Tampa Downtown Partnership Appoints COO, Creates Two Key Positions

Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of three employees; Lynda Remund as Chief Operating Officer, Ashly Anderson as Senior Design Manager, and Rachel Radawec as Placemaking and Community Engagement Manager.

“Each of these positions play an important role in supporting the four key initiatives the Tampa Downtown Partnership staff, Board and Executive Committee identified during our strategic planning process,” said President and CEO, Christine Burdick. “Our Downtown is, and will be, undergoing significant changes that will shape Tampa’s future,” said Burdick. “The next two years will be paramount in how our organization responds to city center growth and expansion, circulation in Downtown, maximizing the public space experience, and addressing our own brand relevance.”

In her new role as COO, Lynda Remund will manage and coordinate the daily operations of the Tampa Downtown Partnership including organizational structure, management and vision, company policies, and support the organization’s strategic initiatives. Remund holds a SHRM-CP certification in human resources and will continue senior management responsibilities for operations of Tampa’s Downtown business improvement district. She will also continue managing the company’s contract with the City of Tampa which it has maintained for over 23 years. Remund brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role, having been with the Tampa Downtown Partnership for over 17 years as the Director of District Operations.

As Senior Design Manager, Ashly Anderson is responsible for managing design development for both external and internal functions of the organization. She will be involved with building brand consistency and ensuring design excellence in print materials, online graphics, and Downtown Tampa physical improvements funded by the organization. Ashly will collaborate with staff to ensure that the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s brand quality is enhanced. Previously, Anderson served as the Placemaking and Urban Design Manager working to program, activate, and promote Tampa’s Downtown.

Serving as Placemaking and Community Engagement Manager, Rachel Radawec will work directly with the Director of Placemaking, using principles of marketing, design, and activation to establish public-private collaboration in public spaces. Radawec has been with the Tampa Downtown Partnership since 2013 when she was hired as the Executive Administrative Assistant. Her knowledge of Tampa’s Downtown, efficiency in handling multiple projects, and passion for community engagement and public spaces make Radawec a clear choice for the position.

“The Partnership staff is made up of extremely talented individuals who have the skills, the know-how, and the connections to cultivate effective public-private partnerships that will facilitate and nurture the growth that is happening in our Downtown,” said Tampa Downtown Partnership Chairman, Mickey Jacob, FAIA. “These new roles better reflect the direction of the strategic initiatives of our organization and I’m looking forward to working with them and our members to strategize, plan and implement this new vision.”

– 2017/2018 Leadership-

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 – 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. 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 Cohen, Coen & Company
Jason Collins, Adeas Q
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


About Tampa Downtown Partnership

Tampa Downtown Partnership is a private, membership based not-for-profit 501(c)6 comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing Tampa’s Downtown. Through an annual contract with the City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership administers the Special Services District. In addition to Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team, Tampa Downtown Partnership serves downtown through marketing, business development, transportation, advocacy, public space activation, planning and beautification.