Colleen Chappell Named the 2018 Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence
TAMPA, Fla. – The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce recognized Colleen Chappell, president and CEO of ChappellRoberts, with its prestigious Dottie Berger MacKinnon Women of Influence Award. Given at its annual Women of Influence luncheon, more than 600 business and community leaders were in attendance. This was the first organization to create a program to connect, inspire and educate female business professionals.
The Dottie Berger MacKinnon Women of Influence Award recognizes women whose leadership in both business and community efforts has made a difference across Tampa Bay. The award honors women who exceed expectations for leadership, who show unlimited vision for progress in the community and who use their platforms to inspire the community as a whole.
“I had the privilege of knowing Dottie, and she balanced tenacity with grace to be a powerful positive force. “Being named in her honor is a career highlight and a recognition beyond words.”
In addition to being a business owner, Chappell leads through various community appointments. She currently serves on the Feeding Tampa Bay Board of Directors and is a lifetime member of the University of South Florida Alumni Association. Chappell spearheaded a millennial-focused entrepreneur initiative as the 2016 Chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation. She served as Chair and Past Chair of Leadership Tampa Alumni, held the volunteer leadership role as President of the American Marketing Association of Tampa Bay and participated in the International Professional Chapters Council of the American Marketing Association and the Tampa Bay Partnership Executive Board.
In 2012, Chappell was recognized with the coveted International Bronze Stevie Award for Business Services Female Executive of the Year and in 2010, she was named both USF’s School of Mass Communications Outstanding Alumnus and Businesswoman of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal.
ChappellRoberts drives results with unexpected ideas for its clients through branding, advertising, digital experiences, public relations and marketing. Proudly marking its 40th anniversary, ChappellRoberts is located in Tampa’s historic Ybor City. For more information, visit chappellroberts.com.