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Published: November 15, 2023

UT Alum and Local Business Owner Is up Next on the “Ethics Hot Seat”

On Monday, Nov. 27, Travis Kaiser ’07, owner of Santoro’s Pizzeria in the Hyde Park neighborhood, will be in the spotlight at UT’s Ethics Hot Seat Speaker Series, hosted by the Center for Ethics at the Sykes College of Business. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center on campus.

UT Alum and Local Business Owner Is up Next on the “Ethics Hot Seat”The event begins at 6 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center on campus.

Kaiser’s talk is titled “Ethics and Success: A Successful Restaurant Owner Speaks on the Importance of Ethics.” Kaiser opened Santoro’s in 2021 to serve New Jersey-style pizza reminiscent of his hometown to the Tampa community. Santoro’s has since gained lots of popularity in the area, which Kaiser credits to its three pillars: premier food quality, unmatched hospitality and optimum branding.

Along with Center for Ethics co-directors Robert Marley, associate professor of accounting, and Ashley Salaiz, assistant professor of management, Kaiser will spend the evening navigating ethical situations and will discuss how to maintain a reputation of integrity.

The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are required to register at ut.edu/centerforethics. The next event in this series will take place in the spring semester.

For more information, contact Leshell Santiago, staff assistant in the Sykes College of Business, at lsantiago@ut.edu or (813) 257-3039.


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