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~Michelle Zieziula Elevated to Chief Operating Officer at CareerSource Tampa Bay ~

 TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) is pleased to officially announce the promotion of Michelle A. Zieziula from Senior Vice President & Chief Impact Officer to Senior Vice President (SVP) & Chief Operating Officer (COO). Zieziula assumed the role on July 1, 2023. This significant step in CSTB’s executive leadership team marks a pivotal moment for the organization, recognizing the accomplishments of Ms. Zieziula since her arrival on October 5, 2020.

During her tenure as Chief Impact Officer, Michelle Zieziula spearheaded numerous key initiatives that have transformed the trajectory of CSTB. Some of her achievements include developing and implementing a comprehensive 5-year strategic plan, the establishment of the innovative Career Clarity Pod, designing a Community Partner Resource Platform and searchable database, and research initiatives, including program ROIs and Workforce Asset Mapping.

Moreover, she is currently working on the upcoming 2024 Finding Tomorrow’s Talent Today Summit, aimed at re-engaging youth who’ve not graduated from high school or dropped out and are not on a career track or working.  Ms. Zieziula’s dedication to the organization’s mission and exceptional leadership qualities have driven her success within CSTB.

In the Chief Operating Officer role, Michelle Zieziula has served as a central figure in the executive leadership and management of CSTB. Her role supports the CEO’s work and mission, focusing on overall system strategy and design, development, and implementation of strategic and research-based initiatives, marketing and public relations, business, community development and outreach efforts, MIS, data and performance compliance, and direct program services. She will oversee all day-to-day programmatic operations, ensuring the organization’s continued growth and success.

Ms. Zieziula’s career is distinguished by her more than 30 years of experience across the private, education, and public sectors, including manufacturing, university, economic, and workforce development domains.  She has served in multiple workforce roles, providing expertise in local, regional, state, and national government non-profits.  Ms. Zieziula is  recognized for her exceptional ability to innovate, design data-focused operational strategies, and foster collaboration among stakeholders.

“I am excited to take on my new role as Chief Operating Officer,” said Michelle Zieziula. “I will be supporting the CEO in strategic direction, system expansion from a revenue generation and technology capacity, and creating and fostering innovation and programming for the organization.”

Michelle Zieziula’s promotion to Chief Operating Officer is a testament to her commitment and expertise in workforce development. CSTB anticipates continued growth and impact under her leadership.

About CareerSource Tampa Bay

Programs and initiatives are sponsored by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, and fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $23,377,669.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 97,000 services to 20,000 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2021-22. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our six career centers, is the single largest source of job candidates in the region, from entry-level to executive-level candidates. We work closely with all Veterans.

Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services, including 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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