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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

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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

Mr Don Fox, (Chair) CEO and Firehouse of American, Jacksonville, Florida

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

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

Mr. Tony Bernados, Publisher, St. Augustine Media, St. Augustine, Florida

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

Mr. Mike Flodin, Managing Director for the US and COO of Atento, Jacksonville, Florida

Mr. Peter Freytag, Retired Vice President of Common stocks, state Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Palm Coast, Florida

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

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

Mr. Ben Hakimian, Founder/CEO of Hakimian Holdings, Jacksonville, Florida

Mr. Chris Kamienski, Community President, CenterState Bank, St. Augustine, Flordia

Ms. Leah Lytle, CEO/Founder of Artsy Adobe, Jacksonville, Florida

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

Mr. Wayne Robison, President/CEO, Roulon international, St. Augustine, Florida 

Ms. Isabelle Rodriquez, President/CEO, The St. Johns County Chamber Of Commerce, St. Augustine

Mr. Mike Santarone, President/COO, Stellar, Jacksonville

Mr. Seth Shortlidge, CEO/Owner, NTE Energy, St. Augustine 

Mr. Kendall Spencer, Regional Bank President, Ameris Bank, Jacksonville

Mr. Richard Groux. Jr. (Member College Board of Trustees), Flagler College Alumni Liaison to the Business Advisory Board, Groux Investments, LLC, Broad Run, VA

Mr. Randal Ringhaver (Member College Board of Trustees), Board of Trustees Liaison to the Business Advisory Board, Chairman and President, Ring Power Corporation, St. Augustine

Dr. Joseph G. Joyner, President, Flagler College, St. Augustine

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

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

Prof. Paula Holanchock, Faculty Representative to the Business Advisory Board, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Flagler College, St Augustine

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

Craig Dickman, (Honorary Member), CEO/Chief Innovation Office, Breakthrough Fuel, Green Bay, WI              

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