Joining the Chamber opens doors to unique outreach and educational programs not available in other community organizations. You'll have access to a leadership framework that provides for personal development and community research initiatives. Our membership engagement strategy also lets you and your employees delve deeper into topics that matter to you.

Ambassador Committee

As a key role in the Chamber’s retention plan, the Ambassador Committee serves as member relations support and assists with efforts to retain members through consistent personal interaction and involvement.

 

2022 Chair

Barbie Blank – Florida Capital Bank

Staff Contact

Patie Powers – Membership Manager

Community Outreach Committee

Informs and connects the service needs of non-profit Chamber members to the members-at-large.

2022 Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Brusa – Bradley
Kristen Johnson – Atlas Professional Services

Staff Contact

Rosanne Versaggi – Senior Director, Membership

Military Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Chamber’s Military Advisory Committee is to support military family readiness and quality of life initiatives that ensure Tampa Bay is postured for defense growth. Through the Chamber’s Vision 2026 Plan, the Military Advisory Committee will advocate for legislative priorities that enhance quality of life for military families, connect the Tampa Bay business community with military affiliated talent to address workforce needs and diversify the Chamber’s membership by engaging military affiliated members. The Military Advisory Committee is part of the Tampa Bay Chamber Foundation.

2022 Chair

Chris Chambers – Tampa Electric | TECO Peoples Gas

Staff Contact

Katie Lopez – Senior Director, Military and Workforce Development

Military Council

The purpose of the Military Council is to establish Tampa Bay as a center of government contracting excellence by supporting the local GovCon ecosystem. Through the Chamber’s Vision 2026 Plan, the Military Council will advocate for legislative priorities of importance to the GovCon ecosystem, diversify the Chamber’s membership by engaging GovCon affiliated members, and connect the Tampa Bay business community with MacDill Air Force Base.

2022 Chair

Lauren Weiner – WWC Global

Staff Contact

Katie Lopez – Senior Director, Military and Workforce Development

Minority Empowerment Program

The Minority Empowerment Program (MEP) is an initiative of the Chamber designed to bring Black and Hispanic owned and led businesses and nonprofits into the community conversation through Chamber membership, resulting in a more inclusive environment and approach toward business growth throughout the region.

2022 Chair

Nikki Pardo – Global Alliance Solutions

Staff Contact

Avril Stinson – Senior Director, Minority Business Accelerator & Economic Inclusion

Policy Advisory Committee

The Policy Advisory Committee surveys key local constituent groups and Chambers members to identify legislative issues of high importance to the business community and provides recommendations for the annual Legislative Agendas. Monitors and keeps members regularly informed on pending legislation of business interest at the federal, state and local levels. Liaises with elected officials representing Tampa Bay.

2022 Co-Chairs

Matt Floyd – Port Tampa Bay
Melanie Brown – AdventHealth

Staff Contact

Nicholas Glover – Vice President, Advocacy

Policy Council

2022 Co-Chairs

Ed Narain – AT&T
Rebecca Arends – Moffitt Cancer Center

Transportation Council

2022 Co-Chairs

Mickey Jacob - Goodwyn Mills Cawood, GMC
Clara Rienhoff - Highwoods Properties

Small Business of the Year Committee

Plans and executes the nomination and selection process of the Small Business of the Year awards and obtains sponsorships for the program.

2022 Chair

Chair Caroline Black Sikorske – Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA

Staff Contact

Staci Fraser – Senior Director, Investor Relations

Women of Influence Committee

Plans Women's Programming, including the annual Women of Influence Luncheon, one of the Chamber’s Signature Events, and two smaller luncheons and two evening events each year. The committee is also active in various outreach efforts, partnering with existing Chamber programs to assist with public policy initiatives, veteran employment efforts and young professional mentorship.

2022 Chair

LaKisha Kinsey-Sallis – Fisher Phillips

Staff Contact

Caroline McCabe – Events Manager

Workforce Development Committee

The purpose of the Workforce Development Committee is to develop workforce talent, advocate for innovative educational initiatives and inspire meaningful academic and business partnerships. Through the Chamber’s Vision 2026 Plan, the Workforce Development Committee will advocate for legislative priorities that support workforce development opportunities and connect the Tampa Bay business community with academic and training partners to develop their workforce. The Workforce Development Committee is part of the Tampa Bay Chamber Foundation.

2022 Chair

April Neumann – Ultimate Medical Academy

Staff Contact

Katie Lopez – Senior Director, Military and Workforce Development

Workforce Housing Committee

The purpose of the Workforce Housing Committee is to advocate for workforce housing developments in the Tampa Bay region in coordination with transportation, employment centers, and local municipalities. Through the Chamber’s Vision 2026 Plan, the Workforce Housing Committee will advocate for workforce housing developments in the Tampa Bay region and connect the business community with workforce housing development opportunities. The Workforce Housing Committee is part of the Tampa Bay Chamber Foundation.

2022 Co-Chairs

John DeLaVergne –DeLaVergne & Company
Rob Ledford – Baker Barrios

Staff Contact

Katie Lopez – Senior Director, Military and Workforce Development

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