MainStreet Speakers Series

NorthStar BankThe MainStreet Speakers Series is a community lecture series that provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas, opinions and perspectives. The Series is presented each fall and spring semester and generously sponsored by NorthStar Bank.

The Speakers Series is held at The University of Tampa on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center which overlooks beautiful downtown Tampa. The series is open to the public, although advance registration and payment is requested.

Speakers are chosen on the basis of their career achievements and unique expertise in their particular field. To recommend a speaker, please contact Melissa Flohr at mflohr@ut.edu or (813) 257-3782.

Date/Location Speaker Topic RSVP

Spring 2014

 
     
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

7:30–9 a.m.
The University of Tampa, 9th Floor Crescent Club

 Jeff Stevenson 
Jeff Stevenson
Founder & CEO
VinoPRO

"Yes, Profit Does Matter: How We Flamed Out and Then Catapulted VinoPRO to #234 on the 2013 Inc 500 List in Four Years."                  
  • Students/UT Employees: Free
  • Individual Seats: $15.00
  • Table of Eight: $150 (four of eight seats go to sponsor students)
  • Corporate Sponsorships: $500
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    Please RSVP by March 12.
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    Fall 2013

     
         

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    7:30–9 a.m.
    The University of Tampa, 9th Floor Crescent Club
     
    Bonnie&Michael-Smaller
    Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan
    Co-founders
    Barefoot Cellars

    "The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand"

     

     

    Spring 2013

     
         

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    7:30–9 a.m.
    The University of Tampa, 9th Floor Crescent Club

    Peter Skarzynski

    Peter C. Skarzynski
    Managing Partner and Founder
    ITC Business Group

     

     

     
    "Scaling Innovation: Lessons from Organizations Large and Small"
     
     

    Fall 2012

     
         

    Wednesday, Oct. 10

    7:30–9 a.m.
    The University of Tampa, 9th Floor Crescent Club

    John H. Sykes
    John H. Sykes
    Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
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    C Skyes
    Charles "Chuck" Sykes
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated
    View Bio  
    "Business, Family and Community Leadership" Cost
    • Students/UT Employees: Free
    • Individual Seats: $15.00
    • Table of Eight: $100 (four of eight seats go to sponsor students)
    • Corporate Sponsorships: $500
     

    Spring 2012 

     
         
    Wednesday, March 21
    7:30–9 a.m.
    The University of Tampa, 9th Floor Crescent Club
    Dan T Cathy
    Dan T. Cathy

    President and Chief Operating Officer, Chick-fil-A Inc.
    View Bio
    Building Effective Leaders Cost
    • Students/UT Employees: Free
    • Individual Seats: $15.00
    • Table of Eight: $100 (four of eight seats go to sponsor students)
    • Corporate Sponsorships: $500