WE Convene Speakers – WELCOME

Thank you for joining Creative Pinellas and Pinellas Community Foundation as a WE Convene featured Speaker.

We are excited to be working with you and know that our community is ready to learn from the work you have done as we look to the future of the arts in Pinellas County. 

Event Overview

WE Convene: Together for the Future of the Arts

Creative Pinellas is partnering with the Pinellas Community Foundation – Starting in February and continuing through the summer, the series will end with a community town hall in September to collectively share what has been discovered and to set the stage for next steps…. Read More

Event Location: Creative Pinellas , 12211 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33778

Team Members you will be in contact regularly throughout your project:

Lea Umberger – Arts Project Manager

lea.umberger@creativepinellas.org  | 727 748-6451 cell/ direct contact | (727) 582-2172 office… Read More

Lea will be working with you throughout all of the stages of the Event.  She will serve as your main point of contact for any questions or concerns. 

Charlene A Harrison, Grants and Business Manager

officemanager@creativepinellas.org | (727) 582-2242 | Experienced professional with 16+ years progressive experience in a variety of positions functioning in Client Account Implementation, Staff Training, Customer Service and Support…. Read More

Charlene will be working with you to get direct deposit set up and can help you with any questions on tracking payment.

Roman Black, Director of Marketing and Communications

roman.black@creativepinellas.org | (727) 582-2811 | “I am thrilled to join the team at Creative Pinellas and expand my love of the arts throughout the region.” … Read More

Roman will be your contact for any social media or marketing questions you may have.

Share all about you for WE Convene attendees to get hype for the sessions.

Meet More of the Creative Pinellas Team

Beth Gelman, Senior Director of Arts and Cultural Programming at Creative Pinellas

Elizabeth Gelman spent decades as an artist and arts educator before transitioning into the museum world.   Moving from work in the classroom to museum education, she has held leadership positions at… Read More

Barbara St Clair, CEO

The board agreed and I became the ED (now CEO) of Creative Pinellas, the County’s Local Arts Agency. Since then, we have launched multiple successful programs, from grants for professional and emerging artists, to grants to send kids to arts summer camp. … Read More

Kimberly DiVito, Director of Tourism Product Development and Strategy

I lead with my strengths as an empathetic, futurist who believes and understands that humans, can accomplish much. I apply this in my current role as Director of Tourism Product… Read More