Arts/Entertainment/Sports

MATT SILVERMAN

PRESIDENT, TAMPA BAY RAYS, ST. PETERSBURG

The MLB franchise has become one of the most innovative and data-driven organizations in sports, cobbling together consistently successful teams on a fraction of the budget of better-heeled competitors. The Rays went to the World Series in 2020 and are expected to be competitive again this year. As the team looks for a new stadium, its owners have proposed splitting the season between St. Petersburg and Montreal.

EDUCATION Harvard (BS)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION Operating a Major League Baseball team requires an unusually wide variety of specialties — media, sales/marketing, IT, R&D, F&B, facility management, etc. —providing constant opportunities to learn and grown.
CIVIC EFFORT When COVID struck, the Rays Baseball Foundation donated more than $1 million to residents and businesses across Tampa Bay with a strong focus on food insecurity.
SOMETHING SURPRISING As third generation Texan, I grew up a rabid fan of the Chicago Cubs.
READING Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert

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