Welcome to the CEO Council of Tampa Bay

The CEO Council is the premiere organization for business leaders in the Tampa Bay region.

One decision can be the difference between sink or swim for your business. CEOs, entrepreneurs and executive leaders join the CEO Council to learn what really works when it comes to cultivating a successful business and innovative company culture. Join us.

What We Offer

The CEO Council provides a wide variety of opportunities for members to learn ­– from each other as well as from highly sought-­after presenters. But it’s not all business all the time – ­our members enjoy a healthy work-­life balance and know how to have a good time!

Relationships. Ideas. Solutions.

The most valuable aspect of CEO Council membership is the unique opportunity to form lasting relationships with the “best of the best” in Tampa Bay. The CEO Council is a true support system for executive business leaders that can’t be found anywhere else. Our members are passionate about their businesses as well as their home of Tampa Bay, and are committed to working together to move our economy and community forward.

What Our Members Say

Hear what members have to say about the CEO Council. Watch our video and view our member testimonials.



The Benefits of Membership

Listed below are just a few of the benefits available to members:

  • Access to the intellectual capital of about 210 CEO Council Members
  • Regular Monthly Speaker Series (more than $75,000 worth of speakers)
  • The opportunity to be asked by other members to provide business services
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Members In The News

08.28.19 - The Data Council Announces IX-ONE Content-Rich QR Code-based ELI Codes® through its Partnership with Cornerstone Consulting

08.07.19 - Absorb Software Acquires eLogic Learning

08.07.19 - Florida Trend's 2019 Best Companies to Work For In Florida

08.06.19 - Alltrust Insurance Continues to Grow with the Integration of JTR Insurance Strategies, Inc and New Senior Consultant, Jason Slack

07.31.19 - Meet the 2019 BusinessWoman of the Year honorees

07.25.19 - Work Begins on $4.9M "Game-Changer" Tennis Center

07.08.19 - Three Tampa attorneys named to national influencers list

06.21.19 - With Forbici in Hyde Park Village, Ciccio's Jeff Gigante renews his love of hospitality

06.18.19 - ServisFirst Bank expands into Southwest Florida market

06.14.19 - Two Tampa Bay area entrepreneurs named winners at annual Ernst & Young awards

05.22.19 - Meet the 2019 Fast 50, the fastest-growing private companies in Tampa Bay

05.15.19 - Tampa CEO joins board of Bucs quarterback's nonprofit

05.10.19 - USF to propose three new majors in College of Business

05.09.19 - ChappellRoberts Expands and Elevates Team

05.01.19 - ‘Dean’ of state labor employment law joins Ogletree Deakins’ Tampa office

05.01.19 - Tim Love to Chair 2019-20 Outback Bowl

04.30.19 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Ranks High in Global Network!

04.26.19 - Ace Golf CEO Bill Place specializes in turning around distressed assets

04.19.19 - Tampa health care technology service acquires Jacksonville company

04.09.19 - 3 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment

04.05.19 - Tampa Bay’s Top 100 workplaces

04.05.19 - Largest Minority-owned Businesses in Tampa Bay

04.02.19 - Vick Tipnes is Driven By Success and Freedom

04.03.19 - Meet CBIZ & MHM, a 2019 Best Places to Work honoree

03.25.19 - BJ’s Charitable Foundation Donates $50,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay to Celebrate New Club in Clearwater, Florida

03.01.19 - From the White House to Tampa

02.28.19 - Getting the EDGE with Kelly Wilson Episode 015 an interview with Edward Valaitis, Managing Director of Edison Avenue … In this interview Kelly and Edward discuss Mergers & Acquisitions

02.13.19 - The Bank of Tampa plans to demolish building in West Tampa and build new financial center (Rendering)

02.07.19 - Guy King III wins Tampa Metro Civitan’s outstanding citizen award

01.29.19 - Popular Marketing and Print Organization Launches New E-Commerce Site

01.22.19 - Marsh & McLennan Agency to Acquire Bouchard Insurance

01.18.19 - 5 business technology trends to watch this year - By Gregory Zolkos – Contributing Writer

11.27.18 - 4 steps to maintaining business continuity after a disaster - By Gregory Zolkos  – Contributing Writer

11.05.18 - Atlas Professional Services relocates from Westchase to south Tampa.

