Avril Stinson

Vice President, Economic Inclusion & Leadership Development

Tampa Bay Chamber

Avril Stinson is the Vice President, Economic Inclusion & Leadership Development for the Tampa Bay Chamber. Seasoned in investor/sponsor relations, and program management, Stinson is passionate about powerful community support, development, and entrepreneurship, in addition to networking, programming, and strategic leadership within organizations. Her flagship program through the Tampa Bay Chamber, the Minority Business Accelerator, was just recognized as a finalist for the World Chambers Congress Best Chamber Model Innovation Project in Geneva, Switzerland.

A graduate of Leadership Tampa ’23, Stinson serves/has served on numerous local boards and community organizations’ task forces and special committees including The Florida Business Development Corporation, The Junior League of Tampa, The Tampa Museum of Art Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, HCC’s Hillsborough Community College’s Art Gallery and Synapse Summit’s Impact Board and is a founding member of the Synapse Inclusion Lives Here Committee. Stinson was also just honored by Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Magazine as Businesswoman of the Year for Diversity Equity & Inclusion for 2023.

On a personal note, Ms. Stinson is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S.) and Marshall University (M.A.), and is married to her husband Jake, and their blended family is comprised of her 2 daughters, his 2 sons and their family Saint Bernard Gracie.

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