Chamber Announces Leadership Tampa 2015 Class

Today the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the members of the 2015 LT_Logo_vLeadership 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


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