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Sports super-agent, CEOs among leaders at free USF lecture series

CAPTION: (Palm Harbor, Fl, 04/07/2008) Dr. Sheila Johnson (cq) is the owner of Innisbrook who has revamped the resort and brings a wealth of sporting and entertainment world experience to the table. She owns WNBA's Mystics and has ownership share of Wizards and Capitals.

CAPTION: (Palm Harbor, Fl, 04/07/2008) Dr. Sheila Johnson (cq) is the owner of Innisbrook who has revamped the resort and brings a wealth of sporting and entertainment world experience to the table. She owns WNBA's Mystics and has ownership share of Wizards and Capitals.

Some of the most powerful executives in sports and entertainment will appear at the University of South Florida next week to discuss how they got to the top of their craft as part of the second annual USF Sport & Entertainment Lecture Series. It kicks off at 4 p.m. Tuesday with Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns productions like Disney On Ice, Monster Jam and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, it's Sheila Johnson, right, the CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, president and managing partner of the WNBA's Washington Mystics and the first African-American female billionaire. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, it's Don Marinelli, author of The Comet and the Tornado, a book about his friendship with "The Last Lecture" creator Randy Pausch. And wrapping up the series at 7 p.m. Wednesday is sports super-agent David Falk, one of the most powerful figures in the NBA, known for representing Michael Jordan and coining "Air Jordan" as a marketing tool. Lectures take place at the USF Marshall Center Oval Theater, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, and are free and open to the public, though tickets are required. For more information, see bit.ly/TampaSportsBiz15. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff

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