Leadership

Leadership

Alan Gooch, Executive Director

Alan Gooch has committed his life to one thing…helping others. His primary vehicle for doing this has been his work for more than 25 years in college athletics and, primarily, football. Alan is the Executive Director of the Orlando Sports Foundation, whose goal is to bring a new and different college football bowl game experience to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, the bowl’s goal is to create awareness and additional financial resource for breast cancer research.

Gooch began his career as a member of the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights as a defensive back in 1981 before spending 22 seasons as a member of the coaching staff. He started his coaching career in 1983 as a graduate assistant, quickly moving thru the ranks and becoming UCF’s recruiting coordinator. During his eight years at the position, he aided the program’s transition from Division II through I-AA and into I-A status. He was named assistant head coach in 1998 and took over as interim head coach at the end of the 2003 season. Gooch and Gary Gibbs of University of Oklahoma are the only two coaches in division one football to rise from player to Head Coach without leaving their alma mater.

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Orlando Sports Foundation
Board of Directors

mack-mcLaughlin

Mack McLaughlin*
President & Chair Executive, Communications and Leadership Committee
CEO, FX Design

kay-stanney

Kay Stanney
Vice President & Science Officer
CEO, Design Interactive

RayBastin

Ray D. Bastin
Chief Financial Officer &
Finance Committee Chair
WithumSmith+Brown

jim-warmus

Jim Warmus
Co-Chair, Finance & Host Committee
Cure Bowl Cup – Chair
Partner-CPA, WithumSmith+Brown

megan-dowdy

Megan Dowdy*
Host Committee Chair
President, Megan Dowdy Realty

scott-rose

Scott Rose*
Chair, Development & Selection Committee
Scott Rose All-State

jeff-lagos

Jeff Lagos*
Co-Chair, Development & Selection Committee
President, Insurance of America

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Alan Gooch*
Board Executive Director
Managing Partner Tizon Commercial, LLC

Orlando Sports Foundation
Advisory Board

andrae bailey

Andrae Bailey
Philanthropic Ambassador
CEO – Change Everything

kennanburch

Kennan Burch
Brand Strategist
Brand Catalyst Partners

michelle-crawford

Michelle Crawford
Spirit Cheer – Dance Coordinator
Orange County Public Schools

VicCollazo

Victor Collazo
Community Relations

marc-daniels

Marc Daniels
Radio Consultant
Perfect Game Productions

mike-foristall

Mike Foristall*
Strategic Marketing
& Creative Production
Knight Agency

GretchenHahn

Gretchen Hahn
Media Buyer, Media Relations
Green Grass Marketing & Advertising

TiffanyHughes-2

Tiffany Hughes
Corporate Relations
UCF College of Business

LoriJohnson

Lori Johnson
Public Relations
Edelman

paul-kennedy

Paul Kennedy
Broadcast TV Program Consultant
Fox Sports Network

erik-kohler

Erik Kohler
Public Address Announcer
EK Sports

jeff-knipe

Jeff Knipe
Cure Bowl Cup Co-Chair
Mainstay Financial & Client Rewards Inc.

george-lamelza

George Lamelza*
Web Services
CEO, incend Media

Mark Line

Mark Line 
Cure Bowl All Stars GM

Tom-McAleavey

Tom McAleavey
General Counsel
Holland & Knight LLP

christin-petroski

Christin Petroski
General Counsel
Holland & Knight LLP

pete-rugules

Pete Rugules
Event Emcee
Cort

Paula Wyatt

Paula Wyatt 
On Field Experience & Brand Management
Anything is Posh Able

Orlando Sports Foundation
Advisory Board / Gameday Ops

nate-blythe

Nate Blythe
SID Coordinator, Historian
Media Relations
UCFAA

rj-dowdy-sm

R.J. Dowdy
Motor Sports Liaison
Dowdy Properties

John R. Evans

John R. Evans
Team Chaplain Coordinator
UCF Campus Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes

joel-johnson

Joel Johnson
Director of Sports Medicine
SST Rehab

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New Member
Coming Soon

TimPhillips

Tim Phillips
Promotions & Asset Development
Business Forms

LarryRogers

Larry Rogers
Director TV Production Operations
Firstintv, President

DeronStults

Deron Stultz
Promotions & Game Day Merchandise
Bagley, Inc.

Orlando Sports Foundation
Staff

alan gooch

Alan Gooch*
CEO, AutoNation Cure Bowl
Executive Director, Orlando Sports Foundation

Paula Wyatt

Paula Wyatt
Director of Communications
& Sponsor Relations
 

MattStover

Matt Stover
Director of Ticket Operations
& Member Relations

whitney-prince

Whitney Prince
Development and Social Media Coordinator

Priscilla Quezada

Priscilla Quezada
Administration/ Quality Control Analyst

kelly walston

Kelly Walston
Controller/ Business Operations/HR

Colton Chamblin

Colton Chamblin
Events and Operations Assistant

*Denotes “Founding Member” of the AutoNation Cure Bowl and the Orlando Sports Foundation. Read More