TCC to debut Leadership Conversations event

May 22, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 22, 2017) – Tallahassee Community College’s Leadership Institute and TCC President Jim Murdaugh will host a forum with local, state and national leaders Friday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the College’s Center for Innovation. The purpose of Leadership Conversations is to nurture and develop leaders of all levels and vocations in the local community.

During the event, Murdaugh will take part in one-on-one dialogues with Dominic Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, Frederick Humphries, former president of Florida A & M University, and Wendy Walker, president emeritus of Leadership Florida. These respected leaders will discuss the challenges and triumphs they have encountered during their careers.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for people at all levels of leadership experience to gain insight from those who have reached the pinnacle in their field,” said Kimberly Moore, TCC’s vice president for workforce development. “These conversations will provide inspiration to start a broader dialogue among leaders in all sectors of our community.”

Calabro has been named Executive of the Year by the Florida Society of Association Executives and was recognized as a “Must-Know Floridian” by Florida Trend Magazine in 2013. Under his leadership, Florida TaxWatch has earned nationwide credibility.

Humphries served for 17 years as the president of FAMU, during which time the university became the nation’s number one producer of African Americans with baccalaureate degrees and was selected as the first ever TIME Magazine/Princeton Review “College of the Year” in 1997. He has received numerous awards including Floridian of the Year and the Thurgood Marshall Award for Higher Education.

Walker’s 28-year tenure as president of Leadership Florida saw the enterprise grow to provide programs for Florida’s top college students, young professionals, locally elected officials and many more. She completed the leadership development program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2001.

Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the conversation while gathering takeaways to advance their own leadership development.

The cost to attend is $40 and preregistration is required. Interested individuals may visit to register.

The TCC Center for Innovation is located at 300 West Pensacola Street.

For information, contact the Division of Workforce Development at (850) 201-8760 or