Tampa, FL – April 27, 2015 – Rhea F. Law, chair of the Florida offices for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Chair of the University of South Florida’s Health Professions Conferencing Corporation Board of Directors recently spoke at two University symposia.

The first presentation, titled “Leadership: A Glass Ceiling or Sticky Floor,” focused on the various aspects of female leaders in a male-dominated health industry. Law was a featured presenter at USF Health’s Special Topics in Women’s Health.

She was also the keynote speaker for the 2015 Fast 56 Awards. The Fast 56 identifies, recognizes and celebrates the world's fastest growing businesses that are owned or led by former USF students. It provides a forum to pass lessons to the next generation of entrepreneurs and is a prestigious honor from the USF Alumni Association. Rhea Law is a Class of 1977 USF graduate.

In addition to serving as chair of the firm’s Florida offices, Law is also a member of the Board of Directors. She focuses her law practice in the areas of government, environmental law and land use. With more than 30 years of experience, Law handles entitlement, permitting and zoning matters with specific emphasis on commercial, industrial and residential mixed use developments throughout Florida.

As a fifth generation Floridian, Law has been intimately involved with the organizations that drive growth and economic development within the state. She has held top leadership positions with local economic development organizations and has spent countless hours advocating for Florida’s future as a premier location for attracting businesses in the healthcare, financial, technology and retail sectors.

She earned her law degree from Stetson University College of Law, her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from Webber International University and the Honorary Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

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