CEO Council of Tampa Bay names new executive director

The CEO Council of Tampa Bay’s board of directors has appointed Alyssa Rhoads as the organization’s executive director.

Rhoads most recently ran and operated Eventing Tampa Bay, working alongside some of the largest companies and nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa Bay Business and Wealth Magazine.

Rhoads succeeds Cyndi Sexton who has served as the executive director since 2014. Rhoads previously founded a networking organization called the Professional Philanthropy Network and an annual charity event that raises money for local human trafficking victims. She also serves as the general chair for the Valspar Tournament’s Copper Mugs.

“The board of directors is excited to have Alyssa join our team of superstars. We have an exciting future ahead, as an organization, as we focus on our CEO members. Alyssa will help us execute our 10-year strategic plan, wherein we have three pillars: growth and inclusion, world-class programming and the member experience,” said Hugh Campbell, chairman of the board and president at AC4S Technologies, in a statement.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the CEO Council of Tampa Bay and look forward to being a part of the effort to bring the CEO Council to the next level,” Rhoads said.

The CEO Council of Tampa Bay is an organization for chief executive officers that provides opportunities for its CEO Members to meet, collaborate and grow with like-minded executives.

You May Also Like

Author Update: Edward Valaitis launches audiobook for Exit Like A Winner

Edward Valaitis, founder and managing partner of Edison Avenue, in Tampa, launched his book, Exit Like a Winner, in May of 2022. The book is now available as an audiobook,

Franklin Street names Garet Marr as Tampa regional managing director

Franklin Street has named Garet Marr as regional managing director of the firm’s headquarters, in Tampa. Marr will join Patrick Kelly, regional managing director, in overseeing and growing the firm’s

University Area CDC names new chief operating officer

University Area Community Development Corp. has named LaTiecea Hailey-Brown, former principal of Mort Elementary Community School, as chief operating officer. “LaTiecea truly has a proven track record of success and

Dow Technologies expands partnership with Kicker

Dow Technologies, an independently owned technology distributor, in Tampa, has expanded its partnership with Kicker as its new authorized distributor, in Florida. Dow currently distributes Kicker in Alabama, Georgia and

Other Posts

Brian Kornfeld and Dan Greco launch mental performance platform for youth athletes

Two Tampa Bay serial entrepreneurs have launched a new platform designed to support the mental health side of youth athletics. Co-founders Brian Kornfeld, the previous chief executive officer of Synapse,

Tampa-based company reimagines traditional appliances for a modern generation

Adaptability was essential during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many businesspeople, remote work was necessary. As a result, entrepreneurs like Akshay Bhuva, chief executive officer and founder of

Sarasota recycling services and compost supplier names new CEO

Veransa Group, a Sarasota organic compost supplier and provider of recycling services, has named Dave Vaughn as chief executive officer. Vaughn will oversee the company’s operations, managing integrations of acquisitions

Ideal Image appoints new chief medical officer

Ideal Image, based in Tampa, has named Physician Tara Margarella as chief medical officer. In her new role, Margarella will lead Ideal Image’s innovation pipeline and medical team, reporting directly