2017 LTA Reunion


Who’s going from your class?

Ronald Vaughn Leadership Central Illinois-Peoria ’79
Susan Brennan Leadership Grand Rapids ’93
Joe tomaino LT’80
Renée Vaughn LT’93
Machelle Maner LT’95
Reid Haney LT’96
Jane Castor LT’00
Suzy Holley LT’00
Nancy Newman LT’00
Deborah Stevenson LT’00
Karen Arnold LT’02
Ronald Noble LT’02
William Arnold LT’04
Ana Rabelo Wallrapp LT’04
Mark Valenti LT’04
Sharon Danco LT’05
Melody Marrs LT’05
Seth Schimmel LT’05
Mark Segel LT’05
Lynette Reynolds Leadership Orlando ’06
Christine Turner LT’07
John Wolfe LT’08
Mark Haney LT’10
Christopher Karlo LT’10
Jill Manthey LT’10
Andrew Mayts LT’10
Caleb Lewis LT’11
Steven Stanford LT’11
Michael Blasco LT’12
Stephanie Koch LT’12
Drew Marshall LT’12
Darren Richards LT’12
Jennifer Roeper LT’12
Tina Cotton LT’13
Debbie Lundberg LT’13
Bemetra Simmons LT’13
Amanda Uliano LT’13
Nealy Wheat LT’13
Linda Cox LT’14
Bret Feldman LT’14
Lorrie Hero LT’14
Bryan Lawson LT’14
Susan Maurer LT’14
Lisa Patterson LT’14
Randall Reid LT’14
Wendy Ross LT’14
Eileen Sweeney LT’14
Natalie Thomas LT’14
Rob Catoe LT’15
John DeLaVergne LT’15
Paul Huszar LT’15
Stephanie Krebs LT’15
Crystal Lauderdale LT’15
Laren Menendez LT’15
Neal Anderson LT’16
Susan Mendelson LT’16
Yvette Segura LT’16
Lauren Valiente LT’16
Josh Bomstein LT’17
Andrea Cichon LT’17
Casey Coy LT’17
Michael Ferrone LT’17
Ryan Garlow LT’17
Jason Grinstead LT’17
Nicole Leontsinus LT’17
Julia Ruddock LT’17
Meredith Seeley LT’17
Ethan Shapiro LT’17
Erica Shea LT’17
John Thompson LT’17
Kelly Warhola LT’17
Randall Woods LT’17
Glenn Zimmerman LT’17

Leadership Tampa Alumni Establishes Thom Stork Memorial Hospitality Scholarship

Today, Leadership Tampa Alumni announced the establishment of the Thom Stork Memorial Hospitality Scholarship.  Stork was President and CEO of the Florida Aquarium until his passing earlier this year.  Prior to his work at the Aquarium, he served in many leadership roles with Busch Gardens and Sea World.  For many years, he served as the Chair of Tourism Day for Leadership Tampa and was an advocate for the participation of tourism leaders in the program.  The scholarship will be open to applicants who work in the tourism industry and have a demonstrated history of volunteerism. 

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 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.  Applications are currently being accepted for the Class of 2018, the deadline is May 5.

For the specific criteria of the Thom Stork Memorial Hospitality Scholarship or more information about Leadership Tampa, please contact MaryBeth Williams at (813) 276-9445 or at mwilliams@tampachamber.com.

Pedals for a Purpose

by Kerry O’Reilly, LT ‘15

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lta-tom-larossiWe sat down with Tom Iarossi (LT’15) Area Manager at the Tampa Commercial Division of Wharton-Smith, Inc. and board member with Onbikes, a Tampa-based nonprofit that delivers new bicycles to at-risk and foster children in our community. Tom told us all about the inspiration for this unique local charity.

I understand you and some friends got the organization going. How did that happen?

Onbikes started in 2011 when a small group of friends got together and went on a bike ride. Everyone had a great time as the experience immediately sent us back to our youth and served as a reminder of the significance something as simple as a bike can have on the psyche of a child. Bikes provide a sense of freedom, responsibility, and self-reliance all while also promoting health and wellness. So we basically took that experience and decided it was important enough to share with everyone. We started organizing community bike rides, and as participation grew we directed the fundraising efforts toward our cause and from there Winter Wonder Ride was born.

Tell us about Winter Wonder Ride?

