President and CEO of Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Jason Woody, appointed to Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission
TAMPA, Fla. — Jason Woody, President and CEO of Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, has recently been appointed to the prestigious Tampa Bay Sports Commission board of directors.
Woody will work alongside the board and the organization’s leadership to attract and retain major sporting events as well as manage sporting initiatives between local brands in greater Hillsborough county and the Tampa Bay region.
“As a fourth-generation Floridian, I couldn’t be prouder to serve on this board,” Woody said. “I’ve played and then coached youth sports in Tampa Bay and one of my main focuses with this opportunity will be working with our county systems to open new fields, new parks and rec centers for future generations.”
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is a private, non-profit, 501c3 charitable corporation that serves the entire Tampa Bay area as the lead organization for bidding on and hosting premier sports such as the Super Bowl, NHL All Star Game, Frozen Four and WrestleMania.
“We are so excited to have Jason Woody from Lions Eye Institute join our board of directors. His passion for sports and the future of this community is evident, and we’re ecstatic to have him as part of the team.” – Rob Higgins, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Sports Commission
About Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research (LEITR) Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research is a non-profit organization that is a global resource for providing the gift of sight through research, charitable projects, distribution and tissue recovery services. Our mission is to set new standards for ocular endeavors that will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired. LEITR’s Eye Bank, located in Tampa, Fla., is one of the largest combined eye bank and ocular research centers in the world. Since its inception 45 years ago, LEITR has brought the “Gift of Sight” to more than 140,000 men, women and children worldwide. For more information visit www.LionsEyeInstitute.org.