Shaun Drinkard, LPM, serves as the Interim President with
the Tampa Downtown Partnership. In Shaun’s previous role as Vice President of
District Services, he lead district operations & public programming which
includes the Downtown Ambassador and Clean Team program as well as all public
space events/activations within the Special Services District (SSD).
Since 2010, Shaun has taken a multi-faceted approach to the
planning, design and management of public spaces. He has been instrumental in
bringing monthly and annual programs to Downtown Tampa ranging from Rock the
Park, a free monthly music series, to Winter Village, an eight-week holiday
experience featuring waterfront dining, ice skating, and holiday shops in
The most impactful work he’s lead includes the development
and implementation of the organizations Homeless Liaison program and being
acknowledged by the City’s administration and nationally as a thought leader
for signature / nationally recognized events.
In addition to his previous role as the Director of
Placemaking, Shaun also served as the Executive Director with the Friends of
the Riverwalk, Inc. from 2013 to 2017. Prior to his non-profit work, Shaun was
with WilsonMiller / Stantec’s Urban Design Studio. While at Stantec he worked
as part of the design team for projects including: Channel District Strategic
Action & Implementation Plans (Tampa, FL), award winning Washington Street
Park (Channel District, Tampa, FL), and Albert Whitted Waterfront Park (St.
Shaun holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from
Louisiana State University in 2004. In 2017 he was selected as one of the
industry’s brightest professionals by the International Downtown Association to
participate in their prestigious Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program. In 2021 he was awarded certification as a
Leader in Place Management by the International Downtown Association. Most
recently, he has joined the Board of Directors for the International Downtown
Association. He stays involved in the local community and arts by serving on
the Board of Directors for the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts where he served
as the 2013 Board of Directors President.
Shaun resides in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife
Carolyn and twin boys Wylie & Wynton.
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