Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Nine to the Florida Sports Foundation Board of Directors
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ~ Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of nine individuals to the Florida Sports Foundation Board of Directors.

Jesse Biter, of Sarasota, is an experienced entrepreneur with his most recent startup being PropLogix. He is currently appointed to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority and previously served on the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors. Biter attended Shippensburg University.

Michael Dyer, of Nokomis, is a Sports Management Consultant with over 30 years of experience. He is a current board member of the Friends of Hawaii Charities and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in sports administration from Western Illinois University.

Jay Feaster, of Brandon, is the Senior Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was inducted into the Capital Area Chapter Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2023 and serves on the board of directors for the Lightning High School Hockey League, Inc. Feaster earned his bachelor's degree from Susquehanna University and his juris doctor from Georgetown University.

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Sean Flynn, of Boca Raton, is the President of SurePeople. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Miami FC and was a Senior Vice President of the Miami Marlins. Flynn earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from St. Mary's University and his master's degree in sports administration from St. Thomas University.

Frank Gernert, of Fort Lauderdale, is the Director of the Lauderdale Marine Center. He serves on the Florida Inland Navigation District and is a board member of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. Gernert earned his bachelor's degree in business from Florida State University.

Daniel Malasky, Safety Harbor resident, is Chief Legal Officer for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Malasky previously served as General Counsel for United States Tennis Association and was listed as 2020 "Top Corporate Counsel" by Tampa Bay Business Journal; he holds bachelor's degree from University Pennsylvania and juris doctor from Boston University .

Michelle McGann Satter hails from North Palm Beach; she's Professional Golfer on Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour; ex-officio member Palm Beach City Sports Commission; Founder/Chair Michelle McGann Fund/Golf Classic foundation/event benefit diabetes support underprivileged children/families .

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Caroline O'Connor resides in Miami; she's President Business Operations Miami Marlins; board member Miami Dade College Foundation; previously Managing Director Morgan Stanley; holds bachelor's Rutgers University & master's business administration New York University .

Marc Weinroth calls Miami home; he's Assistant General Counsel Miami Dolphins; current member University Miami Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Board Advisors & Sports Lawyers Foundation; holds bachelor's degree UF & juris doctor UPenn .

The nine individuals appointed to serve on Florida Sports Foundation Board Directors are Jesse Biter (Sarasota), Michael Dyer (Nokomis), Jay Feaster (Brandon), Sean Flynn (Boca Raton), Frank Gernert (Fort Lauderdale), Daniel Malasky (Safety Harbor), Michelle McGann Satter (North Palm Beach), Caroline O'Connor (Miami) ,and Marc Weinroth (Miami). Governor DeSantis expressed confidence that these individuals will bring their expertise to help promote sports throughout Florida while also helping to create jobs in their respective fields across state lines

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