TAMPA — The leaders of Tampa General Hospital, Fitlife Foods and Tampa Electric are slated to speak at the next Business Network Symposium at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 23. 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.
John Couris joined Tampa General Hospital as president and CEO on Aug. 28, 2017. He previously served for seven years as CEO and president of Jupiter Medical Center, and spent 10 years at Bay Care Health System, where he was chief operating officer at Morton Plant Mease North Bay Hospital and vice president at Morton Plant Mease Health Care.
David Osterweil is founder and CEO of Tampa-based Fitlife Foods, the leader in omni-channel fresh, made-from-scratch prepared meals. Founded in 2011, the brand has grown to 15 locations and 200 team members, and also includes a robust e-commerce platform. It has become the largest exclusive independent retailer of fresh prepared meals in the Southeast.
Nancy Tower was appointed president and CEO of Tampa Electric on Dec. 1, 2017. In her previous role as chief development officer for Emera, she focused on mergers and acquisitions and the advancement of strategic growth projects. Tower played a lead role in the deal that brought TECO Energy into the Emera group of companies.
The Business Network Symposium is hosted by The University of Tampa Board of Fellows and the presenting sponsor is TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank. 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 2017-2018 series is scheduled for April 24.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 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 approximately 9,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 62 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.