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School of Business and Free Enterprise Advisory Board

Barney Barnett School of Business of Free Enterprise Advisory Board

The Barnett School Advisory Board 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 ’93
Executive Vice President
Highland Homes

Photo: Fred Boling

Fred Boling
Vice President for External Affairs
Clear Springs Land Company

Photo: Tony Coleman

Tony Coleman ’75
President & CEO

Photo: Jeffrey Cox

Jeff Cox
Chairman, retired
Linder Industrial Machinery, Inc.

Photo: Scott Crossman

Scott Crossman '84
Crossman and Company

Photo: C. Scott Franklin

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

Photo: William Harrell

Mr. William H. Harrell, Esq.
Corporate Compliance and Government Affairs

Photo: Laura Hawley

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

Photo: Martin E. Higgenbotham

Martin E. Higgenbotham
Higgenbotham Auctioneers Int. LTD


Photo: Cindy Launer

Cindy Launer ’93
Chief Operating Officer General Insurance, retired

Photo: Paul J. Noris

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.

Photo: Joe P. Ruthven

Joe P. Ruthven
Ruthven Real Estate Investments

Photo: Carol Sipe

Carol A. Sipe '83
President and CEO
Summit Consulting

Photo: Mitchell Stiles

Mitchell P. Stiles '05 
Vice President
Dealer Operations
WS Badcock Corporation

Photo: Clay Watkins

Clay Watkins
President, Transport Services
Watkins Associated Industries

Photo: Ron Woodsby

Ron Woodsby
President & Owner
Talk of the Town Restaurant Group

Ex-Officio Members

Photo: Dr. Anne Kerr

Dr. Anne Kerr
Florida Southern College

Photo: Dr. Brad Hollingshead

Dr. Brad Hollingshead
Florida Southern College

Photo: Dr. James W. Fenton, Jr.

Dr. James W. Fenton, Jr.
Dean, Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise
Florida Southern College

Photo: Dr. Robert Tate

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