TAMPA (April 4, 2018) – Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynda Remund, SHRM-CP, as Acting President and CEO of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. The Executive Committee’s unanimous decision places Remund in the Partnership’s top leadership role for a one-year term in a transformative and exciting time of change for both the Partnership and Tampa’s Downtown.
“After taking the reigns as Interim President and CEO in January, Lynda has distinguished herself by truly embracing her leadership qualities,” said Mickey Jacob, Chairman of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “Her ability to support and lead a collaborative work environment while effectively managing the Partnership’s strategic initiatives has proven to myself, the Board and staff that Lynda is the best person for this role.”
In her role, Remund manages the Partnership’s organizational structure, vision and mission, facilitates the corporation’s strategic initiatives, and works with Downtown stakeholders to ensure Tampa’s urban core is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood. Recognizing the growth of Tampa’s urban core, Remund led efforts to expand the Special Services District (SSD) into Tampa Heights and in February the Tampa Downtown Partnership received approval from City Council to proceed in seeking the boundary expansion. The approval marks the first change in the SSD boundaries since its creation in 1994.
“I’m very excited about the momentum we’ve had and the direction the Partnership is heading,” said Remund. “I’m honored to serve as the Acting President and CEO for the Tampa Downtown Partnership and am energized to work with our staff, Board, and Executive Committee on executing our vision and mission as laid out in our strategic initiatives.”
Remund joined the Partnership in 2000 as the Director of District Operations providing her with significant experience and knowledge of Downtown Tampa. She holds a SHRM-CP certification in human resources, is currently a member of the International Downtown Association and serves on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, as well as the Visit Tampa Bay Advisory Committee.
– 2017/2018 Leadership –
2017 – 2018 Officers
Chairman: Mickey Jacob, FAIA, NCARB, BDG Architects
Vice Chairman: Kevin Plummer, Tampa Preparatory School
Treasurer: R. Marshall Rainey, Burr & Forman LLP
Secretary: Melanie Lenz, Tampa Bay Rays
Immediate Past Chairman: Gregory J. Minder, intowngroup
Acting President and CEO: Lynda Remund, Tampa Downtown Partnership
2017 – 2018 Executive Committee
John Avalon/John LaRocca, Hillsborough River Realty / The Jeffries Companies
Beth Bernitt, AECOM
Laura Crouch, Tampa Electric Company
Michael English, AICP, Dikman Company
David M. Mechanik, Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, PA
Ronald L. Vaughn, Ph.D., The University of Tampa
Andrea E. Zelman, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
2017 – 2018 Board of Directors
Abbey Dohring Ahern – The Dohring Group
Paul Anderson – Port Tampa Bay
Greg Brooks – Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
Christine M. Burdick – Emeritus Board Member
Josh Christensen – Suffolk Construction
Randy Coen – Coen & Company
Jason Collins – AdeasQ
Santiago Corrada – Visit Tampa Bay
Robin DeLaVergne, Tampa General Hospital
Joseph DeLuca – Tampa Bay Times
Brian Fender – GrayRobinson
Scott Garlick – Cushman & Wakefield
Roger Germann – Florida Aquarium
Keith G. Greminger, AIA – Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Thomas N. Henderson III – Hill Ward & Henderson, PA
Tyler Hudson – Holland & Knight, LLP
Dianne Jacob – PNC Bank
Gregory Kadet – UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Lindsey Kimball – Hillsborough County
Tim Koletic – Fifth Third Bank
Owen LaFave – Bank of Tampa
Judith Lisi – David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
Robert McDonaugh – City of Tampa
Kimberly Madison – Strategic Property Partners, LLC
Julia Mandell – Carlton Fields
Leroy Moore – Tampa Housing Authority
Kevin Preast – Amalie Arena
Craig J. Richard – Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
Robert J. Rohrlack, Jr. CEcD – Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Robert G. Stern – Trenam Law
Jim Themides – Wells Fargo Bank
Bryan Wilson – The Beck Group
Christine Turner – ChappellRoberts