Bevan Gray-Rogel

President and founder of Encore Tampa Bay Bevan Gray-Rogel is the President and founder of Encore Tampa Bay.  Encore Tampa Bay’s mission is to provide pathways, programs and resources that help Baby Boomers discover and connect to their Encore Careers.  As an...

Mike Magill ~ National Sales Director EksoBionics

Mike Magill is the National Sales Director for Ekso Bionics, a public company that has designed and commercialized a wearable robotic exoskeleton.  The Ekso Bionic Suit enables individuals with lower extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk as part of their...

Dave Gustafson

Dave Gustafson is Executive Director for the Downtown Development Authority, City of Bradenton. Dave is an experienced Urban Planner, Project Manager and Land Developer with an extensive background in property acquisition, site design and site development /...

Mark Sharpe

Commissioner Mark Sharpe, Chair Hillsborough BOCC. A Tampa native, Mark Sharpe was elected to the County Commission Countywide District 7 seat in 2004. He was re-elected in 2006 and again in 2010 to serve his final four-year term. Sharpe was elected chairman of the...

Amy F. Rettig

SVP, Nielsen External Affairs Regional Community Alliances Florida Site Leadership  Amy Rettig is in her 20th year working at Nielsen in early 2014.  Prior to her role in External Affairs for the Company, she was the VP of Public Affairs.  She has been a Florida...

Mireya (Castillo) Eavey

• 25+ years of executive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors • Demonstrated ability to grow membership, engagement and partnership participation in  workforce development and economic development initiatives • Track record in increasing...

Melodie Hillier

Melodie Hillier is the Event and Program Manager at TechStart Tampa Bay, a non-profit organization with a mission to create a better future for at-risk youth by providing inspiration, education, and opportunities in the technology industry. Hillier is the only staff...

E. Howard Rutherford

Director of Development at University of South Florida Foundation and College of Marine Science In addition to my responsibilities as Director of Development at the University of South Florida Foundation and College of Marine Science, I am currently President-Elect to...

John Gamba ~ Serial Ed Tech Entrepreneur

A serial entrepreneur, John Gamba has founded, funded, managed and exited several Internet companies in his 20 year career. After forming his own Ed Tech Incubator in 1999, John Co-founded PACE – the Partnership for Academic and Community Excellence. PACE was a...

Commissioner Kathryn Starkey, Pasco County

Kathryn Starkey is a businesswoman and mother of four who has lived in Pinellas and Pasco counties for over 20 years. She has dedicated herself to working for improvements in education, the environment and economic development in our community. Kathryn was a member of...