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Leadership St. Pete® is proud to announce the Class of 2017

December 9, 2016

DECEMBER 8, 2016 | St. Petersburg, FL

“On behalf of the LSP Planning and Executive Committees, I am excited to announce the Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2017. This year’s class is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who are eager to learn more about St. Petersburg and through their class project leave a lasting impact on our community. Members of the Class of 2017 can look forward to a series of new experiences that will embrace all the unique opportunities that LSP and St. Petersburg has to offer,” said Class Chair Paul Stellrecht.

The Class of 2017 was formally introduced for the first time at the LSP Alumni Association Holiday Social, Wednesday, Dec. 7, at The Museum of Fine Arts.

  •   Michael Albert, United States Air Force/Delta Airlines
  •   Shaun Amarnani, City of St. Petersburg
  •   Ben Blackman, SmashFly
  •   Jonathan Bowman, Harmony Home Health
  •   Cathi Cardwell, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  •   Sarah Colby, Biltmore Construction, Inc
  •   Jamelle Conner, St. Petersburg College
  •   Allyson Crawford, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  •   Adam Curtis, Freedom Bank
  •   Tiffany Davies, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
  •   Delphinia Davis, James B Sanderlin Family Service Center
  •   Caroline Dunkle, Bank of the Ozarks
  •   Ian Elston, Tampa Bay Club Sport
  •   Mike Funsch, RBC Wealth Management
  •   Andi Gordon, Times Publishing Company
  •   JerJuan Green, Virginia M. Leonard Community Education Center
  •   Audrey Grounds, Rococo Steak
  •   Tyler Hayden, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
  •   Patti Helton, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  •   Curtis Holloman, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
  •   Jake Howse, LM Funding LLC
  •   Lindsey Jarrell, Healthlink Advisors
  •   Bryan King, City of St. Petersburg
  •   Martin Knaust, Adams and Reese LLP
  •   Jim McEleney, Next Act Ventures LLC
  •   Dee Menzer, Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP
  •   Wade Milligan, Cromwell Building Corporation
  •   Mike Ostrowski, Catalina
  •   Akash Patel, Elevate, Inc
  •   Lindsay Petty, Pyper Young
  •   Jeff Rathmell, TD Bank
  •   Ali Reeder, Bayfront Health St. Pete
  •   Michelle Royal, RIDG, LLC
  •   Anna Ruth, Eckerd College
  •   Ashley Ryneska, YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg
  •   Chris Scronce, Ceridian
  •   Bob Skelton, Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System
  •   Shannon Sloan, Great Explorations Children’s Museum
  •   Danielle Callahan, Caregiver Accelerator


As one of the oldest leadership programs in America and a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® and its 501(c)(3) Foundation, LSP is a dynamic, intensive, interactive, six-month experience designed to promote and enhance community leadership through an in-depth introduction to social, economic, business and political issues in the St. Petersburg area. The mission of LSP is to identify, recruit and develop leaders who represent the diversity of our city and who will assume future leadership roles in our community.

Please direct media inquiries regarding Leadership St. Pete to one of the following Media Relations Contacts:

Matt Dieter
LSP Marketing Committee Chair | 727-641-7978 | [email protected]

Paul Stellrecht
Chair, LSP Class of 2017 | 727-892-5561 | [email protected]

Janette Dean
Chair-Elect, LSP Class of 2018 | 727-656-7827 | [email protected]

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