Chief Executive Officer
Jason Siegel has enjoyed 30 years of success and accomplishments in major and minor league professional sports and intercollegiate athletics. He is currently in his third year as CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission after serving five years as the Orlando Solar Bears Managing Partner & President/CEO. Read Full Bio
Chief Financial Officer
Gary Cohen is from Chicago and started working with GO Sports in 2014. When not spending time with his wife, Jill, and daughters Monica and Valleri, he serves as the Treasurer at The Lifeboat Project (2012-present). Cohen graduated with an M.S. in Accounting from Appalachian State University, and previously served as Treasurer for the Wekiva Wildlife Trust (2004-2009). Read Full Bio
Senior Vice President of Business Development
A native of Winter Springs, Florida, Brent Nelson began his career with GO Sports in 1995 after graduating from Florida State University with a B.A. in Marketing. During his spare time, Nelson serves on the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Board of Directors and Point East Condominium Association Board. Read Full Bio
Senior Vice President of Events
Jennifer Lastik began working for GO Sports in 2007 and hails from Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Sport Management, she went on to West Virginia University where she earned an M.S. in Sport Management and interned at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Lastik currently serves on the Downtown Orlando Partnership Board of Directors and is a member of the ATHENA NextGen Class of 2016 and Leadership Orlando Class 96. She was named to Orlando Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2014 and 2018. Read Full Bio
Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships
Michael D. Kalinich joined the GO Sports team as Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships in November 2018, where his responsibility will be to develop and manage the commission's corporate partnership network. Prior to joining GO Sports, Kalinich enjoyed a successful 5-year career in the same capacity for the Orlando Solar Bears professional ice hockey team. Under his leadership, the team’s corporate partnership sales tripled during his tenure. Read Full Bio
Director of Special Events
Kyle Sturley was born in Atlanta, Georgia and lived in four states in six years before her family settled in East Lansing, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Psychology, and went on to receive her M.S. Ed. in Sport Management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. After interning at ESPN Wide World of Sports and then spending three years with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), she joined GO Sports in November of 2013. Sturley currently serves on the Downtown Arts District Board of Directors and the Member Engagement Committee for the Downtown Orlando Partnership. Read Full Bio
Director of Business Development & Events
Lindsey McBride is from Orlando, FL and volunteers with the American Heart Association in her free time. She attended the University of Florida where she earned her B.S. in Sport Management. Having previously worked for GO Sports in 2005, McBride returned to begin a new role in 2016.
Senior Manager of Special Events
Wesley Wilson joined the GO Sports team in November of 2015 and is from Vero Beach, Florida. After graduating with a B.S. in Sport Management from the University of North Florida with a minor in Business Administration, he interned at the Treasure Coast Sports Commission in the Summer of 2015. In fall of 2018, he joined the Orlando Economic Partnerships Young Professional Advisory Council. Wilson's father still resides in Vero Beach, FL where he is an Assistant Principal at Sebastian River HS, and his brother, William, is a basketball Coach at Providence High School in Jacksonville. Read Full Bio
Manager of Business Development & Events
Shalisa Griffin joined GO Sports in 2017 and calls Newark, New Jersey home. After receiving her B.S. in Sport Management from Delaware State University, she obtained her MBA/MSBM from the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at UCF. In her free time, she volunteers with several organizations, including New Hope For Kids and the Boys and Girls Club. Griffin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sports2Change, a nonprofit organization that connects high school student-athletes with nonprofits in need of volunteers.
Eileen Babich is from New York, where she attended Fordham University and received her B.S. in Accounting. She joined GO Sports in 2012.
Marketing & Events Intern
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Naiya Parker joined the GO Sports team in February of 2018. She arrived in Orlando in 2015 to study under the high-ranking Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, and will graduate in May of 2019 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Entertainment Management to prepare her for a career in sports and entertainment events.