Arts/Entertainment/Sports

Lesa France Kennedy

Executive Vice Chair, NASCAR, Daytona Beach

NASCAR owns and operates 16 major motorsports facilities, including three in Florida: Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Sebring International Raceway. Kennedy has been a part of NASCAR for more than 30 years, mostly in leadership roles with International Speedway Corp., including as CEO when the motorsports entertainment company merged with NASCAR in 2019. She led the $400-million redevelopment of Daytona International Speedway in 2016.

EDUCATION Duke University (BA)
NEW HOBBY I am a novice painter and exhibited this year during our inaugural Art Festival at One Daytona.
WORRIES ABOUT Still challenged by a global pandemic, leading during this difficult time weighs heavily
Sabbatical Topic Fine art would be an incredible passion project.

STACEY ALLASTER

UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION

KEN BABBY

FAST FORWARD SPORTS GROUP

Mark Bellissimo

Equestrian Sports Productions

TOM BRADY

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Matt 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

Jay Monahan

PGA Tour

ERIC POMS

ORANGE BOWL COMMITTEE

J. Michael Prince

USPA Global Licensing

KATHY RAMSBERGER

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

KAY RAWLINS

ORLANDO CITY SC

Matt Silverman

Tampa Bay Rays