So this issue of food insecurity is one that we have really focused on at this time.”. #Magic #MagicAboveAll (2 of 2), — John Denton (@JohnDenton555) March 16, 2020.

The history of the DeVos family and Orlando Magic are so intertwined in many ways. In addition, Lloyd also worked as a game-day employee with the Chicago White Sox in their video department for five years. In addition to his time as vice president of basketball operations, Hammond also served as director of player personnel, scouting director and assistant coach in two stints with the Pistons. Rich DeVos needed a heart transplant when he was only 71 years old. Landman Gonzalez also managed corporate giving, while developing a second language translation initiative for the corporation. The help the workers who help out with the Orlando Solar Bears and Lakeland Magic is absolutely vital to those franchises and those who work for them and at games.
Martins is a member of the NBA’s Team Media Advisory Committee, Labor Relations Advisory Committee and Business & Basketball Committee. He was responsible for all research and strategic planning for the department. The demand gets greater and greater every day.”. His responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of sales for the Amway Center including season, premium, suites, hospitality, partial, group and tourism sales as well as retail, and ticket operations for both the Orlando Magic and Amway Center.

Riola received his bachelor's degree in business administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 2006 where he played on the men’s basketball team. Customers must use the promo code “MAGICGIVE” when they order at PapaJohns.com to activate the donation.

Orlando Magic. In 1959, they founded Amway. Martins also has served as the senior vice president of marketing and branding for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, vice president of communications and public affairs with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and vice president of sports ventures with the Tavistock Group. All rights reserved. Glass was later promoted to senior vice president of public relations in July 2012. Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community. Jeff Weltman, who brings 30 years of experience in basketball operations in the NBA, was named president of basketball operations of the Orlando Magic on May 23, 2017. It’s a strategic way to protect personal assets, and it was smart for DeVos to go this route. Linda Landman Gonzalez joined the senior leadership team of the Orlando Magic in September of 2007. Dan has actually held the position of Orlando Magic chairman since 2011. Glass joined the Magic as the assistant director of basketball publicity/media relations in October 1995. Riola also serves on the boards of the National Entrepreneur Center and Sports2Change, a nonprofit organization he founded that encourages volunteerism among youth student-athletes. He was promoted to director of team media relations in 1998, then promoted to vice president of communications in July 2006.

If you make a request through Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. In the summer of 2001, he was promoted to director of business development and focused on the growth and expansion of RDV Sports, as well as new business ventures for the DeVos family. She is a past chair of the board and currently serves on the executive committee of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and is Chair Emeritus of the Valencia Foundation.

Not long after the DeVos family – owners of the Magic for nearly 29 years – announced plans earlier this week to back a $2 million fund for hourly employees out of work while NBA, G League and ECHL seasons are suspended, Magic players Nikola Vucevic, Mo Bamba and several other teammates also pledged financial support for those adversely impacted. Magic players Aaron Gordon, Markelle Fultz, D.J. The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) positively impacts an estimated 100,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 7,000 volunteer hours annually. Global sales in 2017 made Amway the #1 direct-selling business in the world, according to the Direct Selling News 2018 Global 100. Weltman came to Milwaukee following one year as director of basketball administration in Detroit (2007-08) and five seasons as assistant general manager with the Denver Nuggets (2001-06). Billionaire Richard DeVos (right), co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (left), died Thursday. He and his wife, Sherry, reside in Winter Garden, Fla., have two sons, Kyle (29) and Connor (26), and a daughter, Mariel (23). On Thursday, the NBA took another step toward trying to protect players and curb the spread of the virus. Was Nikola Vucevic Better in 2018-19 or 2019-20? it will apply to data controlled jointly by the NBA and WarnerMedia as well as other data controlled by WarnerMedia. ``With a few of us players and the DeVos family, we’re just trying to come together and help out the employees as much as we can.’’. We’ve already mentioned that Dan DeVos is currently the chairman for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. So far Mohamed Bamba is the only player to make a public pledge, but there are surely more. Letters may be edited and shortened for space. The team is looking forward to a batter 2019-2020 season, and management is certainly looking at how the Magic can fare better against other such high profile NBA teams. Sturman graduated from Cornell University (B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations), the University of Oregon (M.B.A., Sports Business) and Marquette University Law School (J.D., Certificate in Sports Law), during which time she completed internships with the National Football League, Milwaukee Bucks and the Pettit National Ice Center. it will apply to data controlled jointly by the NBA and WarnerMedia as well as other data controlled by WarnerMedia.
Joel Glass, who joined the Orlando Magic in October 1995, was promoted to chief communications officer in June 2015. Fritz has previously held the Magic's controller, director and vice president of finance positions during the previous 11 years. He also serves on the Dean’s Executive Council for the College of Business Administration at UCF, and was honored with the opportunity to serve as Commencement Speaker at UCF in August 2008. Fritz serves on the Board of Directors for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation as its Treasurer, the Board of Directors, the Finance and Audit Committee and the Hearts of Gold Gala Committee at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and he also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Orlando Economic Partnership. Additionally, the Magic also contributed $20 million toward and constructed five community recreation centers throughout Orange County, Florida, as part of its commitment to build the new Amway Center. She is an active member of the Ohio University Alumni chapter, and also mentors young professionals in collegiate sport business programs, including the University of Central Florida. Hollifield started with the Magic as the assistant director of human resources in May 1999. Several other sports leagues, including Major League Baseball, NHL and the NCAA, followed the NBA’s lead last week and quickly suspended their seasons. It was the 12th time that the Magic have donated at least $1 million, and the OMYF has given more than $25 million to those in need over the past 30 years. However, the DeVos family still has ties to the government today. The Orlando Magic may be its biggest asset, but RDV Sports, Inc. has its hands in other ventures as well. He resides in Orlando, Fla. with his wife, Pam, and two children, Charlie (15) and Addison (13). No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. script.setAttribute('data-npo-id', npo); He also serves on (past chair) the board of trustees for Northwood University, his alma mater. The Amway Center is part of a public community venues program that also includes a new Performing Arts Center and a renovation of the Citrus Bowl Stadium.