Speakers

Speakers

  • Photo of Eric D. Hart, CVE, President and CEO, Tampa Sports Authority

    July 22, 2024

    Eric D. Hart, CVE, President and CEO, Tampa Sports Authority

    Eric is the President/CEO of the Tampa Sports Authority (TSA). He is a member of the Westshore Alliance, the Visit Tampa Bay Advisory Board and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission board.

    The TSA manages Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of South Florida Bulls, the Hillsborough County Tournament Sportsplex and three City of Tampa municipal golf courses- Rocky Point, Babe Zaharias and Rogers Park. The TSA also serves as the landlord for Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Steinbrenner Field, spring home for the New York Yankees.

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  • Photo of Lauren Prager, Chief Strategy Officer, Synapse

    July 29, 2024

    Lauren Prager, Chief Strategy Officer, Synapse

    Lauren Prager believes in the power of community. Her entire life - both personal and professional - has been dedicated to learning people’s stories, finding ways to share them to build meaningful, intentional communities and connections.

    Lauren’s career started in Washington DC where she was a lobbyist, educator and political organizer. For more than 10 years, Lauren worked on domestic and foreign policy issues building bipartisan support and empowering people to get engaged and impact their community. She helped to launch several national community engagement initiatives and organized national and international educational programs. During her career she achieved record levels in fundraising, membership growth and retention, and community involvement.

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