Dottie Berger MacKinnon is the winner of the inaugural Woman of Influence Award, presented by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. MacKinnon is a former Hillsborough County Commissioner, and the Founder of Joshua House, Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc. and A Kid’s Place. In addition to this year’s WOI award, MacKinnon was also the recipient of the H.L. Culbreath Jr. Profile in Leadership Award in 2010.
“Dottie truly embodies the outstanding professional values that characterize this award. Her servant-leader manner, coupled with tenacity and a heart for children, serves as a powerful testimony to the impact of one person on a community,” stated Dr. Ronald & Renee Vaughn.
The Woman of Influence Award recognizes a woman whose leadership has made a positive impact in Hillsborough County. It pays tribute to an individual who exemplifies outstanding professional values; demonstrates the ability to go above and beyond the normal expectations of a leader; and serves as an inspiration to the community. MacKinnon was presented the award at the Chamber’s annual Women of Influence Luncheon featuring Giuliana Rancic before a sold out audience of 850 attendees.