Vinny Tafuro

Vincent Tafuro – Photo by Kismis Ink Photography

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Bio

Vincent Tafuro is the president of Conscious Capitalism Florida whose purpose is to raise statewide awareness through education of the Conscious Capitalism movement by working with the private, public, non-profit, and education sectors to create opportunities that promote the practice of Conscious Capitalism. Conscious Capitalism Florida is a chapter of the national Conscious Capitalism organization.

Vinny is also president of Tafuro Communications, servicing a select client base of businesses, non-profits and political candidates/issues with their marketing and communications needs.

Vinny is active within the community and his industry. He is a past chairman of Ad 2 National, the American Advertising Federation’s young professional division. He served as president of Ad 2 Tampa Bay and was a member of the Hillsborough County, Citizen’s Advisory Committee.

Vinny is a member of the Advertising Ethics Certificate Committee for the Institute for Advertising Ethics (IAE) which is administered by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and the Missouri School of Journalism.

Vinny serves on the Hillsborough County Historic Preservation Challenge Grant committee and as president of AAF Tampa Bay. He is an active founder of 6 Degrees Tampa Bay, raising funds for the Florida Gulf Coast Paralyzed Veterans Association.

Vinny was the recipient of the 2005 Pinstripe Service Excellence Award, for outstanding contributions to Ad 2 Tampa Bay. In 2006 he was recognized as one of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” and profiled in Florida Trend Magazine, as a 20-something helping to shape business in Florida. In 2009 the Ad 2 National board of directors awarded him with an Honorary Lifetime Membership and in 2012 he became a Leadership Tampa Bay graduate.

In September 2012 Vinny published a book titled Corporate Empathy that lays out an argument for his belief that the way our companies and brands interact with customers is shifting dramatically due to the two-way communication that social media and the Internet allows.

Vinny’s writing combined with professional experience in business and the non-profit sector has led to a research project and planned documentary at the University of Tampa focused on how the economics of employment and education are being disrupted by technology.

Vincent enjoys an active and blended professional, academic, and personal life that provides freedom to selectively work and volunteer on projects that best compliment personal and professional development goals while working to improve the community and industries in which he resides.

 

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