Finance and Facilities
|February 22, 2017||8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||President's Board Room 3rd Floor Millican Hall|
|April 19, 2017||8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||President's Boardroom 3rd Floor Millican Hall|
|May 18, 2017||TBD||TBD|
|June 14, 2017||8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||President's Boardroom 3rd Floor Millican Hall|
|August 16, 2017||8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||President's Boardroom 3rd Floor Millican Hall|
|October 11, 2017||8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||President's Boardroom 3rd Floor Millican Hall|
|December 13, 2017||8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||President's Boardroom 3rd Floor Millican Hall|
No agendas have been published for 2017, check back later or view the archives.
No agendas have been published for 2017, check back later or view the archives.
Alex Martins Chair
Alex Martins, who has spent 26 years in professional sports management and rejoined the Magic in June of 2005, was promoted to chief executive officer on December 7, 2011. He previously served as president for more than one year and was the team’s chief operating officer from 2006-10. Martins also serves as CEO of SED Development, LLC, an affiliate of the Magic which is currently planning an entertainment mixed use development across Church Street from the Amway Center.
Martins, who served in various senior-level management capacities with the Magic between 1989-98 and as the organization’s executive vice president of marketing and franchise relations in 2005-06, oversees all operations of the club.
Over the past eight years, Martins led the Magic in a transformation of its business operations, while overseeing a ticket sales, premium sales and corporate partnership effort which saw the most successful business year in the history of the franchise in the 2010-11 season. The transformation process received the recognition of the SportsBusiness Journal which named the Magic as a finalist for Professional Sports Team of the Year, the only NBA team to be named a finalist.
Similarly, Martins spearheaded the transformation of the current Magic basketball operation including the recruitment of current Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan and Head Coach Jacque Vaughn.
Included in the franchise’s success has been the largest season ticket base in franchise history in 2010-11 (14,200) and the most successful corporate sales effort in franchise history. Amongst these records are the largest increase in attendance in the NBA over the five-year period, the most new sales and season tickets sold in the league in two of the last five years, and the largest group ticket sales effort in team history last season.
Martins was instrumental in helping to secure the new state-of-the-art Amway Center in Orlando. The Amway Center is part of a public community venues program that also includes a new Performing Arts Center and a renovation of the Citrus Bowl Stadium. The new Amway Center opened in October 2010. The facility was named a finalist for the SportsBusiness Journal’s Sports Facility of the Year Award for two consecutive years, and captured the award in 2012. Additionally, the Magic also contributed $20 million toward and constructed five community recreation centers throughout Orange County, Florida, as part of its commitment to build the new Amway Center. The Amway Center was honored in 2013 with the Customer Experience Award during TheStadiumBusiness Awards presentation held in association with TheStadiumBusiness Summit in Manchester, England.
Over the last seven years at the annual NBA Sales and Marketing Meetings, the Magic organization was awarded the “New Full Season Ticket Award” twice for being No. 1 in the NBA in new full season tickets sold, a “90 Percent Renewal Award” for being just one of five teams to achieve a 90 percent or higher season ticket renewal rate in 2007, a “Sponsorship Account Performance Award” for the extraordinary number of accounts secured by the corporate partnerships department and the “Retailer of the Year Award” for the team’s retail sales performance. Martins is a member of the NBA Team Presidents Advisory Council.
Martins originally joined the Magic as director of publicity/media relations in April 1989. In September of 1996, he was promoted to senior director of communications. He also previously served as the Chairman of the Board of the Magic Action Team Community Fund. The Magic Action Team Fund developed into the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, which has distributed nearly $18 million to local nonprofit organizations during the last 23 years, including $1 million this season. Additionally, Martins served on the developmental board of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida. The program has been funded through a $9 million endowment by Rich and Helen DeVos and awards dual Masters degrees in Sport Management and Business Administration.
Martins has also has served as the senior vice president of marketing and branding for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, vice president of communications and public affairs with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and vice president of sports ventures with the Tavistock Group. At Tavistock, Martins served as tournament director of The Tavistock Cup, a PGA Tour-sanctioned event.
Martins started his career as a student assistant in the Villanova sports information department, assisted in the Philadelphia 76ers public relations department and was also the assistant sports information director at Georgetown University (1988-89).
Martins is past chairman of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission and The Central Florida Partnership. He also serves on the board of directors of the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Central Florida Commission on Homeless, the executive committee of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center and the Central Florida board of directors for Seaside National Bank & Trust.
In December of 2013, Martins was awarded the 2013 Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award for Community Leadership by the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association. The award is CFHLA’s highest honor recognizing an individual’s achievements and contributions to the Central Florida hospitality industry as well as the community at large.