The Winter Wonder Ride is our biggest fundraiser of the year and took place in December. We had more than 2,500 participating in the ride down Bayshore before the after-hour celebration took over. The ride takes place shortly after our annual bike build at Amalie Arena where we assemble all the bikes purchased for eventual distribution to the kids. This past build saw more than 700 people including city officials, community volunteers and corporate sponsors come together to assemble 800 bicycles!

What would you suggest to someone thinking of starting a non-profit?

From my experience, I would suggest picking a purpose or cause that you’re passionate about and just stick with it. Charity and nonprofit work can certainly be challenging at times. It takes a lot of determination and hard work, and there isn’t always a thank you waiting on the other end to help justify your efforts. But the reward for us is truly embedded in the task and seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces quickly makes it all worthwhile. We like to say: “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a kid a bike, and that’s pretty close.”

Any upcoming events where someone could get involved?

In conjunction with one of our community partners, The Tampa Police Department, we plan on hosting a number of bike rodeos throughout the year to promote bicycle safety and awareness. We expect the first will be sometime in Q1 of 2017. Please monitor the website onbikes.org or Facebook for updates. You can also email us at info@onbikes.org. Donations and volunteer sign-ups can be made throughout the year on our website.

Kerry O’Reilly, Leadership Tampa ’15, is the Marketing Director for the Tampa Bay Times and Politifact.

Connecting with Community Service: How LTA Gives Back

Welcome to the giving season! Even though it’s our focus in December, Leadership Tampa Alumni do it all year long.

Two examples of how we’ve connected with the community to give back this past year are the Operation Partnership and Diploma-See programs.

Operation Partnership


In May, June and October civilians connected with active duty, veterans and reservists to help strengthen ties.

The focus for each event was employment opportunities. Attendance more than doubled for each successive event which culminated on the evening of October 26 aboard the American Victory Ship.

Business cards were passed, introductions made and former classmates reconnected to share news about opportunities and refer talent.

Wendy Brill, Sr. Director of Government Relations for the Chamber, assisted in organizing all three events and shared these insights: “As Operation Partnership continues to grow, it has become a significant tool in helping those who are transitioning out of the military meet members and learn more about the local business community. The work of Leadership Tampa Alumni, Emerge, Women’s Committee, and the Military Council has helped many military members find opportunities to stay in Tampa Bay after their service is completed.”

Brill also noted that the Chamber’s partnership with USAA on this three-tier program has been key to its success.



For the past 11 years, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay for the Diploma-See program.

The program, developed by former Chamber Chair Jose Valiente, aimed to provide practical information at a critical time in an 8th-grader’s life. Volunteers from across Hillsborough County spent the morning in Title-1 schools talking to students about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student’s skills, interests, and values.

This past year’s program, which wrapped up on October 27 and was sponsored by Mutual of Omaha Bank, saw 311 volunteers across nine schools directly impact 2,723 middle school students. Over its 11 years in existence, 3,173 volunteers have gone into classrooms and instructed 31,092 students. The program has been recognized for its success over the years, including most recently at a 2016 Lightning game when Jose Valiente was named a Lightning Community Hero for his work with the program.

Just like our summers, the season of giving in Florida can be enjoyed all year long. For ways to connect with the community and give back in 2017, contact MaryBeth Williams at mwilliams@tampchamber.com.

Renew your membership at renewlta.com.

Kerry O’Reilly, Leadership Tampa ’15, is the Marketing Director for the Tampa Bay Times and Politifact.

Mentors and Protégé’s: growing together

With the Chamber’s popular Emerge/Protégé program wrapping up on Nov. 3, we present this perspective on the value of participating in the program.

Amanda Uliano an attorney with her own firm, served as a mentor, and Brittany Jackson, Sr. Communications Coordinator with Southwest Florida Water Management District, participated as a protégé. Although not paired together, they both got a lot out of the program.

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Amanda, when did you participate in the program and what made you decide to sign up?

I served as a mentor in 2014. Two of my Leadership Tampa classmates were involved in organizing and recruiting for the Protégé Program that year. They had approached me because a young female professional was seeking a mentor with experience in starting and running her own business. I received a lot of guidance and help when I started my own law practice so it was important for me to pay it forward.

Brittany, when did you participate and what did you think about the experience?

