ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – Leadership St. Pete® (LSP), is proud to introduce the incoming Class of 2013.
“On behalf of the LSP Planning Committee, I am excited to announce the Class of 2013. Already highly successful leaders in their own right, the new class members are poised to embrace all the unique experiences and learning opportunities that LSP has to offer, and to explore ways to enhance their contributions to the St. Petersburg community,” said Class Chair, Kurt Petersen. The Class of 2013 was formally introduced for the first time at the LSP Alumni Association Holiday Social, Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Mahaffey Theater.
As one of the oldest leadership programs in America and a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and its 501(c)(3) Foundation, Leadership St. Pete® (LSP) is a dynamic, intensive, interactive, six-month experience designed to promote and enhance community leadership through an in-depth introduction to social, economic, business and political issues in the St. Petersburg area. The mission of Leadership St. Pete® (LSP) is to identify, recruit and develop leaders who represent the diversity of our city and who will assume future leadership roles in our community. The Leadership St. Pete® program is made possible through the generous support of community partners. Patron Sponsors of the Class of 2013 are Tibbetts Lumber Co., LLC, the MBA Program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Synovus Bank Florida.
Class members are: Eric P. Brust, Matthews Benefit Group, Inc.; Bonnie Bush, St. Petersburg Police Department; Daniel Cole, Raymond James & Associates; Carey Cox, Tampa Bay Rays; Matthew Dieter, KL Capital Partners; Eric Douthirt, USF St. Petersburg College of Business; Bryan Eichler, City of St. Petersburg; Preston Faykus, RankMiner, Inc.; Sonja Felton, Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg; Carolyn Fries, N21 LLC; Steven C. Girk, City of St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue; Valerie M. Gliem, Eckerd College; Thomas “Tee” J. Grizzard, Lassiter Ware Insurance; Mark Hanks, Attorney Hanks, P.A.; David Harris, PSI, Inc.; Barbra A. Higel, USF St. Petersburg; Michael Igel, Trenam Kemker Attorneys; Barbara Inman, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County; Dr. Shameka S. Jones, HCA-Parallon Supply Chain Solutions; Blakemore Kearney, Vector Commercial Real Estate; David C. Kirk, Raymond James Financial Services; Jesse Landis, B2 Communications; Madeline McCarthy, TJM Properties; Mark Miller, HCA West FL: Northside Hospital; Kimberley Payne, SunTrust Bank; Phillip W. Peyton, TBC Corporation; Tobin A. Robeck, P.J. Callaghan Company Inc.; Debra Roman, Roman Earth; Edward L. Scott, Progress Energy Florida; Aaron Sherwood, Synovus Bank; Adam Smith, St. Anthony’s Hospital, BayCare Health System; Todd Smith, St. Petersburg College; Nathan Stonecipher, Directed Capital Resources, LLC; Taylor Traviesa, All Children’s Hospital Foundation; Ian Womack, St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue; and Nicole M. Ziegler, Keane, Reese, Vesely & Gerdes, P.A.