Ambassador Council

What is an Ambassador?

Chamber Ambassadors are an informed select group of highly motivated, enthusiastic and articulate business professionals who serve as the backbone of the Chamber’s membership engagement program. Ambassadors serve as liaisons between Chamber staff and the members as well as representing the Chamber at a variety of events.

Ambassor Mission Statement

To welcome and develop relationships to optimize the value of membership and the engagement of St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® members.

Meet Our Ambassadors

Ambassador Chair: Kelly Black | BLK Accounting & Consulting LLC

“As a native of Baltimore, Maryland, my cross country tour visiting numerous cities from coast to coast resulted in my choosing St. Petersburg, Florida to relocate my business,  BLK Accounting and Consulting.  I  am thrilled to call St. Petersburg my new home, having spent years traveling  on my quest for the ideal strategic fit. I landed  here in the Sunshine City three years ago! Why? I love everything about St. Petersburg, the people, the culture, the opportunities  and am impassioned about the positive impact I can bring to the community.

I am honored to serve as our Ambassador Chair and look forward to building upon lessons learned and best practices uncovered  from my time serving  as an Ambassador over the past two years combined with my experiences  serving as a member on the Chamber’s  Finance Committee, a highlight having been selected as the Chamber Ambassador for the Quarter 2019.

BLK Accounting and Consulting is fast approaching our three year anniversary as a St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Member – exciting!”

2021 Ambassador Roster

Shelli Askin | Sun Country Cleaners
Wes Bryan | Moore Resources Insurance
Cassandra D’Addio | The Family Dentist – Dr. Ron O’Neal
Victoria Dore | Colonial Life – Victoria Dore
Bob Feckner | Dale Carnegie Training Tampa Bay
Alesia Fritts | Fritts Marketing, LLC
John Fritts | Fritts Marketing, LLC
Stephanie Frye | PNC Bank
Sarah Guest | Cyberlicious
Ken Jones | Wallace Welch & Willingham Inc.
Beth McCarty | TeamLogic IT-Central Pinellas

Donna McGrath | Goodwill Industries-Suncoast
Morgan Nelson | Latelier Creative Co.
Pam Pester | Mobiliti CRE
Stephanie Pinto | Farkas Chiropractic Clinic
Gregg Potter | Legacy Venture Group
Cary Reich | Sound Branding Ideas
Suzanne Ruppert | FIS Global
Brian Smith | Shop St. Petersburg
Wendy Smith | Shop St. Petersburg
Jonathan Tallon | Grand Central District Association
Michelle Tolan | Your CBD Store
Tony Tona | ActionCOACH Tampa Bay

Past Chairs

2020

Sarah Guest, Cyberlicious

Kelly Black, BLK Accounting & Consulting LLC

2019

Sarah Guest, Cyberlicious
Morgan Nelson, Dex Imaging
Gregg Potter, Legacy Venture Group
Cindi Crisci, American Cancer Society
Kelly Black, BLK Accounting & Consulting LLC

2017

Donna McGrath, Goodwill Industries-Suncoast
Sarah Guest, Cyberlicious
Cherrye Baker, Cherrye Baker Insurance with a Heart

 

2016

Rick Saltarelli, Salty Breeze Cruise Planners
Sarah Guest, Cyberlicious
Wes Bryan, Moore Resources Insurance

2015

Scott Coursen, Goodwill Industries-Suncoast
Gary Fustino, Design for Communication
Juliet Kyes, ActionCOACH Tampa Bay
Deb Fry, TapSnap Phototainment

2014

Rick Saltarelli, Salty Breeze Cruise Planners
Gary Fustino, Design for Communication
Juliet Kyes, ActionCOACH Tampa Bay

Join the Ambassador Council

Interested in joining the Ambassador Council to serve as a liaison for our Chamber? Follow this link to submit an application.