Steve Hogan is Chief Executive Officer at Florida Citrus Sports. Steve graduated from University of Central Florida in ’91 (Journalism). Hogan played Football at Central Florida and began his career as an Account Executive for McCaw Communications.
Emily Caron is a Sports Business Reporter at Sportico. Sportico is a leader in our industry providing sports industry news, data, insights, strategies, leadership and live media experiences. A Graduate from University of Virginia in 2018, Caron went on to become a Writer for Sports Illustrated with focus on NCAA basketball & football. Emily then moved to Front Office Sports focusing on NCAA business and is climbing the ranks quick.
Will Funk is Vice President at Turner Broadcasting, specializing in Sports Partnerships & Branded Content. Funk graduated from Bucknell University with B.A, Political Science ’94. He has been EVP at WarnerMedia (Turner Sports division) for 11 years counting.
Gary R. Stevenson is Major League Soccer’s Deputy Commissioner & President of MLS Business Ventures. He oversees the domestic and international commercial business of MLS which includes Soccer United Marketing (SUM), media and broadcasting, digital, club services, marketing, consumer products, special events and content creation and distribution.
Harvey Schiller is Chairman at Charles Towne Holdings and CEO of Schiller Management Group. He is also Chairman of the Board for Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation, Chairman of SportsGrid, and Managing Director for Diversified Search.
Sharon Byers is CEO at Ongev. Ongev is the first-ever interactive digital healthcare company created by and for patients with chronic illness. Their mission is simple: Empowering a personalized journey for your healthcare. Sharon graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Finance and also attended Georgia State University for Post Baccalaureate for Accounting.
Greg Powell is President/CEO of Fi Plan Partners. Fi Plan Partners is an investment firm specializing in financial planning, private wealth management and business consulting based in Birmingham, AL. “At Fi Plan Partners we use a unique process, called Your Financial House®, that considers all of these.
Jack Markwalter is the CEO of CIBC Private Wealth Management, U.S. Jack earned a Bachelor of Science with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Jack has more than 30 years of experience in the private client and investment industry.
Tracy Deforge is the Founder & CEO of The Players’ Impact. The Players’ Impact combines an extensive and elite cross-sport athlete network with industry experts, early stage business resources, and high-end investment opportunities. Their ecosystem has everything an athlete entrepreneur and investor needs to thrive and successfully launch into new endeavors.