Ed  Turanchik
Ed  Turanchik
Of Counsel 
401 East Jackson Street
Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602

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.

Creative Loafing 2013, Listed Best of the Bay for Transportation
Hillsborough Planning Commissions Award for Most Outstanding Urban Redevelopment Project, 2007
Tampa Bay Partnership Regional Leadership Award, 2001
National Leadership Award, National Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, 1996
1000 Friends of Florida Public Servant of the Year, 1996
Florida Audubon Local Elected Official of the Year, 1995

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council's Clearinghouse Review Committee, Speaker, "P3-Public Private Partnerships," March 2014
University of South Florida's Center for Urban Transportation Research, Speaker, "Peer Review Panel," 2011

West Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2007 to Present
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors, 1991-2001; Chairman, 1994-1995
Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization Board of Directors, 1990-1998; Chairman, 1992-1993
Hillsborough County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Founder and Chairman, 1995-1998
Citizens Planning and Environmental Review Committee for High Speed Rail, 1995-1999
Tampa Bay Water, Chairman, 1995-1998
Florida Communities Trust, Board of Directors, 1995-1997
Public Safety Coordinating Council, Chairman, 1992-1995
Tampa Bay Commuter Rail Authority, 1991-1995; Chairman, 1992-1995
Tampa Port Authority, Board of Directors, 1991-1992

Candidate for Mayor of Tampa, 2011
WilburSmith and Associates, Director of Strategy and Communications, 2010-2011
ConnectUS, President, 2009-2010
InTownHomes, Principal, 2004-2010
Civitas, Principal, 2001-2004
Florida 2012, President and Chief Executive Officer, 1998-2001
Hillsborough County, Board of County Commissioners, 1990-1998; Chairman 1992-1994

Ed  Turanchik

Government Affairs & Public Policy

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

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