President & Chief Executive Officer
Jason Siegel has enjoyed more than 30 years of success and accomplishments in sports tourism, major and minor league professional sports, as well as intercollegiate athletics. He is currently in his seventh year as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports!). Read Full Bio
Executive Vice President
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 Board of Directors for the Downtown Orlando Partnership and the Greater Orlando chapter of WISE (Women in Sports & Events), and was 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 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. Nelson previously served on the Sports Events and Tourism Association (Sports ETA) Board of Directors from 2018-2022, and is currently a member of SKAL International Orlando and President of the Point East Condominium Association Board. 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 he is responsible for developing and managing the commission's network of corporate partners. 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
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 Director of Marketing, Communications & Special Events
Kyle Sturley 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 the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex followed by three years with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), she joined GO Sports in November of 2013. Sturley currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Arts District and is Vice Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee for the Greater Orlando chapter of WISE (Women in Sports & Events). Read Full Bio
Senior Director of Events, Operations & Business Development
Lindsey McBride is an Orlando native, and 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 her new role in 2016. She is currently Chair of the Membership Committee for the Greater Orlando chapter of WISE (Women in Sports & Events).
Senior Director of Business Development & Events
Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Shalisa Griffin joined GO Sports in 2017. Griffin graduated from Delaware State University with a bachelor’s degree in sport management and went on to receive dual master's degrees from the University of Central Florida's DeVos Sport Business Management Program. While pursuing her postgraduate degrees, Griffin was a GA and game day manager for UCF Athletics, as well as a premium seating and events assistant for Florida Citrus Sports. After graduating from UCF, Griffin completed the NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program which led her back to Orlando and the sports commission. In 2020, Griffin was appointed as chair of the Greater Orlando Youth Sports Task Force facilitating the efforts of over 40 regional leaders in addressing key issues that impact youth participation in organized sports. She also serves on the board of directors for Girls on the Run Central Florida.
Corporate Partnerships, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Nolan McDonald is an Orlando native who received his B.S. in Sport Management as well as a Certificate in Spanish for the Professions from the University of Florida. During his time at UF, McDonald worked in athletics during in a variety of fields, including marketing, promotions, operations, and equipment. McDonald interned with GO Sports in 2019 and 2021, which led to his current full-time position.
A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Elizabeth Caldarelli joined GO Sports in 2022 after graduating from Troy University with a Masters in Sport Management. While earning her degree at Troy, she interned in Recruiting and Operations with the Football Program, contributing to 'junior days,' spring practices, sourcing and procuring products and supplies for events, and establishing budgets. She was also a member of the Troy Women's Golf Team from 2020-2022. Prior to attending Troy, Elizabeth graduated with a BS in Sport Management from Texas A&M University in 2020, where she was a member of the Women's Golf Team as well as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
George Diaz is a graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Journalism. He worked at The Miami Herald and Cincinnati Post before joining The Orlando Sentinel sports department in 1989 to cover the Florida Gators. He covered a wide range of sports including eight Olympics, a half dozen Super Bowls, numerous world championship boxing matches, and NBA Finals before leaving sports to join the Sentinel Editorial Board in July of 2006. He rejoined the Sentinel's sports department as a columnist in the spring of 2009 until November of 2018. He has since worked with Growing Bolder, a multi-media organization focused on older adults who have inspirational stories to share, and most recently, as a contributor with Orlando Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @georgediaz