TAMPA, Fla. (October 20, 2022) – Friends of the Riverwalk has announced its Board of Directors and Executive Committee for fiscal year 2023. Joining the Friends of the Riverwalk Board of Directors is Elisabeth June, of Ashley Furniture Industries. Representatives of the non-profit work in partnership with the City of Tampa to help develop, activate and promote Tampa’s downtown waterfront.
“We are excited to expand our board with members who will bring diverse expertise and insight to our work,” said Executive Director MaryBeth Williams. “We have worked diligently to ensure the Friends of the Riverwalk board and leadership represents a variety of experts from our community.”
The Friends of the Riverwalk leadership team will be serving the second year of their term. Officers include David DeVaney (Project Executive, The Beck Group) as Chairman; Anthony Derby (Chief Executive Officer, Florida Avenue Brewing Company) as Vice-Chairman; Dustin Pasteur (Vice President of Facilities and Construction, Tampa General Hospital) as Treasurer; and Beth Leytham (President, The Leytham Group) as Secretary.
The remaining Friends of the Riverwalk Board of Directors is comprised of Doug Bartley, Immediate Past Chairman (Partner, Commercial Advisory Services); Chris Eastman (President, Eastman Construction Management); Lucia Garsys (Infrastructure and Development Executive, Hillsborough County Government); Keith Greminger (Principal Urban Planning and Design, Stantec); LaKisha Kinsey-Sallis, (Partner, Fisher Phillips); Kris Knox, (Managing Director, Splitsville Southern + Social); Jill Manthey, (Vice President Sales & Community Relations, Yacht StarShip); Ron McAnaugh (Area General Manager, JW Marriott/Tampa Marriott Water Street); Amanda Page-Zwierko (Director of Client Relations, Rumbo Cultural Marketing); Kevin Plummer, (Head of School, Tampa Preparatory School); Stephanie Stanfield (Senior Vice President, West Florida Area Wealth Executive Regions Bank); Nealy Wheat, Chief Financial Officer, Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Peyton Woodroffe (Regional Business Development Manager, TLC Engineering Solutions).
Friends of the Riverwalk supports the Tampa Riverwalk in a variety of ways, from hosting its signature event, Riverfest, to seasonal, family-friendly free events including Halloween Trick or Treating, the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, and Independence Day activities. The non-profit is also involved in ways to support the continued development, expansion and enhancement of the Tampa Riverwalk.
About Friends of the Riverwalk
Friends of the Riverwalk is a privately funded, local non-profit that supports special events, family-oriented activities and beautification along the Tampa Riverwalk. Working in partnership with the city, its mission is to develop, activate and promote Tampa’s downtown waterfront. This is achieved by supporting further expansion and development that increases community access to the waterfront, improves mobility and connectivity, and increases people-oriented uses and experiences along the Riverwalk, as well as creating an inviting outdoor destination showcasing downtown parks, museums, attractions, and businesses through outdoor public events and programming and building a stronger sense of community for everyone. To learn more or to stay up-to-date with what is happening along the Riverwalk, visit www.thetampariverwalk.com or get social with them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.