Business leaders join as TBBCA celebrates three decades of support for arts and culture
TAMPA, Fla. (August 1, 2019) – Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (Tampa Bay BCA, “TBBCA”) is pleased to announce the election to its board of Jordan Behar, AIA and Brooke Palmer Kuhl.
“We are thrilled to have elected these new directors,” said Stephen Gay, TBBCA Board President. “Together, they bring unique areas of expertise and new voices to our board.”
“Tampa Bay BCA is pleased to add two stellar business leaders who are committed to our mission and programs,” added Susana Weymouth, TBBCA Executive Director. “They will strengthen our organization in this milestone year as we celebrate three decades of private sector impact in support of arts and culture, and arts education, in our community.”
Jordan Behar, AIA, is a Florida native and founding partner of Behar + Peteranecz Architecture, with company headquarters in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg. Throughout his twenty five-plus years of experience, Mr. Behar has developed a reputation for his uncompromising quality and attention to detail. Behar has acted as principal on several significant local projects, including the adaptive reuse of Tampa’s historic Hesterly Armory, and the innovative Seivold Center for Early Childhood Education at Berkeley Preparatory School. Mr. Behar and his firm are dedicated to community and cultural leadership, championing local artists and arts organizations through corporate-community partnerships, fundraising, and board leadership. Mr. Behar is a graduate of University of Florida, Bachelor of Fine Arts College of Architecture and Florida A&M University, Bachelor of Architecture
Brooke Palmer Kuhl is the creative mastermind behind r.s.b.p. Events +PR. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Ms. Palmer has committed the last fifteen years pursuing philanthropic endeavors with charitable organizations including The Arts Center, the Tampa Theatre, Florida Aquarium, and Lowry Park Zoo and others. As President of r.s.b.p. Events+PR, Ms. Palmer handles high profile clients, public relations efforts, social media management, and foundation events for professional athletes and celebrities as well as hospitality and lifestyle clients. Her repertoire also includes sponsorships management and planning high-end weddings and private events. Ms. Palmer was the scene columnist for Tampa Bay Metro Magazine for nearly 10 years, and prior to that lent her expertise to TBT* and Bay News 9, and Daytime, Tampa’s NBC Affiliate’s syndicated morning show in over 100 markets, and ABC’s Tampa Bay Morning Blend. Ms. Palmer graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Molecular Biology, earned a Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing at the University of South Florida and has completed work for her masters at USF.
TBBCA is the first in Florida and a national Business Committees for the Arts, part of the national private sector network and pARTnership Movement of Americans for the Arts. TBBCA mission is to unite Tampa Bay businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community. Since the non-profit’s founding in 1989 by business leaders, the Tampa Bay BCA has played a crucial leadership role connecting businesses in awareness and support of arts and culture as vital economic drivers, catalysts for innovation, creativity, transformation and development, and essential contributors to well-being and quality of life. The arts are good for business and business is good for the arts.
The Impact Awards, TBBCA’s annual fundraiser benefiting the scholarships and programs, is on October 10 at Armature Works in Tampa. For information on tickets and sponsorships, go towww.tbbca.org/ImpactAwards2019 or contact Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-221-2787