Forty Under 40

Tim Giuliani


Written By: Business Magazine

1. Name: Tim Giuliani
2. Birthdate: December 16, 1981
3. Where were you born? Allentown, PA
4. What are your community activities? (church or faith-based involvement, local, regional and national professional organizations, non-profits, etc)
United States Chamber of Commerce, Member- Council on Small Business
Florida Research Consortium, Board of Directors
United States Economic Development Administration, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council,
Vice-Chair, Community Economic Development Strategy Committee
American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Chair,
Membership Development Division
Enterprise Florida, Stakeholders Council
5. List any awards you have won for community service: Citizenship Award from the St. Augustine City
Commission; Lawton Chiles Youth Advocate of the Year
6. What is your definition of success? Fully utilizing God-given talents in an inspirational way
7. What is your greatest professional accomplishment? Assembling a diverse top-caliber team at the
Gainesville Chamber that is already improving our community through public policy, economic
development, Innovation Gainesville, Leadership Gainesville and many other ways.
8. How do you exemplify the spirit of a Forty Under 40 professional? America’s next generation of
leaders are emerging with certain life experiences that have shaped our views. The America that
emerges from this decade (plus) of challenges, partisanship and war must be one that can compete in
the global economy for the next 50 years. I am striving to be one of those young leaders that help
establish a model for how America can thrive in this new economy.
9. Businessperson who has most inspired you: Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline
10.Best advise ever received: “Always be on the right side of gravity” – Steve Ballmer
11.Greatest professional challenge: Accepting the role of CEO at age 30 with the need to build a worldclass
staff capable of making our region the global hub of talent, innovation and opportunity.
12.First job: Bagger at Publix
13.What color crayon would you be? Why? Aqua- an under-appreciated yet sophisticated color
14.Favorite after-work drink: Swamphead Cottonhead beer
15.If I had a magic wand, I’d: Take my beautiful wife and 3 young children traveling around the world
16.What is your favorite Gadget? The keyboard to my iPad that gives me the ability to be mobile
17.How long have you been in Gainesville? 1 year (lived here for 2 years previously)
18.What do you love most about Gainesville/Alachua County? Vibrant economy, startup community, great
family-friendly lifestyle, UF cultural events, Gator sports and natural surroundings
19.Three things people would be surprised to know about you: Sarah and I have been married nearly 10
years; I can still hit an 85 mph fastball; I once drove a yellow Ford Mustang
20.Advice you would give a younger you: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –
George Bernard Shaw

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