W.R. "Sandy" Fortin possess over thirty years of retail experience. He began his career in 1964 with department store chain Belk-Lindsey. He founded S&J Sports in September 1993. Mr. Fortin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Fortin has successfully grown S&J, the Play It Again Sports franchise, to the largest and most successful Play It Again Sports franchisee in the Nation. To date, the Company has over thirty store locations throughout Florida and generates over $22 million in annual revenue.
Mr. Fortin is presently is a board member of the Florida Retail Federation, in addition to contributing to his community by serving as Vice President of the Central Florida Development Council, Chairman of Polk County Sports Marketing, a member of the Tourist Development Council and Board Member of Business Voice the PAC of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.
Additionally, Mr. Fortin has always been actively involved in his local Lakeland community, serving as a past president of; Lakeland YMCA, Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation, Santa Fe Catholic High School Board, Lakeland Downtown Kiwanis, Learning Resource Center, Trustee Lakeland YMCA and Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and the Lakeland Jaycees, and a past voting member of the Industrial Development Authority.
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