Trustee/Economic Luncheon - Jay Feaster the GM of the 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning Winning Stanley Cup Team
Date and Time
Wednesday Sep 20, 2023 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Jay Feaster is the VSG Sr. Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, having been named to the position on July 1, 2021. Prior to that time, Feaster served The Lightning Foundation as Vice President of Community Hockey Development. He returned to Tampa in July 2014 after spending four years in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, first as Assistant General Manager and then as General Manager of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club. In his new position Feaster is responsible for VSG’s legal department, government relations, risk management, and various non-recurring special projects. Feaster spent 7 years in Community Hockey growing participation in the game at all levels, and increasing awareness for the game generally, and the team specifically, in the community. He continues to serve as a Board Member of the Lightning High School Hockey League and served as President of the League from 2015-2023. This is Feaster’s second stint with the Lightning, as he served as Assistant General Manager from 1998-2002, and as General Manager from 2002-2008. Feaster guided the Lightning to back-to-back Southeast Division titles (2002-03 and 2003-04), and he was GM in 2004 when the Lightning won the Stanley Cup. He was recognized as “The Sporting News Executive of the Year” by a vote of his peers that year. Prior to joining the Lightning, Feaster served as Vice President of the Sports & Entertainment Group for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, and as General Manager and then President of the Hershey Bears Hockey Club of the American Hockey League (AHL). Feaster led the Bears to the Calder Cup Championship in 1997 and was named the AHL’s Executive of the Year. He also was GM of Hersheypark Arena and Hersheypark Stadium, leading both venues to record revenue and attendance figures during his tenure. A summa cum laude graduate of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, and a cum laude graduate of The Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC., Feaster is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and has Authorized House Counsel status with the Florida Bar. He and his wife, Anne, have 5-children, 4-grandchildren, and reside in Brandon, FL.
State Street Center
127 State Street West
Oldsmar, FL 34677
There is a $25.00 fee for the lunch and is limited to 30 guests. Lunch will be Buffet from Amici's . Trustees please contact Joe Elmer directly for registration.