TAMPA — Gerald “Jerry” Divers, the founder of The Bank of Tampa, and Gregory Celestan, CEO of Celestar Corp., will speak as part of The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business’s Hall of Fame Business Speaker Series on Thursday, Sept. 15.
The presentation, “Passion: A Key to Entrepreneurial Success,” will take place on campus at the Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., at 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free for registered students and guests, but seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP at www.ut.edu/business/sykeshalloffame/.
Divers, a University of Florida alumnus with a degree in banking and finance, established The Bank of Tampa in 1984. The bank has become the largest community bank in the Tampa Bay area and 10th largest Florida chartered bank. Divers also serves on the UT Board of Trustees.
Celestan started Celestar Corp., a defense consulting company specializing in intelligence support, in 2015 in Tampa. Previously, Celestan served 20 years in the U.S. Army, providing intelligence support and coordinating operations in locations such as Belarus, Germany and West Africa.
For more information, contact Dominique Walker, coordinator of College of Business operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 257-3782.
The University of Tampa is a private, comprehensive 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 has about 200 programs of study and serves 10,600 students from 50 states and most of the world’s countries.