Emerging Leaders is a young professional leadership program of the Tampa Bay Chamber designed for emerging leaders ages 21 to 35.

Emerging Leaders works to impact the business community across the region by providing professional development, networking, and community outreach opportunities for young professionals, as well as impacting public policy affecting the Tampa Bay business community.

Stemming from an initiative to recruit and retain talent in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, the Chamber’s Board of Directors approved the idea in 2003 and Emerging Leaders was launched in May 2004. With the vision of becoming the premier young professional program in the country, Emerging Leaders’ mission is to support, cultivate and attract emerging leaders, ages 21 to 35, by providing access to business resources, educational opportunities, and community partnerships in an effort to enhance the Greater Tampa Area.

Mission

To support, cultivate and attract emerging leaders, ages 21 to 35, by providing access to business resources, educational opportunities, and community partnerships in an effort to enhance the greater Tampa area.

Vision

To be the premier Young Professional program in the Country.

Emerging Leaders is part of the Tampa Bay Chamber Foundation.

Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay will:

Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay will:

  • Cultivate and nurture Tampa Bay's future leaders.
  • Foster social community, civic intent, and active participation.
  • Empower emerging Tampa Bay leaders (ages 21 to 35).
  • Assist in the recruiting and retaining of talent in Tampa, Hillsborough County, and surrounding area.
  • Complement the goals of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and existing community organizations.

Staff Contact

Jill Teeter – Director, Leadership Programs

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This dynamic group of over 500 members is open to all emerging leaders, ages 21-35.

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