Conversations with a CEO
Mar. 1, Randy Hassen, McKibbon Hospitality CEO
Furthering the mission that the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business be fully engaged with the surrounding business community and corporate world are the Conversation with a CEO events. Twice, sometimes three times a semester, top executives who practice innovation and implement forward-thinking policies at their companies come by to chat with our dean in front of a room filled with alumni, faculty, students and business leaders.
Past conversations have included Steve Griggs, CEO of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amelie Arena; Bob Dutkowsky, former CEO of Tech Data; Shelley Broader, CEO of Chico's FAS; and Mark Mondello CEO of Jabil. The setup is casual and involves the dean and the guest talking informally about careers, work environments and what it takes to be successful in a fast-paced, ever-changing corporate landscape.
The program has proven to be a huge success, often with nearly 200 attending the morning sessions, taking time from their busy work schedules to listen in on the conversation and ask questions of executives they otherwise may never get a chance to meet.
The Conversation with a CEO events are free and reservations are required on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Lauren Castellanos by emailing email@example.com.