Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Monday, August 13, 2018

Today the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the members of the 2019 Leadership Tampa Class.   Established by the Chamber in 1970, Leadership Tampa is the third oldest leadership program in the nation and strives to identify, guide and enhance the skills and opportunities of current leaders in Tampa and Hillsborough County. The Class Chair is Dean Julie Serovich, University of South Florida, and the Vice Chair is Lance Lansrud, Agentry Real Estate, LLC.

The members of Leadership Tampa 2019 include:

Katherine Androff, Vice President of Talent Management, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Van Ayres, Deputy Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools

Craig Banikowski, Senior Manager Global Travel, Meetings Card & Expense, Amgen, Inc.

Aimée Jeansonne Becka, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Eric Blankenship, Vice President of Marketing, Tampa Bay Lightning

Mariana Bugallo-Muros, Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center

Kevin Caldwell, Financial Advisor, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Janessa Canals-Alonso, Director of Patient Care Services, BayCare

Janette Carter, Director of Marketing, Visit Tampa Bay

Wyatt Castellvi, President, Rhyno Glass

Lindsay Claytor, Senior Vice President - Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America

Christopher Collins, 6th Operations Support Squadron Operations Officer, MacDill Air Force Base

Ruben Delgado, Police Major, Tampa Police Department

Megan Dempsey, Senior Corporate Counsel, TECO Services, Inc.

Jennifer Dunn, Director of Public Relations, Conversa

Gina Evans, Director of Government Affairs, Tampa International Airport

Mark Fetterman, Mission United, Program Director, United Way Suncoast

Joseph Freeman Jr., Engineering Manager, Analog Devices Inc.

Shadel Hamilton, Associate Vice President, Saint Leo WorldWide, Saint Leo University

Christopher Harris, Executive Pastor & COO, Crossover Church

Nicole Justice, Regulatory Outcomes Specialist, Tampa General Hospital

Elena Ketchum, Shareholder, Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.

David Lechner, Senior Vice President for Business and Financial Strategy, University of South Florida

Laura Lenhart, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Manager - FL, Frontier Communications

Michele Leo Hintson, Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Terri Parnell Longphee, Director of Sales & Marketing, Florida State Fair Authority

Julian Mackenzie, President & CEO, Museum of Science and Industry

Holly Markham, Assistant Vice President - Community Engagement & Student Strategy, GTE Financial

Amanda Marshall, Director of Annual Giving, Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA

Grace Maseda, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Helios Education Foundation

Charlotte McHenry, President & CEO, Senior Connection Center

Jason Mehta, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Rich Mullins, Account Supervisor, Tucker/Hall, Inc.

Keith O'Malley, Executive Administrator, Director, Regional Site Management, USAA

Deborah Pond, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Benjamin Powers, Relationship Manager, Valley National Bank

Erik Raines, Shareholder, Hill Ward Henderson

Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking & Analysis, AACSB International

Michael Schackne, Senior Project Manager, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc

Shelley Sharp, Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Nece Foundation

Cindy Sofarelli, Senior Director of Advancement, Metropolitan Ministries

Jennifer Suarez Jankes, Director and Associate General Counsel, Citigroup

Adam Thomas, Office Managing Partner, Tampa Bay, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

Stephen Thomas, Executive Director, Rays Baseball Foundation, Tampa Bay Rays

Darrin Thomson, Vice President, J. O. DeLotto & Sons, Inc.

Monnie Wertz, Assistant Vice President, Operations and Planning, The University of Tampa

Steven Wirth, Partner, Akerman LLP

Andrew Wood, Chief Operating Officer, The Florida Aquarium

Angel Wynn, Mine Permitting Specialist, Mosaic

Fabian Yepez, Vice President West Coast of Florida, Prospera

 Members of Leadership Tampa are business/professional people who hold leadership positions within their companies or organizations. Additionally, they have demonstrated a concern for community issues and volunteered their time with service and professional organizations. The selection process is rigorous and competitive for the 50 seats available in each class. 

 The Leadership Tampa year begins in September and runs through May with members meeting every other week for briefings, seminars and hands-on experiences. Each Leadership Tampa program brings in top-level business, civic and government leaders for panel discussions and question and answer sessions. Topics covered include healthcare, education, law enforcement, the environment, economic development, government and other important community issues.