I was a protégé in the program in 2015. I loved my mentor! I never would have had the opportunity to meet him if it weren’t for our involvement in the program. We built a genuine friendship. Having him as a mentor benefited me both personally and professionally. At each meeting, he would bring along a colleague in my field to help develop my network and answer any questions I had about that person’s specific career journey. He gave great guidance on building my personal brand and provided great resources that will help me for years to come. I was also able to attend a session he taught on marketing to entrepreneurs. He was also there to encourage me in my professional journey and shared some of the victories and pitfalls he’s made along the way. I wouldn’t trade my experience for the world!

Any suggestions for those considering becoming a mentor or protégé to get the most out of the experience?

AU:  For both, be open to learning new things about yourself and have fun with the experience. I got as much out of being a mentor that I hope she got out of being a protégé.

BJ: Be open and honest with your mentor. Don’t just tell them things you want them to hear. The mentor is there to guide and support you during the program, and most likely has experienced many of the same successes or challenges that you have. And make the most out of your sessions with your mentor. He or she is investing time and energy into building the relationship, and you should do the same.

Do you still keep in touch with your protégé?

AU: Yes. We have become good friends and still make a point to have lunch together once a month even though the official program ended two years ago.

Would you ever see yourself as a mentor?

BJ: Yes, based on my personal experience, I’d like to be able to mentor someone else in my field. Having a supporter who’s already gone before you is one of the most valuable things anyone could have.

To apply for the 2017 program, email emerge@tampachamber.com by Dec. 2. Mentors and protégés will be formally assigned in February at a kick-off event. Contact Kat Benjamin at 813-276-9448 with questions.

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Lyle Blanden – Still giving back


During my 38-year career as owner of J. O. DeLotto & Sons, General Contractors, I was very invested in my employees and helping them develop their own personal strengths as well as finding their best fit within our organization. When I retired eight years ago, our average employee had been with us for 12 years, and many had been there much longer.

My interest in becoming a “builder” was sparked by my grandfather, who was a carpenter, and continued by my father, who was also a carpenter. Unlike them, I was fortunate, not only to be able to attend college but to have the opportunity to grow a business along with my partner, Jay DeLotto, into a successful and reputable small business.  Many people along the way provided me with great ideas, encouragement and support and I am happy to have the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ as a part of this program.

My protégé was perfectly selected for me, as he had the same educational background as I did in building construction. It has been exciting for me to be involved in his process of starting his own business and helping him to develop realistic goals that will guide his business to success. Our monthly meetings have not been focused JUST on his business development, but we’ve had opportunities to discuss many other aspects of how business influences his personal life and that of his family.

This program has encouraged us to meet monthly with a plan for our time together. As we have implemented this, I believe it has helped us both to focus on the making the best use of our time together. It is exciting to encourage a young person starting out and be able to validate good ideas as well as offering new ones. I try to see beyond the everyday issues to help him develop and continue to move forward toward a bigger vision for his future success.  Having this one on one connection has created a friendship that I believe will last beyond just the commitments of this program.

Kerry O’Reilly, Leadership Tampa ’15, is the Marketing Director for the Tampa Bay Times and Politifact.