Martins earned his MBA from the University of Central Florida where he is a member of the College of Business Administration’s Hall of Fame. He also serves on the Dean’s Executive Council for the College of Business Administration at UCF, was honored with the opportunity to serve as Commencement Speaker at UCF in August of 2008 and serves on the UCF Board of Trustees.
A native of Kearny, New Jersey, Martins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Villanova, where he graduated from in 1986. He resides in Orlando, Fla., with his wife, Juliet, and daughters, Sophia (9) and Gabrielle (7).
Robert A. Garvy Vice Chair
Robert A. Garvy, founder and chairman emeritus of INTECH, joined the company in January 1991, and in partnership with Dr. E. Robert Fernholz, has helped build the firm from a single product provider into a solutions-based global investment manager with over $50 billion in assets under management in 2014. Mr. Garvy’s broad exposure to plan design, asset allocation, manager selection and performance analysis provided a unique background and perspective that led to the growth and development of INTECH among institutional investors around the world.
Mr. Garvy earned his M.B.A. at Georgia State University in 1976 with special emphasis on investment theory. After graduation, Mr. Garvy joined Blackburn & Company in Atlanta, GA where he was a vice president of their pension consulting division. He later joined Wilshire Associate, a well-known and highly regarded national investment consulting firm. At Wilshire for 12 years, he was a senior vice president and general partner and co-founded their pension consulting division. In that role, he assisted in the growth and development of the division into one of national prominence.
Mr. Garvy has more than 40 years of investment experience. He is a well-known speaker at investment conferences and seminars and he has been invited to present INTECH’s research at universities and consultant gatherings throughout the world. Mr. Garvy sits on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (The Q-Group).
Mr. Garvy was appointed to the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees in June 2011 and is Chairman of the Educational Programs Committee. UCF is the second largest university in the U.S. with over 60,000 students. He also serves on the business school advisory council at the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Garvy has been active in community affairs. He has served as a member of the Palm Beach County Investment Board and is currently a trustee of the Palm Beach Retirement Board. He is a past Chairman of Rosarian Academy and has been active with Cardinal Newman High School. He is a member of the Society of the Four Arts and served on the board of the Sailfish Club.
Mr. Garvy was appointed to the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees in June 2011.
Marcos R. Marchena Ex Officio
MARCOS R. MARCHENA is the senior partner of Marchena and Graham, P.A. an Orlando business and government law firm, and serves as general counsel to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Currently Marcos serves on the Board of Trustees and also as an officer on the UCF Foundation Board. Marcos has served as Chairman of the Florida Transportation Commission, which provided oversight to the Florida Department of Transportation. He has also been Chairman of the Federal Middle District Court Nominating Committee, Chairman of the Valencia Community College Board of Trustees, the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission and the City of Orlando Nominating Board. This year he was selected one of the 50 most powerful people in Orlando, Florida by Orlando Magazine. His prior recognitions include being selected as one of the Orlando Business Journal top 40 community leaders under 40. He has been recognized as one of the 10 top businessmen in Central Florida, and was also previously named to the Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine. Marcos was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1971 and has lived in Orlando since that year. Marcos received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. He has been a member of the Bar of the State of Florida since 1985 and is also a member of the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida. Marcos and his wife Nancy have three daughters.
Keith Koons joined the UCF Department of Music in 1990. A native of Maryland, he holds degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BME), the Manhattan School of Music (MM) and the University of Southern California (DMA). His primary teachers include Thomas Silliman, Mitchell Lurie, Leon Russianoff, Robert Genovese and Donald Oehler. His teaching areas include graduate and undergraduate clarinet performance, woodwind chamber music, and woodwind techniques.
Dr. Koons is a frequent recitalist and chamber musician, often featuring new music and premiere performances. He has held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, FL since 1992, and also performs with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent world premiere performances include Passage to Petra by Michael Daugherty, Three Impressions by Ney Rosauro, and Spectrum by Howard Buss, all written for Dr. Koons.
He has performed or presented at conferences of the International Clarinet Association in Chicago, Ohio, Utah, Belgium, Portugal, Texas, California, Nebraska, Italy, and Louisiana, national and regional conferences of the College Music Society, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, the National Flute Association, the International Double Reed Society, the American Musical Instrument Society, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the European Clarinet Association and the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium.
He has held several leadership positions with the Southern Chapter of the College Music Society, and served as President from 2003-2005. He is a longtime member of Toastmasters International, and has achieved the recognition of Distinguished Toastmaster, the organization’s highest award.
