Women's Leadership Award Presented To Tampa's Sandy Murman

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TAMPA, FL — Former Florida state representative, Hillsborough County commissioner and now a principal with Shumaker Advisors LLC, Sandy Murman was recognized Tuesday with the Working Women of Tampa Bay 2022 Leadership Award.

The honor came on International Women’s Day when Murman received the award at the annual Working Women of Tampa Bay luncheon at the Rusty Pelican. The organization is one of the fastest-growing women’s networking groups in Florida, focused on bringing entrepreneurial women together to educate, motivate, and inspire women professionals.

“It is a true honor and joy to receive this award,” Murman said. “I believe in the immense ability of women to help shape our world. By learning from each other and working together, we will make an even greater impact on our communities. The future for women is brighter than ever before.”

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During her nearly five decades of public service, Murman served as both a member and chair of the Hillsborough County Commission from 2010 to 2020. She was also a member of the Florida House of Representatives for eight years and was the first Republican woman to hold the position of Speaker Pro-Tempore.

Murman has been directly involved in more than 30 organizations that support the community and enhance the lives of children and families.

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Prior to her time in Tallahassee, she had a successful career in business as a manager and sales representative for Top 500 Companies.

She joined Shumaker Advisors Florida as principal in March 2021.

“Sandy has served as a role model for so many women in our community,” said Shumaker Advisors Florida President and CEO Ron Christaldi. “There is no one more deserving of this award. She has achieved great success and made an enormous impact in Tampa Bay, while also inspiring and encouraging other women to follow in her footsteps.”

Shumaker Advisors Florida is a public affairs and government relations firm specializing in advocacy, business development, coalition building, and communication strategies while serving at the federal, state and local levels of government.

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