Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tampa, FL – November 19, 2020 – Over 150 local professionals virtually attended the 9th Annual Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay Annual Meeting, presented by Saint Leo University and Leadership Tampa Alumni. The event recognized young professionals in the Tampa Bay community and announced the organization’s 2021 Leadership Team.  

Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay 2021 Leadership Team:

Program Chair:

Adam Myers, Tampa Bay Economic Development Council

Program Vice-Chair:

Michelle Christie, Regions Bank

Hub for Business | Professional Development Committee:

Brett Scafidi, Prime Group Insurance

Samantha Dipolito, Tampa Bay Business Journal

Catalyst | Public Policy Committee:

Clara Reinhoff, Highwoods Properties

Joshua Barillas, AACSB International

Inclusion | Community Outreach Committee:

Megan Townsend, Thompson Howell Ferguson

Antoine Richards, Moffitt Cancer Center


Nicole DeNicola, SME Solutions Group

Myah Taylor, Redstone Investments

Karen Smrecker, Nielsen

Malloy Kuba, Truist Financial

Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay also presented the Deanne Dewey Roberts Emerging Leader Award to Rebecca Arends, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., for her service and dedication to the Tampa Bay community and the young professional organization. 

The award’s namesake Deanne Roberts was the co-founder of Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay and founder of Tampa ad agency ChappellRoberts, which is the Founding Sponsor of the Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay Annual Meeting.