Nominating and Governance
|March 15, 2012||9:30 am – 9:45 am||Minutes||Live Oak Center|
|May 24, 2012||8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.||Agenda||Live Oak Center|
|April 22, 2013||
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
|Agenda Minutes||Millican Hall #308|
|May 15, 2013||
|Agenda Minutes||Millican Hall #308|
|June 28, 2013||10:00 a.m.||Agenda Minutes||Millican Hall #243|
|September 18, 2013||1:30pm||Agenda||MH# 308|
|July 7, 2014||
|Agenda Minutes||Millican Hall #308|
|November 20, 2014||9:30 am – 9:45 am||Agenda Minutes||Fairwinds Alumni Center|
|June 29, 2015||8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Agenda Minutes||Fairwinds Alumni Center|
|July 23, 2015||11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Agenda Minutes||Fairwinds Alumni Center|
|November 19, 2015||10:00 am – 10:15 am||Agenda Minutes||NorthView|
|March 24, 2016||11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Agenda Minutes||FAIRWINDS Alumni Center|
|May 31, 2016||10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Agenda||FAIRWINDS Alumni Center|
|May 31, 2016||Minutes|
|August 5, 2016||9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Agenda Minutes||President's Boardroom - Millican Hall|
|September 7, 2016||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Agenda Minutes||President's Board Room - Millican Hall|
|October 20, 2016||9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Agenda Minutes||President's Boardroom - Millican Hall - 3rd Floor|
|January 27, 2017||8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.||Agenda Minutes||Provost's Conference Room - Millican Hall - 3rd Floor|
|March 16, 2017||9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Agenda Minutes||FAIRWINDS Alumni Center|
|May 9, 2017||3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Agenda||Millican Hall - 3rd Floor - President's Boardroom|
|July 20, 2017||10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Agenda||Live Oak Center|
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William Yeargin Chair
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.
Alex Martins Vice 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).
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.
John S. Lord was born in Orlando and currently lives in Winter Park, Florida.
Mr. Lord was elected as a Trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust in July 2000 and became a member of the Board of Directors of The Nemours Foundation the same year. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nemours from February 2007 to August 2015 before stepping off the Board in late 2016.
Mr. Lord retired in 2000 from his position with Bank of America as the Orlando-area market President and Small Business/Premier Banking Executive for the State of Florida after a 32 year banking career to join the Trust.
Mr. Lord currently serves as a board member for Dornoch Sutherland Assurance Ltd., Cruden Bay Risk Retention Group and the Pediatric Medical Services of Florida Inc. Mr. Lord is former director of the St. Joe Company, Florida East Coast Industries and ABC Fine Wine and Spirits.
Mr. Lord is a former chairman of the Orange County Industrial Authority, the Mid-Florida Industrial Development Commission, the Community Foundation of Central Florida, and the Florida Citrus Sports Association. He has served as treasurer of the Orange County Public School Foundation, vice president of the Orange County Civic Improvement Corporation, and the 1999 chairman of the Heart of Florida United Way. Mr. Lord also is a former appointee to the Valencia Community College Board of Trustees, where he served as chairman in 1994-95. He served as an Overseer of Rollins College Crummer School of Business for 16 years and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Central Florida.
He is married to Carolyn and has two children and two grandchildren. He and his wife enjoy travel and remain active in the Central Florida community.
Beverly J. Seay
Professional Biography for Beverly Seay – Executive Director
Beverly Seay is the Executive Director for the Nebraska Applied Research Institute (NARI), specializing in applied research in cyber physical systems, data science, and modeling, simulation and visualization. She is a corporate leader, mentor, and technical visionary and has served and led government, industry and academic boards throughout the country. Throughout her career with SAIC, she pioneered the enterprise-wide Modeling and Simulation Center of Excellence and led the innovation of key pioneering approaches in systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and the delivery of complex, composable software and hardware systems. With over 40 years of professional experience, her efforts contributed to the foundation and standards that enabled the Modeling & Simulation community to grow into the vibrant and integrated ecosystem it is today. Her work on building partnerships with government, academia, and industry has expanded the use of simulation in new markets to include healthcare, emergency management, tourism, and cybersecurity.
Mrs. Seay’s current University Board memberships include the Board of Trustees at theUniversity of Central Florida, Chair of the University of Central Florida’s Engineering and Computer Science Dean’s Advisory Board and Chair of the Georgia Tech College of Computing Advisory Board. Mrs. Seay is also a member of the Association of Governing Boards (AGB), the Florida for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Executive Advisory Group, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.
She chairs the annual Florida Simulation Summit and will be inducted into the Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame in June, 2017.
Mrs. Seay holds a Master of Science degree in Computers, Information and Control Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.
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.