Tampa Bay Business Leaders to Headline USFSP Inaugural “Critical Conversations in Business” Series

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(Sept. 4, 2017) Business leaders from around the Tampa Bay area will converge on the University of South Florida St. Petersburg for the inaugural “Critical Conversations in Business” series on September 7 at 7:30 a.m. The first in a series of conversations to be held throughout the year, panelists will explore the future outlook of the U.S. economy, emerging business trends, disruptive innovations, and insights into diverse industry sectors.

“We have a terrific program that focuses on the forecast for the U.S. and regional economies for the coming year and how future trends and developments may impact key Tampa Bay area sectors like energy, manufacturing, finance, and health care,” said Sridhar Sundaram, dean of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business. “These conversations will also provide our students and community members with wonderful opportunities to network and meet with industry leaders and peers.”

Hosted by the USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business and sponsored by Northern Trust, the initial breakfast conversation will feature a distinguished panel of speakers, including:

  • Carl Tannenbaum, Chief Economist, Northern Trust (Keynote)
  • Forbes Alexander, Chief Financial Officer, Jabil Inc.
  • Harry Sideris, State President of Florida, Duke Energy

The series will take place in Lynn Pippenger Hall, the new state-of-the-art home for the Kate Tiedemann College of Business. The four-story building boasts 68,000 square feet of classroom, office and common spaces, including innovation labs and a new Wealth Management Center. The Kate Tiedemann College of Business is one of the few business schools worldwide to have earned AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. Its online MBA program is ranked among the nation’s top 15 online programs by U.S. News & World Report.

“Critical Conversations in Business” is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.usfsp.edu/critical.