Category: Past Speakers

Jan 23

Margaret Word Burnside & Aaron R. Fodiman – April 23rd 2015

Aaron Fodiman & Margaret Word Burnside

Margaret, a Clearwater native, attended Stevens College and then the University of Florida graduate school of journalism. She has played the piano and organ professionally, been the director of marketing for two international manufacturing companies, a professional model, plus fashion show and special events coordinator. She is an alumnae of Leadership Pinellas and a sustainer …

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Jan 22

Steve & Julie Weintraub – July 23rd 2015

Steve & Julie Weintraub

In June 1984, Steve Weintraub founded Gold & Diamond Source, and his wife Julie joined him in 2004. Steve acts as president of the company, still hand selecting every diamond in their vast inventory. Julie is Vice President and helps manage marketing, PR, customer and community relations in addition to running their charity Julie Weintraub’s …

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Jan 01

Dev Pathik

Dev Pathik – Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports Development Group Dev Pathik is the Founder and CEO of a global sports facility development firm. He has developed and sold a number of businesses including an eco travel company, the largest corporate teambuilding center in the U.S., an award-winning adventure business consultancy, and more. Pathik is also …

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Dec 01

Kathleen Shanahan – January 22nd, 2015

Kathleen Shanahan

Kathleen M. Shanahan is currently Chairman and CEO of URETEK Holdings, Inc. URETEK Holdings is a Florida based company focused on soil stabilization and densification for infrastructure rehabilitation. URETEK provides fast, minimally-disruptive, cost-effective repair solutions through the use of a patented polymer based application process. Ms. Shanahan has a distinguished background in business, politics and …

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Oct 22

Thomas L. duPont, Chairman/Publisher – October 22nd, 2014

Tom DuPont

Thomas L. duPont is a graduate of The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ (1966), Rollins College (BA), Winter Park, FL (1970), University of Delaware (MA), Newark, DE (1972). Currently Mr. duPont is Chairman and Publisher of duPont Publishing, Inc. – a fully integrated publisher of specialty marketplace magazines and internet featuring luxury products for sale and …

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Jul 17

Dan Shouvlin – CEO & Partner in the Frenchy’s Restaurant Dynasty Speaks on Business Success – July 17th

Daniel Shouvlin clear sky beachside cafe

Dan Shouvlin was raised in Springfield, Ohio. After attending The University of Notre Dame, his first job was at TGI Friday’s. From there he moved on other rapidly expanding restaurant companies; Chi Chi’s, Olive Garden, to name a couple. He was transferred to Pinellas County in the mid ’80s. Once here he acquired ownership in …

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Apr 22

Wendi Braswell – Learn How to Dress for Business Success! – Tuesday, April 22nd, 2104

Wendi Braswell

Former Model and Fashion Consultant Wendi Braswell, Teaches you how to dress for success! Learn 5 Business Basics to Move You Forward as Wendi Braswell, NBC Daytime Superstar and former model & actress, tells both men and women how to effectively dress for success. Wendi Braswell is THE sought after Style Expert. Wendi is the …

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Feb 06

Dr. Jennifer Hall of Eckerd College speaks on the Psychology of Successful Entrepreneurs

Dr. Jennifer Hall of Eckerd College

Dr. Jennifer Hall of Eckerd College is a leadership trainer, executive coach, and expert on entrepreneurial mindset. The Director of Coaching at Eckerd’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI), Jen coordinates all coaching and feedback services offered by LDI, provides training and development for LDI’s executive coaches, and serves as an executive coach to individual leaders from …

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Jul 11

Robert Stevenson, Author, Professional Speaker and Motivator

Robert Stevenson

Robert is one of the most widely recognized professional speakers in the world. He is also the author of the best selling How To Soar Like An Eagle In A World Full Of Turkeys and his new book 52 Essential Habits For Success. He is a man who is consistently honored with standing ovations and …

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Apr 18

Howard Baskin, Counselor to Business Tigers and Big Cat Rescue

Howard Baskin - Big Cat Rescue

Howard Baskin has been an equity participant and general manager in three companies, one of which he co-founded. He worked with early stage and fast growing companies in the areas of strategic planning, finance and operations, and was Director of Strategic Planning for the Citicorp’s Commercial Real Estate Division. When not talking with Tigers like …

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