Our CEO – John Flanagan

John Flanagan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CareerSource Tampa Bay. Mr. Flanagan started his official duties on January 22, 2019. As CEO of the local workforce board he works closely with business, government, and educational entities to find workforce solutions for the more than 1.4 million Hillsborough County residents and businesses.

In the first year as CEO, he launched a youth summer jobs program, dubbed Summer Job Connection which placed 560 youth ages 16-21 into paid work experience positions with 90 Hillsborough County Employers.

He was appointed to Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s Workforce Council in August 2019. He was appointed to the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Workforce Development Council.

John is a member of the National Association of Workforce Boards and Florida Workforce Development Association. He is also a member of the United Way Suncoast Community Impact Committee.

Mr. Flanagan was previously the Executive Director of the Bucks County Workforce Development Board, a county of approximately 630,000 in the Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Statistical area. He was a key player in regional initiatives with multiple Workforce Development Boards in PA and NJ that provided integrated center operations and Career Pathway initiatives for a region of more than 6 million people.

John holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Public Administration from Gannon University has more than 13 years’ experience in workforce development, both within and outside of the public workforce system. He has held Director positions in Colorado, and in NW PA as Director of Title I programs for a 6 county region.

Mr. Flanagan is happily married for more than 11 years to his wife, Emily. They have a 4 year old son, Jack. The family are avid outdoor enthusiasts.

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