Keith R. Tribble
|1974–1976||University of Florida|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1992–1993||Florida (Assoc. AD)|
|1993–2006||Orange Bowl Committee (CEO)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame|
Keith R. Tribble (born 1955) has served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Jackson Health Foundation (JHF) since 2014. JHF is the fundraising arm for Jackson Health System JHS, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida and the largest public hospital in the country. Through the generosity of compassionate donors, the Foundation seeks private philanthropic funds to improve JHS facilities, provide the most advanced equipment and technology, and support its priority projects. The Foundation’s fundraising efforts allow JHS to provide life-saving medical care to all patients, regardless of financial need, and improve health care delivery, enhance the hospital experience for patients, and promote wellness and preventive medicine. Since joining JHF, Mr. Tribble and his team have secured over $40M in charitable contributions. He is a former university sports administrator and college athlete. He previously served as the chief executive officer of the Orange Bowl, and as the athletic director for the UCF Knights Division I sports program of the University of Central Florida.
Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Tribble has earned a reputation for excellence and a strong commitment to bettering the community. Prior to joining JHF, Mr. Tribble served as executive vice president and director of athletics at UCF where he spearheaded efforts to secured a $15M deal for the construction and operation of both the 45,000 seat Bright House Networks Stadium and the 10,000 seat UCF Arena. He was also instrumental in increasing charitable contributions to the UCF athletic department from $3.75M to a record $7.3M during his tenure. He resigned from his post as UCF’s Athletic Director in 2011.
For 13 years, Mr. Tribble served as CEO of the Orange Bowl, an annual collegiate football game played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. During his tenure, Mr. Tribble was charged with raising funds to support Orange Bowl programs and initiatives. The Orange Bowl Committee recognized his outstanding work by establishing the Keith Tribble Community Service Excellence Award, which honors a South Florida resident who has made a significant impact in their community.
Early life and education
Tribble was born at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. He attended Miami Killian High School, where he was a standout high school football player for the Killian Cougars. Tribble accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he lettered at offensive guard for coach Doug Dickey's Florida Gators football team from 1974 to 1976. During his time as a Gator football player, he played on three bowl teams. Tribble graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1977, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Distinguished Letter Winner" in 2011.
Tribble accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he lettered at offensive guard for coach Doug Dickey's Florida Gators football team from 1974 to 1976. During his time as a Gator football player, he played on three bowl teams. Tribble graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1977, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Distinguished Letterwinner" in 2011.
Tribble was an associate athletic director at the University of Florida from 1992 to 1993. He became the chief executive officer of the Orange Bowl Committee in 1993, and served in that position for thirteen years, including the negotiation of the Bowl Alliance and Bowl Championship Series (BCS) agreements.
In June 2006, he was hired as the athletic director of the UCF Knights. At the time he was hired by the University of Central Florida, Tribble was one of nine African-American athletic directors among the 120 major college athletic programs in the Division I/Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). He also served as the executive vice president for the University of Central Florida Athletics Association, the private non-profit corporation that is responsible for the administration and financial management of the UCF Knights athletic programs. As UCF's director of athletics, Tribble oversaw $150 million in improvements to the Knights' athletics facilities, with another $70 million in construction approved and pending.
Mr. Tribble is a long-time member of the 100 Black Men of South Florida where he serves as a mentor to the next generation of community leaders. He has been recognized throughout his career for his leadership. He was inducted into the UF Athletic Hall of Fame and featured in Black Enterprise Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Blacks in Sports. He was also named by Sports Illustrated as one of the “20 Most Powerful People in Sports” and “Most Influential Minority in Sports.” Legacy Magazine also honored him as one of South Florida’s most influential African-American leaders in healthcare.
Mr. Tribble holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Florida. He has been married to his wife Terri for 37 years. The couple has two children. 
- UCF Knights
- Florida Gators
- Florida Gators football, 1970–79
- List of University of Florida alumni
- Jackson Health System
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