The Straz: A Focus on Inclusion & Community Engagement

Date March 7, 2023
Location Centre Club
Time 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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The Straz: A Focus on Inclusion & Community Engagement

The making of a world class performing arts building. Get the behind the scenes information on the $100M renovation that is scheduled for completion in 2025, and will transform the waterfront gem into a world class space.
Inspired by the best performing arts centers around the world and along the Tampa Riverwalk the Straz renovation is a major transformation to Tampa’s public waterfront amenities.
Join CREW as we get the scoop on this interesting project and the economic impact it will have for our community.

11:30 a.m. | Registration & Networking Opens
12:00 p.m. | Lunch Service Begins, President’s Opening Remarks
12:15 – 12:50 p.m. | Speaker and Q&A
12:50 p.m. | President’s Closing Remarks
Featured speakers

Greg Holland

Greg Holland
President and CEO
Straz Center


David Scher
Straz Board Member and Master Plan Committee Chair
Straz Center

Lorrin Shepard

Lorrin Shepard
Chief Operating Officer
Straz Center

Advance Registration
Members - $45
Nonmembers - $60
Late registration begins Thursday, March 2 at 2 p.m.: Members - $55 | Nonmembers - $70

Table Host Opportunity
Host a Table for $500! Hosting a table can provide the perfect opportunity for a company to invite their customers or staff to lunch as a way of saying thank you!

  • 8 complimentary registrations to the luncheon at a reserved table;
  • Host’s name in a stanchion on the table;
  • Host recognition by the CREW Tampa Bay President
For more information, contact our Chapter Manager at, or 813-892-3829.

Centre Club
123 S Westshore Blvd, 8th Floor
Tampa, FL 33609
Free garage parking

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