Sandy Bartow, President, JAX Chamber Foundation & Vice President, Entrepreneurial Growth, JAX Chamber

Bartow - Fndn headshot copySandy is president of the JAX Chamber Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization. The Foundation funds workforce development, leadership and entrepreneurial education in support of long-term regional prosperity.  She is also vice president of the Entrepreneurial Growth Division at the JAX Chamber and the founding executive director of the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center.  As vice president, she has oversight of the Small Business Center, Jacksonville Women’s Business Center, and GrowJax.  Prior to arriving in Jacksonville, Sandy was co-founder and executive director of the Kansas Women’s Business Center and a long-time entrepreneur.  Sandy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Philanthropy and Literature from Vermont College, earned a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Florida, and received the Thomas S. Johnson Entrepreneurial Scholar Award from the Warrington School of Business.

Nationally, Sandy has served on several boards including a three-year federal appointment to the National Women’s Business Council, a bi-partisan group who advise the President of the United States, Congress, and the Small Business Administration on women’s business issues. In 2008 she was selected as one of the inaugural TIAW World of Difference 100 by The International Alliance for Women. This award was created to honor women, around the world, who contribute to the economic empowerment of women.

Sandy is a Jacksonville Business Journal 2006 Women of Influence Honoree and received the individual mentor award at the 2007Jacksonville Business Journal’s Mosaic Awards. She is a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Jacksonville Class, served as chair of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women and currently sits on the Jacksonville University Davis College of Business Executive Advisory Board. Sandy is also a member of the Jacksonville Women’s Network. Sandy is married to Terry Bartow and enjoys a blended family of six children and eight grandchildren.