Chamber Announces Leadership Tampa 2013 Class

Today the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the members of the 2013 Leadership Tampa Class.   Established by the Chamber in 1970, Leadership Tampa is the third oldest leadership program in the nation and strives to identify and develop future leaders in Tampa and Hillsborough County.  The Class Chair is Mark House, Managing Director, The Beck Group.

The members of the Leadership Tampa 2013 include:

Rolfe G. Arnhym, Chairman, Vistage Florida
Maria Baltar, Senior Manager Outreach Latin America, AACSB International
Brian Barry,  Associate, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Ceci C. Berman, Shareholder, Fowler White Boggs PA
David Bode, Vice President of Human Resources, Busch Gardens & Adventure Island
Noel Boeke, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
K. Clayton Bricklemyer, Attorney,  Bricklemyer Smolker & Bolves, PA
Charles Michael Brill, Vice President, Investments, Raymond James
Nathan A. Carney, Shareholder, Trenam Kemker
Amy Carrasco, Sr. Human Resources Recruiter, Tampa General Hospital
Jaqueline Causey, Director of Business Development, Creative Sign Designs
Max Coberly, Vice President, Member Investments & Insurance Services, GTE Federal Credit Union
Tina Cotton, Vice President, Financial Foundations, USAA
OT Delancy,  Project Executive, Skanska USA Building Inc.
Charlotte V. Diggs, Assistant County Attorney, Hillsborough County
Sean Donoghue, Partner, The Structure Group
Magda A. Farren, Audit Senior Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP
Lyle B. Fogarty, Vice President – Acquisition and Development, Redstone Investments
Andrew Fruit, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP
W. Todd Fultz,  Construction Manager, Hardin Construction Company, LLC
Jeffrey  W. Gibson, Attorney, Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen
Rod Grabowski, Sr. Associate Vice President and Campaign Director, University of South Florida
Steven Grieco, Attorney at Law,  Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Elizabeth Hennig, CFO, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Keith Wallace Hodgdon, Senior Vice President, Hyde Park Capital Partners, LLC
James S. Judy Jr.,  Principal, James Swann Design
Gregory R. Kadet, Executive Director, Complex Director, UBS
Willis Chadwick Loar, Sr. Vice President; Senior Client Manager, Bank of America
Kim Looby, Sr. Vice President of External Relations, Eckerd
Debbie Lundberg, Principal, Debbie Lundberg Life & Business Coaching
Leslie A. Maher, Lieutenant Colonel, Commander, 6th Operations Support Squadron, United States Air Force
Merritt Martin, State Legislative Affairs Director, Moffitt Cancer Center
Adrian  I. Martinez, Managing Partner, EKS Group, LLC
C.J. Mintrone,  Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager, PNC Bank
Jason Moss, Senior Vice President, Delivery Channels, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
Eric J. Partlow , Partner, Adams and Reese LLP
Woodrow H. Pollack, Attorney, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Sharon G. Price, Sr. Vice President, Central Hillsborough Area Manager, SunTrust Bank
Jason J. Quintero, Shareholder, Carlton Fields, P.A.
Jay Rao, Physician, Emergency Medicine Associates
Richard Reeves,  Director, Corporate Partnerships, Tampa Bay Rays
Emily Rogers, President, First Source Consulting, LLC
Christopher Rux, Manager, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP
William Sadlowski, Chief Financial Officer, Franklin Street Financial Partners, LLC
Erin A. Schwartz, Major, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 927th Air Refueling Wing, United States Air Force Reserves
Bemetra Simmons, Sr. Vice President/Area Executive, B B and T
Keith Skorewicz, Shareholder, Bush Ross, P.A.
Jimmy St. Louis, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Healthcare Partners
Lara J. Tibbals, Shareholder, Hill, Ward & Henderson, PA
Amanda M. Uliano, Attorney, Law Office of Amanda M. Uliano, P.A.
Jimmy Ullrich, Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
John M. Unger, Vice President, Bank of Tampa
Jeffrie Van Loveren, Broker Associate, Smith and Associates Real Estate & Title, Inc.
Michael Weeks, Associate Professor of Management, University of Tampa
Joann Wehle, Director of Sales and Marketing, TECO
Nealy Wheat, Controller, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Yolanda L. Williams, Executive Director, The Corporate Training Center, Hillsborough Community College
Elizabeth Zabak, Chief Marketing Officer, Carlton Fields, P.A.

Members of Leadership Tampa are business professionals who hold mid- to upper-level management positions.  In addition, they have demonstrated concern for community issues and have been active volunteers in service organizations.  The selection process is rigorous and requires review by an appointed selection committee.  Many graduates of the program have gone on to take expanded leadership roles in the community as well as in their own organizations.

The Leadership Tampa year begins in September and runs through May with members meeting every other week for briefings and seminars.  Each Leadership Tampa program brings in top-level business, civic and government leaders for panel discussions and question and answer sessions. Topics covered include healthcare, education, law enforcement, the environment, economic development, government and other important community issues.

For more information on Leadership Tampa, please contact Lorrie Hero, director of leadership programs at (813) 276-9445 or at lhero@tampachamber.com.

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About Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business membership organization that helps promote the businesses and business interests of our members. We come from diverse backgrounds: from small businesses, big corporations, government bodies and the military. United, we become a single, unifying force with the power to shape the future of Tampa Bay.

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