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School of Business and Free Enterprise Advisory Board

Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise Advisory Board

The Barnett Business advisory board is a team of business leaders who provide counsel to the College’s leadership, dean, and department chairs that helps to facilitate innovative and relevant academic programs, community collaboration, fundraising, and high-quality employment for graduates.


Ed Crenshaw

Chairman of the Board
Publix Super Markets Inc.

Board Members

Joel Adams '93

Executive Vice President
Highland Homes

Fred Boling

Vice President for External Affairs
Clear Springs Land Company

Tony Coleman '75

President & CEO

Jeff Cox

Chairman, retired
Linder Industrial Machinery, Inc.

Scott Crossman '84

Crossman and Company

C. Scott Franklin

President & CEO
Lanier Upshaw, Inc.

Laura Hawley '83

Allen & Company of Florida Inc.

Martin E. Higgenbotham

Higgenbotham Auctioneers Int. LTD

Cindy Launer '93

Chief Operating Officer General Insurance, retired

Courtney Makris '12

Vice President of Business Development
Paul Davis Restoration

Robert McCollum

Market President, Greater Polk County

Paul Noris

President & CEO
Bank of Central Florida

Tom S. Petcoff '70

Retail First Mutual Holdings

Abel A. Putnam '89

Putnam, Creighton & Airth, P.A.

Carol A. Sipe '83

President & CEO
Summit Consulting

Mitchell P. Stiles '05

Vice President
Dealer Operations
WS Badcock Corporation

Clay Watkins

President, Transport Services
Watkins Associated Industries

Ron Woodsby

President & Owner
Talk of the Town Restaurant Group

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

Dr. J. Michael Weber

Dean, Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise
Florida Southern College

Dr. Brad Hollingshead

Florida Southern College