Florida Sports Foundation Adds Experienced Executive to Board of Directors
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Sports Foundations announces the appointment of Kim McDougal to its board of directors. McDougal’s appointment expands the board to 24 directors.
A seasoned education policy expert with almost three decades of experience, she has served in multiple leadership roles at the Florida Department of Education, including Governmental Relations Director and Senior Policy Advisor for several Commissioners of Education.
Kim served as Chief of Staff to Governor Rick Scott. In this role, she was responsible for directly serving and advising the Governor on issues pertaining to 100,000 plus executive branch employees and administered an $83 billion state budget. She also served as Governor Scott’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Affairs Director, Education Policy Coordinator and as Policy Advisor during his successful re-election campaign. Kim is currently a senior government affairs consultant at the Tallahassee office of Gray Robinson, Attorneys at Law.
Jesse Biter, President of the Florida Sports Foundation Board of Directors said, “We are pleased to have Ms. McDougal join the board. Her perspective and experience in executive management and legislative affairs will greatly benefit our efforts to expand and enhance sports development and tourism in the Sunshine State.”
“I am honored to join this distinguished group of industry experts and look forward to working on initiatives to increase our footprint in this growing arena,” said McDougal.
About the Florida Sports Foundation
Florida’s Sports Industry creates over $57.4 billion in economic impact for the Sunshine State, provides over 580,000 jobs for its citizens, and attracts over 16 million out of state visitors each year. All of which deservingly make Florida the “Sports Capital of the World”. The Florida Sports Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation, serving as the Sports Industry Development Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The mission of the Florida Sports Foundation is to:
·Assist Florida’s communities with securing, hosting and retaining Sporting events and sports related business that generate significant economic impact and Sports Tourism for the state of Florida through the Foundation’s grant programs, legislative initiatives and Industry Partner service, recognition and development.
·Provide the citizens of Florida with participation opportunities in the Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games events.
·Serve as Florida’s leading resource for Sport Tourism research and facts.
·Assist in the promotion of targeted leisure sports industries in Florida.
·Assist National and Florida State Governing Bodies to promote amateur sport development through the Sunshine State Games and hosting events in Florida.