Katie Dierks

Bouchard Insurance

LTA provides me with a platform for continued professional and personal growth, as well as avenues to stay on the forefront of the significant changes in our community.

Crystal Lauderdale

Florida Polytechnic University

Leadership Tampa deepens your knowledge and network over a year. Through LTA, you keep building on that foundation indefinitely.

Kerry O’Reilly

Tampa Bay Times

Being involved with LTA allows me to continue to work with the best leaders in Tampa Bay!

Stephanie Russell Krebs

The University of Tampa

Being part of LTA has been a great way to continue connecting with my LT 2015 Class, as well as expand my network through events and being a committee member.

Scott Rose

The Florida Aquarium

Continuing on in LTA expands my network and keeps me informed and engaged on changes, opportunities and challenges facing our great community.

Jamie Johnson

Busch Gardens

One of the  most eye-opening and rewarding experiences of my career. I met some of the most dynamic and thoughtful leaders that I now call my friends.

Lauren Menendez

CI Group

LTA strengthens my network with the best leaders in Tampa Bay and keeps me in tune with the changes, growth and opportunities in our community.
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Lend your creativity and expand your influence on one of the most influential groups in the community. Leadership Tampa Alumni Committees are constantly in need of new ideas and leaders that can continue the tradition of excellent programming. Pick a committee and join!



Christine Turner, Chair
Jill Manthey, Vice Chair

Community Outreach

Amanda Uliano, Chair
Dierdre K. White, Vice Chair

The committee is charged with developing volunteer opportunities/programs to reinforce LTA`s tagline of “Leaders in Action,” by creating the LTA connection with the community. 


Brian Hanrahan, Chair
Richard Houston, Vice Chair

The committee oversees the annual membership drive and is responsible for retaining and increasing membership. 

Marketing and Communications/Website

Michael Blasco, Chair
Lisa Patterson, Vice Chair

The committee, in conjunction with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, is responsible for assisting in the communication and coordination of marketing and successfully communicating to members and prospective members the mission of LTA and opportunities to get involved. This committee also assists in updating the LTA website and considers additions that will improve communications.

Newsletter/LTA Annual Review

Crystal Lauderdale, Chair
Kerry O'Reilly, Vice Chair

The LTA Annual Reporting committee is responsible for the design and production of the annual report recapping LTA events and accomplishments. The committee is also responsible for collecting newsworthy LTA information and publishing periodic newsletters on the LTA website.

Parke Wright III Award

Jim Porter, Chair
Kimberly J. Madison, Vice Chair

This committee meets about 4-5 times a year with two to three meetings August through December of the selection year. The award is presented at Leadership Tampa Alumni`s Annual Meeting in January. The award recognizes an LTA member`s contribution of demonstrated leadership that made a difference in the Tampa community.


Chris Reyes, Chair
Lauren Menendez, Vice Chair

The committee is responsible for planning and presenting social/business-focused LTA programming. The committee presents to the LTA membership a minimum of 8 events per year.

Social Media

Lisa Patterson, Chair
Wendy Ross, Vice Chair

In conjunction with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the committee is responsible for communication and coordination of social media and successfully communicating to members and prospective members the mission of LTA and opportunities to get involved.


Owen LaFave, Chair
Luis Martinez-Monfort, Vice Chair

Review and implement an annual program that gives members and non-members the ability to sponsor LTA events, the LTA monthly newsletters and any other LTA efforts. Provide sponsor care and coordinate promotion for LTA annual sponsors.