December 26, 2016 at 11am

Katy Cleary


Ms. Cleary serves as a Territory Manager for Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE HPY). Prior to working with Heartland, Ms. Cleary worked with Hyatt Resorts in Orlando and Aruba in management positions in the Rooms Division as well as Food and Beverage. She graduated from the University of Florida Gainesville in 1990 with a bachelor degree. Ms. Cleary held management positions in the commercial printing industry in Tampa Bay Florida.

In her current role with Heartland, Ms. Cleary provides numerous financial services to the industry, including credit card processing, payroll, gift marketing and rewards programs, to name a few. Heartland is unique in that they are a direct processor for credit cards (no middle man fees), as well as being the third largest publicly traded payroll service provider in the country.

Heartland is the leading provider of various financial services for the Hospitality Industry. Heartland is the endorsed provider of these services for the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the National Restaurant Association as well as over 40 state Associations, including the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, where Ms. Cleary has been active since 1995.

Aside from her educational and operational experience, Ms. Cleary earned the prestigious designation of Master Hotel Supplier from the American Hotel and Lodging Association. She is currently the 3rd top producer in her division and amongst the top 10% producers nationally. Ms. Cleary currently serves on the Board of the Florida Gator Club of Pinellas County and the St. Petersburg Bowl Game. She is active in the Downtown Exchange Club, St. Pete Yacht Club Woman’s Club, the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Bay Women in Tourism. She has two sons, TJ & Jack, and daughter Callaway and lives in St. Petersburg.