Irv Cohen spent over thirty years as an executive for the Wall Street banks and large private conglomerates, including a position as a senior executive with JP Morgan where he relocated 2500 high-paying jobs to the Tampa Bay area. Irv now lends his wealth of knowledge and expertise to multiple high-impact organizations including SeedFunders, Social Venture Partners and the St. Petersburg Group.
Joe Hamilton is connected to several organizations working to better St Petersburg. He is the co-founder of the St Petersburg Group, a civic-focused consulting group that founded The St Pete Catalyst and St Petersburg Press. He is also a partner in SeedFunders and Social Venture Partners. He hosts several programs including Startup Report, Impact Catalyst and the St Pete X podcast.
Helen Levine leads the St. Petersburg office of Corcoran Partners. A Florida native, Helen has thirty years’ experience in regional, state, and local governments serving in leadership roles at the City of St. Petersburg, the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus.
Dzuy Nguyen has been in the tech space for a long time (he wrote his first QBASIC program at age 7). A well-rounded technologist, he has been everything from a help desk technician, developer, project manager, to his current role as Managing Partner and C.O.O. of Big Sea, a marketing agency with offices in St Petersburg and Colorado Springs.
Drawing on a decades-long career in philanthropy and nonprofits, Karen brings expertise in strategy and communications to her role as the Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Foundation. She excels at helping mission-driven organizations position, brand and deliver on their unique value propositions and engage authentically with donors, funders and communities. Previous work includes leadership roles at the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.