CareerSource Tampa Bay announces new
Chief of Sector Partnerships

Tampa, FL-

– CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) has announced a new member of the leadership team. Dr. Byron Clayton hired for a new position titled, Senior Vice President & Chief of Sector Partnerships. Dr. Clayton brings with him years of leadership experience with running private, nonprofit, and quasi-public organizations and the many connections that he has made throughout his career.

As Chief of Sector Partnerships, Dr. Clayton will be tasked with helping employers leverage partnerships with local educational institutions and community organizations to build career pathways and talent pipelines for hard-to-fill positions. This role prioritizes career and industry sectors that drive the prosperity of Hillsborough County businesses, communities, and residents.

Dr. Clayton brings more than 40 years of leadership experience to this post as well as experience in creating and executing strategic plans to ensure economic growth and job growth for the industries in which he has worked.

“We are excited to have Dr. Clayton be a part of our team,” said CSTB President & CEO John Flanagan. “Dr. Clayton brings in a highly advanced skill set and plenty of experience to help us develop programs to create and foster jobs across Hillsborough County.”

Most recently Dr. Clayton was the CEO of Tampa Bay Works Inc. He also held positions serving as CEO of ARM or the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute in Pittsburgh who aims to revitalize leadership in American advanced manufacturing as well as being the President and CEO of the Research Park Corporation in Louisiana, which focuses on creating jobs for the future in Louisiana.

Dr. Clayton can be reached at [email protected]

About CareerSource Tampa Bay

CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided
240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019.

CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates. Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit

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