Member News 3/19-3/25

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  • Axiom Bank recently hired Jennifer Waddell as Vice President, Area Manager in Orlando and promoted Dwayne Haugabrook as Vice President, Area Manager in Tampa.
  • Lauren Raines joins Bradley’s Tampa Office as banking & financial services and real estate partner.
  • Greenberg Traurig adds West Holden and Cayla McCrea Page as associates to the Tampa office.
  • Memorial Hospital of Tampa welcomes Rosebel Monteiro, MD.
  • Shumaker attorneys recognized as top lawyers 2019 by Tampa Magazine.
  • Sykes names Symphony Ventures co-founder, Ian Barkin, its’ new CSO/CMO; solidifying its’ commitment to becoming the industry’s top automation-led BPO.
  • Trenam Law expands bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice with addition of Lynn Welter Sherman as Shareholder.

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Member Events

  • March 21, 2019: FRLA’s Hillsborough Chapter Presents: Human Trafficking Awareness Training Course and Certification
  • March 23, 2019: Children’s Home Network General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Memorial Sporting Clays Classic
  • March 23, 2019: Hillsborough County Children’s Services 5th Annual Community Fair
  • March 26, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Debriefing Series: Economic Impact from Tourism & Events
  • April 4, 2019: CAMLS Blood Drive
  • April 7, 2019: Center for Cyber Safety and Education Golfing with Garfield
  • April 12, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Development Forum
  • April 12, 2019: Visit Tampa Bay Tee Off for Tourism Golf Tournament
  • April 25, 2019: Champions for Children Cheers for Champions Happy Hour
  • April 25, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Security Series: Cybersecurity
  • May 8, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Local Leaders Luncheon
  • May 17-18, 2019: Quest Inc. Wine Quest
  • June 5, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Annual Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

Member Job Openings

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Member News 3/5-3/11

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Member Events

  • March 16, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Mayor’s River O’Green Volunteer Opportunity
  • March 17, 2019: Henry B. Plant Museum 15th Annual Picnic in the Park
  • March 21, 2019: FRLA’s Hillsborough Chapter Presents: Human Trafficking Awareness Training Course and Certification
  • March 23, 2019: Children’s Home Network General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Memorial Sporting Clays Classic
  • March 23, 2019: Hillsborough County Children’s Services 5th Annual Community Fair
  • March 26, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Debriefing Series: Economic Impact from Tourism & Events
  • April 4, 2019: CAMLS Blood Drive
  • April 7, 2019: Center for Cyber Safety and Education Golfing with Garfield
  • April 12, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Development Forum
  • April 12, 2019: Visit Tampa Bay Tee Off for Tourism Golf Tournament
  • April 25, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Security Series: Cybersecurity
  • May 8, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Local Leaders Luncheon
  • May 17-18, 2019: Quest Inc. Wine Quest
  • June 5, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Annual Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

Member Job Openings

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Leadership (T)Amplified

TAMPLIFIED FOR TEACHERS
By Ernest Hooper
The Hillsborough Education Foundation and Hillsborough County Public Schools partner every year to celebrate “Excellence in Education” and recognize some of the school district’s most deserving employees.

 

The event annually celebrates outstanding teachers, school diversity contributors and instructional support personnel. It draws thousands to the David A. Straz Center.

 

Yet what all those people don’t know is the event has doubled as a Leadership Tampa 2003 reunion.

 

For the past four years, I’ve had the honor of hosting the event. Bruce Faulmann, the Tampa Bay Times’ vice president of advertising/marketing, has watched from the audience for each of those award celebrations as a member of the education foundation. For the past three years, Suncoast Credit Union vice president Gary Vien has joined me on stage as the presenter for the instructional support award finalists. The credit union serves as the event’s primary sponsor.

 

Bruce, Gary and I spent a magical year together as members of the Leadership Tampa 2003 class. Everyone in LTA insists their class was the best, and we’re no different. We spent days immersed in various aspects of city dynamics, and evenings in debriefings, debating everything from politics to sports.

 

At the time, Bruce worked for the Times’ rival, the Tampa Tribune, and Gary toiled for Busch Gardens. Now Bruce is with the Times and Gary works for Suncoast. Of course, we’re still the same guys, albeit a little older and wiser. We’re always excited to see each other at the event, and excited to help the foundation.

 

As a HEF board member for many years, I see firsthand HEF’s impact on the school district, its teachers and students through their many programs from the Teaching Tools Store to scholarship and mentoring,” Bruce told me after the event. “But absolutely my favorite is our celebration of Hillsborough County’s best teachers and staff at our annual Excellence in Education awards.”

 

This year, the theme was “A Night in Paris,” so I donned a beret. Truth be told I looked more like Rerun from What’s Happening and little like a French gentleman. That’s okay. If humbling myself by resembling a 1980s sitcom star leads to honoring teachers, I’m all for it.

 

It’s always an inspiring evening with many moving moments the ceremony always produces. A student escort introduces each of the finalists, and the kids frequently offer cute but poignant tributes. The teachers gush and blush and the winners never fail to bring emotion to the podium.

 

“The evening warms your heart and takes you from laughter to tears,” Bruce said. “The kids can sell! You’re rooting for them all.

 

“Adding to awesomeness of the evening is watching my talented LT ’03 classmates. Hoop, aka Rerun, as the ever-charming emcee, and Gary, as the presenting sponsor, representing Suncoast Credit Union. Both could stand-in for Pat Sajak or Alex Trebek if either needed a night off.”

