A leader in bringing automobile dealers together, Dealers United is pleased to announce that its CEO, Pete Petersen, has been chosen to serve as a co-chair for the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee's 40th Anniversary HospitaBull Gala. The gala celebrates USFSM's role in the community as a provider of higher education, as well as the progress it has made since it opened its doors 40 years ago.
Sarasota, FL, March 3, 2016 (Newswire.com) - The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has selected Dealers United CEO Pete Petersen as a co-chair for its 40th Anniversary HospitaBull Gala. As a USFSM graduate, Mr. Petersen is pleased to join with others in celebrating the success of the university over the past 40 years. The gala will be held on March 4, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Fête Ballroom at Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
“It’s an honor to be selected as the co-chair for the 40th Anniversary of USFSM,” said Pete Petersen, CEO of Dealers United, and who graduated from the school in 2015. “USFSM is a key component to the future of Sarasota, and our younger generation of entrepreneurs and business owners need to work with our local higher education to build programs, hire and retain our educated local talent.”
USFSM is a key component to the future of Sarasota, and our younger generation of entrepreneurs and business owners need to work with our local higher education to build programs, hire and retain our educated local talent.
Pete Petersen, CEO
Dennis Stover, regional vice chancellor for university advancement says: “The 40th Anniversary HospitaBull Gala will be a great way for USFSM supporters from four decades to get together to celebrate how far the campus has come over the past 40 years. The Gala will be a spectacular way to showcase all of our achievements and to recognize the people who made them happen.”
As part of the evening’s events, a presentation will be given by Jaimie Mayer on philanthropy. Ms. Mayer is the great-granddaughter of Sara Lee Corporation founder Nathan Cummings, and she carries on Mr. Cummings’ legacy as a philanthropist as well as an entrepreneur. Her presentation will focus on the role that millennials are playing in philanthropy today and on the importance of intergenerational philanthropy.
About Dealers United
Dealers United is a membership-based online marketplace consisting of over 6,500 dealerships nationwide. By helping dealers save time, cut costs, and sell more cars, Dealers United ensures that every dealer, regardless of its size, has an equal opportunity to grow and succeed in the automotive industry. Sign up for free at www.dealersunited.com.
About USF Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)
USF Sarasota-Manatee is a regional campus of the University of South Florida system, offering the prestige of a nationally-ranked research university with the convenience of a hometown location, including classes in Manatee County, Venice and online. Separately accredited, USFSM is ideal for those interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s degree, professional certification, or continuing education credit in a small, personal setting with distinguished faculty and a dynamic curriculum of over 40 academic programs. Website: www.usfsm.edu.