|(Manatee County, FL) – The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has promoted Neil Spirtas to Senior Vice President and Jacki Dezelski to Executive Vice President. “Both Neil and Jacki have made significant contributions to the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and our community. These promotions recognize their accomplishments, expertise and ongoing commitment to the Manatee Chamber’s mission,” said Bob Bartz, President, Manatee Chamber of Commerce, in announcing the promotions.
Neil Spirtas is in his 29th year with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the Manatee Chamber he worked as a Community Development Specialist for The Pennsylvania State University, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Commerce. At the Manatee Chamber he oversees small business, tourism development and governmental affairs. A native of Belleville, Illinois, Mr. Spirtas received his M.S. from the University of Missouri and Institute for Organizational Management (IOM) training from Stanford University with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Jacki Dezelski is in her 18th year with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. Her areas of oversight include education, workforce development, healthcare, leadership development, communications and young professionals. Ms. Dezelski earned her B.F.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Florida and her IOM credential from the Institute for Organizational Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
About the Manatee Chamber of Commerce: The Manatee Chamber is a business organizations dedicated to building a positive business environment while enhancing the community’s quality of life. It is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the Tampa Bay region with more than 2,000 members representing 76,000 employees. It was named the National Chamber of the Year in 2007 and is a three-time winner of the Florida Chamber of the Year Award. The Manatee Chamber has achieved 5-Star Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Manatee Chamber has offices in downtown Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch. For more information, please call 941-748-3411 or visit www.ManateeChamber.com.