Announcing Our New Name!


As of March 1, 2013, The International Council of the Tampa Bay Region has a new name:

World Partnerships”!  


As the official partner in the Tampa Bay region for the US Department of State “International Visitor Leadership Program”, World Partnerships will continue to “Connect” IVLP leaders with their professional colleagues in the region. World Partnerships expands on the legacy of The International Council with new programs and global initiatives to “Collaborate, Educate, and Engage” our “New Generation” global leader alumni in over 160 countries!



Updated contact information is:









Mary Ellen Upton, Executive Director:


Gary Springer, President:  


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