January 26, 2023
What makes Leadership Tampa Bay so great is that we focus on the overall region and not just one city within the Tampa Bay area. Polk Day is the opportunity for the LTB class to learn more about all the exciting things we have around us. The day kicked off at the Pasco Hernando State College with a warm welcome from Dr. Davina Jones, Provost. A discussion panel of local leaders was awaiting the class and moderated by Skip Miller (LTB ’14), Senior VP, Truist Bank. After a lively discussion, the class headed to Florida Avenue Brewing Company with opening remarks by Brandon Moore (LTB ’22) of Tampa Bay Water and a casual lunch. The brewery owners, Amanda (LTB ’23) and Anthony Derby shared their story about their brewery. The class also had a keynote address from Dr. Susan McManus, a political analyst and Pasco native. The next stop was off to Tree Toppers with the chance for the class to climb the course. The day ended at Rock and Brews for the debriefing with classmates. We greatly appreciate our sponsors Tampa Bay Water, Walbridge, Truist Bank and Florida Avenue Brewing Co. for giving us such a great day.