The Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter (TBAC) of the Alumni Association encourages and promotes the interests, ideals and advancement of The University of Tampa through various events that cultivate and enhance good fellowship among the alumni of the University.
TBAC Council Members
Brielle Bell '15, cum laude - Chair
Associate Attorney, Bush Ross, P.A.
Brielle Bell (Tucker) graduated from The University of Tampa in 2015, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and minors in Law/Justice and Speech. Bell went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and is currently a corporate transactions and bankruptcy attorney at Bush Ross P.A. in Tampa, Florida. While at UT, Bell was involved as an Ambassador, a UT Admissions Representative, Co-Editor of the Moroccan (UT’s Yearbook), served on the Conduct Board and was a member of the Tenacious Tau Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Originally from Washington, D.C., Bell came to sunny Tampa because a UT brochure came in the mail saying “Love Where You Live and Learn,” and from then she knew Tampa would be home.
Katie Vail '17 - Vice Chair & Head of Programming
Developer Services Concierge, Smith & Associates Real Estate
"Being a graduate of The University of Tampa has always been an accomplishment I speak proudly of. The memories, relationships and skills I gathered from my time at UT are ones I will carry for a lifetime and are experiences I wish to enrich through being a member of TBAC. I look forward to being a vital member of the TBAC to re-engage my admiration for The University of Tampa, aid in the growth of Alumni Involvement and further immerse myself in the Tampa Bay Community!"
Teddy Arsenault '18
Addie Carothers '11
Clayton Clemens '16 - Philanthropy Co-Chair
Executive Director, Project Focus
Clayton Clemens graduated from the University of Tampa in 2016 with a degree in communications and a minor in advertising and then earned his Master's in Public Administration from UCF in 2022. While at The University of Tampa, he was a member of the Men's Varsity Swimming Team and was an active member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He is the Executive Director for Project Focus; at Focus he will be supporting the foundation's efforts to support young adults with developmental disabilities. Clemens also participates in leadership organizations and philanthropic causes throughout the state and is an active CrossFit coach at a gym in Tampa.
Lindsey Forrest '21
Associate District Manager, ADP
Samantha Fowler '18
Account Manager, Products at NetSuite
Austin Gappelberg '22
Owner of Hampton Chocolate Factory Tampa
Nada Haddad '10
Legislative Aide to Hillsborough County Commissioner
Colin MacDonald '20
Admissions Counselor at The University of Tampa
“As a proud UT alumnus, I am filled with optimism of the direction the University is heading in. There is a presence of past and present Spartans throughout the world, and I am honored to help enrich the legacy of The University of Tampa. The gratitude I have for the opportunity to begin my collegiate and professional career at my alma mater is endless, with a plethora of possibilities in store! GO SPARTANS!!”
Melissa Martinez '18
Melissa Morin '11 - Membership & Recruitment Chair
Director of Development, Corporate Partnerships, University of South Florida
Melissa Morin is a Graduate of the University of Tampa, Class of 2011 where she majored in Government, Worlds Affairs and International Cultural Studies (Minor in Spanish). Morin has extensive experience in region-wide management and talent development, where she held many leadership roles within the banking industry. Currently, Morin is a Director of Development at the University of South Florida Foundation Office of Corporate Partnerships. Part of her role is to connect with Corporate Partners to University-wide initiatives and programs. Morin has also been selected to participate in Leadership Tampa Bay’s, Class of 2023. Morin is eager to connect the Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter at The University of Tampa to broader opportunities that will enhance growth.
David Ramnarine '09, MS '16
Director of Annual Giving at The University of Tampa
Sumair Singapuri '23
Sales Development Representative
Sumair Singapuri graduated from The University of Tampa in 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Speech Studies and a minor in Business Administration. While at UT, he served in six departments as a student leader, spearheaded UT's first social media collaboration with Tampa International Airport, and became an Award-Winning Public Speaker at UT's 2022 Speech Contest. A proud recipient of the Bob Ruday Spartan Award, and a member of the UT Board of Counselors, Singapuri looks forward to supporting the community that empowered him to forge the very bedrock of his identity for many years to come!
Adam Stark '12, MS '13 - Finance Chair
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Velosio
Domarchiné Thompson '19
Development Writer, Moffitt Cancer Center
Domarchiné Thompson graduated from The University of Tampa in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing. While at UT, she served as the vice president of finance for the UT American Marketing Association and was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity. Domarchiné looks forward to supporting the community as a proud member of TBAC and the UT Board of Counselors.
Wil White '20 - Philanthropy Co-Chair
Director of Tampa Bay Operations, The Little Saint Nick Foundation
"The University of Tampa is a place I always plan to call home. During my time as an undergrad, I was in a fraternity and served as the President of the Student Government. I developed a passion for helping the University grow and want to continue to see it develop. I am very excited to help reconnect local Spartan alumni and engage with our community!"