Claire Willis

Director, Gator Hospitality
[email protected]

(352) 692-6709

A native of Culpeper, Virginia, Claire moved to Gainesville in February of 2018 to open Gator Hospitality.

Claire’s primary responsibility as the Gator Hospitality Director is to oversee premium seating operations for football and men’s basketball at both Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Exactech Arena in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

Claire has worked with Colonnade Group in several different locations. Prior to her role as the Gator Hospitality Director, Claire served as both Assistant Director and Director of UK Athletics Hospitality at the University of Kentucky and interned with Crimson Tide Hospitality at The University of Alabama. Claire also supports the Colonnade Group at various championship hospitality and fan events around the country.

Claire graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Equine Science & Management. She also holds a M.S. in Human Environmental Science, Sport Management from The University of Alabama.

Madeline Maney

Assistant Director, Gator Hospitality
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Mikayla Russell

Intern, Gator Hospitality
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(352) 375-4683 ext. 6062

Mikayla joined Gator Hospitality in May 2019 as the full-time intern for the 2019-2020 season. Previously, she has served as a Gator Hospitality FANgineer, operating as a team leader in the premium areas for both football and basketball game days. Her responsibilities include oversight, recruitment, and staffing of FANgineers. Mikayla also provides operational assistance on game days in the premium areas at both Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

Mikayla moved to Florida from Michigan in order to pursue her Master’s in Sport Management at UF. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology while competing as a student athlete for the MSU Women’s Rowing team.