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Bridgette Bello, CEO and Publisher of Tampa Bay Business & Wealth

June 27, 2022

Bridgette Bello, CEO and Publisher of Tampa Bay Business & Wealth, was the former president and publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal for 11 years.  She is a longtime media professional with more than 30 years of experience and was the first woman publisher in the newspaper’s 40-year history.

She has worked in almost every aspect of the media business from writing for a daily newspaper to buying advertising as a media buyer for ad agencies, and everything in between. Bridgette has run successful sales departments in both print and broadcast positions, as well as award-winning news teams across both platforms. 

In its first year of publishing, TBBW the magazine was awarded two Charlie Awards by the Florida Magazine Association. In 2022 we won 2 more Charlie Awards. TBBW won Small Business of the Year, in the startup category and is currently competing for Small Business of the Year with the US Chamber of Commerce. Bridgette is a previously Governor Appointed Vice Chair for St. Petersburg College board of trustees for 8 years, as well as Board of Directors emeritus for The Spring of Tampa Bay, past Chair of the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk to stop diabetes and a CEO’S Against Cancer, Florida Chapter, Member.  She was the gala chair for the Alzheimer’s Association 2020-2021, board of directors for CEO Council, a Project Opioid Tampa Bay Coalition member and on various nonprofit board committees including chair of the Man and Woman of the Year and Light the Night recruitment committees. She was the St. Petersburg Chamber “Business Woman of the Year” for 2011, and Best Moms of the Bay for 2012. She is the mom of 3 beautiful 26-year-old children, all productive members of society.