The Cade Announces Two New Board Members
Gainesville, Fla. (August 10, 2022) -- The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Sohl, Florida High Tech Corridor CEO, and Gil Levy, Vystar Credit Union Senior Vice President of Regional Community Relations, to its board of directors.
“We are thrilled to have these exceptional leaders and visionaries join our board of directors,” said Phoebe Cade Miles, the Cade Museum’s co-founder and chairman of the board. “As the Cade continues to grow, their talent and expertise will help us expand our programming and outreach throughout the state and nationwide.”
As CEO of the Florida Tech Corridor, Paul Sohl leads this economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, and University of Florida, that attracts and grows the high-tech industry in a 23-county region. In his role, Stohl facilitates collaboration between the three universities and their economic development partners, and oversees the organization’s programs, including stemCONNECT, which encourages K-12 students to pursue high-tech careers.
As a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy (Ret), Sohl brings more than three decades of service and leadership. He commanded the Navy’s Operational Test & Evaluation Force in Norfolk, Virginia, the Naval Aviation Fleet Readiness Center enterprise in Patuxent River, Maryland, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and Naval Test Wing Pacific in China Lake and Point Muga, California, and the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida.
Gil Levy is Senior Vice President for Regional Community Relations at Vystar Credit Union and a seasoned financial analyst and business manager with decades of experience as a financial regulator. He serves on the Advisory Board at UNF Innovate at the Hub and is a longtime member of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Chair of the Economic Development Committee in 2020 and Chair of the Board of the Chamber in 2021. Levy is a University of Puerto Rico graduate.
About the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention
The Cade Museum’s mission is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, and his wife, Mary, the project was spearheaded by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles, and her husband, Richard Miles, since 2006. The Cade encourages development of innovation ecosystems through the Cade Prize for Innovation, proprietary education programs and its 21,000-square-foot hands-on learning museum that promotes an inventive mindset which the Cade calls Inventivity™. The Cade believes every person should have access to invention and innovation, inherent in America’s DNA. It works diligently in outreach efforts to bring this message to all, emphasizing the underserved. Located in Gainesville, Florida, visit cademuseum.org to learn more.
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