Local entrepreneur brings business acumen, continued support to new role
TAMPA, Fla. — Cammie Chatterton, President and CEO of Bay Food Brokerage, has joined the Board of Trustees of Jesuit High School in Tampa.
Chatterton’s son, Chris Chatterton, graduated in 2005 from Jesuit High School – a 501(c)(3) Catholic, Jesuit college preparatory school located in Tampa.
“It is such an honor to have been invited to join this board,” Chatterton said. “I love Jesuit High School, where their motto is Men for Others, and they truly live it. The school develops some of the best and brightest young men in Tampa Bay.”
In this role, Chatterton will serve on the board’s Finance Committee. Along with the other board members, she will be involved in the operational oversight of Jesuit High School and its holdings.
Jesuit High School’s president, Father Richard Hermes, recommended Chatterton to the board, which then voted to admit her to the position. Board members serve a six-year term.
Chatterton’s involvement with Jesuit High School began when her son, Chris, enrolled in 2001. Since then, she has been an active supporter of the school, including donating to the capital campaign, supporting the annual Gaudiosa fundraising event, and having served as the chair of its Mother’s Club, the Tiger Lillies, from 2019 to 2021.
Chatterton will bring her business acumen to this role, offering leadership, operational insights, financial guidance and strategic thinking based on her nearly 30 years as a business owner. Her company, Bay Food Brokerage, is a fast-growing retail food brokerage company that was on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 List in 2021. It also won the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award in the 21-50 employees category in 2020.
Individually, in recent years Chatterton has been honored as one of the Business Observer’s Top Entrepreneurs in 2022, Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year in 2019, and various accolades from trade publications.
In addition to serving on the Jesuit High School board, she is currently a member of the board of directors for the Tampa Bay Chamber, the executive board of the Get Live 45 Foundation and the board of directors for Feeding Tampa Bay’s capital campaign. She is also a member of CEO Council of Tampa Bay.
“My goal is to help the Jesuit board continue the great work they have been doing and keeping Jesuit High School on track to be the best – in my opinion – high school for young men in Tampa,” said Chatterton. “It’s my honor to support the school and its work to continue growing and serving our community.”
About Bay Food Brokerage
Bay Food Brokerage is an industry-leading, fast-growing retail food brokerage company based in Tampa, Florida. Working as the sales and marketing partner for hundreds of food manufacturers worldwide, Bay Food Brokerage partners with the largest grocers in the Southeast U.S. to create and enhance opportunities for their clients. Since 1993, Bay Food Brokerage has combined unparalleled personal commitment and unrivaled support with cutting-edge technology to help food manufacturers achieve their goals.