TAMPA, FL (Aug. 23, 2018) – Stephen Marano, project manager with Batson-Cook Construction, is among the newest graduates of Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2018.
Marano and his 55 classmates join more than 1,000 alumni of Leadership Tampa Bay, a nine-month leadership training program designed to enhance awareness, education, and knowledge of major Tampa Bay regional issues through learning experiences and discussion. Participants represent a cross-section of the region, both geographically and professionally.
“Through Leadership Tampa Bay, I have been able to further my connectivity within the area and expand my role in organizations that can make a positive impact on this community,” Marano said. “Our class was exposed to all areas of life in Tampa Bay, honed our leadership skills, and built long-lasting relationships with people from all walks of life.”
Marano, who joined Batson-Cook in early 2017, has 13 years of experience in construction. He is an alumnus of the Associated Builders & Contractors NexGen Leadership Class of 2016, and has volunteered for the Hillsborough Education Foundation, Build Tampa Bay, and Hillsborough Juvenile Detention Center.
A native of Mobile, AL, he holds two degrees from the University of Florida: a bachelor’s in building construction and a master’s in management. He and his wife, Alisha, have one daughter.
“Stephen became a valuable member of the Batson-Cook team from the moment he joined the company,” said Conn Crabtree, general manager and senior vice president of Batson-Cook. “I have no doubt that his Leadership Tampa Bay experience will enable him to contribute still further to our company, our industry, and this region.”