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Leadership Tampa Bay

Tech Day & Closing Retreat

May 22, 2024

written by: Justin McAllister – Grey Group, LLC Leadership Tampa Bay’s Tech Day & Closing Retreat For the past nine months, the Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2024 has been on an exciting journey, exploring the inner workings of our vibrant region. Gaining perspective into local government, art programs, regional […]

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Sports Day

May 14, 2024

Written by: Stephen Gerhard, 2nd Wave Development On Tuesday, April 23rd, LTB “24K Gold” Class of 2024 took to the field for Sports Day! The day’s line-up featured visits to the Trop, Amalie Arena, USF and Raymond James Stadium. The Best Class Ever started the day in St. Petersburg with […]

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Tourism Day

April 11, 2024

Written by: Lisa Altman, AdventHealth West Florida Division Our first stop was Busch Gardens, where we enjoyed breakfast overlooking the Serengeti. We had the privilege of hearing from Santiago Corrada, President and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay, Nevar Campbell, Busch Gardens’ Director of Sales, and Lara Chartier, Director of Design […]

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Education Day

March 25, 2024

Written by: Adrienne Arceri, Project Manager – Tampa Bay Water Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2024 had an exciting and engaging experience for Education Day. What started as an early and groggy morning was immediately launched into an energetic and exciting one as we arrived at Roland Park K-8 Magnet […]

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MacDill Day

March 18, 2024

Written by: Luis Velez-Alvarez, Financial Advisor – Northwestern Mutual Our Leadership Tampa Bay class had an amazing day at MacDill organized by the program committee Nancy Newkirk, Brenda Stewart, Kevin Garcia, Erin Dorrance and Kelly Flannery. We spend the first half of the day listening to Col Bingham, Commander, 6th […]

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Tallahassee Day

February 27, 2024

Written by: Nikki Bennett, MBA, SHRM-CP, Senior Director of Business Development & Management The Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2024 has shown up with an eagerness to learn and take in every class day, and the two-day trip to Tallahassee to visit the state Capitol was no exception. After a […]

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Law Enforcement Day

February 12, 2024

By Michele A. Mathews, Owner of Mathews’ HR & Safety Consulting Services The culmination of our Law Enforcement Program Day, on Thursday, February 8, 2024, was preluded by individual class members completing voluntary ride-along with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PSO), Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), […]

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Health Care Day

January 29, 2024

By Keather Snyder, President & COO, The Omnia Group We had another amazing Leadership Tampa Bay class day, Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Healthcare Day began at Hillsborough Community College, and I think many of us were wondering why we were going to a college on Healthcare Day instead of Education […]

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Pasco Day

January 11, 2024

By: Alexis Alvarez, ESG Manager, Masonite Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2004 left Pasco Day with one word – growth! The day began at the Pasco Hernando State College, Porter Campus, with a warm and enthusiastic welcome from Dr. Davina Jones, Provost, followed by a Pasco Power of Access Panel. […]

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Holiday Party

December 5, 2023

This year’s Leadership Tampa Bay Holiday Party held on December 5, 2023, at Yeoman’s Cask and Lion was a huge success! With over 150 alumni and Class of 2024 members in attendance, it was a special evening with music, food and drinks. There was also ornament exchange for those that […]

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Polk Day

November 16, 2023

The Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2024 had the opportunity to experience Polk Day on November 16, 2023. The day kicked-off with a bus ride to Lakeland to visit the Florida Children’s Museum at Bonnet Springs Park for breakfast and a welcome from Mayor Bill Mutz. He was followed by […]

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Ports & Transportation Day

November 2, 2023

The Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2024 participated in an unforgettable Ports and Transportation Day. Kicking off the day, the class had the opportunity to watch the Urban Air Mobility vehicle test flight and hear from different speakers, including Mayor Jane Castor and Mayor Ken Welch. Following this, the class […]

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The Leadership Tampa Bay class year begins in September and runs through May. 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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