Chamber Announces Leadership Tampa 2014 Class

2010_LT_Logo_color_tag_1Today the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the members of the 2014 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 Renée Vaughn, Williams Consulting Group.

The members of the Leadership Tampa 2014 include:

Schezy Barbas, Director of Major Gifts, The University of Tampa
Tammy Briant, Director for Student Life, Stetson University College of Law
Jonathan Brill, Director of State Legislative Affairs, SOE Software Corporation
Frank Busot, Director, Bayside Station, Tampa Electric Company
Charles Callahan, Shareholder, Hill Ward Henderson, PA
David Capece, CEO and Founder, Sparxoo Agency
Brian Carson, Community Relations Officer, US SOCOM
Martyn Clay, President, Plant City Campus, Hillsborough Community College
Linda Cox, CEO, Cox Fire Protection, Inc.
Brian Craft, Wing Readiness Officer, 927th Air Refueling Wing, U.S. Air Force, MacDill AFB
Brian Cummings, Attorney, Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Dana Davies, Associate VP, Enrollment Management, Saint Leo University
Debra Delise, VP Engineering, Sypris Electronics, LLC
Stacey Efaw, Executive Director, Emergency Care Help Organization
Bret Feldman, Partner, Phelps Dunbar LLP
Lauren Fernandez, Vice President, Bank of Tampa
Kerri-Lyn Francis, Owner, South Tampa KLynergy Massage & Wellness
Jaret Fuente, Shareholder, Carlton Fields, P.A.
David Hahn, Sales Manager, Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Brian Hanrahan, Senior Associate, Mercer Health & Benefits
Lynne Hildreth, Department Administrator, Moffitt Cancer Center
Richard Houston, Senior Account Executive, Creative Sign Designs
Mark Kiser, Shareholder/Attorney, Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis, P.A.
Bryan Lawson, Office Manager, KCI Technologies, Inc.
Fred Lay, President, Construction Services, Inc of Tampa
JoLynn Lokey, Vice President of Administration, Visit Tampa Bay
Margaret Susan Maurer, Vice President, Client Manager, C1 Bank
Charlotte Meyer, Regional Sales Director, Paycor, Inc.
Suzanne Mintz, Sr. Manager, Accreditation & Member Services, AACSB International
Gretchen Mitchell, Vice President, Private Banker, Cadence Bank
Jonathan Moore, Manager, InVision Advisors
John Newman, Assistant Chief of Police, Tampa Police Department
Patrick Owings, Principal, Account Services, ChappellRoberts
Christopher Papp, Vice President – Commercial Banker, Hancock Bank
Lisa Patterson, Communications Manager, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Jamie Patterson, Manager, Community Relations, Tampa Bay Rays
Dawn Philips, Senior Advertising Manager, Tampa Bay Times
Linda Porter, Diversity Manager, Skanska USA Building Inc.
Santino Provenzano, Sr. Environmental Specialist, Mosaic
Darrin Quam, Attorney, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
Randall Reid, Senior Director, The Beck Group
Mindi Richter, Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
David Robbins, Vice President, Tampa General Hospital
Dennis Rogero, Chief of Staff, City of Tampa
Mark Rose, VP Design and Engineering, Busch Gardens & Adventure Island
Scott Rose, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Florida Aquarium
Wendy Ross, Realtor, Florida Executive Realty
Julianne Serovich, Dean and Professor, University of South Florida
Edward Spenceley, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Eileen Sweeney, Director of Community Relations, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Robert Teachey, Business Development Manager, Workscapes Inc.
Natalie Thomas, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Larry Thompson, Vice President, Capture Management, EKS Group, LLC
Jay Vietas, Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Medical Support Squadron, U.S. Air Force, MacDill AFB
Alexander Walter, Owner, Walson LLC
Chris Wandembergh, President, First Heritage Insurance Services, Inc.
Jill Witecki, Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Tampa Theatre
Jason Woody, President/CEO, Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research Foundation, Inc.
Kim Woollard, SVP/Human Resources & PDG, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union

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


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