Mayor Jane Castor Appoints a New Director of Economic Opportunity
As part of the re-organization of the Development and Economic Opportunity portfolio under Carole Post, Mayor Castor has appointed Rob Rosner as the Director of Economic Opportunity to lead the City’s initiatives to promote a comprehensive approach to economic and business development throughout the City.
“During his time at the CRA, Rob has done so much to improve our urban core developing numerous projects in Downtown and Channel District.” says Mayor Castor. “As I have said before, this city is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in my lifetime. We are excited to have Rob expand his role to bring his passion and expertise to help make this vision come to reality across the whole city.”
Rob Rosner added, “I am honored and grateful to serve the City in this new role to drive vitality and opportunity through economic development across the city and to help bring the Mayor’s Transforming Tampa Tomorrow vision to reality through creativity and innovative approaches.”
“Rob will be instrumental in supporting the City’s efforts around economic development, including recruiting new businesses and embarking on leading several strategic initiatives that support the Mayor’s Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow vision.” says Carole Post, Administrator of Development and Economic Opportunity.
About Rob Rosner
Rob joined the City of Tampa as an Urban Development Manager in 2015 and managed four the City’s CRA Areas. Since 2015, Rob has overseen many public projects including: the renovations at the Convention Center, public improvements to multiple parks and streetscapes, Water Street Tampa Master Infrastructure Project, The Sail Plaza, multiple Riverwalk Improvements, and District Wide Projects in the Channel District.
Rob began his career 27 years ago in Indianapolis, Indiana working for various architecture and engineering firms on development and redevelopment projects throughout the northeast US, Midwest, and Southeast US. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) from Purdue University as well as Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Troy University. Rob holds and maintains a license as Registered Landscape Architect in Florida and Indiana. Rob currently represents the City as a Board member for several area organizations including The Glazer Children’s Museum Board and the Tampa Bay History Center Board.