Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

5:00 - 6:30pm

Virtual via Zoom

Join us for a virtual tasting with Mise en Place! A representative from Mise en Place will deliver 2 bottles of wine and appetizers for two people to your house before the event starts.


Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

4:30 - 6:30pm

Bay Palms Golf Complex – MacDill Air Force Base

Clemmie C. Perry – Women of Color Golf & Girls on the Green Tee

Clemmie Perry started playing golf in 2013 and is turning her passion into a national movement to make a difference in the lives of women and girls through the sport of golf. In 2014, Ms. Perry, started Women of Color Golf, and Girls On the Green Tee, which are programs designed to increase minority participation in the sport of golf. These programs have been recognized by the U.S. White House as Champions of Change for extracurricular programs for youth, and the recipient of the Tampa Bay Lighting Community Hero Award.

Ms. Perry has over 25 years of experience working for two Fortune 500 companies (Lockheed Martin Corporation and Florida Power & Light Company). She currently owns her own training and development company, Educational Training Consultants (E.T.C).

Clemmie has always had a love for sports and is a former National Football League (NFL) Professional Cheerleader for two NFL teams: The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders. She currently serves on the Women’s Golf Task Force and is a Board Member for the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.


Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

3:30 - 5:15pm

Port Tampa Bay

Captain Carolyn Kurtz – Port Tampa Bay

Originally from NY, Captain Kurtz attended the US Merchant Marine Academy. Upon graduation, she went to sea as 3rd Mate with Maritime Overseas Corporation. She received an unlimited Master license in 1992, qualifying her to captain ships of any size. In 1995 she was accepted as the first woman in Florida into the Tampa Bay Pilots training program.

She has served as co-manager and training coordinator of TBPA and as Secretary of the Florida Harbor Pilots Association. She currently serves as Chair of the Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners and as Chair of the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC), an advisory board to the USCG. She has been honored to receive some very special awards: Woman of Distinction (Girl Scouts), Trailblazer Award (Women’s Transportation Council), Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award (Jewish Museum of Florida), International Person of the Year (Tampa Bay Women in Transportation). In 2018 she was admitted to the Athena Society.


Leaders Defining Healthcare

Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites

Kelly Cullen – Tampa General Hospital

Kelly Cullen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Tampa General Hospital. Key components of this role include managing partnerships with key constituents, while overseeing clinical and operational strategies for the organization.

A healthcare leader with a proven track record of developing strong, collaborative relationships at all levels of a highly complex health care system, Cullen has more than 27 years of experience as a healthcare provider and in healthcare administration and management. She comes to Tampa General from the BayCare Health System, where she began her career as a nurse before taking on several leadership roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and has memberships in numerous professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Florida Hospital Association, and is committed to leveraging her experience to help Tampa General further its commitment to world-class care.

Kimberly Guy – BayCare Health System

Kimberly Guy is the Senior Vice President and Market Leader for Hillsborough and South East Pasco counties for BayCare Health System. The market encompasses seven hospitals, a total of 1,209 beds and includes a children’s hospital, women’s hospital, behavioral health center and level 2 trauma center. Additionally, she is the President of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, FL.

Kimberly currently serves as Chair on the Board at Concordia of Tampa, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and also serves on the Boards of the Tampa Bay American Heart Association Metro and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Kimberly received her Master’s in Health Administration from Duke University and started her career at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC.

Lauren Key – AdventHealth

Lauren Key is the Senior Executive Officer of Consumer Strategy for AdventHealth, West Florida Division. She is a health care leader and business executive with more than 30 years of experience in public, private, venture-stage and not-for-profit companies including AdventHealth (formerly Florida Hospital), Eli Lilly & Company, Gillette/Braun, Quidel, Discus Dental, Intelident Solutions and Coast Dental.

Her background includes corporate turnarounds, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, launching new business enterprises, developing new revenue streams, building new brands, growing existing brands, driving consumer and business strategies, and pitching companies for private equity financing or sale.

Lauren earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and completed executive coursework at the Harvard Business School in Strategic Marketing Management. She has served as a Board Member for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce since 2013 and is a member of the Tampa Bay Executive Marketing Council. Lauren is married to Dr. Terry Kelly, loves to travel, and has lived in Tampa since 2003.

Yvette Tremonti – Moffitt Cancer Center

Yvette Tremonti is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL and is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the center, Digital Innovation, Information Technology, Construction Planning & Design and the Enterprise Project Management Office/Process Excellence.

She has worked for Moffitt Cancer Center since 1996. Prior to her current role, Ms. Tremonti served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and as Vice President of Human Resources.

Ms. Tremonti has approximately 23 years of health care finance experience. She spent nine years with Ernst & Young in the audit practice focused on for-profit and not-for-profit health care entities.

Ms. Tremonti holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University. She is a member of the American and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Leading by Example: Shaping the Future of Tampa

Thu., Apr. 4, 2019

5 - 7pm

The University Club

Enjoy hors d'oeurvres and cocktails while learning from and networking with influential women at Pearls of Wisdom.

2014 Chamber Chair, Robin DeLaVergne will host this "fireside chat" with Chamber Chair-Elect, Maryann Ferenc, and 2021 incoming Chamber Chair, Yvette Segura, as they discuss the future of our business community and how they got to where they are.

Maryann Ferenc – Mise en Place

Maryann Ferenc has spent her lifetime in the restaurant industry, beginning her career in her parents’ restaurant in Detroit as a bus girl. A passionate advocate for independent businesses, Maryann established Mise en Place in 1986, along with co-proprietor Chef Marty Blitz.

Maryann’s charitable work involves feeding the hungry while actively supporting downtown and Tampa's independent businesses network. A visible and powerful presence in Tampa Bay, Maryann is indelibly linked to multiple community organizations, including Feeding America Tampa Bay, Taste of the NFL, Visit Tampa Bay, Tampa Independent Business Alliance, Tampa Downtown Partnership and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce where she currently serves as Chair-Elect.

Yvette Segura – USAA

Yvette Segura is the Regional Vice President of USAA's regional offices in Tampa, Florida. Yvette provides leadership to the 3,700 USAA employees across Tampa and is the senior USAA officer in Florida. Her responsibilities include serving as the primary USAA representative to regional civic, industry and military organizations. She is also the senior on-site integrator/coordinator for Community Affairs, Corporate Communications, Facilities, Information Technology, Business Continuation and People Services.

Yvette is the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Chair-Elect for 2020. She is also an active member in the community and enjoys volunteering her time.