SFNet Tampa Bay Chapter January 2023 Luncheon

January 25, 2023 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM

The Centre Club - Tampa 123 S. West Shore Blvd 8th Floor
Tampa, FL  33609

*Online registration and cancellations for refunds must be completed by the Friday prior to the event.

Guest Speaker
Michael Stephens

General Counsel, Tampa International Airport

As General Counsel, Michael is responsible for providing legal opinions and advice to the CEO and Board Members on a wide variety of legal matters related to all aspects of the Aviation Authority ranging from governance to the management and operation of Tampa International, Peter O. Knight, Plant City, and Tampa Executive Airports. Michael is also the Executive Vice President for Information Technology Services, Human Resources, Government and Community Relations, Risk Management, and Business Diversity. 

Michael has more than 20 years of experience managing complex legal, compliance, human resources, labor, and employment issues. He joined TPA after most recently serving as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Hillsborough Regional Transit Authority (HART). Michael also served on active duty as a Captain and Trial Counsel in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, where he was also appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. Additionally, Michael served on active duty as an Air Traffic Controller in the U.S. Air Force. 

Michael is a member of The Florida Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and is a graduate of Leadership Florida. Nationally, Michael serves on the Pace Center for Girls Board of Trustees and Airport Council International’s Legal Steering Committee. Michael is a recognized expert in cybersecurity and data privacy and has testified before Congress on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection.

 Michael graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University as well as a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the School of International Service at American University.



Contact Information

Contact: Brooke Grizzard

Phone Number: (813) 728-0417

Email: sfnet.tampa@gmail.com







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