About the Ambassadors 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. The Ambassadors welcome new members, continue to engage current members and recognize members celebrating milestone Chamber anniversaries. They attend ribbon cuttings and grand openings in the community in addition to Chamber functions. They are the motivated and outgoing volunteers who are always available to help with your Chamber membership.

If you are interested in joining the Ambassadors or would like more information, please contact Tracy Wilson at 813-276-9464.

2017 Ambassador Committee

Committee Member

Representing Organization

Kimberly Birks PrimeGroup Insurance HQ
Richard Boisvert CIO Technology Solutions, Inc.
Jonathan Browy Synovus Bank
Raechel Canipe DEX Imaging
James D. Chamberlain FrankCrum HQ
Jason Chavez Platinum Information Services
Jeff Chernoff IAT, Inc
Mark Coyle Bay Area Liquid Capital
Eric Delgado Coding Innovations, Inc.
Arlene DiBenigno Conversa LLC
Dan Dietrich Burr & Forman, LLP
Chelsea Drinkard Office Space Brokers
Jeremy Enns GCD Insurance Consultants/Gionis, Caulley & Dillinger
Jennifer Ferguson New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Eric J. Forte Keller Williams Tampa Central
John R. Freitas XO Communications, Inc.
Rod Gaerlan Tampa Bay Buccaneers
M. Arnold Graham, III Clear Viz Computer Consulting, LLC
Robert Graves Dale Carnegie Training Tampa Bay
Shannon Harris Everest University
Wayne Heiser American Marketing and Mailing Services, Inc.
Debi Hensley Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA
Kristin Howard Fifth Third Bank HQ
Victoria Jorgensen A Movie Productions
Terry R. Kuhn CPA Brimmer, Burek, & Keelan, LLP
Patrick Leask Leask Business Coaching LLC
Richard Lowry American Security Mortgage
Jack McCollum Oasis Outsourcing, Inc.
Anysia McDowall Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Foundation, Inc.
Samantha Mellen A Kid's Place Tampa Bay
Samantha Milano Elevate, Inc.
Dana Mininson Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Orchard Supporting Strategies Tampa Bay
Anita Roederer Tomlin St. Cyr & Associates
Ken Russell Principal Financial Group
Ryan Schneegold AVI-SPL
Nick Schreiber Dominion Payroll Services
Natasha Sherwood Tampa Bay Christian Academy
Jeff Tebbe BB&T
Rosanne Versaggi Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Tracy Wilson Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador of the Quarter

Eric Forte, Realtor with Keller Williams Tampa Central in the Channel District

ambassador-copy.jpgCongratulations to Eric Forte, Realtor with Keller Williams Tampa Central in the Channel District, for being selected as our outstanding Ambassador of the Quarter! Chamber Ambassadors assist in membership retention efforts and work to improve member relations by making regular contact with new and existing members.

Eric has excelled in this role with a desire to connect with members and offer guidance for them to engage utilizing Chamber resources. Currently, he practices in residential real estate and caters to clients throughout the Tampa Bay area. His philosophy is that clients come first which he achieves through communication and a thorough examination of his clients’ needs and goals. He is a licensed attorney and practiced law prior to entering the real estate profession. Throughout his legal career, Eric gained valuable experience in the art of drafting contracts and negotiation, and uses those skills to obtain the best deal for his buyers and sellers.  Due to his legal background, Eric specializes in divorce real estate and has received the designation of RCS-D™ (Real Estate Collaboration Specialist-Divorce™). He works closely with family law attorneys and divorcing spouses to strategically implement best practices so that divorcing couples make informed intelligent decisions about their home. 

Eric hails from the Philadelphia area and is a graduate of the University of Florida and Stetson University College of Law. He has called Tampa home since 2008 and resides with his wife in the Channel District.

The Ambassador Spotlight is a quarterly award given to an Ambassador who best exemplifies a spirit of volunteerism and dedication to the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee’s focus of serving as member relations support and assisting with efforts to retain members through consistent personal interaction and involvement. For more information about the Ambassador Committee, contact Tracy Wilson at 813.276.9464.

Anniversary Gift Sponsorships

The Ambassador Committee of the Chamber has developed an affordable sponsorship opportunity that will help promote your organization. Each month, the Ambassador Committee delivers a gift of  promotional items and discount offers to members celebrating one-year and five-year Chamber anniversaries.

If you are interested in having your business participate in this program or sponsor a promotional gift item, contact Tracy Wilson at 813-276-9464.