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The Leadership Speaker Series is dedicated to bringing outstanding leaders from the private, government and nonprofit sectors to campus to discuss business topics and corporate strategies with students, faculty, alumni and members of the community. Leaders candidly share their experiences, discuss challenges which have impacted their leadership development and provide advice to aspiring leaders.

Fall 2018

Speaker: Steve Allen

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CEO and Founder, DocuPhase
Topic: "The Rogue CEO"

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Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: The University of Tampa, Vaughn Center, 9th Floor Board Room

Past Speakers

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Speaker: Thomas (Tom) Pepin

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President and CEO, Pepin Distributing Company
Topic: “Leading and Community Engagement”

Speaker: Nancy Rebenold

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CEO, Xcira, Inc.
Topic: "No Regrets"

Speaker: Weston Smith

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Fraud Prevention and Ethics Advocate at ChalkLine Solutions, Inc.
Topic: "The HealthSouth Story: A Case of Malpractice and the Importance of Ethical Leadership"

Speaker: James R. Burkhart

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President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital
Topic: "Health Care Strategies: The Changing Landscape"

Speaker: Rick Thomas

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President and CEO of Thomas Financial Group
Topic: "Never Quit! Tales of Tenacity from the Thames to the Hillsborough"

Speaker: Tony DiBenedetto

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tribridge
Topic:
"Leadership in a Service Economy"

Speaker: John M. Barrett

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Chief Executive Officer of First Citrus Bank
Topic: "Beliefs on Managing Yourself and Leading Others”

Speaker: Mark House

Mark House

Managing Director of the Florida Division of The Beck Group
Topic: "Building 'A' Teams and Developing Philosophy"


Speaker: Nick Friedman

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Founder of "College Hunks Hauling Junk"
Topic: "Work Smart, Play Hard, Get in the Game"

Speaker: Maj. Gen. Michael Jones

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U.S. Army (Ret.)
Topic: Leveraging the 'Long War' Experience to Stimulate Economic Resurgence

Speaker: Pamela Tope

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Florida Regional President
Verizon Wireless
Topic: Leading in an Unwired World


Speaker: Louise Léger

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Canadian Consul General in Miami
Candian Government
Topic: North American Energy Markets and Economic Growth


Speaker: Matt Silverman

Matt Sliverman

President
Tampa Bay Rays

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Topic: Leadership from the Field to the Office


Speaker: Steve Griggs

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Chief Operating Officer
Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment, LLC

Includes the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Tampa Bay Storm and the Amalie Arena.
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Topic: Leadership Excellence in the Sports and Entertainment Industry