John Flanagan is the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CareerSource Tampa Bay. As CEO of the local workforce board, he works closely with businesses, government, and educational entities to find workforce solutions for the more than 1.4 million Hillsborough County residents and businesses.
John proudly graduated from Leadership Tampa Bay in July 2021. “I am so thrilled to say I was part of Leadership Tampa Bay and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this program,” said CareerSource Tampa Bay CEO John Flanagan. “It would have taken me years to have met the leaders, businesses, and officials that I did in one year participating in Tampa Bay’s regional leadership program. I have learned so much about this wonderful community, this gave me a tremendous appreciation for the entire Tampa Bay community.”
During the Covid -19 Pandemic, John worked with the CSTB Board of Directors and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to create the R3 – Rapid Response and Recovery Program. The program provided citizens and businesses with badly needed assistance, including:
- $14.5 million in training and direct placement opportunities
- 168 Hillsborough County employers
- 1,788 job seekers who were adversely impacted by Covid -19
- More than 800 job seekers received occupational skills training
- 690 job seekers enrolled in work-based training
- 1,131 people accessed financial assistance while in the program
John serves Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s Workforce Advisory Committee as part of the T3 initiative and serves as a trustee on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council. John also sits on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and is a member of the Community Impact Committee of United Way Suncoast.
John is an active member of the National Association of Workforce Boards.
Mr. Flanagan is happily married for more than 12 years to his wife, Emily. They have a young son, Jack. The family are avid outdoor enthusiasts.