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SOF TRANSITION ASSISTANCE RESOURCE The term “Special Operations Forces” or “SOF” refers to our nation’s most elite group of warriors from our US Department of Defense that includes Army Green Berets, Night Stalkers and Rangers; Navy SEALs and Combatantcraft Crewman; Marine Raiders; and... View Article

September 9th

9/9 S.T.A.R. Network STAR Network (click to view more info) Kent Paro (Seal Capt. ret), VP Operations, Grow Financial Dan Hodne (Green Beret Col. ret), Senior Strategic Planner, Moffitt Cancer Center Col. Arch McLellan, (Marines) USSOCOM Lead Assessment Director

September 2019 Speakers

Monday Speaker Series & Meeting 9/2 No Meeting Labor Day 9/9 S.T.A.R. Network STAR Network (click to view PDF) Kent Paro (Seal Capt. ret), VP Operations, Grow Financial Dan Hodne (Green Beret Col. ret), Senior Strategic Planner, Moffitt Cancer Center... View Article

August 26, 2019 Speaker

Ben Pratt is Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs at The Mosaic Company, the world’s largest producer of phosphate and potash fertilizers. Ben leads internal, executive, investor, media and crisis communications, as well as the company’s community investment activities, its sustainability... View Article

August 19, 2019 Speaker

Bob O’Malley is Vice President of Government Affairs for Virgin Train USA, the only privately owned, operated and maintained intercity passenger rail system in the United States. His primary focus in this role is directing government affairs for the expansion of Virgin Trains to Orlando and Tampa in Florida, and between... View Article

August 12, 2019 Speaker

Rene Gallant is vice president of Business Development for Tampa Electric. He is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with municipal and cooperative utilities and for strategic growth initiatives. Gallant joined Emera in 2005 as regulatory counsel with Nova... View Article

August 5, 2019 Speaker

Sheriff Chad Chronister has served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office since 1992. He has a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a master’s in criminology from St. Leo University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy’s 260th Session. He... View Article

August 2019 Speakers

Monday Speaker Series & Meeting 8/5 Chad Chronister Hillsborough County Sheriff 8/12 Rene Gallant Tampa Electric Company 8/19 Bob O’Malley Virgin Trains USA 8/26 Ben Pratt MOSAIC Speaker Chair: Ram Kancharla

July 29, 2019 “The Opioid Crisis” By Thomas Palermo, Criminal Justice – Winter 2018

The Opioid Crisis CrimJust Winter 2018 The Honorable Thomas N. Palermo Governor Ron DeSantis announced on March 29, 2019 the appointment of Thomas Palermo to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court. Before becoming a judge, he served for twelve years as... View Article

July 15, 2019 Speaker

Rick Homans assumed the position of President and CEO of the Tampa Bay Partnership in November 2015, bringing more than three decades of experience in economic development, public policy and media to the organization. Prior to joining the Partnership, Homans served... View Article

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