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In her first book since leaving office as mayor of the City of Tampa, Iorio shares her inside perspective to help readers hone the skills required of today's leaders. The book provides a straightforward
approach that imparts practical insight, the wisdom that comes from hands on experience, and pragmatic methods to improve any leader's ability to influence and communicate as well as galvanize his or her own career. Iorio's
candid stories, drawn from her own experience in government, business, and non-profit organizations, as well as the experience of others, reveal real-world solutions. The lessons she draws are essential for managers and
leaders at all levels who want to accelerate their results and advance their careers. Straightforward is not about theory; it focuses on actionable ways to become a stronger, more effective leader.
About the Author
Pam Iorio, former two-term Mayor of Tampa, Florida has blazed trails, managed crisis, united adversaries, and successfully led the 54th largest city in the United States. She left office with a remarkable 87 percent
approval rating. Now Pam offers her many talents helping organizations build strong and effective leaders. As a keynote speaker, workshop and meeting facilitator, Iorio’s fresh, straightforward approach to leadership not only
inspires and motivates, but provides immediate actionable methods and ideas that will help professionals at all levels lead with integrity and achieve optimal results. Iorio has held top executive leadership positions where she
transformed bureaucracy, advanced unpopular change, and successfully navigated through tough financial times. As mayor, the crime rate in Tampa declined 61.5 percent and financial reserves tripled even during a recession.
First elected to public office at age 26, Iorio was the youngest person ever to win a seat on the Board of County Commissioners for Hillsborough County, Florida. At age 27 she was selected as Chairman of the Board. In 1992
she was elected for the first of three terms as the county’s Supervisor of Elections. In 1999 she served as the president of the State Association of Supervisors of Elections, where she served as spokesperson for the
organization during the highly – publicized 2000 presidential election in Florida. In 2003 Iorio was elected as mayor of the City of Tampa and re-elected in 2007 with a margin of 79 percent. Throughout Iorio’s career she has
served as a director and chairperson on numerous government, economic development, and transportation, education, and community sector boards. Iorio graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a
BS degree in Political Science. She holds a Master’s degree in history from the University of South Florida. She has published articles on civil rights and political history and is regularly sourced on national media stories
concerning government, leadership and economic issues. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, as well as on national broadcast venues including CNN, FOX News, and
MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Today Show.