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UT’s Next Business Network Symposium Jan. 15

Published: January 09, 2019
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The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m. with the program running from 7:45–9 a.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.

The leaders of Workscapes Inc., Quala and Gator Cases are slated to speak at the next Business Network Symposium at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m. with the program running from 7:45–9 a.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Elizabeth Dvorak is CEO and Richard “Dick” Dvorak is president of Workscapes Inc., a full-service office dealership offering furniture, architectural products and space planning. Workscapes is one of the largest woman-owned businesses in the state of Florida, and Elizabeth Dvorak was named the Orlando Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year in 2006.

Scott Harrison is CEO of Quala, the largest provider of tank cleaning, tank washing, testing and repair services for portable liquid and dry bulk containers in the U.S. Harrison joined Quala in 2017, previously serving as CEO at both Rea Magnet Wire and Azure Dynamics and serving as group president at Hayes Lemmerz.

Crystal Morris founded Gator Cases with her father, Jerry Freed, in 2000, and currently serves as CEO. Beginning with a small offering of molded plastic guitar cases, they expanded the product line to more than 1,000 case and bag solutions for pro audio, IT, audio visual, general utility, band instrument and percussion.

The Business Network Symposium is hosted by The University of Tampa Board of Fellows and underwritten by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank. Other sponsors include 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. The final symposium in the 2018-2019 series is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23.

For more information or to RSVP, go to www.ut.edu/businesssymposium or contact Sharon McDonald, director of volunteer engagement, at (813) 257-3582 or smcdonald@ut.edu.