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, In Memory

Lea Umberger has been working in Stage and Film for more than 20 years. After graduating NYU Tisch School of the Art with an MFA in set and costume design she set out to build a design career that covers Theater, Film, Television in Production Design, Set Design and Costume Design…. 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 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

Margaret Murray, CEO

By Creative Pinellas

Margaret Murray, a native Floridian, has worked in the cultural sector not only in Florida, but in New York City, Amsterdam, and Washington, DC.   ​Murray’s career in the arts began… Read More

Todd Wellman, Director of Grants

By Creative Pinellas

Todd Wellman, Director of Grants, loves working with the creative communities of Pinellas County. Inspired by his studies in and experiences with music, liberal studies, writing, community service, human resources,… Read More

Beth Gelman, Senior Director of Arts and Cultural Programming

By 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