Central Florida Sports Commission Taps Three for Board of Directors

19 Oct, 2015

The Central Florida Sports Commission (CFSC) Board of Directors added three new members at its most recent meeting, it was announced by CFSC President and CEO John Bisignano.

Jackie Hayter, Director of Sports Marketing at Orlando Health, Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan and Allyson Meyers, Vice President and General Manager of three local Fox television stations were each appointed to the CFSC Board.

“We are excited to welcome three proven leaders to the Central Florida Sports Commission Board of Directors,” said Greg Lee, Chairman of the CFSC. “Each of their backgrounds and proven track records of success in the community will be assets to our team as we continue to grow.” 

Hayter has been with Orlando Health for 10 years, working in community relations and development as well as brand and service line marketing. She currently oversees the relationship between Orlando Health and Orlando City Soccer Club, sponsorship of UCF Athletics and other sports sponsorships in the area. Hayter is a two-time graduate of UCF and was a four-year member of the Knights women’s soccer team. She also serves on the Orlando City Foundation Board of Directors and is enrolled in Leadership Orlando Class 90.

Now in his 20th year with Florida Citrus Sports, Hogan has worked his way up through the ranks at FCS, serving as Events Manager, Assistant Executive Director (COO) and interim Executive Director (CEO). After a nationwide search, Hogan was named the organization’s Chief Executive Officer in 2006. He has negotiated numerous television, title sponsorship and conference agreements that makes Orlando one of only three communities that stage multiple bowl games each year. Hogan was also instrumental in the $200 million reconstruction and modernization of the Orlando Citrus Bowl.

A leader in local media, Meyers is Vice President and General Manager for all three Fox owned and operated stations in the region, WOFL-TV and WRBW-TV in Orlando and WOGX-TV in Gainesville. She previously served three years at the Fox station WTXF-TV in Philadelphia. Along with her appointment to the CFSC Board, Meyers also currently serves on boards for Visit Orlando, Orlando Inc., Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and the Florida Association of Broadcasters. 

“Jackie, Allyson and Steve bring a wealth of experience and leadership to our board,” said Bisignano. “Central Florida has seen a great deal of growth as a premier sports destination and their vision is imperative to keeping that momentum going.”

The Central Florida Sports Commission Board of Directors is an inclusive group of tourism, sports and business leaders who represent the Sport Commission’s four-county region.

About the Central Florida Sports Commission:  The Central Florida Sports Commission pursues marquee and amateur sports events for Central Florida that drive visitors to our region. The Sports Commission represents the City of Orlando as well as Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

In 2015, the CFSC’s event calendar is projected to drive 75 events and more than 221,000 visitors, 181,000 room nights and $112 million in economic impact to the Central Florida region. In 2016 the CFSC will be co-hosting the 2016 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship along with UCF, the City of Orlando and Orange County. Taking place March 10-13, 2016 the Amway Center, the championship is an anchor of the CFSC’s 2016 event calendar.


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