Charlie Turano

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Charlie TuranoCharlie Turano, Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. :: was knighted into the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George in a ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. He is a partner at Heritage Werks, which serves as the archival agency of record to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Golden State Warriors and other pro teams. He also holds the title of executive vice president for the Florida Panthers NHL team. He co-founded Genesco Sports Enterprises in 1994 and sold his interest in 2011. And North Texas is still home to some of his investments, which include eight Jimmy John’s franchises and a partnership with Jay Lombardo (’86)* at Lombardo Custom Apparel. Charlie serves on the board of the National Italian American Foundation, South Florida YMCA/YWCA and Florida Sports Foundation. As a student, he was news director for KNTU and a reporter for The North Texas Daily. He and his wife, Debbie, have one son, Charlie III.