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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.


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Date: March 27, 2018

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

2017 Fellows Forum Speakers Included: 

John Gainor 
John Gainor

President and CEO of International Dairy Queen 
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Jeff Harrold

Jeffrey Harrold

Chairman and CEO, Auto-Owners Insurance 
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Janice Bryant Howroyd

Founder and CEO of Act-1 Group 
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Stephen Smith

CEO of LL Bean
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2017 Photos:

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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 January through the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce's website at or through various sponsorship packages.

A Good Value For Sponsors

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

Eric Soncrant
Associate Director, Corporate and Major Gifts
(813) 258 - 7402 

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

  Straz Center BW

 Design Style Architecture

 UHC 2017 Logo

 Beck Group Logo


Phelps Dunbar


 Brown and Brown

 Hill Ward Henderson



Gold Sponsors



 Florida Blue



Raymond James



Crowe Horwath


 MBI Small



Thomas Financial



Synovus Bank


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Home Owners


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Silver Sponsors







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Nielsen Logo

CI Group Small



Ferreri Search


Tampa Bay Times


Media Sponsors




"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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