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Ed  Turanchik
Ed  Turanchik
Of Counsel 
401 East Jackson Street
Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602
 
Tel:
813.223.7333
Fax:
813.223.2837
 
 

Ed Turanchik has more than 25 years of experience working in and with state and local government and leading businesses as an attorney, public official and business owner. Ed's client focus includes working with local governments and private clients on infrastructure, transportation, sports, affordable housing, urban land development and water projects and issues where his public and private sector experience provides clients with a range of perspectives for solution driven outcomes.

Ed served as a principal of two private development companies, one focused on infill affordable housing and the other on major urban redevelopment projects. He successfully orchestrated two of the largest urban land assemblages in the Tampa Bay area. Ed also served as the president of Florida 2012, Tampa's joint effort with St. Petersburg, Lakeland and Orlando to host the 2012 Olympic Games, one of the first "super-regional" civic efforts in the I-4 corridor.

Ed's public sector experience includes having run recently as Mayor of Tampa, serving on the Hillsborough County Commission as well as on numerous local and regional authorities. Ed's public sector work included leading the statewide effort to secure $2 billion in high speed rail funding, initiating regional rail and bus transit plans in the Tampa Bay area, and leading the successful effort to end 70 years of regional water wars, which culminated in the formation of a new regional authority and over a billion dollars of new water supply projects. He also led the effort to locate and build the St. Pete Times Forum in downtown Tampa. Ed's visionary leadership earned him numerous national and regional awards and repeated recognition as one of Tampa Bay area's top business leaders.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Creative Loafing 2013, Listed Best of the Bay for Transportation
 
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Hillsborough Planning Commissions Award for Most Outstanding Urban Redevelopment Project, 2007
 
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Tampa Bay Partnership Regional Leadership Award, 2001
 
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National Leadership Award, National Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, 1996
 
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1000 Friends of Florida Public Servant of the Year, 1996
 
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Florida Audubon Local Elected Official of the Year, 1995
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council's Clearinghouse Review Committee, Speaker, "P3-Public Private Partnerships," March 2014
 
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University of South Florida's Center for Urban Transportation Research, Speaker, "Peer Review Panel," 2011
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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West Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2007 to Present
 
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Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors, 1991-2001; Chairman, 1994-1995
 
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Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization Board of Directors, 1990-1998; Chairman, 1992-1993
 
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Hillsborough County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Founder and Chairman, 1995-1998
 
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Citizens Planning and Environmental Review Committee for High Speed Rail, 1995-1999
 
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Tampa Bay Water, Chairman, 1995-1998
 
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Florida Communities Trust, Board of Directors, 1995-1997
 
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Public Safety Coordinating Council, Chairman, 1992-1995
 
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Tampa Bay Commuter Rail Authority, 1991-1995; Chairman, 1992-1995
 
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Tampa Port Authority, Board of Directors, 1991-1992
 
Related Professional Experience
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Candidate for Mayor of Tampa, 2011
 
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WilburSmith and Associates, Director of Strategy and Communications, 2010-2011
 
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ConnectUS, President, 2009-2010
 
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InTownHomes, Principal, 2004-2010
 
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Civitas, Principal, 2001-2004
 
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Florida 2012, President and Chief Executive Officer, 1998-2001
 
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Hillsborough County, Board of County Commissioners, 1990-1998; Chairman 1992-1994
 



Ed  Turanchik

Practice
Government Affairs & Public Policy
Education
J.D., Ohio State University College of Law, 1985; President, OSU Student Bar
M.S., Michigan State University, 1982; Zoology
B.S., University of Cincinnati, 1978; Biology, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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