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Leaders of Tampa Bay's top workplaces share insights, suggestions

TAMPA — Nearly 300 people gathered at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday morning to hear tips and insights from leaders of the highest-ranked workplaces in Tampa Bay.

In April the Tampa Bay Times highlighted the Top 100 Workplaces in the bay area, chosen through a detailed employee survey conducted through a partnership with Philadelphia-based WorkplaceDynamics.

The Straz event featured a panel discussion, moderated by Times Human Resources Director Sebastian Dortch, with leaders from the top-ranked workplaces in the large, medium and small categories. The panelists includd:

• Mary Brady, vice president and chief nursing officer at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, which was No. 1 in the large workplace category;

• Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, Inc., which was No. 1 in the medium workplace category;

• and Jim Bartholomay, general manager of the Renaissance Tampa Hotel at International Plaza, which was No. 1 in the small workplace category.