The Regent | Tampa Bay's Premier Event Venue

Our Team

Shannon Keil is a Florida girl through and through; born and raised in Central Florida. She recently moved back to Florida from Texas and now resides in Riverview, FL with her husband of 24 years, John along with their 3 children; Shawn, Kaleigh, Taylor, son-in-law Jaime and grandson Dominic.

Shannon has built her 20+ year career in Florida, Texas and around the globe working for companies such as Universal Studios Creative Development, Young Presidents Organization, Streams Ministries, Mary Kay Corporate and now The Regent. Through this career building journey she has learned from amazing mentors and industry leaders, gathering an understanding of corporate events, meetings, workshops and conferences – large and small. She has been honored to walk with a long list of brides down the aisle to their most memorable life changing moment, and has put together dinners, galas and events to help charities and non-profits increase their bottom line.

For her it isn’t the event itself that brings the success but all of the small details that bring a memory making experience to life.

Shannon Keil Director at The Regent

Shannon Keil

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

George T. May, Chair

Mary Boor, Secretary

Antonio Amadeo

Terry Curry

Al Erdman

Lynn Langowski

David Lemar Jr.

Fran Palek

Dan Pilka

Dr. Nancee Sorenson

Dr. Carlos Soto