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Alison Gelbaugh



ChappellRoberts was founded in 1978 as a Tampa-based public relations firm. In 1992, the company acquired a local advertising agency and began the process of building one of the region’s first integrated agencies. In 2002, Colleen Chappell joined the agency and developed the Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) service offerings. Their expanded services include proprietary brand discovery and development, comprehensive marketing, sales and social media strategies and full digital capabilities. Today, the agency continues to build on its 35-year history with more than 30 talented professionals delivering branding, advertising, marketing, public relations and digital strategies to a diverse client roster. ChappellRoberts is located in Historic Ybor City and has a strong reputation for its work with regional and national clients as well as service to the Tampa Bay community.

Colleen Chappell

Colleen Chappell’s mantra, “Leap and the net will follow,” came to life when she left corporate America to transform a local ad agency. A decade later, ChappellRoberts is one of the largest advertising agencies in Tampa Bay with a national client roster. In 2012, Chappell was awarded the coveted international Bronze Stevie Award for Business Services Female Executive of the Year. She was also named 2010 Businesswoman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Today, she proudly serves on the American Marketing Association Global Headquarters Professional Chapters Council. Leveraging nearly 25 years of experience, Chappell specializes in brand development, integrated marketing, advertising, public relations, pricing strategies and distribution channel launch and growth. With a bachelor’s in mass communications from the University of South Florida, Chappell also completed business courses at Dartmouth College, is a Dale Carnegie graduate, and is accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America.

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