Leadership Tampa Bay enhances awareness, education and knowledge of major regional issues through learning experiences and discussion. The program fosters a better understanding of regional challenges and opportunities so that graduates can develop solutions that benefit the Tampa Bay community.
Running from September through June, Leadership Tampa Bay’s participants attend 10 classes, consisting of panel discussions with business, civic and government leaders, Q&A sessions and facility tours. In addition, each class member participates in two retreats and a trip to Tallahassee.
After joining Warren Averett in 2014, Derek Johnson founded the firm’s Staffing & Recruiting office for the Tampa market. He became a Member in 2017 and is instrumental in building lasting relationships between the firm’s Tampa accountants, advisors and other professionals and businesses that need accounting and advisory services. Johnson enjoys helping closely held, small to mid-size businesses thrive in today’s environment.
“It was an honor to be a part of and participate in Leadership Tampa Bay’s Class of 2022. I have a strong passion for the Tampa Bay area, and the program has helped me to grow professionally and personally,” said Johnson. “I can’t wait to use what I’ve learned to better serve the Tampa Bay community, the firm and my clients.”