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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.

Feb. 2, 2016
7:15 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m. - Program 

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

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Presented by: Verizon

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2016 Fellows Forum Speakers: 

  • Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO of RSM US  
  • Eric Affeldt, president and CEO, director of ClubCorp 
  • Rick Davidson, president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate  

2016 Speakers Biography:

Joe Adams, bio
CEO and managing partner

Eric Affeldt, bio
President and CEO, director

Rick Davidsonbio
President and CEO
Century 21 Real Estate

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.

2014-2015 Fellows Forum Committee Members:
  • Walt Bromfield, Board of Fellows chair
  • Steve Murray, Forum chair
  • Jimmy Clark, Forum sponsorship chair
  • Tim Jarrett
  • Liza Mizel
  • Topher Morrison
  • Ron Sompels
  • Ruth White
  • Bill Yanger
Contact Information

Laura Randall
Director of Community Relations for The University of Tampa
(813) 253-6200,  






"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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