Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty


Bringing years of business and consulting experience to the classroom, our faculty have the knowledge to help you succeed.

Through thought-provoking lectures, hands-on learning aspects and informal discussions, faculty emphasize the application of concepts and principles to the practical world of business.

Our faculty members keep pace with the latest trends in the world of business by serving on boards of corporations, nonprofits, and civic organizations; practicing as CPAs; operating their own businesses; and serving as consultants to regional, national and international companies.

All business faculty bring academic and practical experience into the classroom. They include a former chief marketing officer, vice president of human resources, attorney, chief financial officer, international business consultant, automotive executive, and the owner/operator of several Florida restaurants.

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Barney Barnett
School of Business & Free Enterprise

The Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise provides a high quality, student-oriented business educational experience to baccalaureate and master’s level students.

Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise

Business Adjunct Faculty

Scott Beatrice


Gary M. Ralston



Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers for the Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise is a team of business leaders who provide a valuable source of counsel to the College's leadership, Dean, and Chair of the Business Department. The Board advises on community needs and preferences for programs, particularly as these relate to economic development and business functions.


Photo: Ed Crenshaw

Ed Crenshaw
Chairman of the Board
Publix Super Markets Inc.


Board Members

Photo: Joel Adams

Joel Adams
Executive Vice President
Highland Homes

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Fred Boling
Vice President for External Affairs
Clear Springs Land Company

Photo: Tony Coleman

Tony Coleman ’75
President & CEO

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Jeff Cox
Chairman, retired
Linder Industrial Machinery, Inc.

Photo: Scott Crossman

Scott Crossman '84
Crossman and Company

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C. Scott Franklin
President & CEO
Lanier Upshaw, Inc.

Photo: Ed Goodemotte

Dr. Ed Goodemotte
Radiology Imaging Specialists

Photo: Laura Hawley

Laura Hawley '83
Executive Vice President
Allen & Company of Florida, Inc.

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Martin E. Higgenbotham
Higgenbotham Auctioneers Int. LTD

Photo: Fred Johnson

Fred Johnson
Fred's Market

Photo: Cindy Launer

Cindy Launer ’93
Chief of Staff
AIG Property Casualty

Photo: Harold M. McLeod III

Harold M. McLeod III
Senior Vice President
and Commercial Banking Manager
SunTrust Bank

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Paul Noris
President & CEO
Bank of Central Florida

Photo: Thomas S. Petcoff

Thomas S. Petcoff '70
Retail First Mutual Holdings

Photo: Abel Putnam

Abel A. Putnam ’89
Putnam, Creighton & Airth, P.A.

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Joe P. Ruthven
Ruthven Real Estate Investments

Photo: Clay Watkins

Clay Watkins
President, Transport Services
Watkins Associated Industries

Photo: Ron Woodsby

Ron Woodsby
President & Owner
Talk of the Town Restaurants

Ex-Officio Members

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Dr. Anne Kerr
Florida Southern College

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Dr. Robert Holmes
Dean, Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise
Florida Southern College

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Dr. Kyle D. Fedler
Florida Southern College

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Dr. Robert H. Tate
Vice President of External Relations
and Associate Dean, Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise
Florida Southern College