"The Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber, founded over 30 years ago as the Tampa Bay Business Guild, is committed to serving the community and providing an environment for business owners and local organizations to come together and continue to grow within Tampa Bay. The organization has evolved through the years, demonstrating the importance of consistently re-evaluating the community and local business needs. The 2015 introduction of Diamonds in Diversity celebrates the LGBTA best in business and community in Tampa Bay. A fun night of dinner, dancing, and recognition highlights the importance of bringing together like-minded businesses and community leaders to keep Tampa Bay on the forefront of leadership and growth in the LGBTA community."

Ashley Brundage is a highly regarded Inclusion Consultant for PNC Bank, based in the Tampa Bay area. Hired into her current position as a male to female transgender person, she self-identified during the interview process. She was appointed into her position as a Vice President with the department of Diversity and Inclusion after beginning her career as a part time teller, then working almost 5 years as a financial sales consultant. Ashley recently celebrated 13 years of marriage to Whitney and together they have two sons, Bryce and Blake.

Ashley is very active within the LGBT community. Since transitioning in 2010, she has worked tirelessly to promote awareness and acceptance of gender identity within the entire community. Ms. Brundage is involved in many local and national Non-Profit Organizations. She is the President of the Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and holds board or advisory positions with the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Balance Tampa Bay, and Equality Florida. She is also involved with many events, including the Equality Florida Gala for St. Petersburg, Florida, the Equality Florida Tampa Gala, and The Tampa Bay LGBT Diamond Awards.

Ashley was awarded a commendation from The City of Tampa, in December 2015, for her community engagement and outreach. She was named One of Tampa Bay’s Community Leaders Under 35 in the LGBT community. She is currently focusing on expanding her community partnership within the whole community. Ashley is involved with PFLAG, Out and Equal, PNC Diversity Council, and the Trans Support Network. Ashley is a knight preceptor in the Krewe of the Cavaliers, a Gasparilla Krewe.

Ms. Brundage speaks locally and nationally about her transition, workplace equality, diversity and inclusion. Ashley has presented seminars at The University of South Florida, The University of Tampa, MetLife, Out & Equal Workplace Summit, The Morsani College of Medicine, Ernst & Young, Boehringer Ingelhiem, PWC, Raymond James, Stetson Law School, Ameriprise, BayCare, Bay Pines VA Hospital, The Southern Comfort Conference, and The Keystone Conference. Ashley was the Keynote speaker for Macdill Air Force Base’s First Annual Pride Luncheon. She has also been interviewed in several publications and media outlets, including Tampa Bay Times, Watermark Magazine, Creative Loafing, The Tampa Bay Business Journal, The Miami Herald, Fox 13 News Tampa, ABC News 7 Ft Myers, and CBS 10 Tampa.

Ashley has been recognized in many areas and has received numerous awards including: 2015 PNC Performance Award, PNC’s highest employee achievement, one of only 206 all-time winners. 2014 and 2015 PNC Bank Circle of Excellence Award, as well as 2014, 2015, and 2016 PNC Market All Star Award, The University of South Florida 2014 Community Pride Award, 2015 St Pete Pride Grand Marshal. St. Pete Pride is the largest pride event in the southeast USA with more than 250,000 attendees. Ashley was nominated for the 2014 and 2015 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business Woman of the Year. Ashley was named 1 of 14 Most Remarkable People of 2014, by Watermark Magazine and was nominated for The Trans 100.

Ashley is a PNC certified Women’s Business Advocate. She knows it is a great honor to be with a company that consistently receives score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.