2017 LTA Dues Paid

Profile Names LT Year
Acosta, John A. LT’04
Adams Everett, Anne LT’05
Agliano, Stephanie A. LT’09
Ames, Jeffrey M. LT’11
Andersen, J. Carter LT’06
Anderson, Neal LT’16
Appel, David W. LT’98
Archerd, Frederic M., Jr. LT’93
Arnett, Jane LT’01
Arnhym, Rolfe G. LT’13
Arnold, Karen A. LT’02
Arnold, William T. LT’04
Atlas, R. Troy LT’07
August, Lindsay LT’15
Azzarelli, Bret R. LT’96
Bailey, Eric W. LT’04
Baldy, Anderson LT’98
Baltar, Maria LT’13
Barbas, Schezy LT’14
Bare, Beatriz LT’99
Bassel Frick, Irene LT’15
Bauman, Debra LT’05
Berman, Ceci C. LT’13
Bertram, John T. LT’10
Berube, Richard T. LT’95
Bever, J. Andrew, Jr. LT’94
Beveridge, Cathy J. LT’00
Bevis, Lawrence LT’13
Beyers, William E., Jr. LT’87
Biesinger, Nancy E., MBA LT’97
Bincarousky, Robert LT’16
Blanchard, G. Robert, Jr. LT’99
Blanden, Lyle C LT’00
Blasco, Michael LT’12
Blount, Robert P., III LT’09
Bode, David LT’13
Boeke, Noel LT’13
Bokor, Kelsey Honorary
Brabson, John A. LT’95
Bradley-Brown, Angie LT’16
Braue, Larry LT’16
Brennan, Susan Leadership Grand Rapids ’95
Brenner, Hank LT’91
Briant, Tammy LT’14
Bricklemyer, K. Clayton LT’13
Brill, Jonathan LT’14
Brill, Lee, III LT’98
Brittain, Charlotte D. LT’10
Britton, Julie LT’97
Brown, Dolly LT’04
Brown, Gregory P. LT’08
Brown, Jeanetta M. LT’06
Brownstein, Evan LT’10
Broyles, Edna V., CFP® LT’09
Bryant, Gregory W. LT’99
Buesing, Robert LT’94
Bullock, Joshua LT’12
Busbee, Stephen W. LT’10
Busot, Frank LT’14
Butler, Brian LT’16
Butler, Sean M. LT’04
Byczek, John A. LT’01
Calhoun, Patricia LT’16
Callahan, Charles W., III LT’14
Campbell, Amelia LT’96
Campbell, Scott J. LT’12
Cannella, Joseph F. LT’01
Capece, David LT’14
Cappadoro, Jill K. LT’04
Carastro, Paul S. LT’04
Carney, Nathan A. LT’13
Carothers, C. Graham, Jr. LT’11
Carrasco, Amy LT’13
Carson, Brian LT’14
Casey, Kimberly K. LT’02
Castor, Jane LT’00
Catoe, Paul LT’92
Catoe, Rob LT’15
Chappell, Colleen F. LT’99
Chernoff, Jeff LT’16
Christaldi, Ronald A. LT’03
Clapper, Michelle LT’16
Clark, Ginger, Ph.D. LT’15
Clark, Melinda LT’15
Clark, Robert J., Jr. LT’97
Clay, Martyn R. LT’15
Clinebell, Donamae LT’04
Cloninger, Mandelyn K. LT’11
Coberly, Chip LT’13
Collins-Garcia, Holly LT’03
Colvenbach, Mark W. LT’12
Combs, Sarah LT’12
Coney, Chloe LT’02
Connery, John C., Jr. LT’09
Cooley, Thomas, CEcD, BCCR, SLCR LT’00
Cotton, Tina LT’13
Cox, Linda LT’14
Criollo, Tammy LT’12
Crouch, Laura LT’15
Crum, Kimberly R LT’07
Cummings, Brian R., Esq. LT’14
Currence, Jennifer LT’15
Danco, Sharon Docherty LT’05
Daniel, Jeremy LT’15
Davis, Janice L., CFRE, CEO LT’95
Davis, Julius D., P.E. LT’15
Davis, Paul M. LT’04
DeBosier, Kimberlee B., PE LT’93
DeLaVergne, John T. LT’15
DeLaVergne, Robin LT’84
Delise, Debra LT’14
DeVaney, David B. LT’10
Devine, Linda W. LT’10
Devlin, Brian LT’16
Dibbs, Scott W. LT’07
Dieck, Douglas J. LT’09
Dierks, Katherine LT’15
Dixon, Deirdre P. LT’05
Domino, Tracie M. LT’12
Donlon, Katherine C. LT’04
Dontenville, Paul, Jr. LT’15
Dornblaser, Cyndee A., CPSM LT’12
Doyle, Herbert, Jr. LT’95
Dugan, Brian LT’15
Dumar, Matthew A. LT’07
Eakins, Jeffrey M LT’11
Eastman, Chris LT’03
Egner, Diane S. Leadership Florida ’02
Eichenholtz, Marc LT’05
Ellison, Alissa M. LT’12
Ellison, Casey LT’08
Ellison, Sam LT’98
Entin, J. Scott LT’99
Erb, James L., Jr. LT’99
