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.

The 2013-2014 Business Network Symposia are sponsored by  LCG Capital Logo and hosted by The University of Tampa Board of Fellows.

Each speaker will have 10-15 minutes, and the event will conclude with a Q-and-A session. This symposium is open to the public and has complimentary admission. January and April 2014 BNS photos

RSVP online or call the Office of Development and Community Relations at (813) 253-6220.

When:   April 8, 2014
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: First level of the Thomas Parking Garage and the West Parking Garage (spaces are limited); Map

April 8 BNS Speakers:


Trevor Burgess
C1 Bank


Tampa Bay Business Journal, "C1 Bank Doubles New Loan Production in 2013

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Lorna Taylor
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Tampa Bay Business Journal, Lorna Taylor (Video)  

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Tom Hall


Board of Fellows Business Network Symposium Committee Members

Penny Larsen, Links Financial, LLC.

Committee Members

Alan Randolph,
C1 Bank
Kyle Keith
TD Bank
Bill Sweeney,
WFS Business Solutions, Inc.
Laura Simon
B&B Protector Plans, Inc.
Brian Smith,
LCG Capital
Patty Clark
The Toni Everett Company
Bridgette Bello
Renee Vaughn
Williams Consulting Group, Inc.
Dave Luhrsen
American Business Leadership, Inc.
Rosanne Versaggi
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Debbie Lundberg
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Stu Williams
On Q Financial
Debbie Sheridan
Pilot Bank
Teresa Stinson
Cadence Bank
Henry Woodroffe
Woodroffe Corporation Architects
Walt Bromfield
Board Venture, LLC
Jackie Buckler
Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County FL, Inc.

UT Contact Information

Alexandra Silence
Director of Community Relations
(813) 253-6200 or 

Underwritten By

LCG Capital Logo

LCG Capital, 2013-2014 Business Network Symposia Presenting Sponsor

LCG, which consists of LCG Capital Advisors, LLC and Lender’s Consulting Group, Inc., is a leading transaction advisory firm specializing in corporate finance, loan and investment due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and other advisory services.

Founded in 2003, LCG has developed a reputation for consistently exceeding client expectations with a very high level of integrity and professionalism. LCG's team of nearly 40 professionals work in complement with our clients' management teams to overcome challenges, minimize transaction risk and maximize overall transaction value. Our clients rely on us as their trusted advisor and we take that responsibility very seriously.  

Tampa Bay Business Journal, Board of Fellows Media Sponsor and Sodexo Campus Services, Board of Fellows Catering Partner

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 about the Board of Fellows, visit