Leadership Tampa

LT '22 Arts & Culture Day

Posted Friday, October 8, 2021 By Jacquelyn Vasvari-Toke

On September 29th we had Art and Culture Day for Leadership Tampa Class of 2022, chaired by the incredible Jill Witecki, Director of Marketing & Community Relations at the Tampa Theatre, who had us running all around Tampa to see all that we ...

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LT’21 Law Enforcement Day

Posted Thursday, May 13, 2021 By Dee Garcia

Tampa Firefighters Museum We started our day at the museum, filled with a treasure trove of historic mementos, photos and equipment – bringing out the kid in everyone – what a great place to host a party, whether a wedding reception or ...

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LT’21 Sports Day

Posted Monday, April 26, 2021 By Cameron O’Connell

Written by Cameron O’Connell, ZooTampa The Leadership Tampa Class of 2021 had the distinct pleasure of experiencing Champa Bay in-depth via a tremendous agenda organized by Travis Pelleymounter & Sheri Anderson (Vinik Sports Group),with ...

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LT'21 Arts & Culture Day

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2021 By Stacy Miller

Leadership Tampa’s 50th class spent a golden day exploring arts and culture in the region. The theme of the day was small to large; illustrating how individuals and small businesses can lead to a big community impact. Each stop was a poignant ...

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LT'20 Tallahassee

Posted Tuesday, March 3, 2020 By Conan Gallaty

The trip started in Tampa. Eager as they could be at 6:30 in the morning, the nearly 50-member class of leaders boarded the bus headed to Tallahassee. Ahead of them was a full, two-day agenda with business leaders, lobbyists and elected officials. ...

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LT'20 Government & Economic Development Day

Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2020 By Tampa Bay Chamber

The Leadership Tampa 2020 class recently embarked on the Government & Economic Development program day, and the agenda did not disappoint! The day was spearheaded by Program Day Chairs Bemetra Simmons (LT ’13), Managing Director, Florida ...

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LT'20 Military Day Recap

Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020 By Kris Knox

Kris Knox, LT'20 Military Day for the LT class of 2020 will be one of the highlights of the year. The day was full of acronyms, astonishing statistics, state of the art technology and most of all, the amazing men and women of our armed forces. We ...

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LT'20 Education Day

Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2019 By Tate Kubler

Throughout Tampa, we are witnessing transformational change with the presence of cranes in downtown and other infrastructure projects spreading to the north, south, east and west. Established businesses are moving to the region and local ...

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LT'20 Media Day

Posted Friday, November 22, 2019 By Rob Kane

With so much focus and attention on the media in today’s world, the Leadership Tampa Class of 2020 continued on their immersive syllabus throughout Tampa Bay recently, visiting iHeartMedia, the Tampa Bay Times Printing Plant and 10News WTSP. ...

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LT'20 Law Enforcement Day

Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2019 By Eddie Phillips

The cornerstone of civilization has been the rule of law since ancient times. As defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, rule of law is “the authority and influence of law in society, especially when viewed as a constraint on individual ...

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LT'20 Community Outreach Day

Posted Friday, October 25, 2019 By Susan Nunn Williams

Leadership Tampa 20 Community Outreach Day was an impactful experience for all of those in attendance. The Children's Board of Hillsborough County hosted the program. It's central-local in Ybor City was a great location from which to explore the ...

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LT'20 Arts & Culture Day

Posted Monday, October 7, 2019 By Heather Rubio

For the 50 classmates of Leadership Tampa Class of 2020, Arts & Culture Day brought to life the rich history of Tampa and how it formed the city into what it is today. The perseverance of early Cuban entrepreneurs who settled here instilled in ...

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LT'19 Tourism Day

Posted Thursday, April 25, 2019 By tampachamber

By Christopher “Pappy” Collins, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (MacDill AFB)The final trip for eLiTe ’19. A bittersweet, but excellent end to a chain of invaluable events that integrated this class into Tampa’s amazing ...

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LT ’19 Tallahassee

Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2019 By tampachamber

By Aimée Jeansonne Becka, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay“The wheels on the bus go round and round…” – American Folk SongFor one of our final trips together as Leadership Tampa 2019, we embarked on an epic road trip to our ...

