On February 15, 2016 Jenna Grooms joined the Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC) as the organization's Event Development Institute Manager. Jenna is responsible for growing the Event Development Institute (EDI), a full-service marketing and events agency that specializes in growing new and existing events and brands nationwide.
Jenna has spent most of her career in the events industry, beginning with several marketing internships with small, Tampa-based agencies. After completing an internship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Special Events and Game Operations Department in 2011, she was hired full time in 2012, spending four years as the Events and Entertainment Coordinator. Currently, Jenna is involved in several community-based programs, including serving as a mentor for the Positive Coaching Alliance of Tampa Bay.
Jenna graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Sociology. She currently resides with her husband, Tony, in South Tampa.