For Immediate Release

Contact: Bobby Silvest

813-350-6504

Don DeFosset to chair Tampa Sports Authority board

(Tampa, Fl./ July 30, 2014) The Tampa Sports Authority Board of Directors has elected Don DeFosset to the post of Chairman. Mr. DeFosset was appointed by the governor and has served on the Authority board since 2009. He leads the DJD Group, an investment firm, and is former CEO of Walter Industries. His term as chairman expires in July 2015.

“I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Tampa Sports Authority board as the Authority continues to improve under the leadership of Eric Hart and his management team,” said Mr. DeFosset, “I look forward to working with them to continue bringing first class sports and entertainment events to our area.”

The Authority board also elected Andrew Scaglione as Vice Chairman and Vin Marchetti as Secretary/ Treasurer.

The Tampa Sports Authority manages Raymond James Stadium and three municipal golf courses- Rocky Point, Rogers Park and Babe Zaharias.  The Authority also serves as the landlord for George Steinbrenner Field and the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

For more information, go to www.tampasportsauthority.com.