Speakers

Speakers

  • 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 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 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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