Tampa Bay, FL. (Dec 16, 2019) – Tampa Bay Tech announced today that their board of directors has appointed Jill St. Thomas as Executive Director. St. Thomas has been serving as co-Executive Director and Chief Revenue Officer for the past two years and will now assume day to day leadership of the organization. St. Thomas succeeds Daniel James Scott, who served as co-Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer, who is leaving to pursue new opportunities.
“I am incredibly excited to take on this new role and for the future of Tampa Bay Tech,” said St. Thomas. “Our board is comprised of the top leaders in this community, true trailblazers, who are changing the landscape of Tampa Bay though this concept of radical connectivity, and I am honored to be tasked to lead this charge. Our brand has evolved throughout the decades, however, our values, mission and role in the community has never been clearer or stronger.”
Established in 2000, Tampa Bay Tech (formerly known as the Tampa Bay Technology Forum) represents a community of 57,000+ technology workers, making it one of the top 25 largest tech hubs in North America. Tampa Bay Tech’s strategy is to build the world’s most radically connected tech hub.
“Jill has been pivotal in developing the strength of our brand, building our member and partner relationships, and driving the strategic vision of the organization forward,” said Jason Warnke, Managing Director, Accenture and chair of Tampa Bay Tech’s board of directors. “Her energy and dedication to this community is unwavering and I can’t think of a better person to carry out Tampa Bay Tech’s mission.”
Warnke adds, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Daniel for his tremendous leadership, vision and commitment to our organization and the entire Tampa Bay community. He has left a terrific legacy. I wish him the best in his next endeavor!”
St. Thomas served as the Director of Membership for the organization from 2008-2011, and returned in 2016 as Director of Partnerships and Engagement. In her recent role she helped lead the organization’s growth through business development; establishing and fostering memberships and partnerships, as well as executing strategic and branding efforts.
With over 120 companies representing thousands of tech employees – as well as thousands of students within the area’s colleges and universities – Tampa Bay Tech provides programming and initiatives to connect the community, provides development opportunities, and supports Tampa Bay’s growing workforce. Tampa Bay Tech produces several poweredUP events, including an annual Tech Festival and Tech Awards show. In addition, it supports hundreds of member, partner and community events per year.
For more information contact: Jill St. Thomas Jill@tampabay.tech 813.400.1164 https://tampabay.tech