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Rick Catlett

Rick Catlett

President/CEO | | 904.798.5981

Hometown: Athens, GA
Years in Jacksonville: 65 years
Favorite College Team: Florida Gators
Best Football Memory: Too many memories – being in Glendale at the 2007 National Championship watching the Gators beat Ohio State is one of the best!
Fun Fact: I was the Executive Vice President of Touchdown Jacksonville which was the ownership group that acquired the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Robert Leverock

Robert Leverock

Vice President/CFO | | 904.798.5984

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Years in Jacksonville: With the exception of 5 years in Lake City, Florida… all my life.
Favorite College Team: Florida State University
Best Football Memory: Attending Super Bowl XXXIX in my hometown.
Fun Fact: Became a college cheerleader after being recruited to play football at multiple schools, including Annapolis, West Point, and Yale.

Katie Cox

Katie Cox

Vice President of Marketing | | 904.798.5983

Hometown: Kiowa, KS
Years in Jacksonville: 12 years
Favorite College Team: I don’t have one (Go Denver Broncos)
Best Football Memory: The final occurrence of Brady versus Manning in the AFC Championship in 2016.
Fun Fact: Baking is my stress reliever – so when I bring treats to the office, it’s generally as a result of stress :)

Bret Guice

Bret Guice

Director of Ticket Operations | | 904.798.5999

Hometown: Ruston, LA
Years in Jacksonville: 6
Favorite College Team: Louisiana Tech
Best Football Memory: So many to choose from – I would pick a memory from a game we lost.  We weren’t a very good team that year but we took a halftime lead on then #8 LSU in Death Valley on a jump pass from our running back (Daniel Porter) to our tight end (Dennis Morris) with 2 seconds remaining in the 2nd qtr.  We lost the game but I left the game feeling confident that one day I would witness LA Tech upsetting LSU.
Fun Fact: I spent a good bit of my college years painted blue at sporting events. It was fun to be there supporting my team in all sports.  But what I truly excelled at was talking trash to opposing coaches, players, and the refs.  I might have been ejected from a few sporting events while doing so.  And yes one of the games was a women’s basketball game.

Jodi Beere

Director of  Membership | | 904.798.5985

Hometown: Cranston, RI
Years in Jacksonville: 35
Favorite College Team: Florida State Seminoles
Best Football Memory: One of my favorite memories of college football is working my first TaxSlayer Bowl game in 2015. Watching the fans come pouring in the gates welcomed by the TaxSlayer Bowl Committee in their green jackets is imprinted on my mind – the excitement of the fans and the hospitality of the Committee was extraordinary!
Fun Fact: I’m normally a fairly self-conscious person unless… I’m on the dance floor, then look out – I LOVE to dance!

Brian DeLettre

Media Contact | brian@taxslayergatorbowl.com904.798.5982

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Years in Jacksonville: 35 (born and raised here!)
Favorite College Team: Florida State
Best Football Memory: Being at the FSU/UF game in 1994 when FSU rallied with 28 4th quarter points.
Fun Fact: I’ve watched a few minutes of Notre Dame Football with Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda.

Alex McGarity

Alex McGarity

Events Manager | | 904.798.5995

Hometown: Athens, GA
Years in Jacksonville: Five
Favorite College Team: University of Georgia
Best Football Memory: Going to last year’s Rose Bowl to see Georgia defeat Oklahoma.
Fun Fact: I attended four universities during my college career.

Kayla Vanderlaan

Kayla Vanderlaan

Marketing & Charities Manager | | 904.798.5998

Hometown: Newton, Iowa
Years in Jacksonville: 4 years
Favorite College Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Best Football Memory: The Iowa-Iowa State game every year & my very first Florida-Georgia game (SEC Football Fans are CRAZY!)
Fun Fact: I’m an avid Netflix Binger :)

Terry Catlett

Terry Catlett

Account Executive | | 904.798.5987

Hometown: Athens, GA
Years in Jacksonville: 65 years
Favorite College Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Best Football Memory: 1980 Georgia-Florida game; 1:32 left in the game – 93 yard touchdown pass – Miracle on Duval Street!
Fun Fact: I was a PGA Tour Player!

Casey Gerhard

Ticketing Intern | | 904.798.5990

Hometown: Clermont, FL
Years in Jacksonville: 1 year
Favorite College Team: Florida Gators
Best Football Memory: Attending the FSU/UF game in 2012, watching the Gators rally in the fourth quarter to win at Doak Campbell!
Fun Fact: I played four years of Division 1 softball at Virginia Tech/Presbyterian College.

Gabby Krajniak

Coporate Development & Membership Intern | | 904.798.5988

Hometown: Lynn Haven, FL
Years in Jacksonville: Just moved here in August.
Favorite College Team: Florida Gators
Best Football Memory: Florida over #3 Ole Miss in the Swamp – 2015
Fun Fact: I once modeled for McDonald’s!

Wes Sapp

Hospitality & Volunteer Management Intern | | 904.798.5992

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Years in Jacksonville: 22 years
Favorite College Team: Florida Gators
Best Football Memory: The Florida Gators beating Ohio State for the National Championship!
Fun Fact: I collect all kinds of sports memorabilia.

Casey Walker

Marketing Intern | | 904.798.5993

Hometown: Fernandina Beach, FL
Years in Jacksonville: 22 years
Favorite College Team: Florida Gators
Best Football Memory: I was at the Florida-Tennessee game where Tyrie Cleveland caught the game winning catch & also the Jaguars vs. Texans hail mary pass in 2010.
Fun Fact: I’m a big fan of Bachelor Mondays (don’t judge)