Erdman, Al LT’16
Erhardt, Bruce K. LT’96
Esquivel, Julio C LT’12
Farrell, Scott T. LT’01
Farrell, Stephanie LT’08
Farren, Magda A. LT’13
Faulk, Debra LT’98
Feaster, Thomas E. LT’83
Feeman, David LT’06
Feldman, Bret LT’14
Feldman, Randy M., DDS, MS, PA LT’89
Fenda, Pat LT’88
Fender, Brian J. LT’07
Ferguson, Irene G.M. LT’01
Ferlita, Ross J. LT’97
Fernandez, Lauren M. LT’14
Fernandez, Rudolf LT’00
Fisk, Alan C. LT’99
Fletcher, Charles R., Esq. LT’96
Fluharty, Stephen P. LT’82
Ford, Jerry W. LT’00
Ford, Timothy C. LT’16
Foster, Darcy A. LT’01
Fowler, Maggie LT’16
Francis, Kerri-Lyn LT’14
Frazier, Katherine LT’03
Freking, Ryan T. LT’10
Frost, Laura Leadership Orlando ’87
Fruit, Andrew LT’13
Fuente, Jaret LT’14
Fultz, W. Todd LT’13
Gandee Zinober, Cynthia LT’01
Garlick, Scott F. LT’10
Geoghagan, Brenda LT’98
Ghannadian PhD, Frank LT’09
Gibbons, Timothy LT’98
Gibertini, Cami F. LT’04
Gibson, Jeffrey W. LT’13
Gilner, Scott LT’15
Glenn, Robert B. LT’83
Goede, Bill LT’05
Gonzalez, Henry, III LT’03
Gordon, Bruce H LT’80
Gordon, Tyrus LT’15
Gorzka, John F. LT’91
Gough, Robert B. LT’02
Graham, Andrea R. LT’94
Grammig, Robert J. LT’95
Grant, Gary B. Leadership Ft. Worth ’09
Gray, Stanley G. Valley Leadership /Phoenix ’97
Green, B. Lee LT’10
Grieb, Robert V. LT’96
Grieco, Steven LT’13
Griffin, Melanie LT’16
Griffin, Michael E. LT’04
Grimaldi, A.J., II LT’79
Grimes, Gina LT’96
Grove, Steven W. LT’07
Gura, Daniel T. LT’91
Gustafson, Zoe D. LT’97
Hackman, James LT’98
Hadlow, Richard B., Esq. LT’81
Hahn, David LT’14
Halkett, Katie LT’15
Hall, Robyn LT’15
Halpern, Joshua, M.D. LT’99
Haney, Mark G. LT’10
Haney, Reid LT’96
Hanna, Sandra LT’03
Hannouche, Stacey LT’14
Hanrahan, Brian K. LT’14
Hapner, Elizabeth L. LT’97
Harding, Timothy M. LT’08
Harris, Brian R. LT’16
Harris, Nancy H. LT’85
Harris, William LT’84
Hart, Misha M. LT’07
Hartigan, John P., III LT’15
Harvey, Felicia R. LT’16
Hayes, Steve LT’00
Henderson, Thomas N., III, Esq. LT’76
Hendricks, Brian K. LT’12
Hennig, Elizabeth LT’13
Hernandez, Rafael LT’15
Hero, Lorrie G. Honorary
Higbee, R. Alan LT’88
Hildreth, Lynne LT’14
Hill, Kevin Tyler LT’12
Hill, Matt LT’15
Hill, S. Gordon LT’10
Himes, Fraser, Esq. LT’14
Hindman, Dara LT’15
Hirst, Audrey LT’04
Ho, Patrick A. LT’09
Hodgdon, Lisa LT’11
Holley, Suzy LT’00
Hooker, Michael S. LT’90
Hooper, Ernest LT’03
Ho-Pehling, Lilly LT’05
Horn, Adam L. LT’11
Horn, Alyson LT’01
Hosmanek, Rob LT’15
House, Mark W. LT’98
Houston, Richard LT’14
Howell, George B., III LT’89
Huber, Robyn LT’11
Huckaby, Richard LT’11
Hult, Elizabeth R. LT’98
Hunt, Timothy A. LT’95
Hurley, Jerry P. LT’91
Huszar, Paul LT’15
Hyde, Robert LT’15
Iannarelli, Juliane E. LT’11
Iarossi, Tom LT’15
Izzi, Barb J. LT’01
Jacob, Dianne E. LT’92
Jacob, James C. LT’08
Jacobson, Rebecca Seté LT’11
Jefferson, Kay LT’16
Jenkins, Andrew T. LT’16
Jennewein, Jonathan LT’00
Johnson, Carl W. LT’73
Jones, Lori LT’15
Jones, Sharon A. LT’08
Jones, Todd D LT’07
Jordan-Holmes, Clark LT’86
Jotham, Collin LT’16
Judy, James S., Jr. LT’13
Junkermann, Richard L. LT’08
Kadet, Gregory R. LT’13
Kalish, William, Esq. LT’86
Kancharla, Ram LT’95
Kaptzan, Alex LT’15
Karlo, Christopher L. LT’10
Kavanaugh, Kelly J. LT’06
Keith, Kyle P. LT’12
Kent, Dean A. LT’15
Kirkland, Jack W., Jr. LT’03
Knight, Todd C. LT’06
