MEET OUR CORPORATE TEAM
President & CEO
At RADDSports, our Mission is to Change the Culture of Sport through Training, Development andPrograming, Preparing every Individual for Success.To accomplish the Company Mission, president and CEO Richard Blalock brings 44 years of experience in program and event development, facility development, as well as developing public-private partnerships.To move the Mission forward, he worked with the RADDSports Team to design, develop, and now manage the Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County. RADDSports is the first to take a 98,000 square-foot multipurpose facility from concept and design to construction and management to ensure success in event marketing and local programming. With the success at the Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus, he and the RADDSports Team currently are designing and preparing for the construction of the Alachua County Sports Arena at Celebration Pointe in Gainesville, Florida, where RADD will again be creating the programming for and managing the facility.While with the City of Newberry, Richard was instrumental in working with various Federal, State, County and Local Commissions and Councils to develop and fund the construction of Champions Park, a state-of-the-art, 16-field baseball/fastpitch softball facility. He also led the City of Newberry’s efforts to develop a partnership with the Easton Sports Development Foundation, in order to develop the Easton- Newberry Sports Complex, a 100-acre facility that has not only traditional recreation facilities but also an archery training facility that has been recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as one of only ten Community Olympic Development Program (ODP) archery sites in the United States.Richard has served on various community boards, including 33 years on the Gainesville SportsCommission Board of Directors, where he also is a past President. He spent 20 years as a Sports Directorfor the Florida Sports Foundation, and served 5 years on the Board of Directors of the Alachua Community Task Force on Recreation, where he also is a past President, and 3 years on the Board of the Newberry–Jonesville Chamber of Commerce.
VP of Development
Anthony Homer has over a decade and half of real estate development experience in the private sector as well as public private partnerships. He has a successful track record of leading multi-discipline teams from project pursuit, negotiations through permitting to construction. He plays a tactical role in the development of new markets for sports tourism facilities as well as identifying local strategic partners to multiply the economic impact created in communities. An excellent communicator under pressure, including presentation, media and public speaking, Anthony handles much of the public presentations for RADDSports and community workshops.Anthony is a licensed Florida real estate broker and has been recognized at every stage of his career including the 2009 Florida Realtors Newcomer Award. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Realtors, the Sarasota Association of Realtors and as President for the Sarasota Commercial Investment Division, including the task force which built their headquarters.
Director of Finance & Human Resources
An experienced Senior Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in traditional business as well as event and hotel management and retail. Skilled in Account Reconciliations, Banking, Monthly Financials, Accounting, and General Ledger. Strong accounting professional with a Bachelor of Science from USF Sarasota-Manatee.Arika has worked for global and best-in-industry companies and brings her experience in operations and accounting systems to each of RADDSports’ projects.
Director of Marketing
Jannah Nager has worked in the Marketing Field for more than 20 years. She started her career in the cosmetics and fragrance industry, promoting Estee Lauder, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabanna, just to name a few.In 2011, she joined the American Cancer Society as the Community Marketing Manager for the Pasco County Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events for Pasco and Pinellas counties. In 2014, she took on a new challenge when she became the Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Pasco Education Foundation, the nonprofit corporation supporting Pasco County’s public schools. She helped raise tens of thousands of dollars each year as the primary link between the Foundation and the community. She is excited to bring her many years of community connections to RADDSports and its unique public-private partnership with Pasco County.Jannah attended Pasco Hernando State College and Polk State College for her Associate in Arts degree and majored in Communications at Warner Southern University. She is a long-time Pasco County resident with many ties to this community. Jannah also has been a member of the Wesley Chapel Rotary Club for eight years and serves as an ambassador for the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.RADDSports is thrilled to have Jannah promoting the Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County.