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People to Know

St. Petersburg’s talent crosses all spectrums. Leaders in business, government, education and non-profits together help lead the city into prosperity for all. Here are some key people to know: 

Derek Apanovitch, President, Ultimate Medical Academy

Brian Auld, President Tampa Bay Rays

Rick Baker, President, The Edwards Group

Peter R. Betzer, President, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership

Jeff Brandes, Florida Senate District 24

Neil Brown, President, The Poynter Institute

Rudy Ciccarello, Founder, Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement

William T. Conroy, Partner, Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns

Tim Coop, Tampa Bay Regional President, Hancock Bank

Charlie Crist, U.S. Representative

Alan DeLisle, Development Administrator, City of St. Petersburg

Dominic A. DiMaio, President and CEO, Synovus Bank of Florida

Jim Donatelli, City President, Regions Bank

David Downing, President and CEO, Visit St. Pete/ Clearwater

J.P. DuBuque, President, St. Petersburg Area EDC

Robert M. Dutkowsky, Chief Executive Officer, Tech Data Corporation

Donald R. Eastman III, President, Eckerd College Bill Edwards CEO, The Edwards Group, Tampa Bay Rowdies .

Jonathan M. Ellen, M.D., President and Physician-in-Chief; Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

David P. Feaster, Florida Market President, Republic Bank

Scott C. Gault, Market President, Bank of Tampa

Robert Glaser, President and CEO, Smith & Associates Real Estate

Stephanie E. Goforth, President-West Florida Region, Northern Trust

Marcus Greene, Senior Vice President, BB&T

Mike Harpole, Area President, Wells Fargo

Hank Hine, Executive Director, The Salvador Dali Museum

Beth Houghton , Executive Director, St. Petersburg Free Clinic

George Jallo, M.D., Director and Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Tom and Mary James, James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Tom Jewsbury, Director, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Bob Devin Jones, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, The Studio@620

Jeff Johnson, Florida State Director, AARP

Bobby Julien, Chief Executive Officer, The Kolter Group

Rob Kapusta, Managing Partner, Fisher & Sauls

Philip Kramer, Director, Florida Institute of Oceanography

Rick Kriseman, Mayor, City of St. Petersburg

Darryl LeClair, CEO, President and Chairman, Echelon

Hartmut Liebel, CEO, iQor

Chad Loar, Regional President, PNC Bank

John McLain, CEO, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg

Duncan McClellan, Glass Artist

Mike Meidel, Director, Pinellas County Economic Development

David Metz, Interim CEO, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership

Mark T. Mondello, Chief Executive Officer, Jabil

Ed Peachey, President and CEO, CareerSource Pinellas

Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, Dean, Stetson University College of Law

Barbara Readey, General Manager, Vinoy Renaissance Resort

Paul Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, Raymond James Financial

Darryl Rouson, Florida State Senator, District 19

Randy H. Russell, President and CEO, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

Kevin Savoree, Co-Owner, President, COO, Green Savoree Racing Promotions (Grand Prix)

Craig Sher, Executive Chairman, The Sembler Company

Harry Sideris , State President, Duke Energy Florida

Matt Silverman, President, Tampa Bay Rays

Scott Smith, President, St. Anthony’s Hospital

Chris Steinocher, President and CEO, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

Sri Sundaram, Dean, Kate Tiedemann College of Business, USF St. Petersburg

Martin Tadlock, Interim Regional Chancellor, USF St. Petersburg

Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director, CBIZ

Paul C. Tash, Chairman and CEO, Tampa Bay Times

Lorna Taylor, President, Premier Eye Care

Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor, City of St. Petersburg

Kenneth T. Welch, Pinellas County Commission, District 7

Steve Westphal, Restaurateur

Tonjua Williams, President, St. Petersburg College

Rob Wolf, Tampa Campus President, Galen College of Nursing