The South Tampa Chamber announced its 2024 board of directors. This year’s board will lead the chamber through the second year of a five-year strategic plan.
This year’s goals include growing membership through recruitment, and retention, increasing advocacy efforts with the introduction of a new legislative agenda, expanding the chamber’s educational and young professionals programming.
The board will be led by Tara Moody, vice president of Synergy Technology Solutions. Moody has been actively involved in the chamber, since 2018, and previously served as the co-chair of the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee. She was recognized as the South Tampa Chamber’s Member of the Year in 2023.
Chair of the Board – Tara Moody, Synergy Technology Solutions
Chair-Elect – Tanya Cielo, Sky Strategic Marketing
Immediate Past Chair – Shane Smith, Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
Treasurer – Heather DeGrave, Walters Levine & DeGrave
Consulting Attorney – Chase Carpenter, Moffa, Sutton & Donnini PA
Recording Secretary – Kelly Flannery, South Tampa Camber president and chief executive officer
Newly appointed board members include:
Angel Acosta, SouthState Bank
Dean Akers, Adjunct CEO
Elan Melamed, Tampa General Hospital
Michael Abraham, Nova Southeastern University
Roxanne Bartley, TRAK America
Susan Nieland, CFO Solutions
Returning board members include:
Blake Guthrie, ReliaQuest Bowl
Chris Chambers, The Paratus Group
Elizabeth Montante, ZIPS Cleaners & Qdoba Mexican Eats
Greg Slater, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority
Jason Baker, Tampa Bay Business & Wealth
Opal Hudson, Bob Henriquez, CFA – Hillsborough County Property Appraiser
Zahira Lehri, Yaqeen LLC, DBA Planet Smoothie