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Women's History Month | Meet Jaguars Executive Assistant Alisa Abbott

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In honor of Women's History Month the Jacksonville Jaguars asked five questions to women employees who are actively transforming and paving the way for women working in sports and entertainment. Currently, the Jaguars have over 100 women on staff across the Jacksonville Jaguars and Bold Events organizations. Stay tuned for all our features throughout the entire month of March.

What is your advice to younger women interested in working in sports?

  • Absorb as much knowledge and experience as you can.

Describe a favorite memory or experience you have had while working with the Jaguars.

  • My early days working training camp getting to know the football staff and media. Very funny stories back in the day!

Who is someone that has helped get you to the position or shaped you into the person you are today?

  • Dan Edwards, Sr. VP of Communications for the Jaguars for many years who is now retired.
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What was your journey in getting to your role?

  • My very close friend, Melissa (Scott) Gann, worked for Touchdown Jacksonville. When Jacksonville was awarded a team in November 1993, Melissa approached me about working for the Jaguars. I started in February 1994 as a temporary employee in the ticketing department. Our workspaces were located in the civic auditorium (now the Times-Union Center) and the Omni Hotel (now Downtown Marriott).
  • I became full-time in May 1994 as the assistant to the head of marketing and communications. Our offices were located in trailers near the Gator Bowl that was under renovation to become our stadium. Once we moved into the stadium, in my first 18 years I assisted in the following departments - marketing, partnership, special events, broadcasting and cheerleading - but consistently in the communications department. When Shad Khan became the new Jaguars owner, I was promoted to be his and Mark Lamping's assistant.

In one word, describe being a women in sports.

  • Respected.

From the sidelines, to the press box, behind the scenes and more there are countless women in the Jaguars organization working hard every day. As we honor Women's History Month, swipe through shots from our recent events and the women of Jaguars and Bold Events making their mark.

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