Katie Cole is a Shareholder in Hill Ward Henderson's Land Use and Real Estate Groups. Her practice primarily involves representing real estate owners in the development of commercial projects and residential subdivisions throughout Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Katie serves clients from the firm's Clearwater office.
She handles development issues for clients including land use plan amendments, zoning map amendments, planned developments, local government site plan approvals, drafting development agreements, negotiating resolutions for Code Enforcement cases, environmental permitting at the local and state level, as well as many other land use issues. Katie works closely with government staff to resolve complicated issues on behalf of her clients.
Active in the business community, Katie is the Chairperson for the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the City of Clearwater Business Task Force. She is also a former member of the Charter Review Committees for both the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County.
In March 2017, Katie was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Morton Plant Mease Hospital. She served as the 2013 and 2018 Co-Chair of the Omelette Party Committee, a fundraising event for ARC of Tampa Bay, a Pinellas organization whose mission is to provide services and programs to developmentally challenged individuals and she and her husband continue their service on the committee.
Outside the office, Katie enjoys spending time outdoors and at the beach with her husband and two daughters.
Katie Cole, Hill Ward Henderson, Chairperson
Stephanie Schlageter, Radiance Medspa, Immediate Past Chair
Mike Sutton, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, Chair-Elect
Rick Buschart, Bollenback & Forret, Treasurer
Bruce Rector, The Sports Facilities Advisory, Appointed by the Chair
Matt Crum, FrankCrum Insurance, Appointed by the Chair
Chuck Warrington, Clearwater Gas System, Appointed by the Chair
Nancy Cimney, OPAL Collection, Appointed by the Chair
Don Ewing, Florida Business Software Solutions, Appointed by the Chair
Suzan Decker Ross, Decker Ross Interiors, Appointed by the Chair
Javier Zuniga, PDR CPAs + Advisors, Appointed by the Chair
Brian Aungst Sr.
Jennifer Bonin, Tampa Bay Times
Frank Chivas, BayStar Restaurant Group
Frank Dame, Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Jeff Lampasso, BB&T Bank
Scott Goyer, YMCA of the Suncoast
Thomas Habel, Regions Bank
Kevin Hawkins, MidAtlantic Financial Company
Andrea Henning, SPC Collaborative Labs
Kris Hoce, Morton Plant Hospital/BAYCARE
Roberta Klar, Klar & Klar Architects
David Loyd, CTS Towing & Transport
John Mitchell, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Ernestine Morgan, Morton Plant Mease Foundation
Bob Passwaters, Provident Advertising & Marketing
Robert Roperti, Jiffy Properties
Jeff Baker, Duke Energy
Daniel Shouvlin, ClearSky/Frenchy's Restaurants
John Timberlake, Philadelphia Phillies/Clearwater Threshers
Doug Williams, Coalition of Clearwater's Neighborhood Association
Steven Williamson, Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP
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