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The Economic Club of Tampa 2016 Fall Party and Presentation of the Annual Citizen of the Year Award to Richard Gonzmart

The Economic Club of Tampa Presents Annual James H. “Jimbo” Kynes 2016 Citizen of the Year Award to Richard Gonzmart, President of the Columbia Restaurant Group. The Economic Club of Tampa’s Citizen of the Year Award was named in honor... View Article

ECOT Mission Statement

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

OCTOBER 2017 SPEAKERS

October 2, Brad O’Connor, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Florida Realtors® October 9, NO MEETING – Columbus Day October 16, Sheriff Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County October 23, Yvette Segura, VP/GM, USAA’s Southeastern Region October 30, Andy Johnson, Meteorologist (Formerly with Fox News for 35 years, now national expert on flooding... View Article

SHERIFF CHRONISTER, Hillsborough County

The Economic Club of Tampa speaker for Monday, October 16 is Sheriff Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County

Sheriff Chronister is a veteran law enforcement officer who has served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office since 1992. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in criminology from St. Leo University. He is also... View Article

No Meeting Monday, October 9 – Columbus Day.

October 9, NO MEETING – Columbus Day October 16, Sheriff Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County October 23, Yvette Segura, VP/GM, USAA’s Southeastern Region October 30, Andy Johnson, Meteorologist (Formerly with Fox News for 35 years, now national expert on flooding and hurricanes.) Speaker Chair is Paul Duval Johnson

Brad O'Connor - Chief Economist for Florida Realtors®

The Economic Club of Tampa speaker for Monday, October 2 is Brad O’Connor, Ph.D. is the Chief Economist for Florida Realtors®

Brad O’Connor, Ph.D. is the Chief Economist for Florida Realtors®, the state’s largest trade association with over 165,000 members.  As the head of the research department at Florida Realtors®, he oversees the production of the association’s widely-cited monthly housing market... View Article

Ronald Weaver, Partner, Sterns Weaver Miller

The Economic Club of Tampa Speaker for September 25 is Ronald Weaver, Partner with Stearns Weaver Miller, and he will be speaking about “The Scandalous History of Tampa.”

Speech Title:  “The Scandalous History of Tampa” www.EconClubTampa.org www.StearnsWeaver.com Ronald Weaver has extensive experience in advising landowners, development companies and occasionally local governments in environmental, land use and property rights law and real estate acquisition and financing. He has conducted... View Article

The Economic Club of Tampa Speaker for September 18 is Dr. Randy K. Avent, Founding President of Florida Polytechnic University.

Dr. Randy K. Avent is the founding president of Florida Polytechnic University, the newest of the state’s 12 public universities and the only polytechnic university in the State University System of Florida. As Florida Polytechnic University’s inaugural president, Dr. Avent... View Article

NO MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Due to the Severe Weather Expected from Hurricane Irma our meeting scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017 is CANCELED. Please stay safe and evacuate if asked. ___________ The Guest Speakers for September are: 9/4/2017 No meeting – Labor Day 9/11/2017 NO... View Article

The Economic Club of Tampa Speaker for August 28 is Jake Bergmann with Suterra Therapeutics –   Discussing Medical Marijuana

www.suterra.com Jake Bergmann, former investment banker, is the CEO of Surterra Therapeutics.  Suterra Therapeutics is a mission-driven company with an unshakeable commitment to quality, wellness, and our communities. We are working to advance the knowledge and research surrounding naturally-based relief... View Article

Mike Merrill, Hillsborough County Administrator

The Economic Club of Tampa Speaker for August 21 is Mike Merrill, Hillsborough County Administrator

The Administrator is the County’s chief executive officer. Hillsborough County’s current Administrator, Mike Merrill, sets the framework for carrying out the Board of County Commissioners’ decisions, including preparing an annual budget, monitoring the effectiveness of County services, and overseeing the... View Article

Lindsay Cross, Executive Director Florida Wildlife Corridor

The Economic Club of Tampa Speaker for August 14 is Lindsay Cross, Florida Wildlife Corridor Executive Director

www.floridawildlifecorridor.org Lindsay developed a passion for the environment at a young age, which was solidified during a trip to Belize with her high school ecology teacher. An avid skier, she attended Colorado State University where she earned a BS in... View Article

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