Executives & Entrepreneurs

working together to support one another

If you’re looking for a dynamic, local organization of C-level executives and entrepreneurs who work together to support one another, look no further than the CEO Council of Tampa Bay.

Leading a business is challenging. By sharing solutions to common business problems with fellow members, our CEOs achieve positive outcomes that extend from business to the community, and even to their personal lives. 

Our members spend time working ON their businesses, instead of just IN them.

History

Originally founded in 1992 as the “Council of Growing Companies – Tampa Bay Chapter”, our group quickly became the premier local organization for business leaders.

Ten success-filled years later, upon incorporation, we officially became The CEO Council of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Today, with more than 200 active members, we represent a wide variety of industries and interests. From second-stage start-ups with 25 employees to well-established companies that employ hundreds, the CEO Council is as diverse as the Tampa Bay business landscape itself.

Who We Are

With more than 200 successful CEOs representing 30+ different industry categories, our membership is diverse, dynamic, and committed to a common goal—success.

1%

are successful serial entrepreneurs

1%

are women CEOs

1%

are companies with more than $100M in revenue

1%

are companies with more than 100 employees

1%

of the CEOs have been members for 4+ years

1%

have national client base

Our Mission

We’re here to help members build relationships, generate groundbreaking ideas, and formulate solutions.
We all share a desire to grow our businesses while positively impacting the greater Tampa Bay community.

If you’d like to do the same, we’d love to have you as a member.

2021 Board of Directors

2021 Board of Directors

Chairman

Hugh Campbell

Immediate Past Chair

Penny Parks

First VC

Ed Ellsasser

Treasurer

Jeff Bonick

Secretary

Ann Duncan

Vice Chair Growth and Inclusion 

Amy Martinez-Monfort

Vice Chair Membership Experience

Justin Savich

Vice Chair World Class Programming

Chris Moyer

Vice Chair Succession

Guy King

Executive Director

Cyndi Sexton

Administrative Director

Deena Agliano

Chairman: Hugh Campbell

Immediate Past Chair: Penny Parks

First VC: Ed Ellsasser

Treasurer: Jeff Bonick

Secretary: Ann Duncan

Vice Chair Growth and Inclusion: Amy Martinez-Monfort

Vice Chair Membership Experience: Justin Savich

Vice Chair World Class Programming: Chris Moyer

Vice Chair Succession: Guy King

Executive Director: Cyndi Sexton

Administrative Director: Deena Agliano

Members at Large

Members at Large

Jose Fourquet

Kelly McKnight-Goelz

Jack Olmstead

Joey Ferrante

Todd Hall

Rick Gallegos

Stephen Busbee

Jeff Gigante

Matt Herring

Brenda Dohring-Hicks

Brian Butler

Jose Fourquet

Kelly McKnight-Goelz

Jack Olmstead

Joey Ferrante

Todd Hall

Rick Gallegos

Stephen Busbee

Jeff Gigante

Matt Herring

Brenda Dohring-Hicks

Brian Butler

Are you ready to join our thriving organization?

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