For more information about our Leadership, please contact:

Craig Richard
President & CEO

(813) 518-2620


In the spring of 2019, the Tampa Bay EDC hired TIP Strategies (TIP) to develop an organizational action plan for 2020-2022 with bold, focused, and amplified strategies to elevate and leverage the region’s assets.  The plan is structured around four core principles, which reflect the TBEDC’s primary focus areas and strengths, and three goals, which align the TBEDC’s priorities toward a set of initiatives that will move the region forward.


Thank you to our strategic plan steering committee:

Ron Barton, Assistant County Administrator
Hillsborough County

Michelle Bauer, COO
Tampa Bay EDC

Marie Chinnici-Everitt, Managing Director

Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President
Helios Education Foundation

Bob McDonaugh, former Administrator of Economic Development
City of Tampa

Steve Morey, SVP, Business Development
Tampa Bay EDC

James Nozar, Strategic Advisor to the Board
Strategic Property Partners, LLC

Craig Richard, CEO and President
Tampa Bay EDC

Nancy Tower, former President and CEO
Tampa Electric | Peoples Gas

Ronald Vaughn, President
University of Tampa

David Weinstein, Tampa Office Managing Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Jim Weiss, Regional President, Fifth Third Bank, N.A. (South Florida)
Fifth Third Bank

Nealy Wheat, CFO
Tampa Bay EDC

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