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The annual University of Tampa Fellows Forum brings together a distinguished panel of business CEOs to share their perspectives with the Tampa Bay business community on a current issue of importance. Each year, the Fellows Forum attracts more than 1,000 attendees.

March 21, 2017
7:15 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m. – Program 

 We are pleased to have the following speakers for the 2017 Fellows Forum: 

  • Stephen Smith, CEO of L.L. Bean
  • Jeffery Harrold, CEO of Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Third speaker to be determined

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
Louise Lykes Ferguson Hall
Tampa, FL

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Beneficiary of Event

The University of Tampa Board of Fellows Endowed Scholarship to the Sykes College of Business and other student programs.

Tickets: $40

Tickets for the Forum are available in December through the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce's website at or through various sponsorship packages.


The Fellows Forum offers a terrific way to get your company's name in front of hundreds of area decision-makers. All levels of sponsorship come with tickets, so your company's employees can attend. Proceeds from the Fellows Forum fund the Board of Fellows Endowed Scholarship to The University of Tampa's Sykes College of Business. Please click here for the available sponsorship opportunities

UT Fellows

The Fellows are a group of UT supporters that consists of over 160 of the top business leaders in the Tampa Bay area. Their mission is to serve as goodwill ambassadors in the business community, helping to raise funds and awareness for the University. Visit the Fellows website.

Contact Information

Kate White
Assistant Director, Events Management
(813) 257-1700  


 Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors



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"I greatly enjoyed my experience with the Fellows Forum, which was well designed for the discussion of the issues facing our economy."

– Dennis Lockhart
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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