PorT TamPa Bay: The huB oF regIonal growTh
Bar Leadership Institute
Chairs: Anthony Bradlow - Office of the Attorney General; Amanda Keller - Phelps Dunbar LLP; Matthew Parrish - Office of the Attorney General; Alicia Whiting-Bozich - Sivyer, Barlow and Watson
Port Tampa Bay is uniquely
situated on the I-4 corridor to
serve the fastest-growing
region in Florida.
n December 2019, the Bar
Leadership Institute (BLI)
class got the exclusive
opportunity to go out on
the water on a beautiful Tampa
day and explore Port Tampa Bay.
Our host was Charles E. Klug,
principal counsel for Port Tampa
Bay. There could be no better
model of leadership than Mr.
Klug, who has served as chief
legal officer and general counsel
since 2004 and was recognized
as “Top Corporate Counsel for
Government and Non-profits” by
the Tampa Bay Business Journal
in 2014, based on his leadership,
ethical standards and exemplary
professional skills. His passion and
excitement for the port and all it
offers could be felt by the class,
and was very contagious.
Since 2004, Port Tampa Bay has
grown immensely and is central
to our region’s economic growth.
Given that South Florida is confined
by the Atlantic Ocean to the east
and the Everglades to the west,
Port Tampa Bay is uniquely situated
on the I-4 corridor to serve the
fastest-growing region in Florida.
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MAR - APR 2020