The Regent | Tampa Bay's Premier Event Venue

Our Team

I was born and raised in Nicolet, Quebec, Canada. I am French Canadian. I had an amazing small town upbringing and was lucky enough to travel all over Canada with my family. I also was very involved with an organization called Children International Summer Villages and it allowed me to travel around the world promoting peace. I have been to Brazil, Germany and many places around the United States. I enjoyed traveling and learning English hands on. I also was exposed to all kinds of culture and enjoyed learning about them all.

I graduated high school and went on to LaSalle College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I graduated with an associate degree in hotel management. Before graduating, I had an internship to complete. I sent applications to all the countries I had been, since I wanted to travel some more and had made many friends everywhere I had been. I received the best offer for my internship in Tampa, Florida. Drove my little Honda Civic to Tampa all the way from Canada in July of 1999 and never moved back home. I made Florida my home. My Canadian friends and family love that I moved to Florida and I always have visitors during the cold weather times!!!

I lived in Temple Terrace for many years till I purchased my first house in Riverview. I have loved and enjoyed the community ever since.

I have many years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry and worked for the Tampa Bay Lightning for 8 years in all kinds of different management roles. I have a passion for what I do and as the new director of The Regent; I cannot wait to assist you with planning all your events.

Julie Juteau
Executive Director


Christina Smith

Event Manager

Zach Steward

Event Coordinator

Denise Street

Event Coordinator

Board of Directors

David Lemar Jr., Chair
Terry Curry, Secretary
Lynn Langowski
George T. May
Fran Palek
Dan Pilka

Mary Boor
Dr. Carlos Soto
Antonio Amadeo
Dr. Nancee Sorenson