Our speaker this week is Tommy Benizio, CEO of Texas Revolution.  Team majority shareholder Tommy Benizio spearheads the Texas Revolution organization as the team’s CEO following a four year stint as the Indoor Football League’s first Commissioner. Prior to being named Commissioner, Benizio was the owner and operator of both the Intense Football League and the Odessa Roughnecks for five seasons, winning Franchise of the Year and Executive of the Year awards for his work with the team. Benizio brings over two decades of experience in the operation of professional minor league sports franchises, getting his start in the early 1990’s as a player for the ECHL’s Roanoke Valley Rampage. Following his brief professional hockey career, he took a position in the front office of the ECHL’s Roanoke team. From that point on he worked hard at every position he held, while earning promotions through professional hockey teams in Dayton, OH, Baton Rouge, LA, Tucson, AZ, El Paso, TX, and Knoxville, TN. During his second stint with the team in Roanoke, Benizio served as a founding member of the af2 while operating both the hockey and football franchises. The dedicated professional continues to contribute to the success of the Revolution with great leadership and passion. He resides in downtown Dallas with his wife Jessica and daughter Giuliana.
Future presentations include Rotary Foundation update,  Frisco Bowl and Frisco Arts Organization.  If you have ideas for future programs, pass that along to Tony Felker or Laura Elmore.  Don't forget to invite your friends and colleagues for our meetings; it's a great way to see what Rotary is about.