TAMPA, Fla. – Merritt Martin, director of Public Affairs at Moffitt Cancer Center, is one of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2018 BusinessWoman of the Year honorees. Martin is one of 27 woman chosen from the 300 nominations. The award, now in its 14th year, highlights excellence among female business executives across the Tampa Bay region.

Merritt Martin, director of Public Affairs at Moffitt

Martin, who has been with Moffitt for more than a decade, advocates for the cancer center and its patients before the State Legislature and the executive branch.

“Merritt is an integral part of our Government Relations Department. She has cultivated long-lasting relationships with our state legislators and continues to educate lawmakers and the community about the groundbreaking research and treatments that have made Moffitt the No. 8 cancer hospital in the country,” said Jamie Wilson, vice president of Government Relations at Moffitt.

Martin received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a master’s of Public Administration from the University of South Florida and is the chair of its Alumni Board of Directors. She has also been named Young Professional of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, “40 under 40” by the Business Observer and a Tampa Bay “Up and Comer.”

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.