Dr. Koons formerly taught in the public schools of Maryland and at Arkansas Tech University. After previously serving as Interim Chair of the UCF Department of Music, he is currently Professor of Music, Graduate Coordinator and Associate Director of the School of Performing Arts. He has developed and sponsored the annual UCF Clarinet Day, featuring guest artists from the United States and abroad.
Dr. Koons served from 2008-2014 as President-elect, President, and Past President of the International Clarinet Association, the world’s largest clarinet organization with more than 3500 members in 80 countries. He was the founding Chair for 13 years of the ICA Research Presentation Committee, and also served the Association as Research Coordinator and Library Liaison. In the future, he will serve as Artistic Director of the 2017 ICA ClarinetFest® in Orlando.
Mr. Sprouls is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Universal Parks & Resorts, the division of NBC Universal responsible for all theme park, resort and development activities. He oversees Human Resources, Legal, Business Affairs, Risk Management, EHS, Corporate Communications and External Affairs for the Group.
Mr. Sprouls previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Universal Orlando Resort and President/CEO of Universal Holdings I and II, the entities that own and control Universal Orlando, from 2006 to 2011.
Mr. Sprouls joined Universal Orlando in 1996 as Vice President of Human Resources, after having spent 15 years in various senior level roles for The Seagram Company, Ltd. He was appointed Senior Vice President – Administration for Universal Orlando in 1997. Beginning in 1999, he then served as Executive Vice President – Human Resources for the Universal Parks & Resorts Group, and from 2004 to 2011, served as Executive Vice President – HR, Legal and Business Affairs for the Group. In addition, he spent several years as an attorney in private practice in New York and New Jersey.
Mr. Sprouls is a member of the U.S. Commerce Department’s Tourism and Travel Advisory Board, U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors and the U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable. Mr. Sprouls is President of the Universal Orlando Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Central Florida, as well as a board member of the University of Central Florida Foundation.
Mr. Sprouls holds both a BA (History) and a J.D. from Seton Hall University. He resides in Windermere, Florida with his wife and three children.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. | 400 Colonial Center Pkwy Ste 400, Lake Mary FL 32746, USA | Tel 407.688.6100 | Fax 407.688.6480 | www.MHPowerSystems.com
David M. Walsh
President & CEO
Tel: (407) 688-6801
Fax: (407) 688-6995
Dave Walsh was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. on April 1, 2014. Mr. Walsh has responsibility for all aspects of the business in the Western Hemisphere. Mr. Walsh is a corporate officer of MHPSA’s parent company, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., in Japan.
Prior to his appointment as President & CEO, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Projects and Services. Mr. Walsh joined the company in 2001, and initially established the service and manufacturing business for Mitsubishi in the Western Hemisphere.
Previously, Mr. Walsh had been a senior executive at Westinghouse in both power generation and industrial service roles responsible for global plant based service activities, and later responsible for their power joint ventures in China.
Mr. Walsh received his BS Commerce degree from the University of Virginia and did Graduate Study, Finance at Northwestern University.
Mr. Walsh is a Board Member of Enterprise Florida, and has previously been a Board Member of the Seminole County Foundation for Public Education, and on the Seminole State College of Florida Foundation Board. Governor Rick Scott recently appointed Mr. Walsh to serve on the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees with a term ending January 6, 2021.
Bill Yeargin is President and CEO of Correct Craft, a ninety year old marine industry company with global operations. Correct Craft’s subsidiaries and brands include Nautique Boats,Centurion Boats, Supreme Boats, Bass Cat Boats, Yar-Craft Boats, Aktion Parks, Orlando Watersports Complex, Miami Watersports Complex, PCM Engines, Crusader Engines and Levitator Engines.
Under Bill’s leadership Correct Craft has won all of their industry’s major awards including Manufacturer of the Year, Boat of the Year, Most Innovative Product, and many others. Additionally, in a State with over 18,000 manufacturers, the company was recently recognized as Florida’s Manufacturer of the Year. One industry publication described Correct Craft under Bill’s leadership as being “on an aggressive improvement path the likes of which the marine industry has never seen.”
A passionate lifelong learner, Bill has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, an MBA and is a Certified Public Accountant. Bill has also studied international business at both Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has completed Lean Six Sigma programs through Villanova University, is Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified, DISC certified, and is a Certified Personal Trainer.
Bill has served on numerous for profit and non-profit boards and is currently a member of the Manufacturing Council, a group of business leaders who advise U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Bill’s has personally received many of the marine industry’s most prestigious awards and was honored to be presented the Governor’s Ambassador Award by the Governor of Florida Bill is a prolific writer who has been published over two hundred times and authored two books. He has traveled around the world as a popular speaker at numerous management conferences.
Bill resides in Orlando, Florida. He is married with two adult daughters. Bill has traveled to all fifty US States and over one hundred countries.