Board of Advisors

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TODD BATES
A current Big Sea creative and St. Pete resident, Todd’s previous gig was creative director at Creative Loafing Tampa. His award-winning designs graced the pages of CL for nearly a decade (in two stints). He took a break from newsprint (and escaped the Florida heat) for a career in book design in Seattle. His publishing clients included Simon & Schuster, Pixar, NASCAR, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Barnes & Noble and Chronicle Books. Off the clock he can be found roadside-shooting his ever-growing series on vintage neon signs. ToddBatesCreative.com
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OLGA BOF
Bio coming soon… keepsaintpetersburglocal.org
Chad Mize
CHAD MIZE
Multimedia Artist and Designer Chad Mize loves St Pete. He moved here in 2003 and has facilitated some of the creative energy and culture in our local driven city. From helping create the St Petersburg Shuffleboard Court’s Friday Night Shuffle in 2005 to the most recent World Tour tshirt design (Paris, London, Tokyo, St Pete), a love and desire to live in a unique city motivates him. As the owner of Bluelucy, he has represented over 450 national and local artists, and organized over 50 exhibits since 2001. With a passion for pop culture, visual communications, human nature, and positive messages, he hopes to uplift within his community, Floriduh and the universe. ChadMize.com
Sean Kennedy
SEAN KENNEDY
Sean is the manager of the St. Petersburg Greenhouse, a collaborative effort between the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Petersburg to foster entrepreneurship and economic development. He is also the economic development coordinator at the St. Pete Chamber, responsible for leading business retention and attraction efforts. Sean was a founder of and continues to be an organizer for 1 Million Cups St. Pete, a weekly entrepreneurial event started by the Kauffman Foundation, and has served as a speaker or mentor to the entrepreneurial programs at both St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg. He is also an advisory board member for St. Petersburg College’s Public Policy & Administration program.Sean is heavily involved in the arts in St. Petersburg, serving on the board of both Creative Clay, a non-profit dedicated to providing access to the arts to those with disabilities, and American Stage, Tampa Bay’s best professional regional equity theatre. stpetegreenhouse.org
Adam Steadman
ADAM STEADMAN
Adam Steadman was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been providing the Tampa Bay area with high quality and low cost screenprinting through his company, Extra Medium Screenprinting, for the last 8 years. extramediumshirts@gmail.com

 

Our Advisors serve for 1 year. Rotating in new advisors each year allows us to spread our appreciation out to more people, while still giving enough time for each Advisor to make an impact. If you know someone who would make a good candidate for next year’s Board of Advisors, plus follow this link to nominate them.