Join the team! Through our committee structure, the Chamber addresses the important issues of public policy, business success and economic development. These are special teams that really make a difference in our community.
All Chamber committees are listed below, with brief descriptions of their mission. All employees of your company are invited to participate in Chamber committees and events.
For more information, contact Amanda Muley, 813-276-9464.
2013 Chair: Steve Howard, AVI-SPL
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.
2013 Chair: Dianne Jacob, PNC Bank
The Chamber leads this annual inner-city visit of another community in the hope of bringing back successful ideas that can be implemented here in Tampa.
2013 Chair: Jose Valiente, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Help inspire Hillsborough County eighth grade students to stay in school by presenting Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success. Volunteers may be business people, company employees, educators, parents, students or community leaders.
Emerge Tampa Bay Program
2013 Chair: Brian Seel, The Beck Group
Emerge Tampa Bay is the premier young professionals organization in Tampa and a program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. The program is designed for emerging leaders, ages 21-35 and has a mission to enhance the greater Tampa area. Emerge strives to support, cultivate and attract young professionals by providing access to business resources, educational opportunities and community partnerships.
Golf Tournament Committee
2013 Co-Chairs: Kevin Shukur, BBVA Compass Bank & Troy Simpson, T-Cellular
Plans the Chamber’s annual golf tournament, obtains sponsorships and prizes and recruits participants.
2013 Co-Chairs: Guy King, M.E. Wilson and Joe Meterchick, PNC Bank
Chamber volunteers selected by Chamber staff and the Membership Co-Chairs who assist in the targeting of new members and retention of existing members by helping them identify the best methods for them to utilize their Chamber membership.
2013 Co-Chairs: John Bayless, Tandel Systems and Chase Stockon, Panther International, LLC
Maintains positive relations with the men and women who serve at MacDill Air Force Base, the military general and veterans in our community. The Council has four committees: Military and Veteran Recognition, Military Workforce and Retention, Military Commerce and Military Policy. The Committees are responsible for the Military Appreciation Banquet, Senior Enlisted Reception, Veterans Day Celebration and Operation Partnership and for supporting Warrior Transition and Military Spouse employment efforts. The Committees are also focused Doing Business with MacDill and preparing for a possible Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC).
2013 Co-Chairs: Vince Cassidy, Majesty Title Services, LLC and Lee Nelson, Shutts & Bowen
Surveys key local constituent groups and Chambers members to identify legislative issues of high importance to the business community and constructs the annual Business Agenda. Monitors and keeps members regularly informed on pending legislation of business interest at the federal, state and local levels. Liaisons with elected officials representing Tampa and Hillsborough County.
Small Business of the Year Committee
2013 Chair: Jamie Harden, Creative Sign Designs
Plans and executes the nomination and selection process of the Small Business of the Year awards and obtains sponsorships for the program.
Sporting Clays Tournament Committee
2013 Chair: Graeme Fraser, The Bank of Tampa
Plans the Chamber’s annual sporting clays tournament, obtains sponsorships and prizes and recruits participants.
Women of Influence Committee
2013 Chair: Kathy Werner, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Inc.
Plans the Chamber’s Annual Women of Influence luncheon, quarterly Women’s Series luncheon and quarterly Pearls of Wisdom events, obtains sponsorships and recruits participants.