TAMPA – Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynda Remund, SHRM-CP, as President and CEO of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. After the retirement of Past President and CEO, Christine Burdick in December of 2017, Remund took the lead role as Acting President and CEO in January 2018.
“Lynda’s ability to support and lead a collaborative work environment while effectively managing the Partnership’s strategic initiatives has proven to the Board Officers and the Executive Committee that Lynda is the best person for this position,” said Mickey Jacob, Chairman of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “Over the past 18 years, Lynda has been steadfast in adhering to the organization’s vision and mission of cultivating a diverse and vibrant Downtown through the initiatives she’s lead and the relationships she’s built to support those efforts,” said Jacob.
In her role, Remund manages the Partnership’s organizational structure, vision and mission, facilitates the corporation’s strategic initiatives, and works with Downtown stakeholders to ensure Tampa’s urban core is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood. Recognizing the growth of Tampa’s urban core, Remund led efforts to expand the Special Services District (SSD) into Tampa Heights and in October the Tampa Downtown Partnership officially extended its SSD boundaries for the first time since its creation in 1994.
“I’m very excited about the momentum we’ve had and the direction the Partnership is heading,” said Remund. “I’m honored to serve as the President and CEO for the Tampa Downtown Partnership and am energized to work with our staff, Board, and Executive Committee on executing our vision and mission as laid out in our strategic initiatives.”
Remund joined the Partnership in 2000 as the Director of District Operations providing her with significant experience and knowledge of Downtown Tampa. She has served on several committees and organizations including the Krewe of Agustina de Aragon, Transportation Committee Chair for the Westshore Alliance, HARC Auxiliary Committee, Westshore Midday Business of Professional Women, Hillsborough County Committee of 99, and March of Dimes Task Force Member. She is an alumna of the Leadership Westshore Class of 1998, Leadership Tampa Class of 2005, and International Downtown Association’s 2018 Emerging Leader Fellowship Program. She holds a SHRM-CP certification in human resources and is currently a member of the International Downtown Association, Urban Land Institute, Florida Redevelopment Association, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Tampa, and serves on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Tampa Preparatory School’s Board of Trustees, Visit Tampa Bay’s Advisory Committee, and Rays 100 Committee.
2018 – 2019 Officers
Chairman: Mickey Jacob, FAIA, NCARB, BDG Architects Vice Chairman: Kevin Plummer, Tampa Preparatory School Treasurer: Jim Themides, Wells Fargo Bank Secretary: Melanie Lenz, Tampa Bay Rays Immediate Past Chairman: Gregory J. Minder, intowngroup President and CEO: Lynda Remund, Tampa Downtown Partnership
2018 – 2019 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
2018 – 2019 Board of Directors
Abbey Dohring Ahern, The Dohring Group Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay Christine M. Burdick, Emeritus Board Member Josh Christensen, Suffolk Construction Randy Coen, Coen & Company Jason Collins, AdeasQ Santiago Corrada, Visit Tampa Bay Robin DeLaVergne, Tampa General Hospital Joseph DeLuca, Tampa Bay Times Brian Fender, GrayRobinson Keith G. Greminger, AIA, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Thomas N. Henderson III, Hill Ward & Henderson, PA Tyler Hudson, Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort Dianne Jacob, PNC Bank Gregory Kadet, UBS Financial Services, Inc. Michael Kilgore, Columbia Restaurant Group Lindsey Kimball, Hillsborough County Tim Koletic, Fifth Third Bank Owen LaFave, Bank of Tampa Judith Lisi, David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Jin Liu, Carlton Fields Dr. Charles Lockwood, USF Health Robert McDonaugh, City of Tampa Kimberly Madison, Strategic Property Partners, LLC Leroy Moore, Tampa Housing Authority Julius Nasso, Related Group Barry Oaks, Cushman & Wakefield Kevin Preast, Amalie Arena R. Marshall Rainey, Burr & Forman LLP Craig J. Richard, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation Robert J. Rohrlack, Jr. CEcD, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Robert G. Stern, Trenam Law Christine Turner, ChappellRoberts Bryan Wilson, The Beck Group Kendall Wilson, Holland & Knight Andy Wood, Florida Aquarium