Jeremy Foley handled virtually every aspect of the University of Florida’s $119.3 million athletic program during his athletic administrative career – which began with an internship in the Gator Ticket Office in 1976 – was named UF’s Director of Athletics in March of 1992. He was the second-longest tenured athletic director among Autonomy Conference schools before his retirement on October 1, 2016.
Mark Rosser earned a B.A.E. in political science from the UF College of Education in 1979. Upon graduation he gained experience as a social studies teacher, then as a state policymaker, a lobbyist and an entrepreneur, before venturing into corporate compliance and governance. Rosser is a twice-elected president of a national trade association and a veteran on political campaigns.
Ed Buckley has led Peerfit’s expansion strategy by driving national partnerships, business development, and fundraising. With nearly 10 years in the fitness industry and a background in digital health behavior research, he strives to push the envelope on innovation in the fitness-technology space. Mr. Buckley is very passionate about designing new ways to drive engagement and help deliver flexibility and personalization to the health and wellness marketplace.
Matt DiFebo is the CEO of FanSummit, LLC., his latest cutting-edge and innovative venture in the Sport and Entertainment industry. FanSummit, LLC provides highly-focused, customized and strategic revenue solutions and expert consulting services to collegiate and professional sport organizations and a wide-variety of entertainment companies. DiFebo founded IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions in 2011.
Sara is currently a partner at Underdog Venture Team, a new social impact enterprise that offers strategic marketing services as well as invests in underrepresented founders in sports, entertainment, and wellness. Her sports business background also includes business development for the Boston Blazers; partnership marketing for Major League Soccer/Soccer United Marketing, and labor relations for Major League Baseball. Sports Business Journal named Sara to the 2018 class of Game Changers and in 2021, she was named a co-owner of the North Carolina Courage of the National Women’s Soccer League.
Andi Sellers-Goodwin earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Exercise and Sport Sciences in sport management from the UF College of Health and Human Performance during her All-American career as part of the Gators Women’s Soccer Team and member of the US Women’s U-20 national team. She spent the next eight years working for the Baltimore Ravens in their community relations, marketing & research, and ticket operations departments. Currently, Sellers-Goodwin is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill after earning a Master’s of Arts in Sociology at UNC-CH in 2020.
Dr. Jason Penry
Jason is the founder of Penry Advisors, LLC, which provides fundraising counsel and talent development and training for college athletics. Previously, he has served in vice president or vice chancellor roles in development within the Texas Tech System, Arkansas State, and Texas A&M. Penry was chair of the board (2019-2020) for the College Baseball Foundation, which governs the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2018, he founded the Surefire Baseball Forum to prepare and connect top NCAA Division I assistant baseball coaches with administrators.
Dr. Gio Valiante
Dr. Gio Valiante is regarded as one of the most successful performance coaches in the world. He graduated with Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. from Emory University where he studied Social Cognitive Theory under the world-renowned professor, Frank Pajares. Dr. Gio began applying SCT to golfers, and the results were immediate and compelling: over 50 professional wins on the LPGA and PGA Tours.
Steve is a recognized leader at the intersection of sport, business, and education, known for helping individuals and organizations get better and better. Together with his sister, Dr. Leigh Mesler Parise, Steve founded Classroom Champions, an international ed-tech non-profit organization that provides Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and mentorship with help from hundreds of Olympians, Paralympians, NFL, NHL, and NCAA (student-) athletes.
Dr. Chivonne Kiser is a native of Houston, Texas and has over 20 years of experience in education- based athletics in various districts in Texas. Dr. Kiser has spent much of her personal and professional life involved in education-based athletics as a high school three-sport letterman, a Division I college volleyball player, an English teacher, a Physical Education department head, a head volleyball coach, a head track and field coach, an assistant campus athletic coordinator, and currently as an assistant athletic director. Additionally, Dr. Kiser will be inducted into the Southern University and A&M College Sports Hall of Fame later this year. Dr. Kiser has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Southern University, a Master of Science in Sports Management from the University of Florida, and a Doctorate in Education from Northcentral University. Dr. Kiser is a wife and mother of 3 children also involved heavily in athletics: Austin, Tyler, and Brooklyn. Her husband, Dr. Charles Kiser, is also a former athlete and works in the field of education as well.
Mark Rogow is entering his ninth season with the Padres as Head Athletic Trainer. Mark joined the Padres after five years with the U.S. Department of Defense, where he served as Sports Medicine Program Manager for Naval Special Warfare (Navy SEALs) Group 1 – NAB Coronado.
Prior to working for the D.O.D., he spent 20 years working in professional baseball, including roles as Minor League Medical Coordinator for the New York Mets (2006-10) and serving in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization (1991-2005) as their Major League Assistant Athletic Trainer and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator (2001-2005). In 2002, he and the Pirates’ Major League Athletic Training Staff were voted by their peers as MLB Athletic Training Staff of the Year. Rogow also served as their Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator and S&C Coordinator (1997-2000), Athletic Trainer for the Carolina Mudcats (1996) and Bradenton Pirates (1991-95). He worked as an Athletic Trainer in the Arizona Fall League for the Chandler Diamondbacks (1994) and in the Hawaii Winter League for the Honolulu Sharks (1996). Rogow graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the College of Health and Human Performance, and currently resides in Carlsbad, Calif. with his wife, Cheryl, and their three children, Spencer, Preston and Hayden.