Executives from Professional Sports, IT and Employee Training Industries to Speak at Business Network Symposium

Published: Jan 18, 2012
The CEOs of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, Tribridge and Paradigm Learning are set to share their experiences at the next Business Network Symposium on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at The University of Tampa. The event begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m. with the program running from 7:45-9 a.m. on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Tod Leiweke is CEO of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, which includes the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm and the Tampa Bay Times Forum. He also serves as alternate governor for the Lightning. Leiweke, who is in his 29th season in professional sports, helped rejuvenate the Lightning fan base during his first season in Tampa Bay (2010-2011).

Tony DiBenedetto is chairman and CEO of Tribridge, a national IT services and business consultancy he co-founded in 1998. He has guided the firm through the successful acquisition and integration of several companies, growing the business from a start-up company to one of the leading IT service providers in the United States.

Raymond “Ray” Green is CEO of Paradigm Learning, an employee training and communications organization he co-founded in 1994. He has accepted several awards on behalf of Paradigm Learning and has personally received the Thought Leadership Award from ISA for his work in the corporate learning field and the President’s Award from the Florida Council on Economic Development for contributions to Florida’s secondary education community.

The event is sponsored by The University of Tampa Board of Fellows, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, the Tampa Bay Business Journal and Sodexo Campus Services. The Board of Fellows holds this networking event three times a year to allow businesses that are well known, changing or new to the Tampa Bay area the opportunity to share their accomplishments and plans with the business community.