Do you know someone who should be on this list?  Nominations are open for the 2018 Betty Tribble award!

Tampa Connection Betty Tribble Award Nomination Form 2018

The Tampa Connection began the tradition of recognizing its outstanding alumni with the “Citizen of the Year” award in 2005. The Tampa Connection’s Board of Directors selects the award recipient from alumni who have made an impact on our community through volunteering, non-profit service and other significant accomplishments.

In 2009, the award was renamed after Betty Tribble, the award’s first recipient. Betty retired as Vice President of The United Way of Tampa Bay in 2013 and was a long standing board member for The Tampa Connection.

Past recipients of The Tampa Connection Betty Tribble Citizen of the Year Award include:

2005 – Betty Tribble – Class of 1986 – United Way of Tampa Bay

2006 – Simon Canasi – Class of 1986 – Morgan Stanley

2007 – Jim Shimberg, Jr. – Class of 1989 – Tampa Bay Lightning

2008 – Gordon Gillette – Class of 1987 – TECO Energy 

2009 – Suzanne Murchland-Luecke – Class of 1999 – Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Foundation

2010 – Gary Sasso – Class of 1989 – Carlton Fields

2011 – Chief Jane Castor – Class of 1998 – Tampa Police Department

2012 – Marion Albanese – Class of 1999 – Ernst & Young

2013 – Tracy Veillette – Class of 1994 – Tech Data

2015 – T Corey Neil – Class of 2002 – The Bank of Tampa

2016 – Joel Stephens – Class of 1999 – Thomas Financial Group

2017 – Dave Burton – Managing Partner- Class of 2005 – Burton Holdings, LLC