What do you see as the biggest change in Leadership Tampa since 2002?
The Leadership Tampa program has not only increased in depth and quality over the years, it has become highly competitive. The knowledge and community engagement required for consideration to be accepted to the program is significantly higher. The resulting benefits to the community are greatly enhanced, which is exactly the vision of Parke Wright, III when he founded the program in 1971.
What’s new with Rhea Law?
I continue to serve as Chair, Florida Offices for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Since our merger we have doubled the size of our Government Relations practice in Tallahassee and are seeking significant growth in South Florida. In addition, I have become the Chair of the Florida Council of 100, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of business leaders, which exists to promote the economic growth of Florida and improve the economic well-being and quality of life of its citizenry. The Council serves as a liaison with the Governor and Legislature on public policy issues for the State of Florida.
What would you like to see happen in the future with Leadership Tampa?
Leadership Tampa is a significant program that helps educate our future leaders on the economic engines driving our region. I would like to see continued growth and recognition of this program as a premier leadership program with expanded opportunities for LT Alumni to continue development of the relations formed to foster deeper involvement in the issues of the community.
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