Tampa, Fla. – Rhea Law, Chair of the Florida offices of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence Award, presented by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. In her professional career, she has achieved numerous recognitions from her peers and was the first female to lead a major law firm in the state of Florida. Highly involved in civic and charitable work, Rhea has held the top leadership positions with many Florida based organizations including the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Partnership and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. She was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the board of the Florida Council of 100, where she currently is the chair.
“Rhea’s professional, community and philanthropic work in our city is among the very best. For initiative, community involvement, professional accomplishments, leadership, vision and selflessness, Rhea has set the standard for us all,” said John Ramil, 2004 Chamber Chair.
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. Rhea Law was presented the award at the Chamber’s annual Women of Influence Luncheon featuring Gay Gaddis, Founder and CEO of T3, the largest woman-owned independent advertising agency in the country, before a record audience of 900 attendees.