09.10.18 - 3 ways to stay safe in the cloud - By Gregory Zolkos  – Contributing Writer

11.23.18 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Partners with Florida Hospital in Hosting Stories of Survival

11.22.18 - Galen College of Nursing CEO sees his students excelling on board scores

11.21.18 - Go inside the latest evolution of Ciccio Restaurant Group's Cali, opening soon in South Tampa (Photos)

11.21.18 - 6 busy Tampa Bay area executives share how they start their workday

11.10.18 - University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business Again Named One of the World’s Top Business Schools by the Princeton Review and Bloomberg Businessweek

11.11.18 - One Tampa Bay: What stood out to the judges about Metropolitan Ministries

10.13.18 - SPCA Tampa Bay rescuing animals from Panhandle after Hurricane Michael

09.08.18 - Meet Metropolitan Ministries CEO Tim Marks

09.06.18 - Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Debuts First Issue

09.04.18 - Vistra Named Finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards

08.15.18 - Jessica Muroff, 2018 BusinessWoman of the Year honoree

08.15.18 - By Gregory Zolkos – Contributing Writer 3 ways to protect your business from spear-phishing

08.15.18 - In the PM Tampa Bay CEO Spotlight, Ryan Gorman talks to Greg Zolkos, CEO of Atlas Professional Services, about IT work and cybersecurity.

08.14.18 - Martha Boden, 2018 BusinessWoman of the Year honoree

08.06.18 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Announces Turtle Beach by Marc Rutenberg Homes

08.06.18 - Feeding Tampa Bay and Kiolbassa Smoked Meats Teaming up to Fight Hunger

07.09.18 - Meet the 2018 Fast 50 honorees: Burgess Civil

07.06.18 - Here are the 2018 BusinessWoman of the Year honorees

06.26.18 - Schifino Lee Advertising Announces Sponsorship of AMA Tampa Bay

06.26.18 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Unveils Armed Services Appreciation Program

06.21.18 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Announces Partnership with Marc Rutenberg Homes

06.02.18 - Absolute Marketing Solutions Wins 2 Web Design Awards for ZooTampa at Lowry Park

05.22.18 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Receives Golden Barrel Award

05.18.18 - Guest column by CEO Council member Dean Akers

05.15.18 - CEO Council member Critical Intervention Services talking about school safety - Is your child's school safe? Examining the top 3 school safety vulnerabilities

05.15.18 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Honored at National Sales Convention

04.30.18 - Absolute Marketing Solutions Named Top Tampa Digital Marketing & SEO Company by Clutch Research

04.29.18 - Colleen Chappell Named 2018 Woman of Influence

04.27.18 - Restaurant Group partner pivots plans for Hyde Park Village, strikes out with new Italian concept in old Piquant space

04.26.18 - Directed Capital Leases Full Floor at Downtown St. Petersburg’s Morgan Stanley Tower

04.25.18 - Meet Tudi Mechanical Systems, a 2018 Best Places to Work honoree 

04.23.18 - Meet Beck Group, a 2018 Best Places to Work honoree

04.20.18 - Meet IT Authorities, a 2018 Best Places to Work honoree 

04.18.18 - Absolute Marketing Solutions Redesigns and Launches a Fresh Website for ZooTampa at Lowry Park

04.11.18 - Vistra President Named 2018 SBA Minority-Owned Small Business Person of the Year (State of Florida and South Florida District)

04.17.18 - CRG expands health emphasis with new Ciccio Cali in South Tampa (New renderings)

04.13.18 - Meet Onicx Construction, a 2018 Best Places to Work honoree

04.12.18 - Feeding Tampa Bay and ChappellRoberts Win American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year

04.12.18 - Inside Taco Dirty, the new Ciccio Restaurant Group concept coming soon to South Tampa (Renderings)

04.11.18 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Announces Partnership with Buyside

04.06.18 - Company with ambitious goals injects humor into business model

03.29.18 - 3 ways to protect your business from ransomware attacks

02.14.18 - 6 questions to ask when you're hiring an IT partner

01.24.18 - 5 tips for migrating to Microsoft Office 365

03.27.18 - Alfred Goldberg of Absolute Marketing Solutions to moderate an International panel at the 2018 Synapse Innovation Summit

03.23.18 - Largest Office Furniture Dealers in Tampa Bay

03.22.18 - University of Tampa’s MBA Program Placed in the Top Tier by CEO Magazine Amongst National and International Programs; EMBA Program Ranked 43rd

03.12.18 - Premier Eye Care CEO Lorna Taylor receives 2018 Leadership Award from Working Women of Tampa Bay

03.08.18 - Tampa's zoo gets new name and announces big growth plans (Video)

