Linda Marcelli

Managing Director, Lucky’s Real Tomatoes

Linda Marcelli joined Merrill Lynch in 1975 as a financial adviser in Boston, Massachusetts. She assumed various sales leadership roles, before being named one of the first women field officers for Merrill. In 1994, Ms. Marcelli was named Director of the New York City District with responsibility for 900 financial consultants, nine branch offices and more than $760 million in annual revenue.

In 2001, Marcelli relocated her career to Tampa, Florida, where she and her husband maintained their residence.

In 2007, after the loss of her husband, Marcelli, retired from Merrill Lynch and moved to entrepreneurship, where she is currently Managing Director of Lucky’s Real Tomatoes, a family-owned, national company founded in 1974. Lucky’s is known for growing and distributing flavorful, American-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes to fine restaurants, food service distributors and purveyors primarily in the Northeast.

While in New York City, Marcelli was named to the New York Academy of Women Achievers and featured in Fortune magazine. She is on the Board of the Rabbi Marc Tannenbaum Foundation in New York, an organization that works to foster inter-religious understanding, globally. Locally, Marcelli is a member of the USF College of Business Advisory Board; the Board of Trustees at Academy Prep of St. Petersburg, which she chaired from 2008 until 2013; Chair of the Edible Peace Patch Project Board; the Board of Sanabel-Captiva Trust Company; the Urban League of Pinellas County; and member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the CRA Midtown redevelopment plan for the City of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Linda Marcelli received her B.A. degree from Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Securities Institute at Wharton and the Tuck Institute at Dartmouth College