Leadership Team

2020-2021 Leadership Team:


Tim Ramsberger – Chairman and President
Currently Chief Operating Officer for Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Tim brings a wealth of experience to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame board. Tim’s resume includes 1994 FIFA World Cup in Orlando, FL, the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, Disney Sports and Disney’s Wide World of Sports, Lake Buena Vista, Florida as well as a host of other high-profile sporting events. Tim is a dual graduate of Florida State University with a BA in Business Administration and a JD from FSU’s College of Law. He’s also received an MBA from Rollins College’s Crummer Graduate School of Business.

Rick Hatcher – Vice President, President-Elect
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

Dean Baker – Vice President
For more than 30 years, Dean has represented some of the finest companies in the sports industry and developed relationships with some of the biggest names in sports, including Don Shula, Chris Evert, Mark O’Meara, Dan Marino, Payne Stewart, John Daly, J. C. Snead, Bob Friend, Joey Sindelar and Jack Nicklaus. Dean sits on the Board of Directors of Broward County Sports Hall of Fame, and served on boards such as the South Florida PGA Section Advisory Board and Junior Achievement.  He has donated his time to help more than 34 different charity celebrity golf tournaments. Dean went to college on a football scholarship, graduating from the University of Missouri in Marketing, Speech & Communications and Management.

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.

Ginger Kane – Secretary
For the past 28 years, Ginger has served as partner (and currently president) of TKO, a branding design and development firm located in Orlando, Florida. She is a past board member of Florida Citrus Sports, host of the Camping World Bowl and VRBO Citrus Bowl as well as past chair of Athlete Connections Foundation. She has served on the board of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame since 2012

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.