Leadership Tampa Alumni recently established a new scholarship in honor of former President Thom Stork.
The Thom Stork Memorial Hospitality Scholarship is open to people who have a history of volunteering and seek to work in tourism.
Leadership Tampa members meet every other week from September through May for seminars, briefings and more.
“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.
Stork served as president and CEO of the Florida Aquarium until he died earlier this year, according to the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. Prior to working with the aquarium, Stork had many leadership roles in Busch Gardens and Sea World.
Stork advocated for leaders in the tourism industry to take part in Leadership Tampa and was the chair of Tourism Day for the program for many years.
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