Working with corporations, government agencies, private businesses and non-profits, she is skilled in media relations, business development, consensus development, client retention, marketing, and creating strategic leadership alliances.
Prior to establishing her firm, Vaughn was a senior administrator for the City of Tampa, Florida. During her tenure, she represented the City or Mayor on over 50 boards and committees interfacing with educational institutions, business leaders, non-profit organizations, and Chambers of Commerce.
Renée is a member of Leadership Tampa Alumni (past chair), Leadership Tampa Bay (past President), Red Cross Angels (past president) and University of Tampa Board of Fellows (past Chair). She was the Chair of the Leadership Tampa class of 2014. She is the current Chair of the Circle of Red for the American Heart Association. She is also a member of the Chiseler’s, Women in Executive Leadership (WEL), the H.B. Plant Museum Society, the Tampa General Hospital Women’s Leadership Council, Athena Society, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mary Lee’s House (founding member), Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts, the Moffitt Merit Society, an Ambassador for Dress for Success, and is a founding member of The Women of the Bucs Life. She was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 BusinessWoman of the year and recipient of the Angie’s Award, given to the finalist who best exemplified leadership in mentoring others. In 2015, Renée received the prestigious Parke Wright III Leadership Award from Leadership Tampa Alumni and was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. She was the 2016/2017 Chair of the Circle of Red for the American Heart Association.