Member Highlight

Change Management in Covid Times

She is open-minded to change. She’s balanced work meetings over Zoom with virtual classrooms for her kids. She manages her team and guests with compassion. And she believes improvements made today have significant impact for years to come. She’s Nicole Meloff, VP of Experience and Special Projects for the Florida Panthers.

Cardinal Rules for Success

He smiles big. He brings championship energy. He’s earned multiple degrees. He’s passed on lessons learned to tens of thousands of Louisville’s youths. He’s prepared for the return of live events. And he sees a beehive of activity reigniting the industry. He’s Robbie Valentine, Senior Director of Sales at the KFC Yum! Center.

From Courts to Sports

Chelsey Burns has had a career, and a personal life, that’s a direct result of hard work, a bit of luck, and a dash of serendipity. 

After graduating from Florida State University in 2006, Chelsey went to work for Florida Governor Charlie Crist in External Affairs, assisting with special events, including the annual Easter Egg Hunt and official bill signings.

Renaissance Woman


There’s something about backpacking across Spain with a tiny budget and no plan that teaches a few things and makes a few memories. Just ask Laura Zimbrick. One might call her a world-traveling homebody, a woman who loves to quietly relax after work, but who has also done quite a lot of adventurous globetrotting.

The Coach's Daughter

Bobbi Busboom is home. The graduate of St. Joseph-Ogden High School in central Illinois with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois (the only college she was accepted into because it was the only college to which she applied) has worked in athletics full-time for the University of Illinois since 2008, for the family legacy since birth.