Jill McSpadden

Prida, Guida & Company, P.A.

Emerge has given me many opportunities to develop professionally. I have met some wonderful people and feel more connected to the community.

David Loos

Beaux-Arts Group

Emerge is a great first step for making your mark and making a difference.

Jasmine Riber

Bank of America

Emerge offers more than just engaging networking events. It provides resources and growth opportunities to help keep you relevant and effective within Tampa Bay.
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Professional Development Committee

Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay concentrates on four main segments – Professional DevelopmentCommunity OutreachMembership, and Public Policy  - designed to amplify the professional development of our members while also focusing our community efforts.
The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to grow leadership development opportunities that help enrich the lives of Emerging Leaders of  Tampa Bay members.

The Professional Development Committee meets the third Monday of every month, unless otherwise published in the Weekly Happenings.

The Professional Development Committee works on:

  • Protégé Program –This exclusive mentoring program aims to develop long-term mutually beneficial relationships between experienced business leaders and motivated young professionals. Protégés will graduate from the program with an action plan to assist them in achieving personal success.
  • Speaker SeriesEmerging Leaders of Tampa Bay holds three events a year that focus on an array of topics from public speaking to conflict negotiation and personal branding.

If you have specific questions about committee meetings or when the next meeting will take place, please email the Leadership Programs Manager at emerge@tampachamber.com.  Sign up for a committee here!

Nico Hohman
Hohman Homes



Vice Chair:
Dawn Morgan
Kerkering, Barberio & Co.