About this Speaker
Jane Castor is the 59th Mayor of the City of Tampa. Born and raised in Tampa Florida, Jane graduated from Chamberlain High School and attended the University of Tampa on an athletic scholarship.
She went on to join the Tampa Police Department and worked her way from a beat cop to Tampa’s first female Chief of Police. She served for six years in that role, helping reduce major crimes 70% citywide. She played a key role in ensuring safety during the 2012 Republican National Convention, the first Bollywood Awards held in America, and she oversaw a multi-jurisdiction security plan for Super Bowl XLIII.
In 2019, Jane was elected as the first openly gay mayor in the City of Tampa. Since then, she has passed the city’s largest water/wastewater infrastructure plan (PIPES), launched her Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow Advisory Teams, and passed the first budget starting in the black since the great recession.
Jane currently resides in Seminole Heights with her longtime partner, Ana Cruz, and her two sons Sergei and Seely.