Chamber Announces Leadership Tampa 2018 Class

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announces the members of the 2018 Leadership Tampa Class.   Established by the Chamber in 1970, Leadership Tampa is the third oldest leadership program in the nation and strives to identify, guide and enhance the skills and opportunities of current leaders in Tampa and Hillsborough County. The Class Chair is Josh Bullock, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Vice Chair is Julie Serovich, University of South Florida.

The members of Leadership Tampa 2018 include:

Jolyon Acosta, Bush Ross, P.A.
Chris Adkins, Tampa Marriott Waterside
Josh Adkins, Moffitt Cancer Center
Robbie Artz, Tampa Bay Rays
Lee Behensky, The Florida Aquarium
Heather Brock, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Nick Buchanan, Keller Williams
Ernest Coney, Jr., Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc.
Adam DePiro, Visit Tampa Bay
Emily Farkas, MacDill Airforce Base
Craig Federer, Raymond James Financial
Rachel Feinman, Hill Ward Henderson, P.A.
David Ferreira, Warren Averett
Nikki Foster, Mosaic
Jessica Fugate, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Christine Glover, City of Tampa
Kari Goetz, Tampa International Airport
Leslene Gordon, Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County
Lindsay Grinstead, Tonic Consulting Group
Sarah Ham, AACSB International
Dale Hoffman, Hillsborough County Tax Collector
David Judd, III, Wehr Constructors, Inc.
LaKisha Kinsey-Sallis, Johnson Jackson, LLC
David Loos, Beaux-Arts Group
Jennifer LaRocco, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Leah Millette, BayCare
Katie Molloy, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Adrienne Morgan, Sparxoo
Linda Olson, Tampa Bay WaVE, Inc.
Sara Palmer, USAmeriBank
Dustin Pasteur, IV, Tampa General Hospital
Stacey Pittman, Bank of Tampa
Kevin Preast, Tampa Bay Lightning
Randy Prescott, KCI Technologies, Inc.
Ryan Reynolds, Cushman & Wakefield
Natalie Roberts, Flagship Law, PLLC
Kay Schwartz, USAA
Matthew Serynek, RS&H, Inc.
Eric Stewart, Synovus Bank
Rolfe Thompson, GTE Financial
Susan Thompson, CS&L CPAs
Charles Tiernan, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Marshall Tucker, TECO
Alberto Vazquez, Hillsborough County Public Schools
Elias Vazquez, City of Tampa Police Department
Virginia Veit, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Caroline Vostrejs, The Beck Group
Jennifer Whelihan, Hillsborough County Economic Development
Kiana Wilson, A Sharper U, LLC
Jennifer Yeagley, Community Tampa Bay

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 the 50 seats available in each class.

The Leadership Tampa year begins in September and runs through May with members meeting every other week for briefings, seminars and hands-on experiences. 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.