Leadership
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Leadership

The Tampa Hillsborough EDC has attracted some of the brightest business leaders in the Tampa and Hillsborough County community. Each year, new executive officers are elected to help lead the organization on yet another successful year.

 

Our 2017 Executive Officers are:

 

Chair
Dr. Alan List
President and CEO, Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Dr. Alan F. List is the President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. He is internationally recognized for his many contributions in the development of novel, more effective treatment strategies for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

 

His pioneering work led to the development of lenalidomide (Revlimid®) from the laboratory to clinical trials, which went on to receive fast-track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and approval for the treatment of patients with MDS and multiple myeloma. This work transformed the natural history of MDS from a premalignant condition that progressed to malignancy requiring aggressive treatment to a condition managed in the outpatient setting with oral agents.

 

Prior to his current position, List served as Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief, the Vice Deputy Physician-in-Chief and the Chief of the Malignant Hematology Division at Moffitt, where he also holds the Morsani Endowed Chair.

 

 

 


 

Vice Chair

Judy Genshaft, Ph.D.
President, University of South Florida

 

Dr. Judy Genshaft serves as the President of the nation’s largest public universities, University of South Florida (USF). In addition to being a part of the leadership of

the Tampa Hillsborough EDC, Genshaft has been inducted into the 2008 Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame and recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as the 2007 Business Woman of the Year.

Serving more than 48,000 students, USF has become a top-ranked university when it comes to research. The university has been ranked ninth nationally among U.S. universities for license and option agreements with companies that have contracted to further develop research into commercial products

Dr. Genshaft’s commitment to training the next generation of talent plays an integral role in her work making Tampa and Hillsborough County a top community to live, work, and play.

 


Secretary/Treasurer
Marie Chinnici-Everitt
Managing Director, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

 

 

Marie Chinnici-Everitt is Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer with responsibility for DTCC’s global marketing and corporate communications functions, including overseeing the firm’s global corporate image and positioning, business marketing, and branding initiatives, as well as internal and external communications for DTCC, its subsidiaries, and their respective business lines.

She is a member of DTCC’s Operating Committee and serves as Vice Chair of DTCC’s Diversity & Inclusion Council. Additionally, she serves as head of DTCC’s Tampa office, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the site across all businesses and support functions. Chinnici-Everitt sits on the Board of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and represents DTCC at the Tampa Bay Partnership.

She has over 25 years of marketing and communications experience in the financial services industry. Prior to DTCC, Chinnici-Everitt served as managing director and head of international business planning and enterprise events at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she led international business planning across all marketing and corporate affairs disciplines in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

 

 

 


Immediate Past Chair
Ken Atwater, Ph.D.
President, Hillsborough Community College

 

Dr. Ken Atwater serves as the President of the nation’s fifth leading producer of associate degrees among two-year community

colleges, Hillsborough Community College (HCC). He is the past chairman of the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), serves on the Museum of Science & Industry’s National Board, and became the chairman on October 1, 2016 of the Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.

 

Serving more than 46,000 students, HCC is helping to shape the workforce through its more than 160 academic programs, including 140 workforce programs. Approximately 85 percent of all graduates remain in the area, and through their contributions in increased business productivity, combined with college operations, contribute to an annual economic impact of over $1.1 billion in Hillsborough County.

 

Between his commitment to education and to the multitude of local organizations, it is clear that Dr. Atwater and the community at HCC are invested in seeing the Tampa and Hillsborough County community reach new heights.

 

Tampa Bay has so many incredible things to offer – from the beautiful outdoors that we get to enjoy all year to the hospitality of our community.  This is a wonderful place to live. Certainly the number of exceptional golf courses don’t hurt, either!    

 

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