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.


Ambassador Committee

2018 Chair: Anita Roederer, Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate

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.


Education Connection

2018 Co-Chairs: Jeff Chernoff, Insurance and Trust and Jennifer Lawson, Vector Solutions

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

2018 Chair: Andrew Smith, J.P. Morgan

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.


Military

2018 Co-Chairs: Kay Schwartz, USAA and Roger Swinford, Calhoun International

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

2018 Co-Chairs: Lauren Valiente, Foley & Lardner LLP and Anddrikk Frazier, Integral Energy LLC

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

2018 Chair: Sam Sandusky, Big Star Technologies, Inc

Plans and executes the nomination and selection process of the Small Business of the Year awards and obtains sponsorships for the program.


Transportation Advisory Committee

2018 Co-Chairs: Doug Pace, Stonehill Innovation and John Pehling, RS&H

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

2018 Chair: Elizabeth Interthal, EBI Law PLLC

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