02.21.18 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Exceeds $1 Billion in 2017 Home Sales

02.07.18 - Creative Sign Designs’ Jamie Harden Receives Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

01.25.18 - Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Peter W. Zinober Elected to WADA Board of Directors

01.24.18 - Acai bowls and matcha soft serve: Inside Sweet Soul, Ciccio Restaurant Group's newest concept, coming soon to South Tampa

01.18.18 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Exhibits at China’s Premier Luxury Property Show, LPS Shanghai

01.11.18 - Bank of Tampa CEO has a message for the Fed about the Tampa economy

01.08.18 - Schifino Lee Achieves Double Platinum Status in 2018 Graphis Advertising Award Annual

01.03.18 - Vistra Communications Expands Capabilities with Attainment of Marketing Associates USA

12.20.17 - Tampa Bay Business Journal president and publisher to resign

12.07.17 - 5 biggest benefits of moving to the cloud

12.15.17 - Chamber installs new leadership at 132nd Annual Meeting

12.14.17 - 21 Tampa Bay C-suite execs share detailed business forecasts for 2018

12.07.17 - 5 biggest benefits of moving to the cloud

11.16.17 - 7 steps for protecting your IT from disasters

12.19.17 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Supports the Sunshine Kids Foundation

11.28.17 - Alfred Goldberg to Guest Lecture at the University of Tampa’s Writing For Advertising Class

11.28.17 - Tampa expressway agency plans another $200 million for projects

11.15.17 - Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Peter W. Zinober Receives TBBCA 2017 Impact Award

11.01.17 - Tampa Bay shelter rescues 111 animals from Puerto Rico

11.01.17 - University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business Again Named One of the World’s Top Business Schools by the Princeton Review

10.05.17 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ranked Highest for Repeat Home Seller Satisfaction in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study

10.02.17 - Cattle ranching, pro boxing and marathons: 51 things to know about Tampa Bay executives

09.27.17 - For Ciccio's Gigante, the 'bleeding' plant-based burger is a passion project

09.26.17 - Lorna Taylor to receive Tampa Bay Ethics Award from University of Tampa Center for Ethics

09.08.17- TBBJ 200 - Largest private companies in Tampa Bay

09.15.17 - Fast 100: Meet Florida's fastest-growing companies

08.24.17 - Leadership transition at Cox Fire stays within the family (Video)

08.22.17 - Inc. 5000 2017: The Full List

08.18.17 - School’s In

08.02.17 - IberiaBank completes $1B acquisition of Sabadell United

07.24.17 - Real Estate Market ‘Disruptor’ Launches in Tampa Bay Ideal Agent Bringing 2% Commissions for Local Home Sellers

07.20.17 - CAPTRUST Advisors, LLC to Relocate Headquarters to Downtown Tampa’s Park Tower

07.19.17 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Featured at Property Management Conference

07.17.17 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Hosts Mega Open House Weekend

06.21.17 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Acquires the Gulf Life Realty Group

06.16.17 - From brewers to builders, these are Tampa Bay's 50 fastest-growing companies

05.17.17 - 2017 Nonprofit of the Year finalists named

06.02.17 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Acquires Tampa Bay Rental Solutions

05.25.17 - Here's what will replace Piquant in Hyde Park Village

05.23.17 - Premier Eye Care’s Lorna Taylor named state finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

05.08.17 - Avison Young retained to sell ±30.9-acre mixed-use redevelopment opportunity with over a ½ mile of waterfront and unobstructed views of Tampa Bay from Rattlesnake Point

04.18.17 - Absolute Mobile Solutions Wins a Gold Hermes Creative Awards for the Ciccio Restaurant Group’s Multisite

04.27.17 - At 10-year milestone, Dean Ghannadian has witnessed massive UT growth (Video)

04.10.17 - Ciccio Restaurant Group strikes deal to expand Fresh Kitchen throughout Florida

04.06.17 - CEO Magazine Places UT Sykes College of Business in Top Tier for MBA and Executive MBA Programs

04.03.17 - Majesty Title Services, LLC, Expands Into St. Petersburg, Florida with Acquisition of Protected Title, LLC

03.24.17 - Franklin Street Sees High Demand for Class B and C Assets in Q1 2017, Dealmaking Expected to Continue

03.20.17 - EDC Names David R. Punzak as Vice Chair

03.13.17 - Meet your mentor: These Tampa Bay area women will offer advice at Mentoring Monday

