20 Questions with Kim Githler

Throughout her career, Kim Githler has been an entrepreneur creating several enterprises. She was part of the ownership group of the Hyatt Regency Sarasota that renovated the 297-room property, added an 11,000 square foot ballroom and then sold it to Blackstone in 2007. While owning the Hyatt, she and her partners developed the 44-unit luxury

20 Questions with Paul Toomey

Paul Toomey has more than 30 years of experience in geographic information systems, programming, analysis and management for state and local governments in the United States and overseas. In 1992, Toomey founded Geographic Solutions and has served as the company’s president since its inception. He holds multiple patents for software inventions in the workforce development

20 Questions with Mike Sutton

Mike Sutton has served at Habitat for Humanity since March 2014. As CEO of a $25 million nonprofit organization, he provides leadership and oversees the continued delivery of Habitat for Humanity’s mission of partnering with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing in Pinellas and west Pasco counties. His passion for serving

20 Questions with Ashley Heath Dietz

Ashley Heath Dietz previously served as senior director of community partnerships and operations for United Way Suncoast, where she led the integration of the community investment process, partnership strategies and regional contract management process across the organization’s five-county footprint. She also was selected part of Leadership Tampa 2022, which is coordinated by the Tampa Bay

20 Questions With…Shane Smith

Shane Smith, the director of Central Florida operations for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in Florida State University’s College of Business, is charged with building operations, which is in Tampa, from the ground up—ensuring it advances the Jim Moran Institute’s mission to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders. His professional background includes 15

20 Questions with Seth B. Forman

Seth B. Forman, an award-winning dermatologist, is owner of the ForCare Medical Group and has provided patient care for 12 years. He is board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. He completed his residency in a training program dedicated to dermatology and skin care at the Medical College of Virginia. He served as chief resident during his

20 Questions with Angel Gonzalez

Angel Gonzalez is the Hillsborough market president for SouthState Bank. He has been with CenterState, now SouthState, since 2007, when he began his career as a management trainee. He was responsible for the successful launch of the banks’ current underwriting and approval software. He has served as the Hillsborough market president since April 2017. In

20 Questions with John Flanagan

As CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay, Flanagan works closely with business, government and educational entities to find workforce solutions for the more than 1.5 million Hillsborough County residents and businesses. In the first year as CEO, he launched a youth summer jobs program, dubbed Summer Job Connection, which placed 560 youth into paid work experience

20 Questions With Paul Huszar

Paul Huszar is retired from 23 years of active duty military service, including four combat tours in Iraq, one unaccompanied tour in Korea and operational deployments to Thailand, Bolivia, Honduras, Panama and Haiti. He relocated to South Tampa upon his retirement from military service and began his tenure with VetCor, a restoration company that hires

Tonjua Williams: President of St. Petersburg College

Tonjua Williams became St. Petersburg College’s seventh president on July 3, 2017. A St. Petersburg native, Williams began her tenure with the college in 1986, rising through a variety of academic and administrative roles to become the first woman and first African American to hold the position at the school. Previously, she was senior vice

Kelly Flannery: President and CEO, South Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Flannery is president and chief executive officer for the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Community Support Council for MacDill Air Force Base and the City of Tampa Citizen’s Budget Advisory Committee. She serves on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and is the West