Kara Kissinger joined the Tampa Bay Partnership in November 2015 as the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, bringing more than two decades of high-level administrative support experience to the Partnership from an array of public, private and governmental organizations within the State of Florida. Most recently, she served as the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.
Kissinger previously developed and ran a virtual assistant business which supported small businesses owners and “solo-prenuers” from around the globe. Her portfolio of services included client relationship management, invoice processing and distribution, newsletter creation and distribution, e-zine article and press release distribution to online sources, and merchant account management.
She has earned the Certified Administration Professional and Organizational Management designation from the International Association of Administrative Professionals and is a current member of the professional association.
Kissinger lives in Clearwater with her husband, Scott, and their three children.