Executive Forum Sept. 14

USF St. Petersburg hosts Executive Forum featuring top area business leaders.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2010) – On Tuesday, Sept. 14, leaders from companies such as Progress Energy Florida, Raymond James, Walgreens, Times Publishing Company and area hospitals will participate in focused panel discussions on issues facing today's companies.

The Executive Forum, an event with three scheduled panels, is free and open to the public. Executives from various fields will discuss three topics:

•Economics of Health Care (11 a.m.)

•Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Environment (2 p.m.)

•Leadership in a Dynamic Economic Climate (6 p.m.)

All panel discussions take place in the USFSP Campus Activities Center, located at the corner of 2nd St S and 6th Ave S. Complimentary parking is available on levels 2-5 of the university parking garage, 250 5th Ave S. Each panel will last approximately 90 minutes.

11 a.m. Economics of Health Care

Jeffrey Herrmann, Manning & Napier Advisors, Co-Director of Research
Beth Houghton, Houghton-Wagman Enterprises, Vice President
T. David Lewis, United Healthcare of Florida, Inc., President & CEO
Glenn Waters, Morton Plant Mease Health Care, CEO
Moderator: Rick Smith, USF St. Petersburg, Associate Professor of Economics

2 p.m. Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Environment

Vinny Dolan, Progress Energy Florida, President & CEO
Lillian Dunlap, Communication Research Enterprises, Principal & CEO
Bill Ulbricht, St. Anthony's Healthcare, President
Moderator: Susan Johnson, Echelon LLC, General Counsel, Executive VP & Principal

6 p.m. Leadership in a Dynamic Economic Climate

Bob Bailey, State Auto Insurance Companies, Former CEO, Chairman & President
Scott Corley, Walgreens, Market Vice President
Tony DiBenedetto, Tribridge, CEO & President
Paul Reilly, Raymond James, President & CEO
Paul Tash, Times Publishing Company, CEO & Chairman
Denise Walthers, The DW Group & Dermazone Solutions, DW Group President
Moderator: Michelle Bauer, Common Language, Founder & Chief Strategist

"One of the strategic initiatives of the College of Business at USFSP is to connect the university and its students with the business community for the benefit of all," said Maling Ebrahimpour, dean of the College of Business. "The public is welcome to participate in these dialogues. I hope the exchange of ideas at the Executive Forum contributes to our community's business future."

Major sponsors of the Executive Forum include SunTrust Bank, Progress Energy, and Common Language.

For more information about the Executive Forum at USF St. Petersburg, please call (727) 873-4992 or e-mail executiveforum@stpete.usf.edu.