Who We Are


CEO Council Facts

  • Founded in 1992 as the Council of Growing Companies by INC Magazine
  • Incorporated on January 5, 2002 as the CEO Council of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Member Facts

  • Approximately 220 CEOs in 20+ different industry categories
    • 42% are professional services
    • 10% banking/finance
    • 6% medical
    • 7% real estate
  • 15% are successful serial entrepreneurs
  • 13% are women CEOs
  • 21% are CEOs in Pinellas County
  • 5% are companies with more than $100M in revenue
  • 30% are companies with more than 100 employees
  • 50% of the CEOs have been members for 4+ years
  • 25% have national client base
    • 35% Hillsborough/Pinellas
    • 16% statewide
    • 10% I-4 corridor
    • 6% southeast
    • 3% international
  • 83% had 2013 payroll of more than $3M

Meet Our Members

Hear what members say about the CEO Council. Watch our member testimonials.
(produced by Next Century Studios).

2018 Board of Directors:

First Vice Chair: 
Legal Counsel:
Executive Director: 
Administrative Director:
Immediate Past Chair:
VC Succession/Strategic Planning:
VCs Programs:
VCs Relationships:
VCs Member Recruitment:
VCs Member Engagement:
VCs Sponsorships:
VC Roundtables:
VCs Community Connections:

Tim Marks
Tony Miller
Mark Kingery
Chris Barker
Cyndi Sexton
Deena Agliano
Doug Bishop
Guy King/Rick Gallegos
Todd Hall/Jeff Gigante
Eric Bailey/Brenda Dohring-Hicks
Penny Parks/Ed Ellsasser
Joni Adams
Steve Holtzman/John Hill
Drew Marshall/Doug Bishop
Ed Valaitis/Alan Bridges

At Large: 

Valeri Marks
Moez Limayem
Jamie Harden
Susan Blackburn
Pete Zinober
Hugh Campbell
Chip Falk
Sandy Solomon
David Eason
Joey Ferrante

Read our By-Laws here.