Christine Burdick became the president of the Tampa Downtown Partnership in April 2002. Originally from Chicago, she worked first with Mayor Richard Daley and then as an independent consultant, creating strategies for revitalization and economic development in urban commercial settings. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Burdick was president of the Lincoln Road Partnership, directing the revitalization of Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.
Ms. Burdick is a member of the International Downtown Association, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Locally, she is a trustee of the University of Tampa and of Tampa Preparatory School; Board Director of the Friends of the Riverwalk, Florida Aquarium, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. and the Public Art Alliance; an Advisory Board member of Visit Tampa Bay; and the Salvation Army Tampa Command. She also serves as an Encore Community Development District Board Supervisor.