Our Team


LI4E Board members all agree to abide by our nonprofit best practices and commitment to ethical conduct and transparency in all we do, as per our:

So it is with great pride and appreciation that we ask you to make the acquaintance of our all volunteer Board of Directors.

Our Board

Irv Cohen, Board Chairman, is the Managing Director of Innovations Capital Group, a boutique investment bank and advisory firm, located in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Cohen also serves on the Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and is a Big Brother himself. An avid education supporter, Mr Cohen has served on numerous Education related boards and is currently a Board member of C2 One Fit Labs. Mr Cohen has also been an enthusiastic supporter of the local entrepreneurial community. Mr Cohen was responsible for building world-class businesses for global financial organizations throughout his career. Mr. Cohen has held numerous senior management positions including serving as President of J.P. Morgan Treasury Technologies Corporation; Managing Director of ABN AMRO, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Lehman Brothers Fixed Income business and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Barclays Bank, North America.  Email [email protected]

 

 

 

   

A self described ”serial entrepreneur”, Jamie Klingman is LI4E’s Vice Chair. After developing several profit and non-profit companies, Ms. Klingman turned to helping others realize their dreams of starting, developing, reorganizing or reinvigorating successful profit and not for profit companies. She assists profits and not for profits through creative strategic planning, event development and management, and more. Ms. Klingman is founder and CEO of Live at Home, Inc., Bay Drive Sound Studios  and co-founder of Athletes Who Care, which provides endurance sporting opportunities for athletes who wish to fund raise for charities across the nation.  She is also a Certified Race Director for USA Triathlon (USAT), and has event development and management experience specializing in multisport, youth and music events.  Contact Jamie at [email protected] .

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Shamblin, LI4E’s secretary, is a business consulting professional with a comprehensive background in marketing, personnel management, and business development. He has hands-on experience in process management, diversification and skills based empowerment training. He also has an extensive history of community leadership, social change innovation and experience in the non-profit sector.  Rob currently holds the position of Director of Business Development at Bay Drive Sound Studios as well as serving in an advisory capacity for Innovations Capital Group, Inc. He utilizes his strategic planning abilities, capitalizes on opportunity creation, and works with integrity. Rob has served his community is various roles and leadership positions. He is the co-founder of Men Stopping Violence against Women, served as Vice-Chair for the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay, volunteered as the Director of Music for Take Back the Night, organized the Men’s Impact Panel and served in countless positions supporting community programming for at-risk, traumatized, and often stigmatized individuals and families. Rob can be reached at [email protected]