Ex-Tampa mayor Iorio nabs ethics award this morning; next up, her new book on leadership
Wake up and good morning. For 21 years, the University of Tampa's College of Business Center for Ethics has named a person from this area for an annual ethics award. This morning at a breakfast I will be attending at UT's Vaughn Center, that person will be Pam Iorio. Tampa's former mayor, for demonstrating, says UT, "integrity, virtue, and character in their everyday personal and professional activities." Here are the past winners.
Iorio, never one to waste time, has been busy since leaving the mayor's job. She's got her own web site. She's written a book (left) out this November called Straightforward: Ways to Live and Lead. This week, although she’s been out of office for several months already, she was once again named Best Local Politician, and also snagged Best Local Hero in the Readers Poll of Creative Loafing's annual Best of the Bay awards (She also got zinged in the same contest for mishandling a water problem.)
And at the University of Tampa, she is the new leader-in-residence in the TECO Center for Leadership in the Sykes College of Business. Iorio will guest lecture in classes, help develop the leadership programs on campus, integrate leadership sessions with the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and be an advocate for UT in the community. More on this here.
All in all, not a bad start for an out-of-office mayor.
-- Robert Trigaux, Business Columnist, St. Petersburg Times