A Registered Dietitian and marketing manager, Lea Shappee now adds Sponsorship Chair to her list of credentials. With a degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Master of Business Administration, Lea Shappee belongs to half a dozen professional dietetic organizations. Working on the Executive Committee for the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Lea Shappee is responsible for locating contributors to fund the organization’s functions. Two of her most recent partnerships have netted $10,000 for a leadership retreat and $2,500 to be applied to the company database. Lea Shappee also was employed by Tampa General Hospital as the Director of Community Development. There she was responsible for the tactical implementation of the hospital’s outreach program and for identification and appreciation of outstanding community supporters. Furthermore, Lea Shappee employed the assistance of hospital physicians to design educational curricula. Also responsible for events, Lea Shappee organized a celebration for the hospital’s 75th anniversary and a Women’s Health Symposium. Tampa General Hospital honored Shappee’s efforts, presenting her the Managerial Recognition Award in 2003. Prior to her work in the community, Lea Shappee spent considerable time in sales with Mead Johnson Nutritionals. Working for the company for 11 years, Lea Shappee led the sales team as Territory Sales Manager after a promotion from Senior Medical Sales Representative. Lea Shappee also developed business relationships with medical doctors to design and produce medical products, negotiating contracts and pricing. While launching 14 products during her tenure and repeatedly placing in the top 10 percent in district and regional sales, Lea Shappee received a multitude of sales awards. In just over one decade, Shappee was promoted three times. Lea Shappee is affiliated with several dietetic associations on regional, statewide, and national levels and has performed community service on behalf of the American Heart Association.