Confessions of a Serial Connector - December AFP Tampa Bay

  • December 13, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • BRIO ITALIAN GRILLE - INTERNATIONAL PLAZA, 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa FL 33607


Confessions of a Serial Connector

Developing relationships which provide mutual benefit requires intention and attention. Over a lifetime of living and working in the same community, the value of creating, nurturing, and maintaining relationships has been embedded into all Joanne Sullivan does. Citing Malcolm Gladwell and Stephen Covey and her own life experience, she brings her lively sense of humor and her joy in building relationships to her TED Talk, maintaining, with time and effort, you, too, can become a serial connector.


December 13, 2022 AFP Tampa Bay Meeting

11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking

11:45 a.m. Welcome & Lunch Service

Noon Program


THANK YOU to our Luncheon Partner


Meeting Information - 3 Registration Options

1. In-Person at Brio Italian Grille, Tampa -


2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa FL 33607

2. Virtual - From Anywhere

3. Watch Party - Nature Coast


Program Fee

AFP Member - $30.00

Guest - $40.00

The program fee is the same in-person or virtual. Please indicate when registering your attendance choice for meal planning purposes.


Meal Choices

All lunches will be served with a Chopped Salad - Choose one:

1. Pasta alla Vodka (Vegetarian)

2. Grilled Salmon Fresca

3. Mezza Chicken Milanese with herb pasta


Speaker Bios

Joanne Sullivan’s career in fundraising and community relations in Tampa spans thirty-five years and includes key leadership positions at the University of Tampa, Florida Hospital Tampa Foundation, now Advent Health; Academy at the Lakes, the Tampa Museum of Art, and Berkeley Preparatory School. She currently serves the University of South Florida as USF Health Director of Community Relations, a position she created for herself six years ago.

Ms. Sullivan is a graduate of Florida State University. She is on the Easterseals National Board of Directors where she chairs the Marketing and Development Committee. She is a member of Leadership Tampa Bay’s Class of 2010 and serves on the Leadership Tampa Bay Alumni Board of Directors.  Joanne is also a member of Leadership Tampa’s Class of 1991. She is a 25-year member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, where she is a past president and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tampa. She is a member of USF’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy.

Joanne is a past finalist in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year.   In 2015, she was selected by her fundraising peers in the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the recipient of the Lloyd Horton Lifetime Achievement Award.


Meeting Guidelines

AFP Tampa Bay recognizes the importance of personal connection, but your health is our priority. We continue to monitor the community level for our area and follow CDC recommendations.

We ask that you not attend if:

  • You have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Use the self-evaluation tool HERE to determine when you may return to in-person meetings after testing positive.
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  • You are waiting on COVID-19 test results.
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