St. Thomas University Kicks-off Entrepreneurial Lecture Series With Healthcare Expert And Florida Business Leader

MIAMI, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Thomas University School of Business is extending an invitation to the larger community to join faculty, alumni, students, board members, and business leaders to its "2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur Lecture Series" Wednesday, April 23 from 12:00 to 1:15 PM. The business networking event and intimate conversation with one of Florida's top business leaders will be held at the Law School Moot Courtroom, 16401 NW 37th Avenue in Miami Gardens. Light lunch will follow in the Law School Breezeway to encourage post event networking. To register, please visit www.stu.edu/lectureseries

Mike B. Fernandez currently serves as Chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P., a private equity firm located in Coral Gables, Florida. The firm focuses on investing in healthcare service companies nationwide. For over 25 years, Mike's career has centered on establishing, acquiring, growing and divesting of healthcare companies. He is the definition of a serial entrepreneur. Mike was Founder, President and CEO of Group Tech Systems, Inc., the first national database of group health insurance information. He has been the founder of many healthcare companies, including Physician's Healthcare Plans of Florida, Careplus Health Plans, Atlantic Dental, Hospitalist of America and Medical Specialties Distributors. In addition, Mike is a public company board member of Mednax, the largest physician specialty practice company in the United States and a current owner of Simply Healthcare Plans, Clear Health Alliance, Navarro Pharmacies, Nutriforce Nutrition, eMindful and Concordia Behavioral Health. St. Thomas University presented Mike an Honoris Causa doctoral degree at the Class of 2012 December commencement.

About St. Thomas University
Miami's St. Thomas University is dedicated to its mission of "Developing Leaders for Life." An urban, student-centered, Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity, St. Thomas University has been developing leaders who contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the regions they serve for over fifty years.  The University has earned a reputation for academic excellence and is renowned in justice and as an international leader in human rights; international business; science; and ministry. It is one of the few US universities to offer undergraduate scientific research. Programs of study are offered at the undergraduate, graduate and law school levels. For more information, visit www.stu.edu or contact Chief Marketing Officer Marivi Prado, mprado@stu.edu.

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