Tampa Downtown Partnership Focuses on Relationships with New Director of Membership and Programming

TAMPA (March 29, 2018) — Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to welcome Lindsey Parks as the Director of Membership and Programming to the not-for-profit corporation.

Parks brings over nine years of experience in membership relations, special event planning, project management, government relations and community affairs to her role. Prior to joining the Partnership, Parks held the role of Project Manager in Ballard Partners’ Tampa office where she worked on notable projects like the opening of the Deputy John Kotfila Memorial Dog Park in Downtown Tampa’s Channel District.

“We are so excited to have someone with her energy, experience and strong relationship-building skills on staff and focused on our Membership and Programs,” said Lynda Remund, Acting CEO & President of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “With a fresh set of eyes and proven proficiency in events and customer relationship management, we are confident Lindsey will bring the Partnership to new levels of efficiency and relevance in today’s Tampa Downtown market.”

As Director of Membership and Programming, Parks is responsible for the acquisition and retention of members as well as overseeing events and meetings related to membership development and engagement of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Officers.

“What really drew me to the position was the opportunity to work with the Partnership’s existing members and supporters to provide quality membership and programs,” said Parks. “I’ve been attending Partnership events for years and am really looking forward to enhancing our processes.”

Mickey Jacob, Board Chair for Tampa Downtown Partnership, believes Parks’ position will lead to further growth and impact the corporation has within Downtown and regionally. “The Tampa Downtown Partnership has historically been an organization that brings together downtown stakeholders to address issues and implement solutions for our urban core,” said Jacob. “With Lindsey focused on developing the membership base and engaging the new businesses coming to our area, the Partnership will continue to be an organization addressing change and acting as a conduit for thoughtful action.”