03.02.17 - IberiaBank’s long courtship of Sabadell United led to a Mardi Gras engagement

02.28.17 - IberiaBank strikes $1B deal to buy one of Florida’s biggest banks

02.21.17 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Creates New Luxury Division

02.21.17 - WUSF Public Media to Host Massive ‘Longest Table’ Event

02.10.17 - Avison Young’s seventh annual tennis tournament fundraiser raises $28,000 for Children’s Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay

02.10.17 - Franklin Street Closes $7.5 Million Sale of Brandon Shopping Center

02.09.17 - Seeing double: Lions Eye acquires International Sight

01.31.17 - Premier Eye Care receives re-certification from NCQA

01.05.17 - Majesty Title Services, LLC Opens Another Branch in Brandon

01.01.17 - Champions for Children (Boot Camp for New Dads) selected agency and project - Community Engagement Initiative: Academia Partnering with the Health Department and Community Agencies for Change -

01.01.17 - Champions For Children Supporting Tampa Bay Parents For 40 years - (See page 16)

12.30.16 - Power 100: Tampa Bay's most influential business leaders (Part 4)

12.29.16 - Power 100: Tampa Bay's most influential business leaders (Part 3)

12.28.16 - Power 100: Tampa Bay's most influential business leaders (Part 2)

12.28.16 - Power 100: Tampa Bay's most influential business leaders (Part 1)

12.15.16 - Absolute Mobile Solutions Wins Prestigious Davey Award for MOSI Website Design

12.15.16 - 2016 Florida Companies to Watch Honorees

12.13.16 - Franklin Street Leads Turnaround of Two Tampa-Area Shopping Centers

11.20.16 - University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business Named One of the Best Graduate Business Schools By Bloomberg Businessweek

11.18.16 - USF Center for Entrepreneurship Ranked Tops in the Southeast, 10th in the Nation

11.11.16 - Meet the 2016 TBBJ 200, the area's top privately held companies

11.14.16 - Bayshore Solutions Launches Tiara Yachts Website, Tailored For Customer Experience Excellence

11.03.16 - Alfred Goldberg to Mentor Vets on their Startup Ideas at the Fourth Annual HCC Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

11.01.16 - Schifino Lee selected to handle branding, advertising and marketing of new Cross-Bay Ferry service

10.25.16 - Insight from 50 C-level executives in Tampa Bay, in 100 words or less

10.19.16 - How This Entrepreneur Built The Ultimate Business Network

10.11.16 - University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business Again Named One of the World’s Top Business Schools by the Princeton Review

10.10.16 - Chicken and donuts: Inside the creation of Better Byrd, Ciccio Restaurant Group's newest concept (Photos)

09.27.16 - Carlton Fields Provides Free Legal Resources to Florida-Area Entrepreneurs

09.23.16 - TBBJ names 2016 BusinessWoman of the Year (Video)

09.22.16 - M.E. Wilson to present during Goodwill’s Employment 4.0 Seminar on workers’ compensation

09.18.16 - Majesty Title Services, LLC Opens Branch in St. Pete Beach

09.15.16 - Susan Blackburn – President and COO at Freedom Bank

09.06.16 - WUSF TV Celebrates 50 Years as a Community & Educational Resource

09.06.16 - Meet Florida's 100 fastest-growing private companies

08.16.16 - GrowFL names IT Authorities as a 2016 Florida Company to Watch

08.30.16 - Majesty Title Opens St. Pete Beach Office

08.29.16 - WUSF Public Media Completes Construction of Replacement Radio Tower in Riverview

08.18.16 - How Hyde Park Capital helped BlueGrace Logistics land a $255 million deal

08.18.16 - Nitro Solutions recognized on Inc. 5000 for second consecutive year

08.12.16 - Here are the 2016 BusinessWoman of the Year finalists

08.11.16 - Ciccio Restaurant Group changes plans for Daily Eats space on Fourth Street

08.03.16 - Joe Waggoner: A life with planes, trains and (driverless) cars (Video)

08.03.16 - Bayshore Solutions Makes Data Center Upgrade To Deliver Stronger, More Secure Web Hosting Infrastructure For All Customers

07.28.16 - Lions Eye Institute incubates a $50 million bioscience firm

07.26.16 - WUSF Sells Out Tickets for “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” in Tampa

07.26.16 - Bayshore Solutions Earns Google Premier Partner Badged Agency Status

07.21.16 - Florida Trend: 2016 Best Companies To Work For In Florida

07.19.16 - 4 local startups compete in latest Tampa Bay Area pitch contest

07.14.16 - Answering a need for conflict-free investment advice (Video)

