TAMPA, FL – Partner Michele Leo Hintson continues to be a prominent community leader and has been named the Secretary and Treasurer of the Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) Board of Directors, where she has been a board member since 2017 and served as Vice Chair of the Growth Task Force from 2015 to 2016. Shumaker has been an investor of the Pasco EDC since 2015, which is the lead economic development organization dedicated to the overall growth and prosperity of Pasco County through the development of a sustainable and diversified economy.
“Engagement is a really important part of what we do and Michele has been a very active board member throughout her tenure with the Pasco EDC, volunteering on many committees,” shared President/CEO Pasco EDC Bill Cronin. “She brings passion and commitment to her role and we are excited to have her join the Executive Committee and continue to support our mission.”
“Michele will be an excellent addition to the Executive Committee; with her business and legal experience she will add significant value as Pasco County continues to grow. Her new role as the incoming Treasurer and Secretary will allow her to build on the previous contributions she has made on the awards committee and individual task forces, as well as increase her engagement with our leadership team,” said Jeff Lampasso, Outgoing Chairman of the Board for Pasco EDC, representing Truist.
Michele is the Litigation and Disputes Regional Service Line Leader in Shumaker’s Tampa office. She is a seasoned business litigator and Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator who dedicates her practice to representing individuals and a variety of businesses, including insurance companies, for profit entities, and health care organizations, with their litigation needs. Her dedication extends well beyond the courtroom to the Tampa Bay Community, where she is a member of the Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She has also served on various boards, including the Junior League of Tampa, PACE Center for Girls Pasco, and the Humane Society of Pinellas County, just to name a few.
“I am excited to continue to support the Pasco EDC as an Officer of the Board of Directors,” Michele said. “I am very proud of the great work of the Pasco EDC team, led by Bill Cronin, highlighting the wonderful business and philanthropic communities of Pasco County. I look forward to continuing to serve the mission of the Pasco EDC.”