Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority CEO Adelee Le Grand, right, listens as attorney  David Adams presents findings of an investigation during a HART board meeting Monday, March 27, 2023 in Tampa.
A monthslong investigation found lack of effective leadership, poor organization morale, significant turnover and potential state law violations.
Three leaders singled out for their leadership in our Top Workplaces survey share how they learned to lead.
We received a record number of nominations this year: nearly 100,000 local employees agreed to take part in rating their places of business.


  1. With Original Medicare, the Medicare recipient can make as much money as needed and not lose medical benefits, unlike Medicaid benefits which you can lose if you make too much money.
  2. Rep. Alex Andrade, R-Pensacola, said he intends to propose modifications to his bill that would make it easier to sue over defamation claims.
  3. Under current law, consumer-finance loan companies can charge 30 percent annual interest on the first $3,000 of principal amounts, 24 percent on amounts between $3,000 and $4,000 and 18 percent on amounts between $4,000 and $25,000. Florida lawmakers' new bill would set an across-the-board maximum 36 percent rate.
  4. Calida, a new wine bar and restaurant, is now open in St. Petersburg's Crescent Heights neighborhood.
  5. Wisconsin-based company, Escape, is building 23 tiny homes in Thonotosassa.
  6. Matt Weidner in downtown St. Petersburg.
  7. Passengers go through security gates to board the tram to their gate at Tampa International Airport on Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Tampa.
  8. People calling for the banning of TikTok, the hugely popular video-sharing app, attend a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2023.
  9. Blue Sky Communities and elected officials celebrate the groundbreaking of SkyWay Lofts, which was slated to have 65 apartments for low-income families, on Sept. 16, 2020.
  10. Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2023.
  11. Sherri Tillman, an account manager, works at her desk at ReEmployAbility on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Brandon.
  12. Despite dealing with rapidly shifting economic conditions, these five real estate firms across the Tampa Bay area say their agents are prepared to weather the storm
  13. The angry monster mascot at The Hoth, a SEO marketing company, Monday, March 13, 2023 in St. Petersburg.
  14. Regardless of size, employers will likely curtail some freedoms workers gained during the pandemic.
  15. This is the 14th year the Tampa Bay Times has partnered with Energage, an employee survey company based in Exton, Pa., to celebrate exceptional workplaces.
  16. She Bien, a legal assistant, enjoys a lunch break at Lykes Gaslight Park on Monday, August 1, 2022, in downtown Tampa. Bien said employees at her office returned to working five days at the office in March.
  17. Left to right: Willy Nunn, the CEO of Tampa's Homes by WestBay and Casa Fresca Homes; Thomas Feindt, the CEO of Tampa's Grow Financial Credit Union; and John Connolly, the CEO of St. Petersburg's NAC Group, were among the business leaders singled out for their leadership in the 2023 Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces survey.
  18. Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2023.
  19. The Florida State Fair is an annual tradition that's been around for more than a century.
  20. Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2023.
  21. Susan Danielik, the Tampa Bay Lightning's director of training and experience, receives assistance from ThunderBug during a learn-to-skate session at Amalie Arena on Feb. 22. Skating classes are one of the many perks available to employees of the Tampa Bay Lightning, one of the Tampa Bay Times' Top Workplaces of 2022.
  22. Geospatial analyst Sandy Cho, 26, works on a map of Turkey from the recent earthquake at Maxar’s Tampa office on Monday, February 20, 2023.
  23. Product Manager Trang Nguyen assembles and tests controllers at her work station inside of FACTS Engineering on Thursday, March 16, 2023 in New Port Richey.
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