Skip to content


The Sykes Hall of Fame Business Speaker Series was created to augment the learning of all Sykes College of Business students, specifically the undergraduate students. The Sykes Hall of Fame Business Speaker Series provides students with a rich and vibrant experience which adds to their portfolio of learning business leadership at the college. Guest speakers who participate in this event are nationally known business leaders and entrepreneurs who have an excellent reputation and story to tell. They share their personal experiences with several hundred students and provide an opportunity for these students to gain firsthand insight into the realities, challenges and perseverance that is required to become a highly notable leader in the business community.

Spring 2021


James L. Ferman, Jr.

President, Ferman Motor Car Company and Chairman of the Board, Tampa Bay Banking Company

Oscar J. Horton

President, Sun State International Trucks LLC

Topic: Nurturing a Local Business in a Global Environment
Date: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, from 5:30—7:30 p.m.

  • University of Tampa, Falk Theatre  
  • Online via Zoom

Register Now