We are excited to start the New Year with University of Louisville Athletic Director Vince Tyra!
At the January 15th Breakfast of Champions (Wednesday rather than our usual Tuesday), Vince will provide an insider view of the great things happening in UofL Athletics as well as share insights on leading in times of adversity and change.
In addition to a chance to hear from and get to know Vince, the breakfast will offer a great opportunity to mix with other engaged business and community leaders. Don’t miss it!
7:30 – 8:30 AM
UofL University Club
200 E Brandeis Ave 40208
Vince Tyra, a Louisville native with strong business credentials, was named the University of Louisville’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Director of Athletics in March 2018. He served in an interim role leading Cardinal Athletics for six months prior to his appointment.
Tyra (pronounced TIE-ray) has been highly active since assuming his position, using his business acumen, passion for Cardinal Athletics and background in athletics to lead UofL during a period of transition. He has provided leadership while continuing to move the Cardinals forward in all sports, building upon the positive legacy of previous athletics successes, and taking the time to personally reach out to the UofL fan base and donors on multiple fronts.
Prior to coming to UofL, Tyra served as an operating partner for Southfield Capital (based in Greenwich, CT), chairman of the board and interim Chief Executive Officer of Elite Medical (based in Clearwater, FL), corporate advisor for ISCO Industries (based in Louisville, KY), and president of Retail and Activewear for Fruit of the Loom (Bowling Green, KY).
A former standout athlete himself, Tyra graduated from Trinity High School in Louisville in 1984 as the state’s top baseball prospect and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. He was a four-year baseball letterman (1985-88) and two-time team captain at the University of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health administration in 1989.
A long-time supporter of UofL Athletics, his father Charlie Tyra was a consensus All-American at UofL, led the Cardinals to the 1956 National Invitation Tournament Championship and is one of four players with his jersey number (No. 8) retired at UofL.
Tyra and his wife Lori have five children: Sydney, Audrey, Olivia, Spencer and Cooper.
About Breakfast of Champions:
The Breakfast of Champions features an interesting speaker, hot breakfast and great networking with people making things happen in Louisville. Events are held on the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months. The Breakfast is co-hosted by Dick Wilson, Katie Gaughan, Ken Grossman, Rick Redding, Bill Rothballer, and Delene Taylor (Welcome, Delene!)
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