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Michelle Ciudad Real

Senior Director, Leadership Programs

Michelle Ciudad Real was born and raised in the Tampa area and graduated from Sickles High School. Michelle is a graduate of Valencia Community College with an AA in Dance Performance and Florida International University where she majored in Marketing. Michelle started her career at Fontainebleau Hotel and worked her way up within the company. She worked in multiple departments, including front desk, group sales, and marketing. She then made her way to Triad Retail Media where she was a Conference and Event Specialist working with eBay Advertising. Michelle was promoted to Account Manager, working with national brands and managing over 100 digital marketing campaigns within a year, advertising on CVS.com. Michelle has been with the Tampa Bay Chamber since January, 2018, where she oversees all Leadership Programs offered at the Chamber.

She also has a Post-Crisis Hospitality Management Certificate and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida. Michelle also serves as a mentor for the University of South Florida’s Corporate Mentorship Program.

Michelle Ciudad Real