APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section


Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m. EST

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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A panel of sports experts to discuss the economic, historical, and social impacts/influences of minor league sports in the City of Jacksonville. Moderated by Alan Verlander, CEO Jax Sports Council & COO for Taxslayer Bowl, the panelists include Dick Kravitz, frmr City Councilman (1991,1995), member of the Florida House of Representatives (2000-2008) and former Executive Director of the Jax Sports & Entertainment Commission; Ken Babby, Owner, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Jeff Bouchy, Owner, Jacksonville Sharks


Ken Babby

Ken Babby: Owner Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Minor League Baseball) Babby is the former Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager, Digital for The Washington Post. Presently, he is the owner of the Akron RubberDucks baseball team of the Eastern League and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp of the Southern League. Babby is ... Read More

Dick Kravitiz

Dick Kravtiz: Former City Council Member & former Executive Director of the Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Commission Mr. Kravitz moved to the state of Florida in 1972, and subsequently worked as general manager for the Jacksonville Suns, the Jacksonville Express (Arena Football) and the Jacksonville Tea Men (Soccer). In 1979, he ... Read More

Alan Verlander

Alan Verlander: CEO For JAXSPORTS Council & COO for Taxslayer Bowl Verlander oversees the Florida- Georgia game, the New Years Bowl game, sustaining the Jaguars and many other major sporting events the city handles each year. Prior to becoming the CEO of JAXSPORTS in 2014, Verlander served as the city's ... Read More

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