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 Tracy Wilson, (813) 276-9464.
2017 Chair: Jonathan Browy, Synovous Bank
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.
Co-Chairs: Debra Bauman, SKANKSA USA and Jennifer Lawson, HCI Group
Education Connection builds two-way collaborative relationships between the business community and the Chamber’s six academic partners to develop and keep top talent in Tampa.
Emerging Leaders Tampa Bay
2017 Chair: Jeff Chernoff, IAT, Inc.
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. Additional opportunities include a need for mentors in the Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay Program.
2017 Co-Chairs: Andrew McIntosh, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and Jason Woody, Lions Eye Institute
Assists in the promotion of Tampa Bay as an international hub and working with member companies throughout the area in Public Policy, Arts & Culture, Education, Tourism, and building capacity in the trade arena.
2017 Co-Chairs: Vincent Cassidy, Majesty Title Services and Andrew Jenkins, Bush Ross
Assist in the strategic targeting of new members and retention of existing members by helping them identify the best avenues to maximize their Chamber membership.
2017 Co-Chairs: John Long, University of South Florida and Drew Marshall, CI Group
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 Award Ceremony, Senior Enlisted Reception, Veterans Day Celebration and Operation Partnership and for supporting Warrior Transition and Military Spouse employment efforts.
Policy Advisory Committee
2017 Co-Chair: Mark Fernandez, EMF Consulting
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
2017 Chair: Brian Adcock, Adcock Financial Group
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
2017 Chair: Eric Koenig, Trenam Law
Plans the Chamber’s annual sporting clays tournament, obtains sponsorships and prizes and recruits participants.
Transportation Advisory Committee
Tony DeSisto, The Simple Greek and Ron Weaver, Stearns Weaver
Works with Chamber members to survey, study, and advocate for transportation improvements that will support economic development, and improve our quality of life. The Committee actively supports the legislative priorities of Tampa transportation authorities
Women of Influence Committee
2017 Chair: Debbie Sheridan, Hancock Bank
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. Works on outreach programs in concert with other chamber committees