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Lowndes Client Corner Podcast Episode 6: Florida Citrus Sports, Generating Economic Impact

January 22, 2020

William T. Dymond, Jr., CEO & President of Lowndes, talks with Steve Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Florida Citrus Sports and founding board member of LIFT Orlando. Florida Citrus Sports is a non-profit event management company that is responsible for the Citrus Bowl, Camping World Bowl, Camping World Kickoff Game, Florida Blue Florida Classic and other Central Florida-based events generating economic impact. Bill and Steve discuss the recent college football bowl games in Orlando, investing in the community and the upcoming NFL Pro Bowl game at Camping World Stadium.

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William

Bill Dymond is the CEO & President of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. A leader in his field, Bill advises clients on all types of real estate and business matters, including significant work in the hotel/resort/leisure industry. The firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Group has handled more than $25 billion in transactions throughout the United States – including Central Florida – and Canada. He currently serves as general counsel to Visit Orlando, the areas convention and visitor’s bureau. 

Bill is equally passionate about counseling clients in the sports/entertainment arena. As the lead negotiator, Bill’s successes in securing multi-year television agreements with ABC and ESPN for the Citrus Bowl, Camping World Bowl, and team selection agreements with the Big 10, SEC, ACC, Big East and Big 12 conferences, were big wins for Central Florida in a very competitive sports marketplace. Bill has long been a strong advocate and played a key role in the renovation and related funding of Camping World Stadium.

As past Chair of Florida Citrus Sports, Bill was instrumental in getting the Orlando venue’s plan complete. He has also worked tirelessly alongside other community leaders as a Founding Board Member of LIFT Orlando to further its mission to break the cycle of poverty through holistic neighborhood revitalization in the shadow of Camping World Stadium.

At the state level, Bill currently serves as a member of the Florida Council of 100 and he has served as a Board Member for Enterprise Florida and Space Florida, serving at the pleasure of the Governor as Chair of Space Florida’s Board of Directors for six years. Under Bill’s leadership Space Florida, the state’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, has partnered with NASA to operate Kennedy Space Center and has expanded our state’s ability to dominate the growing commercial space market while creating jobs in this unique sector.


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