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The Tampa Bay Alumni Council (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.

Council Members

Brielle Bell '15, cum laude - Chair
Associate Attorney, Bush Ross, P.A.
Brielle Bell (Tucker) graduated the University of Tampa in 2015, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and minors in Law/Justice and Speech. Brielle 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, Brielle 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., Brielle 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!"

Clayton Clemens '16 
Director of Public Affairs, Florida Internet & Television

Lindsey Forrest '21
Marketing Chair
Associate District Manager, ADP

Samantha Fowler '18
-Community Chair
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
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). Melissa has extensive experience in region-wide management and talent development, where she held many leadership roles within the banking industry. Currently, Melissa 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. Melissa has also been selected to participate in Leadership Tampa Bay’s, Class of 2023. Melissa 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
Associate Director of Financial Aid and Instructor at The University of Tampa

Adam Stark '12, MS '13
Finance Chair
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Velosio

Wil White '20
Philanthropy 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!"

James Zebrowski '14, MS '18 Growth & Sustainability Chair
Executive Director – Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)®
James is a two-time Alumnus from The University of Tampa. During his time at UT, he served as the President of UT Entrepreneurs from 2012 – 2014. He has remained closely tied to UT since his graduation, having served on the Board of Counselors Steering Committee and hosted the annual Tampa City Nights fundraising event. Currently serving as the Executive Director for CEO, headquartered at UT, oversees the global network of more than 250 entrepreneurship clubs with 22,500 members, -and- he also teaches part-time in the Sykes College of Business.