Alex Sink (Tampa) – Politician & Financier
The Honorable Adelaide “Alex” Sink is using her knowledge and experience to inspire the next generation of leaders. She’s also focusing her energy on the startup technology incubator Tampa Bay Wave.
Alex had a career in politics serving as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2011 and as the Democratic nominee for Florida Governor in 2010. Before transitioning into politics, Alex had a 26-year career at Bank of America, serving as Florida President from 1993 to 2000.
In 2008, Alex founded Ruth’s List Florida to elect more women to public office. Her nonprofit service also includes past board chair of Tampa Bay Wave, United Way Suncoast, Leadership Florida, Take Stock in Children, Hillsborough Education Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy (Florida). She is an active member of the Athena Society and the International Women’s Forum (IWF).
Alex graduated from Wake Forest University. She served as Trustee for 25 years and has received the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Alex’s local and statewide recognitions include induction into the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame, honorary member of Florida Blue Key, Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award, Associated Industries of Florida Champion of Business Award, Florida Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, Junior Achievement Tampa Bay Hall of Fame Laureate Award, and Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero Award.