Meet James Zebrowski
Executive Director, Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization
Education: 2014 The University of Tampa, B.S. in Management
Career Specialties: Having lead teams of individuals while developing programs and initiatives, Zebrowski is known for connecting, motivating and encouraging team members to pursue success. Through initiatives such as SEEC Tampa, SmartCEO, Grow10, The University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center and The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), Zebrowski has launched annual campaigns, engaging fundraising activities and unique program development while overseeing various donations and many business operations in these roles.
Post graduation, he joined The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business as the start-up coordinator for the new 36,000-square-foot John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at UT. Zebrowski oversaw programs and events while assisting in fundraising and program development functions, as well as planning several national conferences.
Next, he joined SmartCEO.com - Lead Engaged, Lead Inspired, a media company that has the look and feel of a local business journal but targets senior level executives. He then partnered with a Tampa serial entrepreneur to develop an entrepreneurial initiative known as Grow10, which seeks to connect and engage the start-up ecosystem with the top business influencers in each region.
Zebrowski is now the managing director of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Headquarters located at The John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa. CEO seeks to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and to seek opportunity through enterprise creation.
Professional and Community Activities: Zebrowski sits on the Growth and Commerce Committee for The Tampa Downtown Partnership. The goal of this committee is job creation, investment and retention in Tampa's downtown, supporting retail initiatives, trade and tourism, commercial office, arts and entertainment, and housing development.
Honors and Awards: Town Sports International - C.H.A.M.P. Award - awarded by Cheryl Jones, senior vice president of programming and services
The University of Tampa - The Bob Ruday Unsung Hero Award 2014
The University of Tampa - Alan Weimer Entrepreneurship Student of the Year Award 2014 - awarded by Rebecca White of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center