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Michelle Gervais Appointed Vice President of Wise Tampa Bay Chapter

Blank Rome partner Michelle Gervais was appointed to serve as executive board vice president of the Women in Sports and Events (“WISE”) Tampa Bay Chapter. Since 2018, the Tampa Bay chapter has continuously carried out WISE’s mission of empowering women in the business of sports. The founding partners of WISE Tampa Bay are the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, University of South Florida Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program, and Tampa Bay Sports Commission.

WISE places a strong emphasis on education, aiming to deepen its members’ knowledge of the industry by providing mentoring experiences for all career levels, innovative programming, events, and valuable networking opportunities.

Michelle has served as a WISE Tampa Bay executive board member since its founding in 2018 and will continue to serve on the board as vice president. She previously served as secretary, and vice president of communications, and was co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee.

Michelle’s substantial involvement in WISE will serve as an opportunity for her to further market and serve the local Tampa and Florida sports community at large, as well as Blank Rome’s Sports Law practice. For more information on WISE Tampa Bay, please visit its website at