March 2019

March Speaker Schedule Speaker Chair: Hank Ennis Speaker Profiles March 4th Dick Greco, Jr. Tampa Mayoral Candidate Dick Greco, Jr. is a third generation Tampa native. Born in 1954 and raised in Tampa. Dick is a graduate of Auburn University... View Article

February 2019

Speaker Schedule 2/4 – David Straz Candidate for Mayor 2/11 – Bruce Erhardt Cushman & Wakefield Executive Director 2/18 – No Meeting Presidents’ Day 2/25 – Mike Suarez Candidate for Mayor Speaker Chair: John Ayers   Speaker Profiles David Straz Tampa... View Article

January 2019 Speaker Schedule

Speaker Chair: Peter Lefferts January 7th Topher Morrison Tampa Mayoral Candidate Topher Morrison is a Tampa based entrepreneur and candidate for Mayor in the spring 2019 municipal elections. A native of Spokane, WA, Topher moved to Tampa in 2000, where he... View Article

December 2018 Speaker Schedule

December 3rd Jane Castor, City of Tampa Mayoral Candidate Jane Castor is a 31-year veteran of the Tampa Police Department serving in nearly every capacity of the department and every area of the city. In October of 2009, Castor became the... View Article

November 2018 Speaker Schedule Economic Club of Tampa

November 2018 Speaker Schedule

November 5 Jeff Eakins, Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools Topic:  Economics of the 8th Largest County School District in the United States November 12 NO MEETING – VETERANS DAY DAACO Golf Tournament – Avila November 19, Ed Turanchik Topic:  Mayor of Tampa... View Article

Jeff Eakins Superintendent Hillsborough County Public Schools

The Economic Club of Tampa Speaker for November 5 is Jeff Eakins, Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools Topic: Economics of the 8th Largest County School District in the United States

Jeff Eakins has served as superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools since July 1, 2015.  ( )  He has devoted his entire career to the education of children. He works tirelessly to improve the quality of education because he... View Article

Tracy West Tournament Director Valspar Championship PGA TOUR

The Economic Club of Tampa Speaker for October 29 is Tracy West, Tournament Director for the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship Topic: The Impact of a PGA TOUR

Tracy West, tournament director for the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship, has led the strategic and overall management efforts for this official PGA TOUR professional golf tournament since May 2014.   ( )  As a partner in Pro Links Sports, West... View Article

Craig Lattimer Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections

The Economic Club of Tampa Speaker for October 22 is Craig Lattimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer was elected to his position in November 2012 and took office on January 8, 2013. In 2016, he was re-elected to a second term in office. His vision is to make Hillsborough County... View Article

Alex Sanchez President and CEO Florida Bankers Association

The Economic Club of Tampa Speaker for October 15 is Alex Sanchez, President & CEO Florida Bankers Association

Alejandro “Alex” M. Sanchez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida Bankers Association Alex serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Bankers Association (FBA). Founded in 1888, and located in Tallahassee, the FBA is the leading voice for... View Article

News Release – The Economic Club of Tampa Donates Record Number of College Scholarships to At-Risk Students

Tampa, Fla., Wedesday, July 25, 2018 – The Economic Club of Tampa (ECOT) underwrote and presented the 2018 Florida Economic Forum (FEF) and announced the Economic Leader of the Year Award at the newly restored Armature Works ballroom. This year’s... View Article

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The Economic Club of Tampa provides a dynamic forum for business, professional, elected and community leaders to identify and discuss economic, social and political issues. The club works to identify and assist upcoming young leaders as the torch passes from... View Article

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