Shelly Wilkes

President of
Lakeland Magic

Favorite Quote

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last

About Shelly Wilkes

Shelly Wilkes is the team president of the Lakeland Magic, G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business operations of the team.

Wilkes spent 13 seasons with the Orlando Magic. She started as a game-night staff member in the marketing department during the 2003-04 season and was hired full-time in August 2004 as group sales coordinator. She held multiple positions within the sales and marketing areas of the company, most recently as the senior director of live entertainment and production services in July 2015 before being named the president of the Lakeland Magic in December 2016.

Wilkes received her bachelor’s degree in general business from the University of Central Florida in 2002 and was a member of the women’s volleyball team. She later graduated from the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at UCF in 2004 and earned master’s degrees in both business administration and sport business management.