Tampa, Fla., (August 25, 2014) The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce recently announced the members of the 2015 Leadership Tampa Class, which includes Gail Wean, Chief Financial Officer 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.
Wean joined the Grow Financial executive management team in 1997, and her experience and leadership have directly contributed to the strong financial position the Credit Union maintains today. Gail is committed to teaching young people about lifelong money management and has served on many Advisory Committees for the Hillsborough County High School System. Wean is also actively involved in national and local Financial Literacy programs, such as Junior Achievement, Future Business leaders of America and the USF Academy of Finance.
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 22 stores, and five more in development, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is recognized as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation with $2 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.