to New Zealand. I love nature, the outdoors and people.

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