Leadership Tampa Bay announces Board of Directors for 2019-2020

For more than 30 years, Leadership Tampa Bay has promoted the prosperity and vitality of the Tampa Bay region, enlightening leaders to the importance of the area as a whole in the state of Florida.

Their mission is to engage our members with businesses and community leaders to enhance knowledge of regional assets and issues. The program is designed not only to identify our regional strengths and build on them, but to delve into issues facing our region and explore ways to bridge our differences.

The organization has named its 2019-2020 Board of Directors.

Chairman: Frank Rygiel, Walbridge – 2013

Vice Chair: Jackie Skryd, St. Pete College – 2015

Immediate Past Chair: Tim Jarrett, Crown Brands – 2013

Treasurer: Skip Miller, SunTrust – 2014

Secretary: Nancy Newkirk, Humana – 2013

LTB Foundation Chair: DeDe Grundel, Friends of Joshua House Foundation – 2006

LTB Foundation Vice Chair Felipe Ramirez, Bank of America Merrill Lynch – 2018

Executive Director: Alice Bessette, Leadership Tampa Bay

Marketing Chair: Jason Baker, Tampa Bay Business & Wealth – 2017

Internal Communication Chair: Aakash Patel, Elevate Inc – 2011

Recruiting Chair: Brady Harris, Gilbane Co – 2015

Alumni Chair: Cole Robinson (Membership Retention), Fish Window Cleaning – 2016

Alumni Chair: Gilbert Broco (Alumni Events and Communications), CI Group – 2015

Sponsorship Chair: Dan Newhart, Tampa Bay Rays – 2014

Marcia Alvarado, TRC Worldwide Engineering – 2017

Eric Dailey, Rizzetta & Company – 2017

Gilit Kontny, Berkshire Hathaway – 2017

Joanne LeBlanc, Colliers International – 2016

Damien McKinney, The McKinney Law Group – 2017

Lisa Metheny, E&J Gallo Winery – 2015

Rhonda Nelson, SPP – 2016

Joanne Sullivan, USF Health – 2010

Freddy Williams, Boys & Girls Club – 2019

Bryan Wilson, Beck – 2013

Terry Zelen, Zelen Communications – 2019


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