Event designed to galvanize Greenlight support from women in Pinellas
Clearwater, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2014) – Women Leaders for Greenlight Pinellas, a grass-roots group formed to support the county’s upcoming transportation referendum, will be holding a fundraising reception next week to discuss the need for better transportation options.
Pinellas County Commissioners Susan Latvala, Janet Long and Karen Seel will speak to attendees about the Greenlight plan and how it will improve the quality of life and foster economic development in the county.
The event will be held on Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m., with the program starting at 6 p.m., at The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, 301 South Gulfview Boulevard.
General admission tickets are $25, with higher donation levels available. Attendees can register online at voteyesongreenlight.nationbuilder.com/executive_women_leaders_reception. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Lead Organizer Anne Drake McMullen at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 3, with name, title and organization.
In addition to the County Commissioners speaking at the event, the Greenlight Pinellas campaign event has gained support from over 50 prominent business and political leaders (a full list of supporters is available), including:
- Mindy Grossman, CEO and Director of HSN Inc.
- Liz Smith, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.
- Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg
- Mercedes Sanchez Van Woerkom, Managing Director and Equity Research of Raymond James
- Gwynne Young, Shareholder at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt and Past President of the Florida Bar
- Keri Eisenbeis Director Government Relations at Baycare Health System Inc
- Pat Gerard, Mayor of the City of Largo
- Anne McMullen, Executive Vice President of Doyle Wealth Management, Inc.
- Brandi Gabbard, Realtor at Smith & Associates and Chair of Realtors Organization
- Linda A. Osmundson, Executive Director of CASA
- Robin Sollie, President and CEO of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
- Melanie Lenz, Vice President Development of Tampa Bay Rays
- Marty Lanahan, West Florida Area President of Regions Bank
- Amy Rettig, SVP Regional Community Alliances and Florida Site Leader of Nielsen
- Lisa Wannemacher, Partner at Wannemacher Jensen Architects, Inc.
- Kathryn Gillette, CEO of Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg
- Alex Sink, former Chief Financial Officer of the State of Florida
- Beth A. Houghton, Executive Director of St. Petersburg Free Clinic
- Doreen Hock-Dipolito, President of D-MAR General Contracting and Vice Mayor of the City of Clearwater
- Robin DeLaVergne, Senior Vice President of Tampa General Hospital
About Yes on Greenlight
The Yes on Greenlight campaign is building support for a November referendum on the Greenlight Pinellas transportation plan. The plan will dramatically improve mass transportation in Pinellas County by dramatically improving bus service and implementing a passenger rail system. The proposed plan will be funded by a tax swap, eliminating the PSTA property tax and increasing transit revenue by increasing the county’s sales tax by 1%. The referendum is up for vote on November 4, 2014. The Yes on Greenlight campaign is funded by the Friends of Greenlight PAC. To learn more visit voteyesonGreenlight.com.