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Craig Richard
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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.

Judy Genshaft, Ph.D.

Chair

Since becoming president in 2000, Dr. Judy Genshaft has 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.

President 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

Marie Chinnici-Everitt

Vice Chair

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.

Jim Weiss

Secretary/Treasurer

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).

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.

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