TAMPA (October 10, 2017) – The Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and staff at Tampa Downtown Partnership announce the retirement of President and CEO, Christine Burdick, effective January 1, 2018.
Burdick will continue to act as President and CEO until December 31, 2017 focusing on special projects. During this transition period, Lynda Remund, COO, will be assisting in the management of the day-to-day operations.
“Christine has been an integral part of the growth and success of the Tampa Downtown Partnership over the past 15 years,” said Mickey Jacob, Chairman of Tampa Downtown Partnership. “Through her thoughtfulness and vision she has been a strong, daring, and respected leader in this community who has taken the Partnership to such great heights and phenomenal success. The impact of her work will touch the lives of everyone in Downtown Tampa for generations to come.”
Burdick became the President and CEO of the Tampa Downtown Partnership in April 2002 and has contributed to enhancing the vibrancy, urban development and quality of life throughout Downtown. Under her leadership, the Tampa Downtown Partnership has created and implemented a variety of programs and services, including; the Downtowner free ride service, Coast Bike Share, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, the relocation of Tampa Museum of Art, City of Tampa’s InVision Tampa Masterplan, the launch of Tampa Historic Streetcar, Winter Village, and numerous others.
“It has been my honor to serve this city for so many years and incredible to see its growth and change,” said Burdick. “This is the right time to step aside. I’m excited to see how Tampa’s next generation of leaders will continue to be the passionate and dedicated advocates for our Downtown. I’m truly looking forward to experiencing all the wonderful services and programs we’ve implemented over the years.”
Extremely active in the Downtown community, Burdick is a member of the International Downtown Association, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Locally, she is a trustee of the University of Tampa and of Tampa Preparatory School, Board member of Florida Aquarium, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and a number of others. She also serves as an Encore Community Development District Board Supervisor.