Jacki Dezelski, Executive Vice President of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce is our Wonder Woman of the day today.

Jacki, married to Mike Kennedy and mother to two wonderful children, Micah and Lucy seem to make balancing a fantastically hectic work life and family life look so easy! In her role at the Manatee Chamber she oversees community development, communications, strategic planning, workforce development, education, the Manatee Chamber Foundation as well as the capital campaign; in addition to serving on the Boards of Leadership Manatee, Manatee Healthcare Alliance, Manatee Young Professionals, and the United Way.

Jacki attended Manatee High and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1994 and a Masters in Business Administration in 2005. Her community involvement is inspiring having served on many local boards including Realize Bradenton, Suncoast Workforce, Junior League, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, METV, Keep Manatee Beautiful and Manatee County Gator Club.

Recently Jacki was honored with the 2015 Florida Chamber Professional of the Year Award and has been consistently one of the top young professionals in our community to watch. She is an inspiration to many with her humor, charm and unflappable personality under pressure.