TAMPA, FL – Shumaker Partner Gregory C. Yadley has been re-elected Chair of The Florida Orchestra (TFO) Board of Directors, where he will serve a one-year term. Greg has served as Chair since 2021 and previously served as the Vice Chair of the Board and member of the Executive Committee. TFO is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the largest professional symphony orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. TFO strives to enrich life, entertain, and educate a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music.
“Under Greg’s leadership, The Florida Orchestra has attracted new Board members and new donors, and we have expanded our reach throughout the entire community,” commented Kelvin Hill, the Orchestra’s Interim General Manager.
“I’m proud to lead the Board of The Florida Orchestra, which just completed its 55th season under acclaimed Music Director Michael Francis. It truly is the orchestra for all of Tampa Bay, reaching more than 128,000 people this season, including free concerts in parks and education programs throughout the region. Next season, the Orchestra has an outstanding lineup of Masterworks, Pops, and matinee concerts that are accessible to all,” said Greg.
Greg’s deep-rooted community support expands well beyond TFO; he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. He has served as past Chair of Visit Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County Arts Council, the City of Tampa Public Art Committee, and is a Leadership Tampa Alumni. In addition, Greg taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, is a frequent lecturer, and was a member and Secretary of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. He is a principal contributor to The Florida Bar Corporate Practice Manual and Chair of the annual Federal Securities Institute. Greg also served as the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Middle Market and Small Business Committee and The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section.
As Shumaker’s Corporate, Tax and Transactions Regional Service Line Leader, Greg works across a broad range of industries, and having handled complex transactions of all sizes, he brings a wealth of experience to his representation of business entities, including closely held and family businesses, large and small public companies, and nonprofit entities. He has extensive experience in securities matters, including advising clients with regard to their private and public offerings of securities (initial public offerings) and their ongoing disclosure obligations. Practicing for more than 40 years, Greg understands how to address the divergent needs of multiple parties and bring them together in a successful transaction. He helps his clients achieve their goals.
Greg’s practical, positive, and creative approach enables him to help his clients achieve their business objectives and find solutions to their business challenges.
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