09 Aug Member Spotlight: Tami Simms
Tami Simms has been in the business of organization, marketing and graphic design since starting her first business in 1993 at the age of 23. An entrepreneur by genetics, she left the freelance world in January of 2002 to join her mother’s real estate practice, which has now evolved into The Simms Team at Coastal Properties Group International, a boutique brokerage located in downtown St. Petersburg. She is a national speaker within the real estate industry, and an Expert Trainer for the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing based in Dallas, TX.
Tami is thoroughly engaged in the community, serving in numerous non-profit and volunteer leadership roles on local, state and national levels. She is serving a sixth term as President of the St. Petersburg Downtown Business Association, is currently Treasurer and a founding director of the Downtown Waterfront Parks Foundation, and is Co-Facilitator of the Central Avenue Council. She is also a member of the Public Policy Committee for the Pinellas REALTOR® Organization.
A member of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas since 1997, she has served as President of her local organization, as well as BPW/FL State President in 2004-2005. Currently she serves as President of the BPW/FL Education Foundation, Bylaws Chair of BPW/FL and is on numerous committees at the local level. She is one of the rare BPW members who find joy in bylaws, policies and procedures. In fact, she just completed service on the St. Petersburg Charter Review Commission, a once-every-ten-year appointment
Tami lives in St. Petersburg with her significant other Shawn (a chef, who has provided many delicious treats for BPW committee meetings) and their three cats, Angel, Dil and Duckie. She is passionate about supporting local businesses and the unique character of “The ‘Burg.”