Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The four panelists for the Understanding the COVID-19 Stimulus Package webinar are Steve Bernstein, Bill Goede, David Jolly and Rita Lowman. Untitled design (21)

Steve Bernstein is the managing partner at Fisher Phillips Tampa Office and co-chairs the firm’s Labor Relations practice group. Steve maintains a traditional labor practice in which he represents employers throughout the United States in both state and federal courts, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and other state and federal agencies.

Bill Goede is Bank of America’s Tampa Bay Market President, he is also the Business Banking Market Executive for the Greater Tampa Bay Market. In the Tampa Bay community, Bill serves locally on the board of trustees for the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Homeless Emergency project, the Tampa Bay Chamber, the University of Tampa, and Starting Right Now.

David Jolly is Executive Vice President of Shumaker Advisors Florida, a public affairs and government relations firm affiliated with Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP. Jolly previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2014 – 2017, representing Florida’s 13th Congressional District. A student of the institution, Jolly has held virtually every position in Congress, from intern to Member, and has worked outside the Congress as an attorney and political consultant, as well as in specialty finance.

Rita Lowman, President of Pilot Bank, is a 40+ year banker who has blazed trails for the industry throughout her career. Her career highlights include managing 22 acquisitions in her career including the NationsBank/Barnett acquisition in 1997. Rita also served NationsBank/Bank of America as the State Administration Executive. She also played an integral part as COO of C1 Bank as the company went public in 2014 and selling to Bank of the Ozarks in 2015. Rita also serves on the Community Council and Government Relations Council of the American Bankers Association.