Claire Willis

Director, Gator Hospitality
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(352) 692-6709

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

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 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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(352) 692-6794

A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Madeline joined Gator Hospitality in September of 2019.

As Assistant Director of Gator Hospitality, Madeline oversees the Gator Hospitality Interns and assists with premium seating operations for football and men’s basketball. In addition to her work with Gator Hospitality, Madeline also supports Colonnade Group at various championship hospitality and fan events around the country.

Madeline graduated from the University of Georgia in 2018 with a B.S.Ed. in Sport Management. Prior to her role as the Gator Hospitality Assistant Director, Madeline held an intern position with Georgia Tech Athletic Hospitality at Georgia Institute of Technology. 

 

 

                                                                                                          

Megan Bell

Intern, Gator Hospitality
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A native of New Freedom, Pennsylvania, Megan moved to Harmony, Florida in August 2011. She is an incoming junior majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Analysis and a minor in Event Management. 

Megan has worked as a FANgineer since 2018, serving in the premium suite areas during football games and overseeing court-side seating during basketball games for the 2019-2020 season. Besides working for Gator Hospitality, Megan is a Resident Assistant and a Research Assistant at the University of Florida.                                                                                                           

Bruna Mendonca Werneck de Freitas

Intern, Gator Hospitality
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Born and raised in Brazil, Bruna is pursuing a B.A. in Business Administration with a specialization in Sport Management. During her years at the University of Florida, she has worked as a Guest Service Ambassador for the University Athletic Association Inc. and as as Crew Member at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Following graduation, in 2021, Bruna plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Sport Management.