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We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums in Tampa, St. Pete, and Lakeland to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

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ALEX MACKINNON

Alex MacKinnon attended Brandon High School & graduated from FSU in 1986. He went to work on Wall Street before…

ALEX MACKINNON

Alex MacKinnon attended Brandon High School & graduated from FSU in 1986. He went to work on Wall Street before joining the family business in 1989. During his time at MacKinnon Equipment, he served in many capacities before eventually becoming president. In 2017 he & his father sold the business to a large international corporation. After exiting the business in 2019 Alex became a C12 Chair & eventually purchasing C12 of Tampa Bay. Alex & his wife have 7 children, 6 grandchildren & live in Tampa.

SCOTT HITCHCOCK

After completing three years of service with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C. and completing his MBA at…

SCOTT HITCHCOCK

After completing three years of service with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C. and completing his MBA at George Washington University, Scott began his business career with Dale Carnegie Courses in New Orleans in 1971. He worked his way up the ladder with Dale Carnegie, becoming one of the top three salesmen in their global organization and earning the right to secure their Tampa Bay territory franchise in 1982. He served as President of Scott R. Hitchcock & Associates, Inc., offering Dale Carnegie Courses in Florida’s Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties. Sensing the need to have more input from other like-minded business owners, Scott became a member of C12’s Tampa group – Christian business CEOs/owners who join together once a month for advice and counsel regarding how to run their businesses both as thriving commercial enterprises and as Christian ministries. After three years as a C12 member, Scott felt the call on his life to become the first individual to follow C12’s founder, Buck Jacobs, into the vocational role as C12 Area Chair in 1998. Scott currently enjoys chairing two C12 Groups (CEOs/Owners) and one C12 Key Players Group.    Scott and his wife, Terry, make their home in Tampa.

ROSS HARROP

Ross’ journey to his calling as a C12 Group Chair is unique as he served in planning, development, and operational…

ROSS HARROP

Ross’ journey to his calling as a C12 Group Chair is unique as he served in planning, development, and operational leadership positions in the non-profit sector for more than three decades.  His first career was as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America for 33 years.  With CEO experiences from coast-to-coast, as well as a role on the BSAs National Staff, Harrop recognized his call to ministry in each leadership assignment within the character building movement that impacted his youth as he became an Eagle Scout.   However, it was in his second career as an Executive Pastor in Colorado Springs, CO that Ross was mentored on the teachings of Jesus (the Kingdom of God is near) and realized he was being prepared for a new vocation and ministry.  When Harrop was introduced to The C12 Group in early 2012 and its mission bringing forth the Kingdom of God in the marketplace he knew where he was to be aligned with God in service.  It isn’t surprising that Ross’ life verse is Proverb 16:9, In a man’s heart he plans his course but the Lord determines his steps.   Ross has served in local churches and on community organization boards using his passion and skills in vision casting, fund raising, fiscal management, team building, board governance, and expanding ministry through organizations.  Ross and Jill his wife live in the Tampa Bay area and have three adult children and two granddaughters.

JOANNE DAVIS

Joanne is an obedient child of Christ who was called to move from success to significance and use the spiritual…

JOANNE DAVIS

Joanne is an obedient child of Christ who was called to move from success to significance and use the spiritual gifts the Lord blessed her with for a “Greater Purpose.” Joanne is a focused, passionate, and strategic C-Suite leader with over 20 years of experience delivering results at Fortune 100 companies.  She is known for her enthusiasm for driving organizational success through streamlined processes and her ability to build high-performing teams. She is a trusted leader with sound business judgment resulting in increased revenue and higher margins. In addition to leading global business strategies, Joanne has held several Executive Board positions for non-profits. As a result, she has had the opportunity to implement for-profit best practices into scalable solutions for nonprofit organizations.  Joanne is a credible, authentic, and ethical leader. She can successfully maneuver the delicate balance between dedication to a business’s mission and vision and the need for bold entrepreneurial initiatives. Joanne and her husband Rick have two adult children and live in Safety Harbor, FL.

ROBERT SHARP

Bob Sharp serves as Chair with C12 Business Forums in the Tampa Bay Region. C12 is the world’s largest peer-learning…

ROBERT SHARP

Bob Sharp serves as Chair with C12 Business Forums in the Tampa Bay Region. C12 is the world’s largest peer-learning organization for Christian CEOs, business owners, and executives, serving 4,000 members throughout the United States and internationally. Bob has been serving as a C12 member since 2017. Prior to joining C12 as a Chair, Bob served as Executive Director for Family Ministries of Florida, a residential children’s home and a fully accredited k-12 Academy.  Bob was responsible for setting the vision, daily operations, revenue generation and overseeing 16 staff members.  Under his leadership, Family Ministries was able to increase the number of children that could be cared for and founded Legacy Christian Academy, a fully accredited k- 12 Christian Academy.  Bob’s background also includes experience working with government agencies and entities to comply with local and state codes.  Also, Bob has worked with numerous companies and individuals in the area of resource development and leadership. Throughout Bob’s career, he has been a sought-after coach and mentor in the area of organizational leadership. Additionally, Bob has actively served as an Elder and served on many committees (building, youth, human resources, business, etc.) in his local church.  Bob navigated all the legal requirements, developed the policies and procedures, accreditation, human resources, etc. in starting Legacy Christian Academy. Bob lives in Seffner with his wife Nikki. They have 3 biological children, Ben, Andy (married), Christian (married) and 3 grandchildren and they have been blessed to have had over 50 children come thru their home and call them “Mom and Dad.” Bob has two life verses that guide him: James 1:2 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.  Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.

“C12 is everything I was looking for and more of what I didn’t know I needed. My peers challenge me in my blind spots, love me in hard times, and encourage me to glorify God in the way I lead my team. It’s a home for business leaders.”

Brittany Zeller, founder and director of Tiny Feet Early Intervention / South Carolina C12 member
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