Tampa, FL, June 13, 2017 – On Monday, April 24, Governor Rick Scott announced the re-appointment of Bridgette Bello, Women’s Exchange board member, as the newest St. Petersburg College Trustee. The Board of Trustees governs St. Petersburg College and is responsible for making sure all rules set by the State Board of Education are upheld. Bello’s four year term ends on May 31, 2019.
Bello was named the President and Publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2007. With over 20 years of experience as an advertising and media professional, she became the first woman publisher in the newspaper’s 25-year history. As the publisher, she claimed the No. 1 market in the American City Business Journals chain in 2010 and 2011, breaking all previous records in 2012 and 2013. She has also won the Eagle Award, an annual competition within American City Business Journals, five times. While serving as the Advertising Director of the Jacksonville Business Journal, Bello lead to consistent top three rankings in the company.
Bello is an active member of the Tampa Bay community; Bello serves on the Board of Directors for The Spring of Tampa Bay, the Board of Directors of The Women’s Exchange, and the Board of Fellows for the University of Tampa. She is a member of the board of directors for the Pinellas County Science Center, the Jameis Winston Dream Forever Foundation, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, and is on the Executive Committee for the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk. She is also a member of American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer.
Bello was named the 2011 St. Petersburg Chamber Business Woman of the Year and received the 2012 Best Moms of the Bay award.