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President and CEO
Paul founded Knox Sports in 1997 and still actively serves as the President of the company. He is involved in every aspect of the operations and especially enjoys the creativity that turns client interaction into a successful sponsorship contract with a sports property.
Prior to creating Knox Sports, Paul spent ten seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL franchise in the Sales & Marketing Department. As the Director of this department, Paul oversaw all sponsorship and promotional sales, in-game entertainment, and all game day operations for the team. Under his watch, revenue production quadrupled and Paul was recognized by his peers in the NFL for sales excellence on multiple occasions. Sickmon is also credited with creating the first interactive fan area in the NFL, the model from which the current Super Bowl NFL Experience is running.
Before joining the Buccaneers, Paul worked in the athletic offices of Florida State University for 5 years in both the ticketing and marketing departments.
A native of Naples, Italy, Sickmon was raised in Upstate New York and Ocala, Florida. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University. He and his wife Deborah live in Tampa and have two children son Knox, and daughter Savannah Lee. Paul has coached youth baseball and lacrosse for over 10 years and has a passion for all things Seminole.