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Leadership Tampa Bay

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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Arts Day

October 19, 2023

What a great day exploring the arts community! The Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2024 took a quick bus ride over to St. Petersburg to explore both the Salvador Dali Museum and Chihuly Museum. They were then treated to a glass-blowing demonstration at the Morean Glass Studio. The class made […]

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Social Services Day

October 5, 2023

What an amazing day of giving back and learning about the impact we can have on our community. Putting philanthropy into action, our Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2024 had the opportunity to volunteer at multiple organizations across the region during their Social Services Class Day. To wrap up their […]

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Class of 2024 Opening Retreat

September 22, 2023

By: Michael Forster, V.P. of Operations, Ready for Life Pinellas In the span of a few days at the Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2024 Opening Retreat, I found myself immersed in a world of learning, growth, and inspiration. It was an event that challenged my comfort zone, encouraged me […]

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Class of 2024 Kick-Off Reception

September 12, 2023

Leadership Tampa Bay held the Class of 2024 Kick-Off Reception on September 12, 2023, at the Tampa Club.  Nancy Pfordresher Newkirk, who will serve at Chair for the Leadership Tampa Bay Board of Directors for 2023-2024, introduced and welcomed the newest members to the program. The event was well attended […]

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Power of Access

February 24, 2023

The 2023 Power of Access was yet again a must-attend event for LTB classmates and Alumni. This special evening spent with ten exceptional regional leaders always leaves attendees wanting for more conversations on hot topics that impact our area. The committee is focused on developing a timely list of topics […]

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Education Day

February 23, 2023

The day’s learning began at Roland Park K-8 Magnet School with welcome from Addison Davis, HCPS Superintendent and Nadia Combs, HCPS School Board Chair. After the welcome, the class was engaged by an education panel of local experts covering an array of topics. Frameworks was the next progression for the […]

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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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