Vision 2020 Summit


Tampa Marriott Water Street
700 South Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602


Registration begins: 7:30 AM
Network: 8:00 AM − 8:30 AM
Event: 8:30 AM − 2:00 PM

Why attend the event

For the past 11 years, our Business and Education Summit Conferences have been recognized for their diversity and are key to the collaboration of business and education. This year, we invite business, education and community leaders to take part in this exclusive, 1-day conference. 
  • 2 Keynote Speakers 
  • 8 Industry Breakout Sessions 
  • CEO Panel Discussion 
  • Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch 


Attendees will gain feedback on industry needs, the vision for the future of work, talent challenges and skills required to take businesses to the next level. Experts from growing industries will share their insights on current economic positions and what the future may hold.  

Keynote speakers include Jane Castor, Mayor of the City of Tampa and Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc. Presenters will include public officials, economists, members of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and more. The event will also feature a CEO panel discussion providing insight on business, challenges and solutions in Tampa Bay. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.  


8:00 AM

Networking (Continental Breakfast)

8:30 AM

  • John Flanagan, CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay
  • Sandra Murman, Hillsborough County Commissioner

9:00 am

Opening Keynote Speaker
  • Jane Castor, Mayor of the City of Tampa

9:30 am

Breakout Session One

10:30 AM


10:45 AM

Breakout Session Two

12:00 pm

Lunch (Provided)

12:10 pm

Lunch Keynote Speaker
  • Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.

12:45 pm

CEO Round-Table Panel
  • Moderated by Ron Painter, President & CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)

1:30 pm

Closing Remarks
  • John Flanagan, CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay

2:00 pm

Social Mixer at Waterfront Grill / Anchor and Brine


Commissioner Murman

Sandra Murman

Hillsborough County Commissioner

Sandra Murman was elected as a County Commissioner in 2010, representing District 1. She was re-elected without opposition in June 2012, and subsequently re-elected to her third term in November 2016. She was elected by her fellow commissioners as Chairman of the BOCC for 2017-18. She serves as Vice Chair on the CareerSource Tampa Bay Board of Directors. 

Commissioner Murman served as Chairman of the BOCC for 2014-15, and as Vice Chairman of the BOCC in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016. Prior to joining the County Commission, she completed eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996-2004. Representative Murman was the first Republican woman to hold the position of Speaker pro tempore in the Florida House of Representatives. As a longtime resident of Hillsborough County, Commissioner Murman has spent many hours volunteering her time as a community advocate and a public policy leader. 

Jane Castor

Mayor of the City of Tampa

Jane Castor is the 59th Mayor of the City of Tampa. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and is a 31-year veteran of the Tampa Police Department who served in nearly every capacity of the department and every area of the city. Castor is dedicated to workforce development and leads a Workforce Development Advisory Team that is committed to fostering a strong and talented workforce in Tampa. 

Anirban Basu

Anirban Basu

Chairman & CEO
Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Anirban is Chairman & CEO of Sage, an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland that he founded in 2004.  Mr. Basu is among the most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers, law firms and business associations. 
Mr. Basu has written several high-profile economic development strategies on behalf of government agencies and non-profit organizations and has co-authored economic development strategies for Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Maryland.  Among other things, Anirban serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors (national) and as chief economic advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association. 

Ron Painter

NAWB President & CEO

Painter has traveled the country meeting with state and local workforce leaders in an effort to identify cutting-edge practices and programs and understand how best to spread innovative trends in human capital development throughout the nation-wide job training system. Ron is a Board Member of the Committee for Education Funding and the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council and is a Patron of Volition Community for the Manchester Cathedral in Manchester, England. 

CEO Panel Discussion

CareerSource Tampa Bay collaborated with the CEO Council of Tampa Bay to choose the leading CEOs in the area to gain insight on business, challenges and solutions in Tampa Bay. 

Ron Painter 

President/CEO, Panel Moderator, National Association of Workforce Boards


Craig Richard 

CEO, Economic Development Council


John Couris 

CEO, Tampa General Hospital


Mercedes Young 

CEO, Vivid Consulting


Kevin Carr

CEO, FloridaMakes


Mark Sharpe
Executive Director, Tampa Innovation Partnership


Marie Chinnici-Everitt  

Managing Director, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation


Dave Pizzo 

Market President , Florida Blue


John Flanagan 

CEO, CareerSource Tampa Bay



Those attending the event can attend one breakout session.  A moderator will lead the discussion and get input on salaries, trends, industry needs, educational requirements and jobs needed in these industries.
The goal is create a Vision 2020 for the Tampa Bay/Hillsborough County region to improve our workforce.

The industry breakout sessions will be held in an effort to receive valuable feedback from industry leaders attending the conference.

The following breakout sessions will focus on:

  • • Finance/professional services
  • • Trades/transportation
  • • Hospitality/retail/tourism
  • • Manufacturing/logistics
  • • Information Technology
  • • Life sciences/healthcare
  • • Entrepreneurs
  • • Military Affairs


Admission: $50 per person
Continental breakfast and lunch included.

Registration form and full payment must be received by February 21, 2020.


It will be a great opportunity for our selected local employer partners to share in our excitement by offering a limited amount of sponsorship opportunities that will not only provide seating to this event but also a chance to have their company information displayed to a diverse audience on printed materials and pre-conference marketing outreach. 

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