Chamber Announces Leadership Tampa Class of 2013 Graduates

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Leadership Tampa, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development program, is proud to announce the graduates of the Class of 2013.  The graduates were honored at a commencement dinner on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Mark House, Managing Director of The Beck Group chaired this year’s class, which participated in nine months of biweekly educational sessions, tours and candid conversations with community leaders on topics ranging from economic development and education to health sciences and sports.

The graduates of the Leadership Tampa Class of 2013 include:

Rolfe G. Arnhym, Chairman, Vistage Florida
Maria Baltar, Senior Manager Outreach Latin America, AACSB International
John Bennett, Assistant Chief of Police, Tampa Police Department
Ceci C. Berman, Shareholder, Brannock & Humphries Attorneys at Law
David Bode, Vice President of Human Resources, Busch Gardens & Adventure Island
Noel Boeke, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
K. Clayton Bricklemyer, Attorney, Bricklemyer Law Group
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 Attorney’s Office
Sean Donoghue, Partner, The Structure Group
Magda A. Farren, Audit Senior Manager, Trinity Services Group
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, PNC Bank
Debbie Lundberg, Principal, Presenting Powerfully by Debbie Lundberg
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 Medical Associates of Tampa Bay
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
Amanda M. Uliano, Attorney, Law Office of Amanda M. Uliano, P.A.
Jimmy Ullrich, Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
John M. Unger, Vice President, The Bank of Tampa
Jeffrie Van Loveren, Broker Associate, Smith and Associates Real Estate & Title, Inc.
Michael Weeks, Associate Professor of Management, The University of Tampa
Joann Wehle, Director of Sales and Marketing, TECO
Nealy Wheat, Vice President, Finance & Administration, 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. The Chamber is accepting applications for the Leadership Tampa Class of 2014, the submission deadline is May 28.

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

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The Tampa Bay Chamber 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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