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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.
Judy Genshaft, Ph.D.
During her 19 year tenure as president, Dr. Judy Genshaft catapulted the University of South Florida System to national and international prominence for student success, academic rigor, research and innovation, and economic development. USF recently was given the elite designation of “Preeminent State Research University,” becoming only the third Florida institution to earn this prestigious honor. USF was also recently accepted into the distinguished Phi Beta Kappa honor society, a sign of the institution’s growing national reputation.
With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, the USF System serves 50,500 students in 235 degree programs ranging from undergraduate to doctor of medicine and several other health professions. More than 13,000 students earn degrees each year at USF’s three separately accredited institutions.
Dr. Genshaft has been instrumental in economic development efforts in the Tampa Bay region. In addition to serving at the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s Chair for 2019, she has served as chair of The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the Tampa Bay Partnership, and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. The university has been a catalyst for economic development; USF Tampa’s innovation and economic development efforts alone generate more than $400 million in statewide impact each year, sustain more than 3,000 jobs, and return more than $52 million in tax revenue to local, state and federal governments.
As Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer for DTCC’s global marketing and corporate communications, Marie Chinnici-Everitt is oversees the firm’s global corporate image and positioning, branding initiatives, business marketing, public relations, employee and client communications, digital marketing, and client learning, as well as industry relations, sponsorships and client events for DTCC, its subsidiaries, and their respective business lines. In addition, she serves as head of DTCC’s Tampa office of 1,200 staff, overseeing day-to-day operations of the site across all businesses and support functions for the Florida market. Marie is a member of DTCC’s Investment & Operations Committee and a Board member for the DTCC Political Action Committee. She served as Vice Chair of DTCC’s Diversity & Inclusion Council (2013 to 2016).
Marie is currently Vice Chair of the Board of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (THEDC); Chair of the THEDC Finance & Audit Committee; Chair of THEDC Nominations Committee; and Chair of THEDC Strategic Planning Committee. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Tampa, the Board of Feeding Tampa Bay, and the Development Committee of Feeding Tampa Bay. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum. Marie served as a mentor in the Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Protégé Program (2017
Marie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Fairfield University and received an MBA in Executive Management from St. John’s University. She was recognized in 2018 by MarketsMedia for Women in Finance Excellence in Marketing & Communications. In 2016, she was named in the Top 100 Women to Watch by Bizwomen and the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Woman of the Year for Financial Services, and she was a finalist for 2017. For three consecutive years, Marie was named one of B to B Magazine’s Top Marketers (2004 2005 and 2006).
Jim Weiss is Tampa City President for Fifth Third Bank, where he manages the Commercial division of the bank, comprised of the Middle Market, Government and Institutional, Health Care, Commercial Real Estate and Treasury Management departments in Tampa Bay. Weiss has over 15 years of commercial management experience, most recently serving as Commercial Sales Manager for Fifth Third Bank in St. Louis, Mo. Prior to his tenure at Fifth Third, he served as First Vice President, Middle Market Team Lead for Commerce Bank, N.A. in St. Louis. He earned a bachelor’s in mathematics from Saint Louis University, and recently received his certification in Economic Development from Saint Louis University. In addition to serving on the Tampa Hillsborough EDC’s Board of Directors, he currently serves on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Tampa Downtown Partnership Board of Directors, and the National Lender’s Advisory Council for the National Association of Economic Development Companies (NADCO).
David Weinstein has an active civil and white-collar litigation practice, with an emphasis on business, environmental, real estate, health care, and other challenging matters. Weinstein has significant “first-chair” trial experience in jury and non-jury trials, as well as arbitrations. He is listed in Band 1 of Chambers USA Guide, which describes him as “a really fabulous lawyer . . . well-liked by clients . . . the kind of guy you would want leading the charge if you had a problem.” He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States, and Who’s Who Legal. Florida Trend magazine—which inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2010 recognizes David as one of “Florida’s Legal Elite.” The Tampa Bay Business Journal selected him in 2005 for its “Who’s Who in Business in the Tampa Bay Area.”
Weinstein has a long record of service to the community, including serving on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, and WEDU. A fourth degree black belt, he served as the senior instructor of Tampa Moo Duk Kwan, a not-for-profit martial arts club.
Dr. Alan List
Immediate Past Chair
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.
Craig J. Richard, CEcD, FM
President and CEO
Craig J. Richard is a certified economic developer with over two decades of economic development leadership experience in major markets such as Dallas, Houston and Atlanta. Career highlights include more than 308 successful projects representing more than 126,246 jobs and $9.3 billion in capital investment
Craig has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and currently serves on the boards of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Film Tampa Bay, Visit Tampa Bay and the Downtown Tampa Partnership. He was recognized as one of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders by Florida Trend and one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect. Craig was also designated a “Fellow Member” by IEDC for his contributions to the economic development profession.
Craig earned his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, with a concentration in economic development, from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Craig and his wife Verna have two boys. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, fishing and hunting.
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