Winnie Marvel, DGE 2017-2018
Rotary Club of Tampa
Winnie is a third generation Tampan and the third generation to own and operate Magnon Jewelers, a company founded in 1890. After high school, Winnie studied at the University of South Florida with an emphasis on business and, then began working in the family jewelry business in 1981. She has earned certificates in Diamonds and Diamond Grading and Gemstones, from the Gemological Institute of America. During her tenure at Magnon’s, she moved from entry level position to owner.
Winnie enjoys contributing to many different community organizations. She participates in the Tampa Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Women of Influence Committee and Leadership Tampa Alumni Cabinet. She also has held a position on the board of trustees for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa and currently serves on the board of directors for the Henry B. Plant Museum. In addition she also enjoys membership in the Athena Society and The Krewe of Grace O’Malley.
Winnie has served in many capacities with the Rotary Club of Tampa, first as the chair for their Reading is Fundamental Committee, in addition to Interact, history and fundraising. She has served on the club’s board of directors twice and served as the club secretary in 2006-2007 and as club President in 2012-2013. Since that time she has served as an Assistant Governor for group 3 in district 6890. It is a point of pride with Winnie that she is the first third generation President of her club and also only the second female President in the clubs 102 year history. Winnie lives in south Tampa with her husband of 33 years, Jay Marvel. They have two children, Nathan and Davis, both currently working in the family jewelry business.