The 2013-14 leadership team officially began their terms last night during the 2013 Member Celebration at Fields BMW in Winter Park. Kuykendall Gardner Risk & Insurance Brokers’ Bobby Kuykendall began his one-year term as Chairman of the Board, while Tony Massey of Massey Services Inc. was inducted as the organization’s 37th President.
The Member Celebration, presented by BMO Harris Bank and Florida Hospital, signifies the beginning of the 2013-14 Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports) season with the induction of the new leadership. In brief remarks to close out the evening, Massey highlighted some of the organization’s achievements in 2012-13 and looked ahead to a renovated Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.
“The decision to rebuild the stadium unlocks the limitless potential Orlando has, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Florida Citrus Sports,” he told the gathered crowd.
In his role as president, Massey will lead the day-to-day activities of the Executive Committee. Massey is the Chief Operation Officer of Massey Services, Inc., a company he joined after graduation from the University of Alabama in 1989. Massey currently serves on the Professional Pest Management Alliance Board of Directors, is the President of the Board for the Orlando Museum of Art, and holds executive advisory positions with SunTrust of Central Florida and the Orlando Economic Development Commission. Massey’s father, Harvey, is a long-time community leader, the 1998 Florida Citrus Sports President, and the 2009 recipient of the Howard Palmer Award.
2012-13 President Bobby Kuykendall will move to Chairman, where he will continue to advise on the Executive Committee and also oversee the Team Selection Committee for the Capital One Bowl and Champs Sports Bowl. Born and raised in Orlando and a 1974 graduate of Florida Technical University (now UCF), Kuykendall is the Executive Vice President of Kuykendall Gardner Risk & Insurance Brokers and has been a member of FCSports for 34 years. His father, Jim, was one of the organization’s key members in the early ‘70s.