Rick Kriseman Joins Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Service Board of Directors

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker and Shumaker Advisors’ Rick Kriseman has joined the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Service (Gulf Coast JFCS) Board of Directors, where he will support their mission to protect the vulnerable, empower individuals, and strengthen families.

Serving Floridians since 1960, Gulf Coast JFCS helps at-risk community members find safety, comfort, and a path toward a fulfilling life, regardless of race, religion, culture, or gender identity. Programs span a broad spectrum of human services, from behavioral and mental health, child welfare and adoption, family support, job and employment transition, housing, food, transportation, and home care assistance for the elderly.

”I’m honored to have been invited to join the board of an organization committed to diversity, tolerance, and equity; an organization whose employees work each and every day to protect, empower, strengthen, and improve the lives of the residents of this city, county, and state,” Rick said.

Rick has a long history of service in the community. In addition to serving as the 53rd Mayor of St. Petersburg from 2014 to 2022, Rick’s long list of community engagement includes serving as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, service on the Bloomberg-Harvard City Leadership Initiative, Florida League of Cities Board of Directors, Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors, Pinellas County Tourist Development Council Board of Directors, St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation Board of Governors, United States Conference of Mayors Chair of the Environmental Committee, Cities Race to Zero Initiative Committee, New Deal Leaders, Democratic Leadership Council State Legislative Advisory Board, Pinellas Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Heroes of the St. Petersburg P.D., Inc., just to name a few. Furthermore, Rick recently received the 2022 Men & Women of Distinction’s Gwen Reece Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his leadership, years of service, and hard work in making Tampa Bay a vibrant, innovative, and dynamic community.

Rick serves as Executive Vice President and Principal of the U.S. Cities Practice for Shumaker Advisors Florida, where he focuses on sustainable economic development and urban planning, while working with clients locally and nationally. He is also Of Council in Shumaker’s Public Policy and Government Affairs Service Line.