Michael Kelly, Vice President For Athletics/Director of Athletics, University of South Florida

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  • Photo of Michael Kelly, Vice President For Athletics/Director of Athletics, University of South Florida

    October 30, 2023

    Michael Kelly, Vice President For Athletics/Director of Athletics, University of South Florida

    Michael Kelly began his tenure as USF Vice President for Athletics on August 6, 2018, returning him to the Bay area where he previously served as an associate athletic director for USF and led efforts around a Super Bowl, the College Football Playoff National Championship and the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Tampa Bay.

    Upon his introduction, Kelly conveyed his vision of "building USF Athletics tradition one champion at a time," while emphasizing that "our youth is an absolute strength" in embracing an athletic program founded in 1965. Kelly's vision includes building champions in competition, the classroom, the community and in life with a guiding principle of creating an exceptional student-athlete experience in which USF's nearly 450 student-athletes can thrive. Kelly laid out his plan to engage the community and build Bulls Nation through exceptional customer service and ensuring rewarding and memorable experiences. He has led the Bulls to numerous record-breaking achievements in fundraising, in the classroom and competition during his tenure.

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  • Photo of Lelo Prado, Deputy Athletics Director / Development (Sport Admin: Baseball), University of South Florida

    October 30, 2023

    Lelo Prado, Deputy Athletics Director / Development (Sport Admin: Baseball), University of South Florida

    Lelo Prado was named Deputy Director of Athletics/Development on Sept. 6, 2018.

    Prado rejoined USF Athletics after a successful eight-year tenure as the head coach of the Bulls’ baseball program (2007-14) and a previous stint serving as USF Associate Director of Athletics for Administration and External Services (2014-17). Prior to rejoining USF, Prado served as Assistant Vice President/Market Development Officer for Republic Bank in Tampa.

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  • Photo of Dr. Brad Massey –  Curator of Public History Tampa Bay History Center

    October 23, 2023

    Dr. Brad Massey – Curator of Public History Tampa Bay History Center

    Brad Massey is the Saunders Foundation Curator of Public History at the Tampa Bay History Center. He has worked at the History Center since 2018. He holds a doctorate in history from the University of Florida. In his current role, Brad curates exhibitions for the History Center and creates other works of history.

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  • Photo of Linda Olson, President/CEO, Tampa Bay Wave

    October 16, 2023

    Linda Olson, President/CEO, Tampa Bay Wave

    Linda Olson is the CEO & founder of Tampa Bay Wave. To date, Linda has raised over $12 million in federal and local funds to launch and expand Tampa Bay Wave including a total of eight federal grants. Linda has been a founder or management team member of several tech startups since 1999, including Yet2.com. Prior to that, Linda began her career running ERP implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies.

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  • Photo of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day

    October 9, 2023

    Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day

    No Meeting. Enjoy the Holiday.

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  • Photo of Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO, Embarc Collective

    October 2, 2023

    Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO, Embarc Collective

    Lakshmi Shenoy is the CEO of Embarc Collective, Florida’s fastest-growing startup hub, located in downtown Tampa. Before moving to Tampa Bay, Lakshmi was in Chicago and served as the Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at 1871, the #1 university-affiliated business incubator in the world. Prior to 1871, Lakshmi worked for several top global media and advertising brands. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Lakshmi currently serves on the board for The Florida Aquarium and Junior Achievement Tampa Bay.

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  • Photo of Board of Directors – Election Day – Members Only

    September 25, 2023

    Board of Directors – Election Day – Members Only

    Today is election day for our Board of Directors. Attendance is for Members Only.

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  • Photo of Doug Melvin, Major League Baseball, Front Office Executive

    September 18, 2023

    Doug Melvin, Major League Baseball, Front Office Executive

    Doug Melvin is a Major League Baseball front office executive having served 13 years as general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers (2002-2015) and general manager of the Texas Rangers for 6 years (1995-2001). He began his career in professional baseball as a minor league pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees farm systems (1972-1978) before transitioning to the front office as assistant scouting director of the New York Yankees
    and later as assistant general manager with the Baltimore Orioles (1987-1994).

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