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University of South Florida

Dr. Charles Lockwood named Citizen of the Year by South Tampa Chamber

USF Health’s Dr. Charles Lockwood has been named the 2022 Citizen of the Year by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Lockwood, senior vice president of USF Health and dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, was selected by the Chamber’s Board of Directors and was presented with the award at the Chamber’s meeting on Feb. 16, where he also provided the keynote address.

Dr. Charles Lockwood was honored by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 16, 2022.

Dr. Lockwood will also receive recognition at the Chamber’s annual meeting on March 3.

“I am extremely humbled to be named the 2022 Citizen of the Year by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce,” Dr. Lockwood said. “Thank you to the entire Chamber Board for this prestigious honor. I love our city and am proud of all we have accomplished.”

In addition to his leadership roles, Dr. Lockwood is professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Public Health at USF Health. He also serves as an Executive Vice President at Tampa General Hospital.

The annual award is presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond to help make the community of South Tampa a better place to live. Through their actions, they have influenced an improvement in the quality of life in and around South Tampa.

“Dr. Lockwood and his team have led the charge against COVID-19. Their efforts include developing testing supplies that are now being used around the world, creating programs aimed at treating vulnerable populations, and helping rapidly develop and roll out vaccines against the virus. Dr. Lockwood has also provided our businesses and local community with up-to-date information and answered any questions that we may have about the pandemic. Through his leadership, the Board wishes to express its sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Lockwood and recognize him as the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year,” said Chair of the Board Chris Bentley.

Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 600 businesses, organizations and individuals working together to make the South Tampa community the best place to live, work, and play. Its active membership consists of local businesses, professionals, non-profits and government representatives who enjoy connecting to the community though advocacy, educational and leadership opportunities. The South Tampa Chamber is recognized as a Certified Plus Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals and a Three-Star Chamber of Valor by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  www.SouthTampaChamber.org