About this Speaker
As the president and chief executive officer of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Kelly works with business owners and community leaders each day to make South Tampa the best place to live, work and play. Kelly is a graduate of The Florida State University with a B.S. in Political Science. Kelly is a Florida Certified Chamber Professional and under her leadership the South Tampa Chamber has become one of less than 30 chambers in Florida to become a Certified Plus Chamber and was most recently awarded the 2020 Chamber of the Year. The South Tampa Chamber is also recognized as a Three-Star Chamber of Valor by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Three-Star Chamber of Valor Award is Hiring Our Heroes' highest honor for local and state chambers; it recognizes demonstrated leadership in connecting companies with talented veteran and military spouse candidates.
A Tampa native, Kelly is actively involved in the community and serves on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals. She also serves on the Community Support Council for MacDill Air Force Base, is the Vice-Chair of the Tampa Bay Air Fest, and currently serves as the Honorary Commander for the 6th Air Refueling Wing. She resides in South Tampa along with her husband Jim, son James, and rescue pup Zoey.