Paul Wilborn, Creative Industries Manager, City of Tampa

OK, so he didn’t know for months exactly what his job title meant. For former journalist and practicing pianist Paul Wilborn, the call from Mayor Pam Iorio to return to Tampa led to the gig of a lifetime and the best job in Tampa Bay. He meets with artsy types. He attends gallery openings. Sips wine. Hobnobs with the local glitterati. Doles out the city’s unused resources for cool arts projects, like allowing Experimental Skeleton to install a gallery in the old baggage building at Union Station. His job description, in his own words: “Putting people together and making something happen.” Oh, and he makes a sweet $90,000-plus of our tax dollars a year while doing it.

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