Area leaders bring expertise and passion for the community to the Board

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 11, 2021) – The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has elected four new members to its Board of Trustees: Andy Hafer, Sareet Majumdar, Kevin Sneed and Susan Touchton.

Mike Starkey, vice president of strategic account solutions at New York City-based LivePerson, is Chair of the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Oscar J. Horton, CEO of Tampa-based Sun State International Trucks, is Treasurer and Linda O. Simmons, President of Tampa-based R.R. Simmons, is Secretary. Robert H. Mohr, a Sun City Center, Florida-based attorney, is now Past Chair.

“We’re grateful to the accomplished local leaders who generously share their knowledge, time and talents to our organization and our community,” said Marlene Spalten, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. “Their insight will help the Foundation collaborate on solutions for the most pressing local issues.”

The four new members who joined the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees are:

  • Andy Hafer is a tech industry veteran and innovation entrepreneur. Throughout his career, Dr. Hafer founded several companies and non-profits, including DCE Productions and Dynamic Communities. Recently, he co-founded Synapse and its successful Innovation Summit – two connection points for Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Village of Hope (Haiti), the University of South Florida’s UMatter Program, as well as USF’s Enterprise Advisory Council and its Centre for Entrepreneurship.

 

  • Sareet Majumdar is President of two companies: Brooksville, Florida-based Interconnect Cable Technologies, a global contract manufacturer, and Oldsmar, Florida-based INTRACOM USA, a global provider of Intellinet networking and Mahattan digital accessory products. Fluent in Mandarin, he was previously based in Taipei, Taiwan and Shanghai, China before returning to the United States.

 

  • Kevin Sneed is Senior Associate Vice President of USF Health and Dean of USF Health’s Taneja College of Pharmacy. Dr. Sneed is a nationally recognized lecturer on advanced pharmacological treatment of patients with cardio-metabolic disorders, health care disparities, and emerging health technologies. Dr. Sneed serves on Board for the Association of Black Cardiologists, American Heart Association’s Council of Clinical Cardiology and its Tampa Metro Board and Area Health Education Center – Gulfcoast North.

 

  • Susan Touchton is a volunteer community leader. She graduated with a Masters in Accounting from the University of Texas and received her MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Susan worked at McKinsey & Co. Consulting before moving to Tampa, where she served as CFO of two growth companies. Susan is a Past President of The Junior League of Tampa and also serves on the Board of Academy Prep of Tampa.

 

About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Founded in 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, professional advisors, volunteers and residents to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For 30 years, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Since its inception, its donors have enabled the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to award more than $280 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country.