Category: Past Speakers

Jan 03

Rebecca Smith – April 26, 2018

Since 1989, Rebecca has been one of the Tampa Bay area’s leading business leaders with the founding of the construction management company, The A.D. Morgan Corporation. As a small business leader, with as many as 50 employees and $75 million in annual revenue, she has proven herself as a demonstrated trailblazer in a field with …

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Jan 02

Robin Lavitch – July 26, 2018

Robin Lavitch, MA, CPC, is the founder of Surpass Your Goals, a coaching practice for entrepreneurs, executives, tweens, school administrators, and more. Robin is an expert in communicating with differing personality styles, interpreting body language, and detecting deception for persuasion. Her capacity to connect with audiences, elicit thought-provoking ideas and clarify personal ambitions prepares people to …

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Jul 06

Dick Powell – July 27

Dick Powell - Leadership Wrangler

Dick started his quest for Leadership and Accountability knowledge and application as a young man in Boy Scouting. From there it has been a journey with Stephen Covey, Denis Waitely, and John C. Maxwell. He has gone from Scouting to a 30 year career, to company spokesperson and the builder of several successful companies.He is …

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Feb 11

Todd Hopkins – October 26, 2017

Todd Hopkins is the founder and CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, an award winning janitorial franchising company and one of the most respected brands in its industry. Office Pride, with newly relocated headquarters in Palm Harbor, has 120 franchise locations in 18 states. Todd is an international best-selling author or co-author of three …

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Jan 11

David L. Brandon – April 27th, 2017

David Brandon

David Brandon graduated with honors from the highly regarded School of Building Construction at the University of Florida in 1981. He founded Brandon Construction Company of Palm Harbor, Florida in 1983. His firm has grown steadily while maintaining a solid reputation as builders of diverse commercial and residential projects. Commercial projects have included high-rise condominiums, …

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Jan 10

Tom Jamison – January 26th, 2017

Tom Jamison East Lake Fire Chief

Tom Jamison is the East Lake Fire Chief and he is has been a Pinellas County resident since 1985, and a Florida resident since 1961. He is a past member of the East Lake Sunrise Rotary. Current participant in Leadership Pinellas (Class of 2017). Member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Secretary / Treasurer …

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Aug 08

John Connelly – October 27th 2016


John Connelly is the Owner and Founder of Dynamic Solutions Group and Tower 8 Staffing Solutions, llc. He was formerly the Southeast Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for HUB International, the 9th largest insurance broker in the world and the founder of Connelly, Carlisle, Fields & Nichols, a wholly owned subsidiary of USAmeriBank where he …

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Jun 22

Hoyt Hamilton – July 28th, 2016


Hoyt Hamilton is a Clearwater native. Hoyt Hamilton was born at Morton Plant Hospital, raised in Clearwater, and graduated from Clearwater High School. Following in his father’s footsteps, he graduated from Georgia Tech, as did his two sons. Hamilton’s family has owned and operated the Palm Pavilion on Clearwater Beach for 50 years. Hoyt and …

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Mar 01

Steven D. Lamb – April 28th, 2016


Steven D. Lamb was born and raised in Windermere Florida and grew up in his Dads Chevrolet dealership. Steve graduated from Lakeview High in Winter Garden Florida and the University of Tampa. When he was a senior at UT he started selling cars for The Ferman family. Steve was lucky enough to move rapidly up …

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Oct 27

Kathy Short Rabon – January 21st, 2016

Kathy Short Rabon, CFRE, CFRM

Kathy Short Rabon, CFRE, CFRM A native and life-long resident of Clearwater, Kathy Rabon, CFRE, CFRM has served the Tampa Bay Community as a not for profit professional for over 20 years.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health Foundation and has served in a variety of positions including Executive Director …

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