Leadership Team

2024-26 Leadership Team:


Ginger Kane – Chairman and President
For the past 12 years, Ginger has served as president of TKO, a branding and design firm founded in 1992 and located in Orlando, FL. She has been a member of the board since 2015 and on the executive committee since 2019. She is a past board member of Florida Citrus Sports and past president of Athlete Connections Foundation. She is the first female to lead the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.

Keyna Cory – First Vice President, President-Elect
Keyna Cory is President of Public Affairs Consultants. Keyna has been involved with sports her entire life. As a Junior Bowler, she was the Junior Orange Bowl Champion in 1972 and was a member of the University of Florida Bowling Team. Football has always been her passion and she was the first woman to be chair of the Carquest Bowl in 1995. Over the years, she has worked with the late Jim Brown and his Amer-I-Can program and currently works with the bowl games in Florida on marketing opportunities.

John Kearney – Treasurer
A former CPA, John has owned, operated and been an officer of many companies throughout his career. He is currently Chairman, CEO of Advance raining Systems, a developer of simulators for driving and training on the simulators. He is also Chairman of KML Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing grants to youth seeking an education.

John Reger – Secretary
John has an extensive background in all areas of the golf industry. As a 42-year member of the PGA of America, John has fulfilled a variety of roles including golf professional, tournament announcer, golf course owner, association officer, tournament player, broadcaster, consultant, golf manufacturer, promoter, golf writer, golf course developer and student of the game.

Dean Baker – Regional Vice President

Chris Nicolas – Regional Vice President

Steve Perry – Regional Vice President

Rick Hatcher – Immediate Past President
Rick is currently the Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He has more than 20 years’ experience in sports tourism and event management including Business Development Director for PSA Sports, Executive Director for two Sports Commissions and Sports Marketplace Coordinator for Connect Sports with Collinson Media and Events.

Barry Smith – President Emeritus
Barry has been an instrumental player in the sports marketing, special events and promotions for nearly 30 years in the Tampa, Florida area through his company, Sports Time Productions. He served as president of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame during its pivotal tenure from 2015 – 2020.  Football fans may remember the wide receiver from Florida State who was a first-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers and also spent a year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.