Volunteer Opportunities
Leadership Tampa Bay

Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni Committee – Gilit Kontny, Chair

This committee is responsible for planning and presenting social/business-focused Leadership Tampa Bay events. Efforts include developing and preparing arrangements, logistics, menus, speakers and invitations to such events.

The committee will plan all Alumni events, and work with other leadership programs on events. We will work closely with the PR/Communications Committee on the marketing of our organization and the much needed community outreach.

The Chair for this committee is Gilit Kontny. She can be reached via email at gkontny@bhhsflpg.com.

Marketing/PR/Communications Committee – Terry Zelen, Chairman

This committee will work in alignment with the alumni, program day, foundation, Power of Access and the recruitment committee to promote all things Leadership Tampa Bay within the organization and community.

We will work to streamline all communications activities, including updates to the website and collateral materials. We will also help to raise brand awareness of Leadership Tampa Bay through media relations activities, including class and board recognition, event promotion and community involvement.

The committee is responsible for collecting newsworthy Leadership Tampa Bay information and publishing periodic newsletters on the Leadership Tampa Bay website, marketing of all Leadership Tampa Bay events and updating/maintaining our social media accounts (Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn). Information to be published includes but is not limited to:

  • Events
  • Committee updates
  • Executive board reports
  • Alumni updates
  • Press Releases

The Chair for this committee is Terry Zelen Class of 2019. He can be reached at tzelen@zelencomm.com.

Recruitment Committee – Chris Nardi, Chairman

This committee will work in alignment with the Alumni and Marketing Committees to increase the number of quality and future class recruits for all Tampa Bay counties.

The Chair for this committee is Chris Nardi, Class of 2019. He can be reached at chris.nardi@truist.com.

Program Days Committee – Joanne LeBlanc, Chair

This committee oversees in the planning of class program days. Efforts include developing and planning the day and preparing arrangements, logistics, parking, menus, speakers etc.

The Chair for this committee is Joanne LeBlanc at joanne.leblanc@colliers.com.

Sponsorship Committee – Eric Dailey, Chair

This committee secures sponsors for all Leadership Tampa Bay events, newsletters, directory, website and any other Leadership Tampa Bay efforts.

The Chair for this committee is Eric Dailey at edailey@halifax-solutions.com .

Power of Access – Felipe Ramirez, Chairman

Power of Access is Leadership Tampa Bay’s premier event bringing together the region’s influential business leaders to discuss topics that impact our community.

The Chair of this committee is Felipe Ramirez, he can be reached at feliperamirez1@hotmail.com.

LTB Foundation – DeDe Grundel, Chair

The LTB Foundation is a regional non-profit organization that promotes community enrichment and conscientious progress throughout Tampa Bay. Engaged in altruistic services and working in direct partnership with Leadership Tampa Bay, LTB Foundation gathers leaders from four counties to address social and civic issues and initiate solutions that bring about measurable change to improve the quality of life for our entire region.

The Chair of this committee is DeDe Grundel, she can be reached at dgrundel@friendsofjoshuahouse.org.


The Leadership Tampa Bay class year begins in September and runs through June. Each year, the board of directors organizes 11 class days that focus on regional issues and opportunities. The agenda for each day consists of panel discussions with business civic and government leaders, questions and answer sessions, and facility tours. In addition each class member participates in both an opening and closing retreat and a two day Tallahassee Trip.






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Tampa, FL 33601


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(813) 486-8917