ORLANDO - The Orlando Magic's Senior Vice President of Premium & Client Services, Katie Stocz Miller, and the Magic's Director of Business Strategy, Ali Anderson, were honored with Greater Orlando Sports Commission's (GO Sports) Women in Leadership Award and the Rising Star Award, respectively. The two will receive their awards at GO Sports' Celebrating Women in Sports Luncheon on Sept. 27.
GO Sports honored three women with the Women in Sports Leadership Award. This award recognizes leaders who have helped make the sports industry in Greater Orlando the success it is today. It is an honor reserved for those who have given their time, energy and passion to improving the industry and taking it in new directions.
Miller is in her 16th season with the Orlando Magic, where she has grown her career from sales executive to senior vice president of premium and client services, fan experience and operations. She is responsible for leading the Magic’s premium and client services teams and customer service initiatives, while implementing short and long-term retention strategies that increase fan affinity, maximize revenue and continue to strengthen the Magic brand. As founding president for WISE Greater Orlando, she is responsible for leading the board of directors and committee chairs and has guided the organization as it built out business operations including financials, legal, programming content and sponsorships.
The Rising Star Award recognizes one young female professional in the sports industry who has demonstrated strong leadership, initiative, and exceptional contributions early in their career. The award is intended to support and encourage the next generation of female sports industry leaders who will take sport to new heights.
The Magic's Anderson has established herself as a leader in the sports business data & analytics and mobile strategy communities. During the 2021-22 NBA season, she helped lead the Magic to their highest grossing single game ticket revenue season of all-time. She also worked to modernize the Magic’s Fast Break Pass flexible ticketing product, creating a new month-to-month subscription product that helped grow and diversify the Magic’s fan base while generating significant new revenue growth and attendance levels. In March 2021, she received the Innovator in Analytics Award on behalf of the Orlando Magic, from the University of South Florida’s Sport & Entertainment Analytics Conference. She is a board member at the National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando, and volunteers with Code Orlando (part of former Magic player Aaron Gordon’s Gordon Family Foundation) and Tech Sassy Girlz (coding and careers in data analytics).