The 2012 Business Associate Event theme is "Rise by Lifting Others". This year's ABWA Emerald Coast Chapter, Business Associate of the Year exemplify this theme by lifting other ABWA sisters, our chapter's scholarship recipients, our community and the Emerald Coast Chapter American Business Women’s Association. 

Tammy McDaniel 2012-2013 Business Associate of the Year. Tammy is very active in the American Business Women’s Association and in her community. She is very professional, a business owner and is always willing to go above and beyond in what ever task she takes on. 

Owner/Manager Tammy’s Journeys a full service travel agency and a destination receptive operator. Tammy’s Journeys recently celebrated her first anniversary as a full service travel agency. 2011-2012 American Business Women’s Association District I Vice President Candidate representing Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee & South Carolina. 2009 August Emerald Ladies Journal. 

Tammy have served as Chapter President , 2 Terms as Vice President, Historian, Auditing Committee, Fall Enrollment, Spring Enrollment, Fundraising Event Entertainment Chair, Ways and Means, Scholarship, Publicity Chair, Membership Co-Chair, Mentoring Chair, 2 Terms Panhandle Area Council Chair, 2 Terms as Panhandle Area Council co-Chair. All the committees are very essential in order for a league to be run in a business like capacity.

As you can see Tammy is very involved in her community she received the 2008 FWB Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of year, 2007 Leadership Okaloosa top honors award, 2006 Greater Fort Walton Beach President’s award recipient. Served on the board of directors for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce 2006-2008, American Red Cross of NW Florida as board member and secretary, Emerald Coast Foundation, and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. Appointed to the 2008-2009 Visit Florida Industry Relations Committee & 2009-10 and 2011-12 Cultural, Heritage, Rural & Nature Committee, was an Okaloosa County School Mentor in 2006, 2007 & 2008, Marketing committee member for United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties and yearly supports Sinfonia. From 2009 to present Green Awareness Taskforce Chair for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, current Ft Walton Beach Chamber member and VISIT Florida Partner representing Tammy’s Journeys. Was the Destin Air Charters representative for the Walton County, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Destin, Bay County and Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Florida Society of Association Executives and VISIT Florida. 2009-10 53rd Wing Honorary Commander for the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron and 2009-10 Advisory Board of Horizons of Northwest Florida. Previous background and higher education has been in Travel and Tourism and has received top awards at American Express Travel Services (Pacesetter)-Norcross, GA, AAA South (Award for reaching yearly sales goal) Mary Esther, FL, and Navigant Vacations International (Gem Award)-Fort Walton Beach, FL.


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American Business Women's Association
Emerald Coast Chapter #1579
P.O. Box 731 
Fort Walton Beach, FL  32549 
emeraldcoastabwa@gmail.com