 

This year, when the Ida S. Baker Diversity Award winner, Newsome High’s Sandra Misciasci, heard her name called she sobbed and offered a long list of tearful thank yous. Gary and I could only look at each other and think, “This is what this event is all about. This is why we show up every year.”
“Never could I imagine back in 2003 while at Leadership Tampa, that I would be presenting at the 2019 Excellence in Education awards with others from our Leadership Tampa Class. Being able to congratulate 678 nominees and the 13 finalists is very heartwarming.”

“This is Tampa. This is why we continue to give back. What a fantastic journey and one that continues to give back as much as you put in to a city focused on the future.”

As Leadership Tampa Alumni looks to create a partnership with the district, I think it would be thrilling to have a larger contingent of LTA members at this event next year. We can come to not only show our support for the current education system, but to embrace the concept of paying it forward and thanking the teachers who helped change the trajectory of our own lives.

 

It would be great if I could look out from that stage next year and thank LTA for its support and recognize more than just Bruce and Gary.

 

That’s all I’m saying.

Ernest Hooper, LT’03
2018 Newsletter/Annual Review Chair
Editor and Columnist, Tampa Bay Times
Follow him @hoop4you

Member News 2/26-3/4

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Member Events

  • March 7, 2019: ZooTampa at Lowry Park Business By the Bay
  • March 8, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Bike to Work Ride and Rally
  • March 11, 2019: Hillsborough Education Foundation 2019 Play FORE Education Golf Tournament Presented by Batson-Cook
  • March 16, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Mayor’s River O’Green Volunteer Opportunity
  • March 17, 2019: Henry B. Plant Museum 15th Annual Picnic in the Park
  • March 23, 2019: Children’s Home Network General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Memorial Sporting Clays Classic
  • March 23, 2019: Hillsborough County Children’s Services 5th Annual Community Fair
  • March 26, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Debriefing Series: Economic Impact from Tourism & Events
  • April 4, 2019: CAMLS Blood Drive
  • April 7, 2019: Center for Cyber Safety and Education Golfing with Garfield
  • April 12, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Development Forum
  • April 12, 2019: Visit Tampa Bay Tee Off for Tourism Golf Tournament
  • April 25, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Security Series: Cybersecurity
  • May 8, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Local Leaders Luncheon
  • May 17-18, 2019: Quest Inc. Wine Quest
  • June 5, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Annual Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

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2019 Military Appreciation Recap

Each year we honor members of our community for their commitment and dedication to Tampa Bay and the military.

The Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year awards are presented to members of the Armed Forces who commit themselves to serving the Tampa Bay community. These awards acknowledge participation in activities which provide significant service to the Tampa Bay community.

6th Air Mobility Wing
Officer of the Year – Captain Ilma Vallee
Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year – Technical Sergeant Brayden Foley

927th Air Refueling Wing
Officer of the Year – Captain David Sidnam
Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year – Master Sergeant Susan Libertz

Joint Communications Support Element
Officer of the Year- First Lieutenant Matthew Nixon
Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year – Master Sergeant Jasmine Howell

United States Central Command
Officer of the Year – Lieutenant Commander Scott Curtin
Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year – Master Sergeant Thomas Whitten

United States Special Operations Command
Officer of the Year – Captain Joseph Pastrovich
Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year – Petty Officer First Class Ashley Bordelon

 The ROTC Cadet of the Year awards are presented to cadets who perform community services within the Tampa Bay area so long as the service is performed on a voluntary, non-duty basis. This award acknowledges participation and activities that provide significant service to the Tampa Bay Community.

ROTC Cadet of the Year
University of Tampa – Cadet Erika Roy
University of South Florida – Cadet Hunter Johnson

 The Bob Cutler Volunteer Award of the Year honors Bob Cutler, a 28-year volunteer of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Military Council. The award is presented each year to a member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce who best represents Bob’s commitment to Tampa Bay’s Armed Forces.

Bob Cutler Award
Mr. Gregory Celestan, Celestar Corporation

Member News 2/18-2/25

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Member Events

  • February 26, 2019: AM&AA Event featuring Award-Winning Professional Speaker Tom Deans, Ph.D.
  • February 26, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Debriefing Series – West River Development
  • February 27, 2019: Autism Shifts, Understanding Autism Parent and Caregiver Workshop
  • March 3, 2019: Tampa Bay Lightning Bolts Family Game Night
  • March 4, 2019: Autism Shifts, Autism Employment-Ready Course
  • March 11, 2019: Hillsborough Education Foundation 2019 Play FORE Education Golf Tournament Presented by Batson-Cook
  • March 16, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Mayor’s River O’Green Volunteer Opportunity
  • March 17, 2019: Henry B. Plant Museum 15th Annual Picnic in the Park
  • March 23, 2019: Children’s Home Network General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Memorial Sporting Clays Classic
  • March 23, 2019: Hillsborough County Children’s Services 5th Annual Community Fair
  • March 26, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Debriefing Series: Economic Impact from Tourism & Events
  • April 7, 2019: Center for Cyber Safety and Education Golfing with Garfield
  • April 12, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Development Forum
  • April 25, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Downtown Security Series: Cybersecurity
  • May 8, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Local Leaders Luncheon
  • May 17-18, 2019: Quest Inc. Wine Quest
  • June 5, 2019: Tampa Downtown Partnership Annual Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

Member Job Openings

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