CDS NBHS Roudtable Event 2023

The National Business Honor Society (NBHS) at Carrollwood Day School hosted its first Business Roundtable Event in conjunction with the 2023 CDS NBHS Induction. It was an exciting morning with discussions, inspiration and learning. 

NBHS gracefully inducted 24 new members! Part of the aims of NBHS is to "foster and recognize leadership skills and character development, help members grow ethically and socially, and promote an interest in business." This year CDS advisors wanted the induction ceremony to provide a more meaningful experience for our new and existing members, hence why this event developed into a Roundtable event to have personal conversations with business leaders from the Tampa Bay community.

It was set up like a "speed networking" event where each of the guest speakers was asked to host one of the designated tables in our Wagner Entrepreneur Center. At each table, there were over a dozen conversation topic cards.  Small groups of students visited each table for 5-8 minutes and drew 1-2 cards with questions/advice/story prompts for the speaker.  (For example, a few included: "Tell us about your favorite success story in your career so far."  "Share with us some tips that have helped you build your personal brand."   "What skills do you think young professionals need to improve now?")  The honor society advisors signaled to the students when their group should rotate to the next roundtable & speaker so that the students were able to have personal conversations with all six speakers.  It was an impressive list of business professionals representing diverse industries and Carrollwood Day School thanks them all for taking time out of their busy days to share their experiences.  At the close of the roundtable session, our students then had their official induction ceremony.


Thank you to our Speakers who joined us to share their journey with our CDS students; 

Robb Higgins - Executive Director Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Pam Miniati - Co-Executive Director Florida-Israel Business Accelerator

Roman Cowan - Brand President College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving, Franchise Headquarters

Brett McKinney - Senior Security Engineer The Walt Disney Company

Meghan O’Keefe - Executive Director Tampa Bay Tech

Liz Miller - Executive Vice President, Care Bridge


Congratulations to the new and existing members for a fantastic event! 

New Inductees:

Abdulrahman Alkaelani

Suma Anche

Aiden Asmar

Bryce Battle

Jacob Chernin

Stephanie Colledge

Nikheel Desai

Jacob “JT” Fuller

Juan Garanton

Annika Hubingerova

Ryan Hussey

Meher Khoka

Taylor Latini

Max Leeds

Dominick Niebles

Valentina Rodriguez

Olivia Sartain

Vasili Sotiropoulos

Katia Torres

Jacob Torres

Saskia Truchot

Marco Wang

Jacob Zager


Existing Members:

Yazan Abasaeed

John “JD” Bondurant

Ethan Elliott

Brennan Leonhardt

Finlay O’Connor

Kayden Palumbo

Tarek Rifai

Ryan Schwartz

Thank you to Lindsey Montague and the National Business Honor Society Advisors for making this a special event.