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Business Network Symposium

Held three times per year (October, January and April), the Business Network Symposium (BNS) is a complimentary and informative morning for the Tampa Bay business community and The University of Tampa students. Each BNS program will present three CEOs of local businesses. These businesses are well known, but changing; new and emerging; or new to the Tampa Bay area. The CEOs of these firms will be given the opportunity to share their business story – accomplishments, lessons learned and future plans – with the local community. Each speaker will have 10-15 minutes, and the event will conclude with a Q-and-A session. Watch videos of past symposiums. 

January Speakers:

Nancy Tower, CEO, Tampa Electric Co. 

John Couris, President and CEO, Tampa General Hospital 

David Osterweil, Founder and CEO, Fitlife Foods   

When:   Jan. 23, 2018
Location: Crescent Club, 9th Floor of the Vaughn Center 
The University of Tampa 
401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606
Time: 7:15–7:45 a.m. – Networking Breakfast
7:45–9 a.m. – Program
Parking: Parking is available in the Rick Thomas and West Parking Garages; Map


Call the Office of Development and University Relations at (813) 253-6220 for more information.

Board of Fellows Business Network Symposium Committee Members

Brian Hanrahan, Aon Risk Solutions | Aon Hewitt

Committee Members: 

Evan Brownstein, HealthPlan Services
Irene Ferguson, Seacoast Bank
Ashby Green, Gazelle Capital
Kari LaRocco, LaRocco & Associates
Su Lee, Pebble Creek Golf Club, Plantation Palms Golf Club, Wentworth Golf Club, Crescent Oaks Country Club and Ace Golf Ranges
Dave Luhrsen, American Business Leadership, Inc.
Deborah Sheridan, Hancock Bank
Eric Stewart, Synovus Bank
Ryan Toth, The BECK Group
Renée Vaughn, Williams Consulting Group

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The Board of Fellows sees its mission as one of strengthening the ties between the University and the local business community, serving as goodwill ambassadors within the community, and supporting the University financially through the Annual Fund and the Board of Fellows Endowed Scholarship. The organization has become an integral part of the Tampa Bay area's image.  

For more information, visit the Board of Fellows