May 9, 2011
For Immediate Release
Press Contact:
Tom Favata
813.248.3712 x21


Ybor City Chamber to Install New Board


Andrea White of Bright House Networks to Become Chair


(Tampa, Florida) The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce will install its new Board of Directors tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10th, 11:45 AM at their Annual Installation Luncheon at the Columbia Restaurant. Andrea White, Senior Manager of Public Affairs for Bright House Networks, will be sworn-in by the Honorable Bob Buckhorn, Tampa's new Mayor. Andrea White is a dedicated and successful Public Affairs professional with over 20 years of experience in Community Relations and Public Affairs. Ms. White has served on the Chamber's Executive Board as Secretary and on the Board of Directors for two terms.

"I am excited to lead such a strong Board of Directors," said Andrea White, in-coming Chair of the Ybor City Chamber. "Ybor City has come a long-way in the last few years and the Chamber and its members, are in large part, responsible for that."

She will be joined on the Executive Board by Chair-Elect Andrea Gonzmart, Columbia Restaurant Group; Vice-Chair Events David Alvarez, BB&T Bank; Vice-Chair Marketing Marc Hamburg, Florida Real Estate Associates, LLC; Treasurer JoAnn Cornelius, Tampa Digital; Secretary Gassen Gutierrez, Innovaro and Immediate Past-Chair Arturo Fuente, Jr., Tampa Sweethearts Cigar Company.

"Andrea brings a wealth of community relations experience to the Ybor Chamber," said Tom Keating, Chamber President & CEO. "She is a well-respected community leader with a rich portfolio of contacts throughout the region."

Board Members elected for new 3-year terms include: Angela Rodante, Ken Soule, Wes Miller, Elliot Wheeler and Larry Wilder. The mission of the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce is to preserve and promote Ybor City - Tampa's National Historic Landmark District. The Ybor City Chamber has been Ybor's champion for 82 years.

To attend the Installation Luncheon, please contact Anna Ramos at 813.248.3712 x22 or