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Business Advisory Board

Building Tomorrow’s Business Leaders

The Business Advisory Board, comprised of CEOs and prominent, influential business leaders from St. Augustine and surrounding areas, is the primary link between the business community and the Business Administration Department of Flagler College.

Business Advisory Board Goals:

  • Provide knowledge and skills needed by business graduates to be successful in the 21st century workplace
  • Provide business resources by
    • Serving as guest lecturers and speakers
    • Supporting and placing interns
    • Identifying service learning opportunities
    • Offering networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Assist with job placement of Flagler College business graduates
  • Establish and support a Distinguished CEO Lecture Series.
  • Generate strategies to competitively recruit and retain high quality students in business program

89% of business majors graduate in 4 years28% of the Flagler College student body are business administration majors40% of the students in the business administration major are international students

Photos from the spring 2016 Business Forum

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The Need

Your contributions to this program will help provide the following resources:

  • Scholarships
  • Endowed Professorships
  • Business Speaker Series
  • Experiential opportunities for business administration students


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Business Advisory Board

Seth Shortlidge, Chair, CEO and Owner, NTE Energy, St. Augustine, Florida

Joe Bateman, Retired Vice President of Government Relations, Union Pacific, Ponte Vedra, Florida

John Berlin, President, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, St. Augustine, Florida

Jessica Evans, Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, Regions Bank Jacksonville

Patrick McEnerney, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc New York

Don Fox, CEO, Firehouse of America

Peter Freytag, Retired Vice President of Common Stocks, State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Palm Coast, Florida

Nick Furris, Owner, Senior Producer and Director, Spectrum Films, Jacksonville, Florida

Michael Jones, Director of Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman, St. Augustine, Florida

Wayne Robison, President/CEO, Rulon International, St. Augustine, Florida

Randal Ringhaver (Liaison to the Board of Trustees), Chairman and President, Ring Power Corporation, St. Augustine, Florida

Richard Groux (Alumni Liaison), President, Groux Investments LLC, Broad Run, Virginia

Dr. William T Abare, President, Flagler College

Dr. Allison Roberts, Chair, Department of Business Administration and Associate Professor of Economics, Flagler College

Dr. Beverly C. Carmichael, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Flagler College                      

Dr. Alan Woolfolk, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Flagler College

Board Member Bios

In the News

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