Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jesse Biter, Michael Dyer, Jay Feaster, Sean Flynn, Frank Gernert, Daniel Malasky, Michelle McGann Satter, Caroline O’Connor, and Marc Weinroth to the Florida Sports Foundation Board of Directors.
The Florida Sports Foundation is the official sports promotion and development organization for the state of Florida. It is charged with the promotion and development of professional, amateur, recreational sports, and physical fitness opportunities that produce a thriving Florida sports industry and environment. With a seemingly endless list of sporting ventures and venues, the Florida Sports Foundation strives to promote Florida’s unique sports industry. The Foundation’s staff is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of Florida’s sports community and assists with all questions concerning Florida sporting activities and issues.
Biter, of Sarasota, is an experienced entrepreneur with his most recent startup being PropLogix. He is currently appointed to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority and previously served on the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors. Biter attended Shippensburg University.
Dyer, of Nokomis, is a Sports Management Consultant with over 30 years of experience. He is a current board member of the Friends of Hawaii Charities. Dyer earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sports administration from Western Illinois University.
Feaster, of Brandon, is the Senior Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was inducted into the Capital Area Chapter Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2023 and serves on the board of directors for the Lightning High School Hockey League, Inc. Feaster earned his bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University and his juris doctor from Georgetown University.
Flynn, of Boca Raton, is the President of SurePeople. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Miami FC and was a Senior Vice President of the Miami Marlins. Flynn earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Mary’s University and his master’s degree in sports administration from St. Thomas University.
Gernert, of Fort Lauderdale, is the Director of the Lauderdale Marine Center. He serves on the Florida Inland Navigation District and is a board member of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. Gernert earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Florida State University.
Malasky, of Safety Harbor, is the Chief Legal Officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He previously served as the General Counsel of the United States Tennis Association’s National Campus and was listed as the 2020 “Top Corporate Counsel” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Malasky earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his juris doctor from Boston University.
Michelle McGann Satter
McGann Satter, of North Palm Beach, is a Professional Golfer on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour. She is an ex-officio member of the Palm Beach City Sports Commission. McGann Satter is the Founder and Chair of the “Michelle McGann Fund” and Golf Classic, a foundation and event to benefit the diabetes support to underprivileged children and their families.
O’Connor, of Miami, is the President of Business Operations for the Miami Marlins. She is a board member of the Miami Dade College Foundation and previously served as a Managing Director for Morgan Stanley. O’Connor earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and her master’s degree in business administration from New York University.
Weinroth, of Miami, is the Assistant General Counsel for the Miami Dolphins. He is a current member of the University of Miami Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Board of Advisors and the Sports Lawyers Foundation. Weinroth earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctor from the University of Pennsylvania.