DOWNTOWN TAMPA Leadership
2017-2018 Tampa Downtown Partnership Leadership
Mickey Jacob, FAIA, NCARB
Mickey, founding principal with Urban Studio Architects, has been practicing architecture in Tampa, Florida for 35 years. During that time, he has worked on many successful projects across a variety of project types, focusing on interior architecture, concept planning, office building design consultation and hospitality building design. He is currently the Chief Marketing Officers at BDG Architects and has served as President of AIA in 2013 and President of AIA Florida in 2004-2005..
Christine Burdick was chosen as the president of the Tampa Downtown Partnership in April 2002. Prior to moving to Tampa, she worked for Mayor Daley, helping to revitalize downtown Chicago, and in Miami Beach, directing the regeneration of Lincoln Road.
With more than 30 years of experience in retailing and urban development, she and the Partnership’s leadership are working to further develop the sense of community in Downtown Tampa and work on exciting new projects to enhance the district. Since 2004, Downtown Tampa has experienced more than $1 billion in private and public investment, and investment in downtown has regained its momentum since 2012.
Burdick is a member of the International Economic Development Council, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the International Downtown Association, Lambda Alpha Land Use Economics Society, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Locally, she is a trustee of the University of Tampa and Tampa Preparatory School; a Board Member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce; an Advisory Board member of The Florida Aquarium, Visit Tampa Bay, the Salvation Army Tampa Command, and the ULI Tampa Bay District Council. Additionally, she serves as a Board Supervisor of the Encore Community Development District (CDD) and a Commissioner of the Tampa Enterprise Zone Development Agency.
2017-2018 Board Officers
Chairman Mickey Jacob, FAIA, NCARB – BDG Architects
Vice Chairman: Kevin Plummer, Tampa Preparatory School
Treasurer: R. Marshall Rainey, Burr & Forman LLP
Secretary: Melanie Lenz, Tampa Bay Rays
Immediate Past Chairman: Gregory J. Minder, intowngroup
President/CEO: Christine M. Burdick, Tampa Downtown Partnership
2017-2018 Executive Committee
John Avlon/John LaRocca – Hillsborough River Realty Corp./The Jeffries Companies
Beth Bernitt – AECOM
Laura Crouch – Tampa Electric Company
Michael English, AICP – Dikman Company
David M. Mechanik – Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, PA
Ronald L. Vaughn, Ph.D. – The University of Tampa
Andrea E. Zelman – Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, PC
2017-2018 Board of Directors
Paul Anderson – Port Tampa Bay
Greg Brooks – Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
Randy Coen – Coen & Company
Santiago Corrada – Visit Tampa Bay
Robin DeLeVergne, Tampa General Hospital
Joseph DeLuca – Tampa Bay Times
Brian Fender – GrayRobinson
Maryann Ferenc – Mise en Place
Scott Garlick – Cushman & Wakefield
Roger Germann – Florida Aquarium
Keith G. Greminger, AIA – Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Ginny Guyton Collier – Fifth Third Bank
Thomas N. Henderson III, Hill – Ward & Henderson, PA
Tyler Hudson – Holland & Knight, LLP
Dianne Jacob – PNC Bank
Gregory Kadet – UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Lindsey Kimball – Hillsborough County
Bruce Lamb – Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.
Judith Lisi – David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
Robert McDonaugh – City of Tampa
Kimberly Madison – Strategic Property Partners, LLC
Julia Mandell – Carlton Fields
Leroy Moore – Tampa Housing Authority
Kevin Preast – Amalie Arena
Craig J. Richard – Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
Robert J. Rohrlack, Jr. CEcD – Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Robert G. Stern – Trenam Law
Jim Themides – Wells Fargo Bank
Ryan Toth – The Beck Group
Christine Turner – ChappellRoberts
David Williams – Squire Patton Boggs