The Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce

The Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce promotes a strong and visible LGBT presence in the business community of Tamap Bay, including St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Clearwater.  We host monthly meetings or mixers and other special events.

Join the Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce where we’ll assist you in making the right connections, conducting business in this diverse arena and making the connections that can make a difference for you.

Make ReservationsNetworking/Social Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Howard Johnson Tampa
111 W. Fortune St.
Tampa, 33602

Tuesday, September 9th
Social 6:30 - 7:15
Dinner & Program 7:30

USF's Commitment to Diversity

Dr. Hernandez has a twenty-six year background in higher education. For over a year now he has held the newly-created position of Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator at the University of South Florida, where he leads the university's diversity efforts and leverages resources to support USF's mission.

Dr. Hernandez has served as Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion for the University of North Carolina Wilmington since 2008, where he led efforts to meet the university's strategic diversity goals and designed, implemented and evaluated initiatives that advanced institutional goals. From 2002 to 2008 Dr. Hernandez served as USF's Director of Diversity and Inclusion, where he designed, implemented and managed diversity and inclusion services for the University of South Florida. Prior to that, he was the coordinator of USF's McNair Scholars Program for graduate students and served as a faculty member in the College of Education at Bethune-Cookman University from 1987 to 2000.

He is a member of the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education, the International Society for Diversity and Inclusion Professionals, he launched the Latino Alliance for Southeastern North Carolina and was a member of the board of directors for Phoenix Employment Ministry in Wilmington. He was nominated for a 2013 HRC North Carolina Gala Award; received the Hispanic Pathways Award, Latin Community Advisory Board October 2007; and the Tampa Hispanic Heritage Man in Education in October 2006, among other honors.


  • With Reservations
    (reservations must be made before 5:00 pm, Friday September 5th, 2014)
    $25.00 for Guild Members
    $35.00 for Guests
  • Without Reservations (if space is available):


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