Our Team

Jason Siegel

President & Chief Executive Officer

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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 fifth year as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports!). Read Full Bio

Jennifer Lastik

Executive Vice President

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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

Brent Nelson

Senior Vice President of Business Development

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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

Michael D. Kalinich

Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

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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

Gary Cohen

Chief Financial Officer

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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

Kyle Sturley

Senior Director of Marketing, Communications & Special Events

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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 on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Arts District, the Members Council for the Downtown Orlando Partnership, and is Co-Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee for the Greater Orlando chapter of WISE (Women in Sports & Events). Read Full Bio

Lindsey McBride

Senior Director of Business Development & Events

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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 Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for the Greater Orlando chapter of WISE (Women in Sports & Events).

Shalisa Griffin

Senior Director of Business Development & Events

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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.

Nolan McDonald

Corporate Partnerships & Events Coordinator

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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 in Corporate Partnerships & Events.

Eileen Babich

Bookkeeper

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Eileen Babich is from New York, where she attended Fordham University and received her B.S. in Accounting. She joined GO Sports in 2012.