Tampa Bay Newswire
TAMPA (June 15, 2017) – Tampa Downtown Partnership celebrates another year of growth and expansion by reflecting on spotlight projects from 2016-2017, establishing a set of new strategic initiatives for the coming two years, and welcoming new leadership.
“We’ve been able to accomplish some pretty incredible things this past year,” said Immediate Past Chairman Gregory J. Minder of intowngroup. “In October we launched the app-based Downtowner free ride service which has been significant in solving our first-mile, last-mile transportation solutions in the urban core. We also enhanced the Downtown holiday experience with Winter Village and, most notably, underwent a year-long process of establishing new strategic initiatives.”
Tampa Downtown Partnership President and CEO, Christine Burdick, believes the next two years are going to be significant in setting the stage for Tampa. “In order to ensure Tampa’s Downtown continues to flourish, our staff, Board, and Executive Committee has identified four strategic initiatives and goals for the future,” said Burdick. “These outlines our focus for the coming years by responding to our city center growth and expansion, circulation in Downtown, maximizing the public space experience and addressing our own brand relevance.”
This year, the Partnership is welcoming a new Chairman – Mickey Jacob, FAIA, NCARB – in addition to naming its full Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Mr. Jacob is the Chief Marketing Officer at BDG Architects and brings a wealth of urban design knowledge and leadership to the position. “I’m incredibly honored to be selected as the incoming Chair for Tampa Downtown Partnership,” said Jacob. “Through leadership, advocacy, and communication we will implement the strategic initiatives through clear, actionable goals and I couldn’t be more excited to get started.”
2017 – 2018 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 â 2018 Executive Committee John Avalon/John LaRocca, Hillsborough River Realty / 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. Vaugh, Ph.D., The University of Tampa Andrea E. Zelman, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC 2017 â 2018 Board of Directors Paul Anderson, Port of Tampa Bay Greg Brooks, Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown Randy Cohen, Coen & Company Jason Collins, Adeas Q Santiago Corrada, Visit Tampa Bay Robin DeLeVergne, Tampa General 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 Mandel, 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
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