Celeste Gaines is a two-time graduate of FSU; she received her bachelor's degree in business management and Spanish in 2011 and her J.D. and Business Law Certificate in 2015. Gaines is a senior counsel, enterprise technology + sourcing transactions, at McKesson Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her time at McKesson as a staff counsel and has since been promoted twice, serving now as senior counsel. Prior to joining McKesson, she was an associate at a boutique firm, where she focused on commercial real estate and franchise litigation and practiced at a mid-size insurance defense firm, where she primarily litigated personal injury and construction defect matters.
Christin Gonzalez obtained her J.D. in 2011 from Florida State University College of Law, where she graduated with honors and served as a member of the Florida State University Law Review. Gonzalez joined her firm, Novey+Gonzalez, LLC, as an associate attorney in 2011, and became a named partner in 2018. She practices exclusively in the area of marital and family law, including family law appeals. Gonzalez is past president of Tallahassee Women Lawyers and an active member of the First District Appellate Inn of Court. She is also a Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator and is certified in collaborative law process. In May of 2019, Gonzalez became board certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar.
Ben Odom has served as vice president of business and legal affairs for NASCAR since January 1, 2020. Odom provides NASCAR legal guidance in litigation, large transactions, corporate governance, and special projects. Odom began his career at International Speedway Corporation (ISC) in 2006, and from 2018 through the completion of the merger between NASCAR and ISC was vice president and deputy general counsel for ISC. At ISC, He was responsible for managing the company’s legal and risk management department, ISC’s board of directors, SEC filings, corporate governance, compliance, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. Odom also serves as a board member for Cognitive Kinetics and CLASH Endurance. Odom graduated from Florida State College of Law in 2004.