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

Executive Committee

Eric Baum Bluleadz
Lauren Brooks AECOM
Lauren Coup Highwoods Properties
Ken Lane Avison Young
Angela Odell MetWest International
Derek Pupello FIVE Labs

Advisory Board

Jay Botsch* Countryside Mall
Paula Buffa*
Bob Rohrlack Tampa Bay Chamber
James Wessman*
*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 Committee meets from 11 – 11:30 am prior to our monthly member luncheons. To sign up for this committee, email Director of Membership, Jamie Farrell.


Ambassador Committee

Ryan Adelberg PrideStaff
Jeff Andrews Spirit Human Resources
Richard Boisvert Oyova
Suzanne Chambers Roebuck Technologies LLC
Brooke Daley The Current Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection
Bobby Daniel SouthState Bank
Doug Fishman Edward Jones - Tampa
Dana Gordon Pirate Marketing
Oliver Gray New York Life Insurance Company
Abby Hamilton Everglades University
Haven Heavenridge PrimeGroup Insurance Services, Inc.
Steven Hernandez Suddath Workplace Solutions
Robert Hoeffner Triple Double Achievement
Laura Hollis Barrett School of Music
Angelique Lenox Vistra Communications
Amanda Malinowski PIP - Marketing, Signs, Print
Sheila Neisler Catalyst - A Marketing Company
Will O'Brien Atrium Staffing | Tampa
Kristen PIttman CyLutions
Malia Powers PowerOn Marketing
Jay Propst Empire Office
John Przedpelski Office Evolution Tampa
Tabitha Robinson Hotel Alba Tampa Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Jim Ruyle Hub International Florida
Alexis Scarfogliero Amibus, Inc.
Bill Szydlowski Vernon Sales Promotion
Ryan Watercutter Dominion Payroll
Ashley Watters Cogent Bank

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 Office Administrator Shawn Fogarty.


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 Office Administrator Shawn Fogarty.