Update: The speaker lineup for the next Business Network Symposium has changed. Jason Caras, co-CEO of IT Authorities, a global IT services and cloud company, will join Jeffrey R. Clark, CEO of Clark Capital, and Lorraine Lutton, president of St. Joseph’s Hospital, at the event on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Caras is the co-CEO of IT Authorities, a global IT services and cloud company. Caras was awarded the Technology Leader of the Year award by the Tampa Technology Forum in 2012 and recognized as CEO of the Year by Tampa Bay CEO Magazine in 2009. Caras has been listed among the Top 250 Executives in the Managed Services industry in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He has served as the CEO of Infinity Communications, the executive vice president of Caras Insurance Agency, the CEO of Vesica Insurance Associates, the CEO of Worldwide Insurance Services in the Turks and Caicos, and the president of Worldwide Telecom.
TAMPA — The leaders of Clark Capital, Mise en Place and St. Joseph’s Hospital are slated to speak at the next Business Network Symposium at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m. with the program running from 7:45–9 a.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Jeffrey R. Clark is CEO of Clark Capital and serves on the boards of Micronics, a leading filtration company, and KEH, the world’s largest used camera equipment dealer. Clark is also an advisor to D Cubed, a private equity company. Previously, he was the CEO, president and board member for Anthony, the world’s largest manufacturer of glass doors and related products in the commercial refrigeration market.
Maryann Ferenc is owner and CEO of Mise en Place, which began as a catering company in 1986. Since then, Mise en Place has grown to include restaurants in downtown Tampa, the Tampa Museum of Art and the Tampa International Airport. Operations include in-house events, a full-service catering and event company, and retail marketing.
Lorraine Lutton is president of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the largest not-for-profit health care provider in Hillsborough County and part of the BayCare Health System. Lutton first joined St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1992. In her current role, she has expanded the Heart Institute and surgical services, and overseen construction of the new Emergency and Trauma Center.
The Business Network Symposium is hosted by The University of Tampa Board of Fellows and the presenting sponsor is LCG. Other sponsors include the Tampa Bay Business Journal and Sodexo Campus Services.
The Board of Fellows holds this networking event three times a year to allow businesses that are well known, changing or new to the Tampa Bay area the opportunity to share their accomplishments and plans with the business community. The final symposium in the 2015-2016 series is scheduled for April 26.
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