There are a lot of people who make a difference in Tampa Bay. For one reason or another, in the sports world, the business world, helping our community or just leaving a mark that will never be forgotten.
So we want to know from you: from the list below, who do you think is the "most" influential person in the Tampa Bay area?
We have a list of 10 and we want you to decide #1.
- Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx
- Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Tampa
- Derrick Brooks, former Buccaneer
- Bill Edwards, Pinellas Power Broker
- Mindy Grossman, CEO of Home Shopping Network
- Rob Higgins, Executive Director of Tampa Bay Sports Commission
- Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County
- Adm William McRaven, SOCOM commander and mastermind of Bin Laden raid
- Dick Vitale
- Jeff Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm, as well as a minority owner of the Boston Red Sox.