20 Questions with Joe Handy

Joe Handy has more than 20 years of experience in leading cultural institutions. He joined CMA, in 2022, from the National Black MBA Association, where he served as president and chief executive officer.  In 2005, Handy joined the Georgia Aquarium’s founding team as director of visitor services and went on to serve as the Aquarium’s

EXCLUSIVE: CEO Council of Tampa Bay’s new chair shares her mission to ‘embrace the whole CEO’

Amy Martinez-Monfort is looking to make 2023 an “unforgettable” year for members of the CEO Council of Tampa Bay. As the newest chair for the CEO-centric membership organization, she says with the board she has, she’s confident the year will produce valuable resources and events that members will find tremendous value in. She also credits

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

Q&A with The Bank of Tampa’s new CEO

The Bank of Tampa announced a significant change in its executive leadership in January, but the bank had been planting the seeds for succession long before the announcement hit the public. T. Corey Neil, a 19-year banking veteran at The Bank of Tampa, was named president and chief executive officer, with Bill West, previous CEO,

CEO Council of Tampa Bay’s incoming chair shares vision for 2022

When Ed Ellsasser steps into his new role as chairman of CEO Council of Tampa Bay, in January, he will have his hands full. After all, outgoing Chair Hugh Campbell, president of AC4S Technologies in Tampa, once said that leading active troops in the military was easier than leading a large group of type-A business

Four crucial considerations before hiring a CMO

By Christy Vogel Congrats! Your business survived the pandemic. Things are going well at your company. Revenue is steady, a niche has been established and you’re ready to take things to the next level. You want to further distinguish your brand from your competitors and grow market share, so you and your leadership team decide