Koch, Stephanie M. LT’12
Koehler, Martha Kaye LT’93
Koontz, Stephen M. LT’07
Kramer, Gerri LT’16
Kraskow, Michael LT’10
Krebs, Stephanie, Ph.D. LT’15
Kubal, Timothy LT’15
Kumar, Nagi B LT’06
Kynes, John LT’04
LaFave, Owen LT’15
Lamoureux, John J. LT’07
Lang, Susan E. LT’93
Lansrud, Lance LT’15
Latta, Bill LT’84
Lattimore, Ocea LT’16
Lauderdale, Crystal LT’15
Law, Rhea F. LT’91
Lawson, Bryan R. LT’14
Lay, Fred LT’14
Lay, Laura LT’16
Leavengood, Dena Gross LT’97
Ledford, Robert K., II LT’08
Lee, Irvin B. LT’04
Lenker, Mark N., Jr. LT’83
Lester, Robin A. LT’84
Lewis, Caleb LT’11
Leytham, Beth R. LT’99
Litschgi Jr., Albert B LT’91
Loar, Chad LT’13
Locker, Jeff LT’16
Lofland, David Leadership Cincinnati ’06
Lokey, JoLynn LT’14
Lopez, Liana LT’06
Lopez-Isa, Orlando, A.I.A. LT’11
Lovelace, Greg LT’05
Lowe, Tracie U., CPA, MSA LT’10
Lundberg, Debbie LT’13
Lynch, Paul R LT’99
MacInnes, Michael M. LT’02
Madison, Kimberly J. LT’11
Mahoney, Mary Decker LT’95
Malone, Edward R. LT’96
Mandell, Julia LT’15
Maner, Machelle LT’95
Manthey, Jill M. LT’10
Manthey, Troy LT’03
Marquart, Ernest J LT’08
Marrs, Melody LT’05
Marrs, Todd M LT’08
Marshall, Drew LT’12
Martin, Merritt LT’13
Martinez, Adrian I. LT’13
Martinez-Monfort, Luis LT’15
Marulanda, Richard LT’16
Mashke, Michael LT’03
Maurer, Susan LT’14
Mayts, Andrew J., Jr. LT’10
McIntosh, Andrew L. LT’11
McIntosh, Jennifer D. LT’09
McKee, Page LT’99
McLaren, Scott LT’05
McNamara, Patrick J. LT’98
Mechanik, David M. LT’82
Mellish, G. Hartley, Ph.D LT’76
Mendelson, Susan LT’16
Mendez, Janet Y. LT’06
Menendez, Lauren LT’15
Meradith, Stanley, A.I.A. LT’93
Messerli, Patrick D. LT’12
Meyer, Charlotte LT’14
Meyer, George J. LT’00
Michini, Matthew LT’16
Mills, Howard L. LT’07
Mintrone, C. J. LT’13
Mintz, Suzanne LT’14
Mitchell, Gretchen LT’14
Monkarsh, Mark LT’04
Monteith, April R. LT’15
Montgomery, Douglas B. LT’09
Moore, Jonathan, AIA LT’14
Morgan, Tiffany LT’16
Moser, Patricia A. LT’08
Moss, Jason LT’13
Mount, Jeffrey M. Honorary
Mullan, Mary Fran LT’09
Mullen, John D. LT’12
Muller, John LT’15
Muroff, Jessica LT’15
Murphy, Brian C. LT’05
Murphy, Jennifer LT’12
Muth, Denise A. LT’12
Nafe, Richard J., Jr. LT’88
Nassar, P.J. LT’16
Neil, T. Corey LT’10
Newman, John R. LT’14
Newman, Nancy W. LT’00
Nissen, Lori A. LT’11
Noble, Ronald H. LT’02
Nolan, Scott LT’16
Oatman, Leith Leadership Jacksonville ’06
O’Brien, Kimberly A. LT’07
O’Donnell, Todd LT’16
Oliva, Bert G. LT’10
Orchard, James LT’00
O’Reilly, Kerry LT’15
Oscher, Steven LT’82
Osiason, Mimi B. LT’85
Papp, Christopher A. LT’14
Pariseau, Robert H., CEBS, CLU LT’95
Parker, Judson B. LT’10
Parrish, David M. LT’91
Partlow, Eric J. LT’13
Patel, Aakash LT’12
Patterson, Lisa LT’14
Pehling, John LT’98
Pence, Scott LT’15
Persky, David W. LT’05
Persky, Mary LT’04
Philips, Dawn LT’14
Phillips, Christine C. LT’00
Pina, Olga M. LT’03
Pollack, Woodrow H. LT’13
Porter, James LT’99
Porter, Linda LT’14
Prevaux, Steven D. LT’06
Quam, Darrin LT’14
Quintero, Jason J. LT’13
Rasmussen, Robert C. LT’84
Rauenhorst, Neil J. LT’06
Ray, Kenneth, Jr. LT’08
Redhead, Chris LT’96
Reeves, Bill LT’15
Reid, Randall LT’14
Reid, Shannon LT’00
Remund, Lynda LT’05
Renshaw, Al LT’16
Reyes, Chris M. LT’14
Reynolds, Clara LT’99
Reynolds, Lynette Leadership Orlando ’06
Richards, Darren LT’12
