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Alison Gelbaugh


Westshore Alliance

Established in 1983, the Westshore Alliance is a business-based, membership-driven organization dedicated to promoting, shaping future growth and fostering economic prosperity of the Westshore Business District. Responding to the needs defined by their membership – 400 companies large and small – the Alliance has made progress in the areas of crime prevention, education, area marketing of the District, beautification, transportation and improving the working environment of Westshore – Florida’s largest commercial business district and one of most dynamic regional activity centers.

Michael Maurino
Executive Director

Michael Maurino is the Executive Director of the Westshore Alliance. He was named to the position in December 2021 after serving as the Alliance’s Director of Transportation and Planning.

Michael has more than a decade of experience in government relations and advocating for policies and projects, including transportation improvement strategies. He previously worked in public policy roles with United Way Suncoast, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and Tampa Bay Partnership. Michael is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Telecommunications-News. He is accredited by the Congress for New Urbanism through the University of Miami, and received his certificate in Nonprofit Management at the University of Tampa.

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