Network of Executive Women
Welcome to
Network of Executive Women 
- Tampa Bay

Our Goal is to be the "Network of Choice" for Executive Women in the Tampa Bay Region.

Whether your goal is climbing the corporate ladder, increasing knowledge awareness, or building relationships, the Network of Executive Women (N.E.W.) can help you succeed.

Since it was founded in 1980, N.E.W. has been increasing the visibility, influence, financial well-being, community involvement and interaction of business and professional women.

Through meetings, communication, executive retreats and special events, the organization delivers education, information and networking opportunities with powerful resources.

2016 Network of Executive Women
Co-Members of the Year
Lisa Demmi

Haley Maple
Dalan, Katz & Siegel, P.L.


2016 Network of Executive Women
President's Award
Karen Koch

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2017 - January Luncheon

Rita Lowman

COO, Pilot Bank

Rita Lowman, Chief Operating Officer with Pilot Bank is 40 year banker who has blazed trails for the industry throughout her career.  She currently is the Chair Elect of the Florida Bankers Association, Vice Chair of the Florida/Puerto Rico Division of the American Cancer Society, Board of Directors of Outback Bowl and has recently been named to the Community Bank Council of the American Bankers Association.  Rita served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the Florida School of Banking/University of Florida.  Rita is the 2017 Chair of the Board of Governors for the Center Club in Tampa.

Rita has chaired the Tampa Cattle Barons Ball and served as 2016 Chair of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Tampa.  She has been named the 2017 Honorary Chair of the MSABC event .

She has had numerous articles on banking published and is a requested speaker on subjects from Successful Management to Women in the Boardroom.  In 2014, she was recognized by the Florida Bankers Association with the coveted Chairman’s Award.  Rita was honored in 2016 as one of the Power 100 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Rita authored From the Farm to the Boardroom:  Leadership Lessons.

Rita and her husband have two sons and enjoy their cattle farm in Georgia in their down time.


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Alex Furnari
Furnari & Associates

With over 30 years of professional experience, our associates are dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations like yours deliver mission results to your community.  A network of key partners allows us to provide a range of services targeting three main areas:

Planning, Writing and Training!

Alex and Jay Furnari at a recent training session.

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