Richey, Larry D. LT’94
Rief, Frank J., III LT’73
Rieger, Jarett LT’12
Ritenour, Cherry L. LT’16
Ritrievi, Kelly LT’06
Robbins, David LT’14
Robbins, R. James, Jr., Esq. LT’91
Roberts, C.J. LT’07
Robertson, Bridget LT’04
Rodriguez, Alba M. LT’08
Roeper, Jennifer LT’12
Rogero, Dennis R. LT’14
Rohrlack, Bob Leadership Gainesville ’89
Rollison, Dana E., PhD LT’16
Rorrer, Steven M. LT’09
Rose, Scott LT’14
Ross, Ann McKeel LT’82
Ross, Wendy LT’14
Ruble, Randi LT’07
Ryals, Karen E. LT’98
Rybicki, Jack LT’04
Salazar, Richard LT’15
Sandridge, Hala A. LT’06
Sansone, Amanda Arnold LT’11
Saxena, Jayant LT’10
Saxena, Shilpa LT’16
Scanlan, Katie K. LT’04
Schimmel, Seth LT’05
Schubert, Nancy LT’86
Schwartz, Erin LT’13
Schwartz, John LT’15
Seaberg, Danielle Nunez LT’10
Segel, Mark LT’05
Segura, Yvette LT’16
Serovich, Julianne LT’14
Shah, Punit R. LT’12
Shahnasarian, Michael LT’92
Shaler, Ann LT’06
Shannon, Jeffrey C. LT’95
Shannon, Richard K. LT’10
Sharpton, Patrick LT’16
Shear, Stephen LT’97
Shell, Greg LT’99
Shivers, Olin G. LT’97
Shouppe, Clint LT’16
Shukur, Kevin LT’96
Shumate Brown, Tamara LT’96
Sickles, Robert E. LT’08
Siling, Jane F. LT’97
Silvest, Melissa LT’16
Simmons, Bemetra L. LT’13
Simon, Dara M. LT’06
Sims, Kelley LT’12
Sladek, Ryan LT’16
Smith, Christine LT’00
Smith, Norwood C. LT’09
Smith, Randy LT’15
Sparks, Brian C. LT’02
Spenceley, Edward LT’14
Spratling, Kareem J. LT’12
Stanford, Steven C. LT’11
Stefany, David J. LT’95
Stern, Susan LT’01
Stevenson, Deborah H. LT’00
Stinson, Teresa H. LT’01
Stockon, Chase C. LT’99
Stone, Deborah G. LT’09
Sullivan, Joanne B. LT’91
Sullivan, Timon V. LT’91
Sutton, Kevin H. LT’06
Sweeney, Eileen LT’14
Swenson, Scott B. LT’11
Szubka, Thomas G. LT’12
Tagliarini, Deborah Kerr LT’94
Tamargo, Ted R. LT’16
Taylor, Wayne LT’15
Terrill, Lucy LT’15
Thomas, Gregg D. LT’00
Thomas, Natalie LT’14
Thompson, Larry M. LT’14
Thompson, Sarah A. LT’98
Timmel, John C. LT’91
Tindale, Steven A. LT’85
Tomaino, Joe M. LT’80
Tomlin, Holly B. LT’05
Townsend, David L. LT’82
Tremonti, Yvette L. LT’09
Turner, Christine M. LT’07
Turner, James A. LT’91
Tyson, Roaya N. LT’08
Uliano, Amanda M. LT’13
Urofsky, JoAnn LT’00
Urquhart, Craig M. LT’15
Valenti, Mark C. LT’04
Valiente, Jose E. LT’98
Valiente, Lauren L.,  Esq. LT’16
Vaughn, Renée W. LT’93
Vaughn, Ronald L. Central Illinois-Peoria ’79
Vicente, Braulio LT’08
Waggoner, Dennis LT’96
Wagner, JL LT’16
Wainman, Jennifer C. LT’15
Wakefield, John D. LT’08
Wallrapp, Ana E. Rabelo LT’04
Walters, R. Kenneth LT’00
Ward, Eric LT’16
Warren, Jeffrey W. LT’73
Wartenberg, Philip S. LT’09
Wax, Jon LT’04
Wean, Gail LT’15
Werdine, Fred S. LT’08
Wheat, Nealy LT’13
Whitaker, Allison LT’05
White, Dierdre K. LT’16
White, Lara LT’05
Whyte, W. Don LT’88
Wiemer, Michael D. LT’12
Wilder, Larry LT’95
Williams, John M. LT’01
Williams, Kim LT’16
Winfield, Brian LT’16
Witecki, Jill LT’14
Witte, India Waller LT’12
Wolf, Robert M. LT’92
Wolfson, Mark J., Esq. LT’82
Wood, Thomas M. LT’01
Woodard, Laura D. LT’10
Woodroffe, Enrique A. LT’90
Woody, Jason K. LT’14
Woollard, Kim LT’14
Yadley, Gregory C. LT’88
Yang, Grace H LT’11
Young, Denise LT’03
Young, Katherine S. LT’05
Zabak, Elizabeth B. LT’13
Zant, Barb LT’15
Zelman, Andrea E. LT’10
Zevallos, Cesar A. LT’01
Zinober, Peter W. LT’81
Zophin, Brian M. LT’09

