TAMPA, FL (Nov. 8, 2013) – Last night, Emerge Tampa Bay host the second annual Emerging with Influence, the organization’s signature annual event that brings together the region’s top young professionals. The event was held at T. Pepin’s Hospitality Centre, and included keynote speaker, published author and President of Parlay Communications Sima Dahl.
Also as part of the event, Emerge Tampa Bay welcomed the 2014 leadership team and honored an outstanding young professional for their dedication and service to Emerge Tampa Bay and the business community with the Deanne Dewey Roberts Emerging Leader Award.
The Emerge Tampa Bay 2014 leadership team includes:
Program Chair: Brian Seel, The Beck Group
Program Vice Chair: Erin Cassidy, Majesty Title Services
CONNECT Chair: Jordan Miller, Fowler White
CONNECT Vice Chair: Michael Shorter, Blount & Curry Funeral Home
GROW Chair: Adrienne Morgan, Sparxoo Agency
GROW Vice Chair: Larry Nicholson, BluPrint Consultants, LLC
GROW Vice Chair: Noelle Muniz, Tucker/Hall, Inc.
INTERACT Chair: Julie Ward, TECO
INTERACT Vice Chair: Ryan Meyers, CBRE
INTERACT Vice Chair: Sasha Hasselbring, Nothwestern Mutual
VOICE Chair: Kevin Young, TECO
VOICE Vice Chair: Kasi Martin, DTCC
Marketing Chair: Jessica Aspiras, Tampa Bay Partnership
Marketing Vice Chair: Chris Brown, Everest University
Marketing Vice Chair: Mike Utaegbulam, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Sponsorship Chair: Jeff Chernoff, IAT, Inc.
The highlight of the second annual event was the presentation of the prestigious Deanne Dewey Roberts Emerging Leader Award. The award’s namesake, the late Deanne Roberts, was a cofounder of Emerge Tampa Bay and founder of ChappellRoberts, founding sponsor of Emerging with Influence. Roberts was well-known for her passionate dedication to serving her community and mentoring the next generation of community leaders.
This year’s recipient was April Monteith with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Monteith was a member of Emerge Tampa Bay’s first leadership team, acting as chair of the CONNECT Segment from 2004 to 2006.Today, she serves as a member of the Emerge Tampa Bay Advisory Council.
Monteith also devotes a significant amount of time to helping the Tampa Bay community and volunteering, including roles with the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Metropolitan Ministries, Leadership Tampa Alumni, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa General Hospital, Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, USF Alumni Association, The Ophelia Project and Ekho’s, among others.
“Emerge has grown significantly this past year, truly coming into its own as the region’s premier young professionals program. Our 2013 Emerging Leader Award winner April Monteith was an integral part of Emerge’s inception and continues to offer her expertise as a member of the Advisory Council and we were pleased to be able to honor her accomplishments last night. I’m excited about the direction of the program and look forward to what our young professionals will accomplish in 2014,” said Bob Rohrlack, president and CEO of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
Presenting sponsors included Tampa Steel Erecting Co. and Achieva. For more event information about Emerge Tampa Bay, visit EmergeTampaBay.org, or contact Manager of Leadership Programs Ashley Ehrman at 813-276-9448 or AEhrman@TampaChamber.com. Media contact is Travis Claytor at 813-951-1822 or email@example.com.
About Emerge Tampa Bay
Emerge Tampa Bay is the premier young professionals organization in Tampa. A program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, it is designed for emerging leaders, ages 21-35. In an effort 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. Visit www.EmergeTampaBay.org for more information.
About the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is committed to serving our members and enhancing our community by building business success. The Chamber provides a greater return on investment and involvement by providing innovative leadership, inside access, influential advocacy and increased opportunities.