Stuart L. Rogel is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Tampa Bay Partnership. Founded in 1994, the Tampa Bay Partnership is the only entity that provides regional economic development for the entire eight-county, 6,515-square-mile area of west central Florida which includes the metro areas of Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Lakeland, and Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice and the counties of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota.
The Partnership is focused on its Model for Prosperity Strategic Plan which concentrates on the four focus areas of a Vision for Regional Prosperity; A Blueprint for Economic Development; A Transportation Strategy to Support Regional Transit; and a Broader Advocacy and Leadership Model.
A resident of Florida since 1984, Mr. Rogel was the Regional Director for the Florida office of New Boston Fund Properties, a full-service real estate development, management and investment company. Prior to that, Mr. Rogel served as Assistant City Manager and Economic and Community Development Director for the City of Miami Beach, where he was responsible for guiding that community through its dramatic and successful revitalization and redevelopment. The Tampa Bay Partnership is a regional organization that works with its partners to market the region nationally and internationally, to conduct regional research and to coordinate efforts to influence business and government issues that impact growth and development.