Name: Christine Turner
LT Class Year: 2007 LTA (Chair 2017)
Company Name: Chappell Roberts
Tell us, why LTA? Leadership Tampa Alumni is the single best place to expand business relationships outside of your own work, clients and colleagues. Those business relationships have helped me grow our business. It’s equally important to me to note that the personal benefits of true friendship and genuine good times make LTA so valuable.
For you, what separates LTA from other business leadership programs? I think all programs aim to provide a fraternity/sorority of connections among leaders. What I think LTA adds in addition to that is the diversity of connections. Unlike other programs, it’s diversity of industry, diversity of function, diversity of backgrounds and diversity of demographic makeup.
Describe a time when the LTA experience impacted your life or career?Our advertising agency has been given great opportunities to do business with wonderful companies as a direct result of my time in LTA. Conversely, we make decisions about who we do business with based on the LTA directory, and I’ve never been disappointed.
What is a LTA benefit you wish everyone knew about? Lisa Razler and I deliver the most inspiring sponsor remarks of the year at the holiday party.
Describe how the leadership journey will continue to shape you? The impact of LTA goes beyond an individual value. LTA is shaping and growing our business community as a whole, and that’s critical for all of us doing business here.