Listen to Learn and Lead: A Discussion

African American leaders in Tampa Bay talk candidly about current racial tensions and how allies can help

A discussion between Tampa Bay African American leaders on how our leadership community can help with current racial tensions.

Moderators: Bridgette Bello, CEO and Publisher, Tampa Bay Business and Wealth Magazine

Rick Homans, CEO and President, Tampa Bay Partnership


Bemetra Simmons, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, United Way Suncoast

Biran Butler, CEO and President, Vistra Communications

Hugh Campbell, Co-Founder, AC4S Technologies

Tonjua Williams, President, St. Petersburg College

Contact information for the Diversity and Inclusion Organizations that provide DEI Assessments and training

Inclusivity provides Cultural Competence/Diversity Equity and Inclusion Training and Assessments.

[email protected]


Community Tampa Bay does board training and youth leadership and workshops around diversity, equity and inclusion.

[email protected]



1 Comment
  • Melanie Williams
    Posted at 17:13h, 05 June Reply

    Bridgette, Rick, Bemetra, Brian, Hugh and Tonjua – Thank you for starting the conversation. It is by far the boldest step of the process. Painful yet powerful!

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