TAMPA (August 2, 2017) – Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of three employees; Lynda Remund  as Chief Operating Officer, Ashly Anderson as Senior Design Manager, and  Rachel Radawec as Placemaking  and Community Engagement Manager.
“Each of these positions play an important role in supporting the four key initiatives the Tampa Downtown Partnership staff, Board and Executive Committee identified during our strategic planning process,” said President and CEO, Christine Burdick. “Our Downtown is, and will be, undergoing significant changes that will shape Tampa’s future,” said Burdick. “The next two years will be paramount in how our organization responds to city center growth and expansion, circulation in Downtown, maximizing the public space experience, and addressing our own brand relevance.”
In her new role as COO, Lynda Remund will manage and coordinate the daily operations of the Tampa Downtown Partnership including organizational structure, management and vision, company policies, and support the organization’s strategic initiatives. Remund holds a SHRM-CP certification in human resources and will continue senior management responsibilities for operations of Tampa’s Downtown business improvement district. She will also continue managing the company’s contract with the City of Tampa which it has maintained for over 23 years. Remund brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role, having been with the Tampa Downtown Partnership for over 17 years as the Director of District Operations.
As Senior Design Manager, Ashly Anderson is responsible for managing design development for both external and internal functions of the organization. She will be involved with building brand consistency and ensuring design excellence in print materials, online graphics, and Downtown Tampa physical improvements funded by the organization. Ashly will collaborate with staff to ensure that the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s brand quality is enhanced. Previously, Anderson served as the Placemaking and Urban Design Manager working to program, activate, and promote Tampa’s Downtown.
Serving as Placemaking and Community Engagement Manager, Rachel Radawec will work directly with the Director of Placemaking, using principles of marketing, design, and activation to establish public-private collaboration in public spaces. Radawec has been with the Tampa Downtown Partnership since 2013 when she was hired as the Executive Administrative Assistant. Her knowledge of Tampa’s Downtown, efficiency in handling multiple projects, and passion for community engagement and public spaces make Radawec a clear choice for the position.
“The Partnership staff is made up of extremely talented individuals who have the skills, the know-how, and the connections to cultivate effective public-private partnerships that will facilitate and nurture the growth that is happening in our Downtown,” said Tampa Downtown Partnership Chairman, Mickey Jacob, FAIA. “These new roles better reflect the direction of the strategic initiatives of our organization and I’m looking forward to working with them and our members to strategize, plan and implement this new vision.”