Tonya Elmore

President & CEO of
Tampa Bay Innovation Center

Favorite Quote

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts. – Larry Ellison

About Tonya Elmore

Tonya Elmore, President & CEO, Tampa Bay Innovation Center

Tonya Elmore is founder, president & CEO of STAR-TEC Enterprises, Inc. a not-for-profit corporation that specializes in working with innovators and entrepreneurs. Under Tonya’s leadership the Tampa Bay Innovation Center was established to house and provide programming for startups. Tonya earned her B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and her executive MBA degree from the University of South Florida.

Tonya serves on the Operating Council of the St. Petersburg Innovation District, the St. Petersburg College – College of Business Board of Advisors, Pinellas County Economic Development Advisory Board, and chairs the Student Advisory Committee for Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School for Innovation & Digital Learning. She was most recently recognized by Florida Trend as “One of the People to Know in St. Petersburg”.