Leadership Tampa Alumni recently established a new scholarship in honor of former president Thom Stork.
The Thom Stork Memorial Hospitality Scholarship is open to all applicants who look to work in the tourism industry and have demonstrated a history of volunteerism.
Stork served as president and CEO of the Florida Aquarium until he died earlier this year, according to the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. In addition to working for the aquarium, Stork served as the chair of Tourism Day for Leadership Tampa for many years. He was also an advocate for the participation of tourism leaders in the program. Prior to working with the aquarium, Stork had many leadership roles in Busch Gardens and Sea World.
Leadership Tampa year begins in September and runs through May, with members meeting every other week.
“Each Leadership Tampa program brings in top-level business, civic and government leaders for panel discussions and question and answer sessions. Topics covered include healthcare, education, law enforcement, the environment, economic development, government and other important community issues," according to the chamber.
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