Today the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the members of the 2015 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 Jim Porter, Adams and Reese LLP.
The members of the Leadership Tampa 2015 include:
Lindsay August, Vice President, Relationship Manager, BB & T
Irene Bassel Frick, Partner, Akerman
Jan Berry, Chief Development Officer, Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA
Darcy Calhoun, Group & Suite Sales Account Executive, Tampa Bay Rays
Rob Catoe, Vice President, Relationship Manager, SunTrust Bank
Ginger Clark, Vice President, Workforce Development, Hillsborough Community College
Melinda Clark, Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid, Saint Leo University
Laura Crouch, Director, Local Government, Community Relations & Economic Development, TECO
Jennifer Currence, Director of Human Resources, Mario Camacho Foods
Jeremy Daniel, Chief Financial Officer, Regenerative Medicine Solutions
Julius Davis, President & CEO, VoltAir Consulting Engineers, Inc.
John DeLaVergne, President/Principal, DeLaVergne & Company
Katie Dierks, Private Client Advisor, Bouchard Insurance, Inc.
Paul Dontenville, Assistant Statewide Prosecutor, Office of Florida Attorney General
Brian Dugan, Deputy Chief, City of Tampa, Tampa Police Department
Scott Gilner, Vice President/Assistant Secretary, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.
Tyrus Gordon, Director of Operations, Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally
Katie Halkett, Recruiting Manager, Taylor White
Robyn Hall, Assistant Vice President, Global Seminars, AACSB International
John Hartigan, Lt Col, United States Air Force, MacDill AFB
Rafael Hernandez, Toll Operations Manager, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority
Matt Hill, Director Executive Suite Sales, Tampa Bay Lightning/Tampa Bay Times Forum
Dara Hindman, Vice President of Administration, Yacht StarShip
Rob Hosmanek, Special Projects Manager, Wright’s Gourmet House
Paul Huszar, President, VetCor LLC
Robert Hyde, Commander, U.S. Navy, US Special Operations Command
Tom Iarossi, Senior Project Manager, Skanska USA Building Inc.
Lori Jones, Sr. Vice President, Bank of America
Alex Kaptzan, Vice President of Convention Sales, Visit Tampa Bay
Dean Kent, Equity Shareholder, Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis, P.A.
Stephanie Krebs, Dean of Students, The University of Tampa
Timothy Kubal, Assistant Professor, Malignant Heme, Moffitt Cancer Center
Renee LaFauci, President of Central Florida, All Team Staffing
Owen LaFave, Senior Vice President-Director of Commercial Real Estate Banking, The Bank of Tampa
Lance Lansrud, Realtor, Florida Executive Realty
Crystal Lauderdale, Director of Marketing, Florida Polytechnic University
Rick Lentz, Executive Vice President, Cutler Associates, Inc.
Julia Mandell, City Attorney, City of Tampa
Luis Martinez-Monfort, Partner, Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort, P.A.
Axah McCalla, Director of Membership & Sponsorship, Tampa Bay Technology Forum
Jamie Morano, Assistant Professor, Physician, University of South Florida College of Medicine
John Muller, VP of Operations, The Florida Aquarium
Jessica Muroff, Executive Director, Frameworks of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Deborah Oliver, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP
Kerry O’Reilly, Marketing Director, Tampa Bay Times/TBT*
Scott Pence, Attorney, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA
Balaji Ramadoss, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Tampa General Hospital
Lauren Rasys, Account Executive, CI Group
Bill Reeves, Associate Director, Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc.
Richard Salazar, Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney / Fowler White Boggs
John Schwartz, 927 OG Chief of Training, United States Air Force Reserve, MacDill AFB
Randy Smith, Regional Practice Leader, KCI Technologies, Inc.
Wayne Taylor, Managing Partner, EKS Security Services, LLC
Lucy Terrill, Assistant Manager, Financial Analysis, Mosaic
Craig Urquhart, Executive Vice President, Employee Benefits, HUB International, Florida
Jennifer Wainman, Advertising & Communications Manager, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment-Busch Gardens
Gail Wean, Chief Financial Officer, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
Barb Zant, Sales Manager, WTSP/Channel 10
Kelly Zarzycki-Andrews, Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Members of Leadership Tampa are business/professional people who hold leadership positions within their companies or organizations. Additionally, they have demonstrated a concern for community issues and volunteered their time with service and professional organizations. The selection process is rigorous and competitive for each of the 50-60 seats available in each class.
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 at (813) 276-9445 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.