Episode Description

St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Chris Steinocher chats about the evolution of St. Pete and all the innovation going on in the ‘Burg. From the arts, tech, blue innovation (marine), and healthcare—it all thrives in the warm, wet, and salty environment of America’s Sunshine City.

Meet The Guest

Chris Steinocher

St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce President and CEO

Chris joined the Chamber in February of 2011 and is responsible for the vision, strategic direction and overall operations of the Chamber and the Bay Area Chamber Foundation.

Prior to the Chamber, Chris was with the Tampa Bay Partnership as COO and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, a job he held for 17 years, helping start the regional economic development group.

Throughout his 30+ year career in economic development, Chris has been an innovator and convenor for the collaborative systems he’s worked to design including the creation of the Bay Area Legislative Delegation, The Florida High Tech Corridor Council, OneBay, The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Foundation, Grow Smarter St. Pete, The St. Pete Greenhouse and the St. Petersburg EDC.