Six community leaders join the Chamber’s 123rd Board of Governors
February 26, 2021 | St. Petersburg, FL – The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce assembled its 123rd Board of Governors on February 3rd, marking the official induction of new members into the 2021 Board of Governors along with incoming 2021 Chair, Dr. Sri Sundaram, Dean of the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance at the University of South Florida.
“It is my privilege and honor to serve as the next Chair of the Board of Governors for the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce,” said Dr. Sundaram. “Our mission for the Chamber is to ensure economic growth, prosperity and the vitality of our community, and that we will. We will rebuild our community into a stronger, more diverse, equitable community, in an inclusive manner.” Dr. Sundaram?also serves on the Board for the St. Petersburg EDC, St. Anthony’s Hospital, and was 2019 Chair of the Grow Smarter initiative in St. Petersburg.?
Offering further leadership and support are the St. Pete Chamber’s 2021 Executive Committee members including:?Dr. Sandra Braham of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Wes Bryan of Moore Resources Insurance, Ryan Griffin of Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel, & Burns, LLP, Dr. Tashika Griffith of St. Petersburg College, Jason Jensen of Wannemacher
Jensen Architects, Inc., Anne Pollack of Fletcher Fisher Pollack, PL, Jason Spears of Peninsular Mechanical Contractors, Inc., and David Vetter of Tech Data Corporation.
Joining the St. Pete Chamber’s Board of Governors are the following incoming members: Roy Binger of Pilot Bank, Kelly Black of BLK Accounting & Consulting LLC, Todd Gehrke of The Don Cesar, Dontriel?Lawson of JAPOSID Cleaning Services, Jodi Perry of Raymond James, and Brittany Ranew of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
Building on the organizational and local successes of 2020, while continuing to reimagine a sustainable model of success in a post-pandemic realm, the St. Pete Chamber, partners, and leadership will implement a strategic framework designated as the Chamber’s “Programs of Work for 2021” including: Equity and the Grow Smarter Alliance, Leadership and Workforce Development, Advocacy, and Greenhouse Navigation and Business Growth.??
Learn more about the St. Pete Chamber’s Programs of Work for 2021, and how to get engaged at stpete.com/programs-2021.
About the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®, originally founded in 1899, now serves over 1,300 member businesses and organizations. Continually identifying ways to create and enhance opportunities to do business in St. Petersburg, the Chamber works to improve the local economic climate and to build a thriving business environment. The Chamber represents perspectives of local business in St. Petersburg, providing and fostering leadership on important business and community issues. Information is available at stpete.com.