Leadership Institute

Welcome to SIM Tampa Bay Leadership Institute Shared Interest Group (SIG)

Mission:  Support professional development of members by promoting awareness of SIM Leadership Institute (SLI) programs including RLF and Executive RLF, by facilitating meaningful engagement and development of the RLF alumni community and cultivating synergy between chapter and SLI programs and content.

Meet the Chair - Mark Weischedel


We would like to introduce you to the SIM Tampa Bay Chair for the Leadership Institute Shared interest group (SIG). 

With over thirty years of experience as a senior business and technology leader, Mark has been CIO for corporations and non-profit organizations with revenues ranging from start-up to $3 billion in the life science, health, non-profit, manufacturing and distribution, and financial services industries.  Mark has led technology teams up to 1000 professionals and specializes in program turnaround and driving transformational change in technology, organization and processes. Technology and systems integration programs under Mark’s leadership have delivered bottom-line benefits of over $100 million annually. Mark is presently leading growth initiatives for one of Wipro Health’s largest accounts.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Economics Concentration from the Wharton School, and a master’s in organizational studies from the University of Pennsylvania. LinkedIn profile

Steering Committee

June Drewry
Emeritus Facilitator
SIM Executive Regional Leadership Forum
SIM SE Regional Leadership Forum
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Kemal Kvakic
Vice President, Head of Innovation
Raymond James
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Leisa Rasmussen, MBA
Apprentice Outreach Manager
Florida Department of Education
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Satpreet Singh
Chief Information Officer
Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.
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Bill Waas
Adjunct Professor
Northwestern University
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Programs & Events

The Leadership Institute SIG will have various meetings including regular steering committee meetings, general meetings with targeted topics, and open social events through the year.  
  • SIG Steering Committee meetings
  • SIG General meetings
  • SIG Sponsored meetings
  • National SIG meetings

If you are interested in learning more about the SIM Tampa Bay Academic Council, please feel free to reach out to Mark at ldrdev@simtampabay.org

Join SIM Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay’s IT community represents over 50,000 IT professionals and according to CBRE is the second fastest growing market in the United States. Being a part of SIM Tampa Bay, we not only offer the networking and personal, up-close time with other local IT leaders and practitioners, but also access to significant leadership development opportunities for both leaders and their staffs.

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If you would like more information about membership in the Tampa Bay Chapter, please contact us at membership@simtampabay.org.  If you would like more information about our upcoming events, please contact us at programs@simtampabay.org.  Any other inquiries, please contact us at info@simtampabay.org