Q&A with Susan Maurer LT ’17 Chair

By Kerry O’Reilly, LT ’15, Marketing Director, Tampa Bay Times and Politifact

susan-maurerWe LT alums may not remember all our classmates, but we all remember the chair. This year’s Leadership Tampa Chair is Susan Maurer. She is Senior Vice President of Tampa Commercial Banking for BBVA Compass and will, like those before her, leave a positive lasting impression on this year’s class. Here are a few insights from Susan on leadership and the year ahead.


Will you add any new twists to the program this year?

Each year, the chair has the option of changing things from the year before. This keeps the program days interesting and up to date with what is currently going on in the city. Yes, we have made a few exciting changes to some of the program days to keep the class members informed and engaged.

What do you look forward to most about your role as chair?

The most exciting part about being chair is experiencing the impact the program days have on the class; those “a-ha” moments. Then seeing what the class can do with the information they have gained from the program will be my most satisfying part.

What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give this year’s class?

Allow yourself and your classmates to be engaged.

What year did you go through LT? Any Favorite moments?

LT ’14, BCE! What happens in Leadership Tampa, stays in Leadership Tampa …

What qualities do the best leaders possess?

The quality of being a good listener.

The quality of not being afraid to get in the trenches with the team.

The quality of effectively delivering feedback that helps improve the team and makes them the next leaders.

Are leaders born or trained?

We’ve all heard the term “born leader.” I think some people have the strength within them to lead, but I also believe that it takes other leaders before them to see the potential and to deliver the opportunities for a person to learn and grow. Well-learned mistakes make the best leaders. Anyone can say they are a leader, but it’s their team’s respect that defines that leader.