Director of Marketing and Communications
Tampa Bay History Center
Manny Leto is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Tampa Bay History Center, an American Alliance of Museums-accredited, Smithsonian Affiliate museum located on Tampa’s Riverwalk.
One of Florida’s largest history museums, the History Center welcomes more than 175,000 visitors annually, and hosts a year-round schedule of traveling exhibitions, educational programs and public events.
Manny recently led a rebranding of the History Center, launched in conjunction with the opening of the museum’s new Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates and Shipwrecks gallery and the Touchton Map Library and Florida Center for Cartographic Education, the first expansion of the History Center since opening on Tampa’s Riverwalk in 2009.
Before joining the staff of the History Center, Manny was the Managing Editor of Cigar City Magazine, a local publication focusing on the history and culture of Tampa’s Latin community.
Prior to his time with Cigar City, he served as Assistant Director of the Ybor City Museum Society, a non-profit organization charged with supporting the Ybor City State Museum, where he was responsible for community outreach, public programming, and served as the curator for Otras Voces: The Radical and Alternative Press in Ybor City; Tampa y Cuba: The 500 Year Connection; and Urban Renewal in Ybor City, among other exhibitions.
Manny is a board member of the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design and an advisory board member of the Gasparilla Music Festival.
He has previously served on the boards of the Gasparilla Music Festival and the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of City of Tampa’s Cultural Assets Committee and the American Institute of Architects Cultural Heritage Committee.
Tuesday, May 21
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM