STCOC Membership Meeting with Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Super Bowl LV
In lieu of a traditional membership luncheon, we will host a virtual membership meeting!
Join us to connect with fellow members, get an update on chamber business, meet our new members and enjoy a featured guest speaker.
Rob Higgins, Executive Director
Tampa Bay Sports Commission
In June of 2004, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission named Rob Higgins as its Executive Director. Higgins primary responsibility is to promote the development of community sports in the Tampa Bay area, as well as leading the Sports Commission as the principal organization that bids on and hosts sports and entertainment events in Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County.
In the nearly 16 years Higgins has held his position, Tampa Bay has successfully hosted and/or been awarded the following events: 2007 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds, 2008 NCAA Women’s Final Four, 2008 and 2009 ACC Football Championships, 2009 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, 2009 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship, 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Second and Third Rounds, 2012 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four, 2016 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, the 2019 NCAA Women's Final Four and the 2022 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament.
Higgins served on the bid and operations committee which successfully landed and hosted the 2009 Super Bowl. He was named to Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 30 under 30 list and the Tampa Bay Times named Higgins as one of the top 10 difference makers in the Tampa Bay area.
Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee
LaKendria Robinson is currently the Director, Business Connect & Community Outreach for the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Super Bowl Host Committee. In this role, Robinson is responsible for identifying and connecting Tampa Bay diverse businesses to contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl LV.
For more than a decade Robinson has worked and volunteered for non-profit organizations that support undeserved communities who help its residents build sustainable lives. Prior to joining the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee, Robinson served as the first Director of Minority Business Accelerator & Economic Inclusion for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, where she spearheaded the Minority Business Accelerator to help minority-owned businesses grow and thrive in Tampa Bay. She was recently awarded the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 2019 Forty under 40 award for her meaningful involvement in the advancement of the Tampa Bay community and proven professional success in the chamber industry.
Thank you to our sponsors:
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Jim Moran Institute
Thank you to our Media Sponsor:
Tampa Bay Business Journal
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