The Regent | Tampa Bay's Premier Event Venue

Our Team

Executive Director at The Regent, Julie was born and raised in Nicolet, Quebec, Canada. She graduated high school and went on to LaSalle College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Graduating with an associate degree in hotel management, she received the best offer for her internship in Tampa, Florida. She drove her little Honda Civic all the way from Canada in July of 1999 and never moved back, making Florida her home.

She lived in Temple Terrace for many years until she purchased her first house in Riverview and has loved and enjoyed the community ever since. She has 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.

Julie has a passion for what she does and as the director of The Regent; she can’t wait to assist you with planning your next event!

Julie Juteau
Executive Director


Christina Smith

Event Manager

Event Manager at The Regent since October 2015, Christina was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. She has been in the hospitality industry for 7 years, previously working in the catering and restaurant industry. You can find her most days at The Regent offices with a huge smile on her face waiting to greet anyone who walks in the door. Her favorite part of the job is meeting the clients and seeing their vision through to the end. Seeing the glimmer in the eye of the brides as they walk the isle on their big day always brings her the greatest of joy. Christina is a huge Boston sports fan to say the least and you can bet she won’t miss a single game.

Denise Street

Event Coordinator

Event Coordinator at The Regent, Denise has been in Hospitality for 35 years. She has been working with The Regent for 1year and loves sewing and arts and crafts. Denise has 9 grand kids which she spends most of her time with and loves Cosplay. She has volunteered in Civil Defense in the USVI to Park Ranger in Boston, Mass. She has worked as server/hostess to FOH/BOH Supervisor to Kitchen Manager and loves the event industry, Denise is one of the event closers at The Regent and you can always count on her to get the job done.


Zach Steward

Event Coordinator

Event Coordinator at The Regent, Zach was born in Houston TX, raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida and lived in Downtown Orlando for 13 years. There he was first introduced into the event industry working as an executive chef at John Michael Wedding and Special Events for 9 years. Recent resident of Hillsborough County he purchased his first home in Ruskin overlooking Beautiful Tampa Bay. He is the most recent employee at The Regent, Looking to venture out and meet as many members of the community as he can while learning the different aspects of event planning.

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
Al Erdman