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Welcome To The Home Page Of The NDIA Tampa Bay Chapter

The Tampa Bay Chapter promotes a responsive government and industry national security team through productive interactions with MacDill Air Force Base, US Central Command, US Special Operations Command and other Defense activities in the Tampa Bay region. Regular seminars with DoD leadership, training sessions, industry surveys and consistent advertising of local DoD related events provide terrific dialogue and progress toward building more effective exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues and solutions.

Thank You To Our 2023 
Chapter Annual Sponsors:

Chapter Announcements

New Chapter Officers:


Tampa Bay NDIA Members,


Thank you for electing me as your next Chapter President! 


I look forward to serving our members and the Tampa Bay Defense community. In addition, we are delighted to announce our other new leaders who will be serving the Chapter. Carl Chaisson is now Vice President and Kyle Simpson, 2nd Vice President. At the conclusion of our election, the Board of Directors decided since I was elected to President and the Vice Presidency was vacant, that would allow both Carl and Kyle to serve and support the Chapter. Carl and Kyle will join our Secretary, Isabelle Wakeman and Treasurer, Ivan Quinn as Chapter Officers and POCs for you to reach out to.  We also thank our outgoing President, Rick Gearing for his service.  Rick will continue to serve our Chapter with our other retired Presidents Mike Cummins & Jeff Zak on our Board. 


The new Chapter Leaders are excited to listen to your ideas, concerns and implement improvements that will benefit our members!




Michele Evanson

President, Tampa NDIA


October Breakfast Seminar:


Our October Breakfast Seminar will be held on Tuesday, 17 October at 0800-0930 at the Centre Club.

We are holding it a week later in the month to accommodate AUSA attendees.

Our speaker will be:

Mr. Joe Tragakis (SES)

USSOCOM J-6/Chief Information Officer















October Breakfast Large Business Sponsor


October Breakfast Small Business Sponsor

October Breakfast Raffle Sponsor


November Breakfast Seminar:


Our November Breakfast Seminar will be held on Wednesday, 8 November 2023 at 0800-0930 at the Centre Club.

Our speaker will be:

Hon. David L. Norquist 

President & Chief Executive Officer

National Defense Industrial Association 
















Contact our Chapter VP, Carl Chaisson for Future Sponsorship Opportunities.

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November Breakfast Large Business Sponsor

November Breakfast Small Business Sponsor

November Breakfast Raffle Sponsor

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