Board of Directors & Committees

Guiding the Westshore Alliance are business leaders from a wide spectrum of Tampa's most important companies and organizations. These key players work together to determine the strategic plan the Alliance will follow to achieve its mission.


President Melanie Fowler HDR, Inc.
Vice President Ashley Watters The Bank of Tampa
Secretary Ken Lane Avison Young
Treasurer Patrick Gehm Cousins Properties
Immediate Past President Kenneth Tinkler* Carlton Fields
Executive Director Michael Maurino Westshore Alliance

Advisory Board

Jay Botsch* Countryside Mall/JLL Retail
Paula Buffa*
Bob Rohrlack Tampa Bay Chamber
James Wessman*
Enrique A. Woodroffe, FAIA* Woodroffe Corporation Architects
*Past President

Ambassador Committee

Co-Chairs: Jeff Andrews, Spirit Human Resources; Suzanne Chambers, Roebuck Technologies LLC
This group of volunteers serves as an extension of our staff and assists at all our events by welcoming new members and guests and helping new members connect comfortably and engage through our mentor program. They focus on membership recruitment by educating nonmember companies about the Westshore Alliance. The meetings are held monthly; view the schedule here. To sign up for this committee, email Director of Membership, Jamie Farrell.


Ambassador Committee

Ryan Adelberg PrideStaff
Jeff Andrews Spirit Human Resources
Suzanne Chambers Roebuck Technologies LLC
Bobby Daniel SouthState Bank
Bradley Fabretti 5-Star Staffing Solutions
Doug Fishman Edward Jones - Tampa
Oliver Gray New York Life Insurance Company
Abby Hamilton Everglades University
Steven Hernandez Suddath Workplace Solutions
Bob Hoeffner Triple Double Achievement
Laura Hollis Barrett School of Music
Angelique Lenox Vistra Communications
Ward Murphy Uniti Fiber
Sheila Neisler Catalyst - A Marketing Company
Will O'Brien Atrium Staffing | Tampa
Kristen PIttman CyLutions
John Przedpelski Office Evolution Tampa
Simon Rankin Insperity
Jim Ruyle Hub International Florida
Alexis Scarfogliero Amibus, Inc.
Bill Szydlowski Vernon Sales Promotion
Ryan Watercutter Dominion Payroll
Ashley Watters The Bank of Tampa

Master Plan Committee

Chair: Randy Coen, Coen & Company
This committee guides growth and development in the Westshore District. Active in the evolution and implementation of the Westshore Master Plan, Westshore Overlay District Standards and Areawide DRI. Works to enhance the District through consistent and aesthetically appealing design standards and streetscape. Finds sources of funding to implement recommended projects. Current efforts are to implement elements of the Westshore Public Realm Master Plan. To sign up for this committee, email Director of Transportation and Planning, Kevin O’Hare.


Transportation Committee

Chair: Lauren Brooks, AECOM
Monitors, identifies and advocates for the funding of transportation improvements to increase mobility, accessibility and ease traffic congestion in Westshore and on major corridors within the District. To sign up for this committee, email Director of Transportation and Planning, Kevin O’Hare.