WISE is dedicated to recognizing women who achieve a standard of excellence in sports business, lead by example and support other women. The WISE Women of Inspiration Award, determined and awarded by local WISE chapters, honor women in chapter markets who exemplify the spirit of the WISE mission and are making a positive impact on the business of sports while serving as positive role models and mentors for other women.
WISE Greater Orlando is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 WISE Women of Inspiration Award:
Jessica West is the Vice President of Facilities and Operations for Orlando City SC, Orlando Pride & Exploria Stadium. In the past 24 months, she has restructured the Facilities and Operations teams while transforming Exploria Stadium from a soccer-specific venue into a multi-sport entertainment venue. Under her leadership, Exploria Stadium has hosted events such as the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony, The Cure Bowl, USMNT’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier, concerts, and more. Jessica is a passionate member of the Orlando community and regularly seeks to develop the next generation of leaders by mentoring students from the UCF Sport Management Program and Rosen College of Hospitality Management. She is an active member of WISE Greater Orlando, International Association of Venue Managers, and Florida Venue Managers Association, where she works closely with other venue managers throughout the region.
If you'd like to help us celebrate Jessica and other women in our Greater Orlando sports community, join us at the 2022 Celebrating Women in Sports Luncheon presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute! The luncheon is being hosted at UCF's Addition Financial Arena on Tuesday, Sept. 27. This year's featured speaker is Jennifer Rizzotti, President of the Connecticut Sun WNBA team.
To read about the other women being honored this year and to purchase a table or individual tickets, visit GreaterOrlandoSports.com/Celebrating-Women-in-Sports/ .