Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Thursday, January 28, 2021

Tampa, Fla. – Ronald Christaldi, President/CEO at Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC, received the 2020 Parke Wright III Award from Leadership Tampa Alumni at the group’s 2020 Annual Meeting on January 28th. Established in 2002, the award is presented annually to a member of Leadership Tampa Alumni who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made a significant difference in the Tampa Bay community. Ron Christladi was in the 2003 Class of Leadership Tampa.

Ron’s character is demonstrated in both his career and service to the Tampa Bay Community. The legal industry has inborn requirements of honesty, tenacity, and plain good judgement. Ron’s success speaks volumes to how he lives out those values. He has served as counsel to major Tampa Bay companies, including the Moffitt Cancer Center, Lions Eye Institute, and M2Gen. Ron has also provided legal counsel to the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, the Film Commission, the Tampa Bay Partnership, the Tampa Bay Chamber and the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council. Ron is a leader who makes things happen. He played a major role in the community organization identifying and assembling land for a potential new baseball stadium in Tampa. While it was a complex issue, Ron had the persistence and tenacity needed to lead. He values teamwork and is able to mobilize community leaders to great effect. He does this by taking on difficult tasks, inspiring people, working closely with others, and taking the heat if there is criticism. Ron’s consistent building approach has been extremely effective. He is a trailblazer, driven by his passion for improving the future of Tampa Bay.

Ron's vision is that Tampa is one of the great cities in America and that the Tampa Bay Region work together to invest in transportation, economic growth, vibrant arts and culture, international relevance, and overall prosperity. Not only does he serve as a leader to advance these goals, but Ron is known for mentoring young professionals to help activate the next generation in this shared vision.