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  • South Tampa Chamber appoints new Board Members

    The executive committee of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanya Cielo and Shane Smith to the board of directors for the 2020-2021 term. Chair of the Board, Connie Gage, said “We are thrilled to welcome Tanya and Shane to our leadership team. They both bring years of business experience to the table, along with positive energy and innovative ideas.”
    Tanya Cielo is the founder and lead strategist of Sky Strategic Marketing. She is certified marketing facilitator with more than 20 years of marketing experience for media companies such as Clear Channel, Cox Radio, Beasley Broadcasting, and AOL. Tanya has been an active member of the South Tampa Chamber for several years as an Ambassador and committee chair, and was awarded the 2020 Volunteer of the Year at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in February. Tanya is also a member of Business Networking International (BNI), Working Women of Tampa Bay (WWOTB), Tampa Bay Business Owners, and UNICO. She also volunteers her time to rescue and rehabilitate small animals. Sky Strategic Marketing is a full-service marketing agency based in Tampa, Florida.

     “I am so excited to join the amazing community leaders on the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board pf Directors! I have admired the work they have done since I moved here from Miami and it is truly a dream come true to be a part of their vision of growth for the Tampa Bay community!" said Cielo.
    Shane Smith is the director of Central Florida Operations for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in Florida State University's College of Business. He is charged with building the Central Florida Operations from the ground up ensuring it advances the Jim Moran Institute's mission to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders. Shane's professional background includes 15 years of marketing leadership in small businesses, as well as teaching marketing and sales to university students and new entrepreneurs. Shane is also an entrepreneur with his own online sales program that helps new entrepreneurs find success. Shane’s small business and teaching experience led to him becoming well connected with the entrepreneurial community in South Tampa.

    About the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 600 businesses, organizations and individuals working together to make the South Tampa community the best place to live, work, and play. Its active membership consists of local businesses, professionals, non-profits and government representatives who enjoy social activities and community involvement. In 2017, the South Tampa Chamber was recognized as a Certified Plus Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, a designation held by less than 20 chambers in the State of Florida. www.SouthTampaChamber.org.