07.12.16 - Franklin Street Brings Bulla Gastrobar to South Tampa

07.06.16 - Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Greenberg Traurig for Pro Bono Work

06.30.16 - New Florida Bar president, a Tampa lawyer, lays out his priorities

06.30.16 - William Schifino, Jr., President of the Florida Bar

06.29.16 - Nitro Solutions Welcomes George Hall as Chief Operating Officer

06.28.16 - This Charity Is Handing Out Zika Prevention Kits To Homeless

06.23.16 - Bayshore Solutions Wins in the American Business “Stevie” Awards for Eight Consecutive Years

06.20.16 - Exclusive: Survey shows women execs in Tampa feel pressure to be perfect at work

06.21.16 - Absolute Mobile Solutions' Alfred Goldberg Named Chairman of the Board of Tampa Bay WaVE

06.17.16 - Introducing Tampa Bay's 30 Over 30 Classics

06.16.16 - Greenberg Traurig’s Michael G. Cooke Appointed to Florida Bar Practice Certification Committee

06.14.16 - Two of Tampa Bay’s oldest accounting software firms combine

06.10.16 - Nonrprofit of the Year 2016: Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

06.10.16 - Meet this year's Fast 50 — Tampa Bay's fastest-growing companies

06.07.16 - Entrepreneur Alfred Goldberg Gains SOSTAC® Certification

06.09.16 - Synovus Bank Sarasota ribbon cutting

06.02.16 - Franklin Street Arranges 10,000-Square-Foot Lease at One President’s Plaza

05.27.16 - Mantz is a champion for Tampa Bay’s food

05.11.16 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Introduces 3D Photography to Luxury Home Marketing Program

05.11.16 - Former Ideal Image CEO now helps run specialty finance firm

04.29.16 - 2016 Community Service Award - Ed Ellsasser Gets Recognized!

04.25.16 - Ciccio Restaurant Group backing new boutique fitness studio in South Tampa (Rendering)

04.19.16 - Franklin Street to Handle Commercial Leasing for the University of Florida

04.19.16 - Nitro Mobile Solutions Invests in Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation at Executive Committee Level

04.19.16 - Here's what Ciccio Restaurant Group is planning in the former SoHo Tavern (Renderings)

04.18.16 - Ciccio Restaurant Group to expand beyond Tampa Bay region

04.14.16 - Ceviche Tapas and Rococo Steak parent company adds three to top-level management team

04.14.16 - McKnight-Goelz Integrates Strategic Marketing Organization Into Recent Acquisition Of ABCO Commercial Printing/Graphics Company

04.12.16 - eLogic Learning Continues to Give Thousands of Dollars Back to Local and National Charities

04.05.16 - Bayshore Solutions Wins 2016 “Best Non-Profit Website” Award from the Internet Advertising Competition for the USF CAMLS Web Design

04.04.16 - Franklin Street Sells Tampa Arby’s Portfolio for $3 Million

03.28.16 - Franklin Street Arranges 117,000-Square-Foot Lease at Eisenhower Technology Park

03.10.16 - Greenberg Traurig Tampa Shareholder Kimberly A. Mello Elected Vice President of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay

03.10.16 - Here are this year's Best Places to Work

03.09.16 - WUSF Public Media to Host ‘The Longest Table’ Event

03.08.16 - Office Space Brokers Commits to Title Sponsorship

02.25.16 - See inside the new Fresh Kitchen in St. Pete, opening soon (Photos) (Video)

02.21.16 - Nitro Mobile Solutions Named U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner

02.16.16 - Bayshore Solutions Wins Record-Setting Ten 2016 AVA Digital Awards

02.10.16 - Champions for Children receives grant from PNC Foundation

02.08.16 - Avison Young tapped to lease new spec building at Bridgewater Commerce Center

02.07.16 - Feldman Orthodontics 26th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition is Underway for Local Seniors

02.01.16 - These Tampa Bay community banks boosted lending in 2015

01.28.16 - Franklin Street Arranges Expansions and New Locations for Tenants in the Tampa Bay Market

01.21.16 - Avison Young adds another asset to growing Tampa industrial leasing portfolio; EastGroup Properties’ 211,525 square foot Walden Distribution Center I & II

01.20.16 - Largo company offers free active shooter training

01.19.16 - Former New York City mayor joins Greenberg Traurig

01.17.16 - Premier Eye Care pro



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