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Law Enforcement Day

May 5, 2022

It was a day filled with simulators, demonstrations, and experiencing firsthand how people in Tampa Bay are kept safe during this year’s Law Enforcement Day. Hillsborough County Sheriff, Chad Chronister, spoke to the group at HCSO’s Training Facility, and at the FBI in Tampa, class members had a chance to take polygraph, hazmat, and surveillance tours. We’d like to offer special thanks to our sponsors for this day: Long & Associates, Halifax Solutions, and PrimeGroup Insurance.

Tourism Day

April 21, 2022

Class members made new friends of the four-legged variety during their adventures on Tourism Day! From Busch Gardens to Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, they got to experience our local attractions just as visitors do while also hearing about our regional tourism economy from leaders of Visit Tampa Bay and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater. This day wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors: Visit Tampa Bay, Busch Gardens, Quest, Inc.,and ATX Promos.

Sports Day

April 7, 2022

Leadership Tampa Bay transformed into Team Tampa Bay for 2022’s Sports Day! While each wearing their favorite Tampa team jersey, they ‘scored’ a look at home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and USF Bulls. They also heard from Tampa Bay Rays President – and LTB Notable Alumni – Brian Auld. We thank our sponsors for this day, who knocked it out of the park: Seacoast Bank, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Education Day

March 24, 2022

The Class of 2022 got ‘schooled’ as they went back to class for this year’s Education Day. While some lessons involved classroom learning about the Hillsborough & Pinellas Education Foundations, others were more hands-on at HCC ‘s Training Center and UT’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center. We appreciate all of our sponsors for the day: St. Petersburg College, Hillsborough Community College, and the University of Tampa.

Healthcare Day

March 8, 2022

Healthcare Day in Tampa Bay taught the Class of 2022 all about how regional institutions work together to keep our local communities healthy and safe. The day began at CAMLS learning about USF Health Interprofessional Education, continued at AdventHealth’s Taneja Center for Surgery, moved on to the Morsani College of Medicine, and finally wrapped up at Tampa General Hospital. Thank you to Tampa General HospitalGilbaneUSF Health, and AdventHealth for sponsoring the day, and RSM for hosting our debrief.

Polk Day

March 8, 2022

Leadership Tampa Bay’s Class of 2022 learned about all things Lakeland (and surrounding areas) during this year’s Polk County Day. It started with a welcome from Lakeland’s Mayor at Florida Polytechnic and ended with a tour of Joker Marchant Stadium, with stops at Catapult Lakeland and Lakeland Linder Airport in between. Class members learned how economic development in the county is playing a key role in our region’s overall growth. Our thanks to MIDFLORIDA Credit Union for sponsoring the day.

Tallahassee Trip

March 8, 2022

All aboard from the Class of 2022 for our annual trip to Tallahassee! This year, class members started their rounds learning about our state government by touring the State Supreme Court, followed by a legislative program at the State Capitol. They heard from Senators Darryl Rouson and Jeff Brandes at dinner that evening, and the overnight trip wrapped up with lunch at the Governor’s Club featuring Representative Jackie Toledo, LTB class of 2015. A huge thank you to our sponsors for this year’s Tallahassee trip: Duke EnergyCaspers CompanyGoodwill, and Hillsborough Community College.

Power of Access

March 8, 2022

Leadership Tampa Bay’s signature event this year did not disappoint: Our 2022 Power of Access roundtable event featured a packed house and a full slate of local leaders and influencers, ready to discuss Tampa Bay’s top issues. Attendees had a chance to collaborate with speakers on possible solutions to problems in local business, communities, and more. Many thanks to all of this year’s guest speakers, as well as our event sponsors: Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority, WalbridgeBank of AmericaBrandz Agency, and Safety Biometrics.

Ports/Transportation Day

March 8, 2022

Leadership Tampa Bay took to the road and water when learning about Port Tampa Bay on Transportation Day! In addition to the Port, class members got an education on BrightLine’s entry into the local market, the American Victory Ship, Tampa International Airport, and more. We’d like to thank all of our sponsors who helped make this day possible: WGIBaker BarriosPort Tampa Bay, and The Florida Aquarium.

Pasco Day

March 8, 2022

Another action-packed day for the Class of 2022 in Pasco County offered ‘The Deuces’ a crash course on the inner workings of that part of our region. Class members took part in a ‘Power of Access-styled’ roundtable discussion where they met with a range of Pasco leaders, followed by tours of Florida Avenue Brewery’s Wesley Chapel facility and AdventHealth’s Center Ice. Special thanks to WalbridgeTruist, and Adcock Financial for sponsoring the day’s activities.


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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