Florida SBDC at USF
Specialty: Finance, Startup
Tres Stephenson comes to the Florida SBDC at USF, located at South Florida State College in Avon Park, after serving more than 30 years as president and general manager at Sebring International Raceway. As part of his daily responsibilities at the Raceway, he directed the development of annual business plans and budgets, managed the organization’s financial performance and took actions to increase revenue, leverage resources, and minimize expenses. He also worked closely with the sales and marketing department to ensure retention of major sponsors and was responsible for the negotiation of Raceway agreements. Stephenson oversaw a $7M annual budget, implemented strategies that results in $1M in sponsorship revenues and $800K of hospitality sales, annually. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida. He is also a graduate of Sebring High School and is involved in various community organizations in Highlands County. Stephenson is also a certified Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).