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LT'19 Sports Day

Posted Monday, April 1, 2019 By tampachamber

By Kevin Caldwell, Raymond James FinancialOn March 20, 2019, we had a behind the scenes look at the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Rays, Bucs, and Lightning. We heard from leadership at each organization and gained a deeper understanding of the impact ...

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LT'19 Port Tampa Bay/Agriculture Day

Posted Thursday, March 14, 2019 By tampachamber

By Shelley Sharp, Ryan Nece FoundationWhat do strawberries, corn dogs, potash, and midnight buffets have in common? They are all major contributors to the economic success of the Tampa Bay region. Plant City is the winter strawberry capital of the ...

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LT'19 Transportation Day

Posted Thursday, February 28, 2019 By tampachamber

By Gina Evans, Tampa International AirportTransportation impacts all of our industries and on February 20th we had the opportunity to spend the day with leaders in our community followed by experiencing various transportation modes in Tampa ...

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LT'19 Military Day

Posted Thursday, February 14, 2019 By tampachamber

By: Nicole Justice, Tampa General Hospital Tampa’s "Skies are Filled with the Nation's First Line of Defense"(1). This is because every 2.8 minutes, an Air Mobility Command aircraft departs worldwide (2) and Tampa is home to the prestigious ...

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LT’19 Health Care Day

Posted Monday, February 4, 2019 By tampachamber

By: Charlotte McHenry, Senior Connection Center, Inc. “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin Leadership Tampa’s ...

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LT'19 Government and Economic Development Day

Posted Sunday, January 20, 2019 By tampachamber

Living in the land of 9,000 neighborhoods…..committed to growth and inclusion.By: Monnie Wertz, The University of TampaOn January 9th, the LT Class of 2019 had the opportunity to learn more about the governing and economic development aims ...

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LT’19 Media Day

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 By tampachamber

Change. Challenge. Chance.These three, alliterative words came to light as descriptors of today’s media landscape on Wednesday, Nov. 28 as LT’19 delved into its annual Media Day.In terms of change, we learned technology has drastically ...

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LT'19 Education Day

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018 By tampachamber

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to the think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – MLK, Jr.“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and ...

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LT'19 Arts & Culture Day

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2018 By tampachamber

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain a child when we grow up.”- Pablo Picasso “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense ...

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LT’19 Law Enforcement Day

Posted Friday, October 26, 2018 By tampachamber

Jennifer Suarez Jankes, Citigroup On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, fresh off the back of individual ride-a-longs with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Tampa Police Department, LT ’19 set off on Law Enforcement Day during ...

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LT'19 Community Outreach Day

Posted Friday, October 19, 2018 By tampachamber

Elena P. Ketchum, Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler,P.A."Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."Martin Luther King, Jr.“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”Anne ...

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LT’18 Sports Day

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 By tampachamber

Emily Farkas, MacDill Air Force Base“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince LombardiAs a member of the military, there is an unwritten, courteous rule that where ever you are ...

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LT '18 Tampa International Airport & Economic Development Day

Posted Friday, April 20, 2018 By tampachamber

Rachel Feinman, Florida-Israel Business AcceleratorAs someone who recently transitioned to a career that is focused on shining a bright light on innovation with a goal of stimulating economic development, I can say that I was truly inspired and, ...

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LT ‘18 Tallahassee

Posted Friday, April 20, 2018 By tampachamber

LaKisha M. Kinsey-Sallis, Johnson Jackson LLCRecently, people from all different walks of life participated in the March for Our Lives to advocate for gun control. At the forefront of the march are teens from Stoneman Douglas High School in ...

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LT'18 Port Tampa Bay & Agriculture

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 By tampachamber

Kiana Wilson, A Sharper U, LLCLeadership TampaPort Tampa Bay and Agriculture DayThe Leadership Tampa Class of 2018 spent a fun-filled day at the Florida Strawberry Festival and Port Tampa Bay learning about the impact that agriculture and port ...

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LT'18 Military Day

Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 By tampachamber

Kari Goetz, Tampa International AirportMilitary Day BriefingGreetings fellow classmates, I’m Kari Goetz, your scribe for Military Day 2018. This is an UNCLASSIFIED information briefing. The purpose is to give an overview of Military Day for ...

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