Cammie Chatterton:

Owner, President, CEO

Founded Bay Food April 1993


Cammie Chatterton was one of the first women in the U.S. to own a retail food brokerage business, having established Bay Food Brokerage in 1993. In addition to her executive and entrepreneurial leadership, she has three decades of experience in perishable foods, predominately focusing on the meat, dairy, seafood and deli side of the retail industry. In addition to overseeing the strategic growth and success of Bay Food Brokerage, Cammie also oversees meat sales for Publix headquarters.

Education and Memberships:

Cammie graduated from Marshall University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and communications. Locally, she is currently a member of the executive board of directors for the Tampa Bay Chamber, the board of trustees of Jesuit High School, the executive board of the Get Live 45 Foundation, and the board of directors for Feeding Tampa Bay’s capital campaign. She is also a member of CEO Council of Tampa Bay. As for industry involvement, Chatterton is a member and past board member of the Florida chapter of Grocery Manufacturers’ Representatives (GMR), and a member of Florida Frozen and Fresh Manufacturers Representatives, International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA), National Protein and Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).


Cammie was awarded the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Outstanding Business Leader of the Year Award in 2022; was a finalist for Tampa Bay Business and Wealth’s Philanthropists of the Year in 2022; was recognized in Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery issue in 2022; made the list of The Shelby Report’s Women of Influence in the Food Industry in 2021; and was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year in 2019.

Under her leadership, Bay Food Brokerage won the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award in 2020 in the 21-50 Employees category. The company was ranked No. 32 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 list in 2021, which recognizes regional businesses with the greatest percentage of revenue growth over a three-year period. It has also been on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s annual Largest Women-Owned Businesses List every year since 2019.

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