EPISODE FEATURES TOM JAMES AND JEFF VINIK AS PART OF SUNCOAST BUSINESS FORUM
TAMPA — The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business Hall of Fame Speaker Series, featuring Raymond James founder Tom James and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, will be broadcast on WEDU PBS (check local listings) on Thursday, Nov. 27, at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m.
In the show, titled “Matching Wits with Wall Street with Tom James and Jeff Vinik,” Vinik and James will discuss their personal strategies for success; competition in business, sports and investing; and enriching a community while growing a business.
James built Raymond James Financial from a small local investment firm into one of America’s largest full-service investment firms, with 14,000 employees around the world. He’s a rock-solid entrepreneur in an industry that’s ever changing.
Vinik managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund, the world’s largest mutual fund, at age 33. Four years later, he started one of the nation’s largest and most successful hedge funds. Now, he’s turned his passion into hockey and real estate development.
This special episode of WEDU’s Suncoast Business Forum, which was recorded live at UT’s Falk Theatre in October, is moderated by host Geoff Simon.
For more information, contact Allison Hedrick, WEDU PBS Communications, at (813) 739-2940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 105 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 7,752 students from 50 states and 137 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and about half of UT students are from Florida.