TAMPA, FL (December 18, 2018) – Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynda Remund, SHRM-CP, as President and CEO of the Tampa Downtown Partnership effective January 1, 2019. After the retirement of Past President and CEO, Christine Burdick in December of 2017, Remund took the lead role as Acting President and CEO in January 2018.
“Lynda’s ability to support and lead a collaborative work environment while effectively managing the Partnership’s strategic initiatives has proven to the Board Officers and the Executive Committee that Lynda is the best person for this position,” said Mickey Jacob, Chairman of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “Over the past 18 years, Lynda has been steadfast in adhering to the organization’s vision and mission of cultivating a diverse and vibrant Downtown through the initiatives she’d lead and the relationships she’d built to support those efforts,” said Jacob.
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 October the Tampa Downtown Partnership officially extended its SSD boundaries for the first time 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 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 has served on several committees and organizations including the Krewe of Agustina de Aragon, Transportation Committee Chair for the Westshore Alliance, HARC Auxiliary Committee, Westshore Midday Business of Professional Women, Hillsborough County Committee of 99, and March of Dimes Task Force Member. She is an alumna of the Leadership Westshore Class of 1998, Leadership Tampa Class of 2005, and International Downtown Association’s 2018 Emerging Leader Fellowship Program. She holds a SHRM-CP certification in human resources and is currently a member of the International Downtown Association, Urban Land Institute, Florida Redevelopment Association, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Tampa, and serves on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Tampa Preparatory School’s Board of Trustees, Visit Tampa Bay’s Advisory Committee, and Rays 100 Committee.
Tampa Downtown Partnership is a private, membership based not-for-profit 501(c)(6) comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing Tampa’s Downtown. Through an annual contract with the City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership administers the Special Services District. In addition to Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team, Tampa Downtown Partnership serves downtown through marketing, business development, transportation, advocacy, public space activation, planning and beautification.