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Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Announces 2021 Board Leadership

Tampa, Fla. (July 28, 2020)  –  The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is pleased to announce that Vincent J Cassidy has been re-elected to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors.

“I am grateful to continue my service as Chairman,” said Mr. Cassidy. “As Chairman I will ensure that our Board continues to be strategic in our planning and accountable to our community. I am proud of the dedicated men and women of THEA who work tirelessly to provide safe, reliable, and efficient transportation solutions to the Tampa Bay Area, and it is my honor to guide this organization.  I am also fortunate to serve with my fellow Board Members; they give so much of their time and talents to govern this Authority.”

Mr. Cassidy is the founder of Majesty Title Services, now a division of LandCastle Title Group, LLC, and is responsible for sales, marketing, strategy, and overall management of the company. He spent 25 years with JPMorgan Chase & Co, most recently as a Senior Vice President managing a global technology business providing electronic banking services to the firm’s wholesale clients.  He is the Managing Member of Florida Investors Capital, LLC, and CassCap, LLC.  He is also a founding Fellow of The Vortex Institute, a local organization focused on discussion and subsequent action surrounding issues affecting our community.

In addition to re-electing Cassidy as Chair, the Board also elected Bennett Barrow to continue as THEA’s Vice Chairman and Daniel Alvarez to continue as Secretary.

Mr. Barrow is President of Barrow Asset Management, a registered investment advisor in Tampa, Florida. After graduating from the University of the South (Sewanee) in 2002, Mr. Barrow worked in Madrid, Spain, and Santiago, Chile as a pension reform analyst. He received his Certified Financial Planner TM designation from the University of South Florida Financial Planner Program in 2011 and sits on the Board of Trustees at Berkeley Preparatory School, Board of Directors at St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, and the Advisory Committee for High Risk Hope.

Mr. Alvarez serves as the Chief Communications Officer for the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office, and is a veteran of the United States Army, serving in South Korea at the US Army Airborne School where he was a jumping member of the historic Fort Benning Command Exhibition Parachute Team, “The Silver Wings.” He was also the founder and managing member of The Alvarez Legal Group, P.L. 



The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is a public agency of the state, created by the Florida Legislature, to provide local, user-financed transportation services that reinvest customer-based revenues back into the Tampa Bay community. THEA owns and operates the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, Brandon Parkway, Meridian Avenue, and the Selmon Greenway; designed and operates the world’s first reversible all-electronic toll road; and provides over 100,000 daily travelers with safe, reliable and financially sustainable transportation solutions.  For more information on how THEA is moving transportation forward, visit

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