Membership & Organizational Committees

Ambassador Council

Staff Lead: Montana deKuyper | mdekuyper@stpete.com

Volunteer Lead: Kelly Black | BLK Accounting & Consulting

Mission:  The Chamber’s Ambassadors are members who volunteer their time to provide a crucial link between the Chamber and its members. They help to ensure that all members receive the maximum benefit from their investment. Ambassadors are at the core of the community’s business activities. They enjoy the rewards of making new contacts, strengthening relationships, and accessing a wealth of information and resources. Their primary responsibilities are to assist with retention efforts, recruit new members, and assist with staffing events.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board

Staff Lead: Ronnell Montgomery |  rmontgomery@stpete.com

Mission:  The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce values diversity and equality as core fundamentals of a healthy and vibrant community. Utilizing the skills, ideas and perspectives of a diverse workforce will make St. Petersburg a dynamic live-work-play environment and an increasingly competitive location for top companies, skilled professionals, and entrepreneurs.

Finance Committee

Staff Lead: Rachel Neumann | rneumann@stpete.com

Chair: Jason Spears | Peninsular Mechanical Contractors, Inc. 

Mission:  Our mission is to “build the necessary financial and staffing models for organizational sustainability.” 

Marketing Committee

Staff Lead: Ariel Canchani | acanchani@stpete.com

Volunteer Lead: Sarah Guest | Cyberlicious

Advises Marketing Team in their work to “revitalize the Chamber brand and promote the Chamber to its constituencies.”

Rowdies Council & Business Alliance

Staff Lead: Ariel Canchani | acanchani@stpete.com

​Volunteer Lead: Greg Holden | Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc.

Mission:  To create more and better ways for our members to benefit from our destination. We aim to help recruit season ticket members.

St. Pete Young Professionals (SPYP)

Staff Lead: Courtney Smith| cmsith@stpete.com

Chair: Brittany Ranew | Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 

Mission: Attract and identify the next generation of community leaders.
Connect young professionals with the surrounding community through unique opportunities in the areas of service, leadership and advocacy.
Engage young professionals in local corporate, community, and cultural settings.

Planning Committees

Chamber Shuffle Planning Committee

Staff Lead: Courtney Smith | csmith@stpete.com

Mission: As per the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan, our mission is to advise, assist and support the Chamber staff in providing a diversified selection of member benefits, specifically the offering of a shuffle tournament focused on building relationships to sustain our business community.

Good ‘Burger Planning Committee

Staff Lead:  Courtney Smith | csmith@stpete.com

Mission: As per the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan, our mission is to advise, assist and support the Chamber staff in providing a diversified selection of member benefits, specifically the offering of an award show focused on bringing recognition and notoriety to businesses in the community.

Economic Development Committees

Greenhouse Navigation & Business Growth Committee

Staff Lead: Kim Vogel | kvogel@stpete.com

​Volunteer Lead: Jason Jensen | Wannemacher Jensen Architects, Inc.