Tampa, Fla., (August 7, 2013) The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce recently announced the members of the 2014 Leadership Tampa Class, which includes Kim Woollard, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and People Development Group at Grow Financial. Established by the Chamber in 1970, Leadership Tampa is the third oldest leadership program in the nation and strives to identify and develop future leaders in Tampa and Hillsborough County.
Woollard currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Diversity Council, and in 2011 was named one of Florida’s Most Powerful and Influential Women. Throughout the year, she works with the Diversity Committee at Grow Financial to host various events that celebrate diversity among its employees from participating in the St. Petersburg Pride Festival to catered culture lunch events featuring various cuisines from Vietnamese to Caribbean.
Members of Leadership Tampa are business professionals who hold mid- to upper-level management positions. In addition, they have demonstrated concern for community issues and have been active volunteers in service organizations. The selection process is rigorous and requires review by an appointed selection committee. Many
graduates of the program have gone on to take expanded leadership roles in the community as well as in their own organizations.
The Leadership Tampa year begins in September and runs through May with members meeting every other week for briefings and seminars. Each Leadership Tampa program brings in top-level business, civic and government leaders for panel discussions and question and answer sessions. Topics covered include healthcare, education, law enforcement, the environment, economic development, government and other important community issues.
About Grow Financial.
With 20 branches, and two more in development, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is recognized as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, and has $1.9 billion in assets. Originally founded to provide a safe place to save and borrow money for the military and civilian personnel of MacDill Air Force Base, Grow Financial has since expanded membership to include employees of more than 1,100 businesses. Established in 1955, Grow Financial has its corporate headquarters in Tampa, Florida. For more information visit www.growfinancial.org.