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.

Ambassador 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.

2021 Chair

  • Richard Boisvert – CIO Technology Solutions, Inc.

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Community Outreach Committee

Informs and connects the service needs of non-profit Chamber members to the members-at-large.

2021 Co-Chairs

  • Elizabeth Brusa – Bradley
  • Kristen Johnson – Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Inc.

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Membership Committee

Assists in the strategic targeting of new members and retention of existing members by helping them identify the best avenues to maximize their Chamber membership.

2021 Co-Chairs

  • Brian Adcock – Adcock Financial Group
  • Ryan Toth – The Beck Group

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Military Advisory Committee

Through the Chamber’s Vision 2026 plan, the Military Advisory Committee provides Chamber members with opportunities to learn more about the military and defense industry as we foster economic vitality in the Tampa Bay region.

2021 Chair

  • Chris Chambers – Tampa Electric | TECO Peoples Gas

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Policy Advisory Committee

Surveys key local constituent groups and Chambers members to identify legislative issues of high importance to the business community and provides recommendations for the annual Legislative Agendas. 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.

2021 Co-Chairs

  • Rebecca Arends – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
  • Matt Floyd – Port Tampa Bay

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Policy Council

2021 Co-Chairs

  • Kim DeBosier – WGI
  • Rita Lowman – Pilot Bank

Small Business of the Year Committee

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

2021 Chair

  • Rick Gallegos – Dale Carnegie Training Tampa Bay

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Transportation Council

2021 Co-Chairs

  • Mickey Jacob – Goodwyn Mills Cawood, GMC
  • David Loos – Beaux-Arts Group

Women of Influence Committee

In addition to the annual Women of Influence Luncheon, one of the Chamber’s Signature Events, the committee plans two smaller luncheons and two evening events each year. The committee is also active in various outreach efforts, partnering with existing Chamber programs to assist with public policy initiatives, veteran employment efforts and young professional mentorship.

2021 Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Sandra Braham – Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
  • Lindsay Grinstead – International Plaza and Bay Street

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Workforce Development Committee

The Workforce Development Committee is a direct reflection of the Chamber’s strategic vision for robust workforce development programming. This will meet the needs of our membership, the Tampa Bay business community, and support economic development sustainability in our region all while serving as a catalytic leader.

2021 Chair

  • Erin Carlson – ERC Strategies

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