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The Partnership Team

Team photo of Barclay Harless, Wendy Griffin, and Jason Mathis

Left to Right: Barclay Harless, Chair • Wendy Giffin, Vice Chair • Jason Mathis, CEO

Our Staff

Jason Mathis

JASON MATHIS

CEO

Jason Mathis serves as the CEO of the Downtown Partnership in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida. The Partnership is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to thoughtful growth and urban redevelopment. The Partnership’s mission is to champion community prosperity through purposeful, transformative projects.
Eric Carlson Headshot

ERIC CARLSON

TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR

Since 1995, Eric has been the Transportation Director for the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership. He is the administrator for the Looper downtown trolley, overseeing their fixed route service, shuttles to major events, and private charters for special occasions. He’s helped grow Trolley use 99% from last year.
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NICOLE ROBERTS

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

While attending the University of South Florida St. Petersburg to receive their Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a minor in Psychology, Nicole Roberts fell in love with Downtown St. Petersburg. After graduating, they joined the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership to help our downtown grow while maintaining the same vibe that made them fall in love with this place to begin with.

Our Board Members

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
BARCLAY HARLESS
Chair
Bank OZK
WENDY GIFFIN
Vice-Chair
Cushman-Wakefield
DEREK HOUSTON
Immediate Past Chair
Houston Taylor Law
LATASHA BARNES
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
MACK FELDMAN
Feldman Equities
CODY LECLAIR
Echelon
MELANIE LENZ
Tampa Bay Rays/Rowdies
TRACY MAETER
JP Morgan
MATTHEW WALKER
George F. Young Company
DR. TONJUA WILLIAMS
St. Petersburg College
BOARD MEMBERS
MARCUS BROOKS
Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete
NEIL BROWN
Poynter Institute
IRV COHEN
Innovations Capital
WILL CONROY
Backstreet Capital
BILL EDWARDS
The Edwards Group
CHRISTIAN HARDIGREE
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
DR. ALEX HARRIS
ACT
JEFF HEARN
Raymond James
KENNETH W. HERETICK
Vector Commercial Real Estate Services
ROB KAPUSTA
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid
HELEN LEVINE
Corcoran Partners
MELISSA MESHIL
HCA Healthcare
CHUCK PRATHER
The Birchwood
MELISSA RUTLAND
The Rutland Group
MELISSA SEIXAS
Duke Energy
DAWN SHIRREFFS
Environmental Defense Fund
JOHNATHAN STANTON
LEMA Construction
BOB ZORN
Red Apple Group
EX-OFFICIO
DAVID BRETT
Urban Cottages, Inc.
JAMES CORBETT
City of St. Petersburg
DR. CYNTHIA JOHNSON
Pinellas County