Posted by: Leadership Tampa Alumni on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tell us, why LTA?

Leadership Tampa Alumni brings together a group of individuals who shared similar experiences during their time with the Leadership Tampa program. Although years apart in many cases, the involvement in the LT program brings about a kinship unlike no other. LTA allows us to nurture that kinship.

For you, what separates LTA from other business leadership programs?

LTA not only provides a platform for this kinship to thrive but also provides many opportunities for its members to stay engaged, continue to learn, and give back to the community in so many different ways. Programs such as LT 2.0 Back on the Bus, for instance, is just one platform for LTA members to continue to learn. There are many opportunities to serve in leadership roles with LTA and the Tampa Chamber, and a wide range of amazing community outreach activities available for all LTA members.

Describe a time when the LTA experience impacted your life or career?

Some of my best experiences with LTA have been through community outreach activities. Whether providing support to our local schools through supply drives, assisting in beautifying spaces for local non-profits, preparing food for those in need or those suffering, or helping to educate those in our community, LTA makes a huge impact through its outreach efforts. It sounds cliché but these opportunities mean as much to me as they do to the recipients, and LTA makes it possible for all of us to touch so many people.

What is a LTA benefit you wish everyone knew about?

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of LTA membership is the bond with other LTA members and the connections formed over the years. While we hear proclamations of “the best class ever”, I feel it is even more appropriate to say LTA --- Best Alumni Organization Ever!

Describe how the leadership journey will continue to shape you?

When I was offered the chance to apply for the Leadership Tampa program in May 2007, I was no doubt honored, excited and a little bit nervous at the time, but I had no idea how much LT would impact my life beyond the program itself. I gained knowledge that I am able to carry with me throughout my life, formed amazing friendships that continue to thrive, and my desire and commitment to give back to the community is directly related to what I experienced in Leadership Tampa and what I continue to experience through my involvement in Leadership Tampa Alumni.