Stetson University

School of Business Administration

Family Enterprise Center Speaker Series

The Family Enterprise Center Speaker Series was established so that our students would have the opportunity to learn from, network with and dialogue with professionals working with the top family enterprises throughout the state, region and nation. This first-hand experience has brought our students face-to-face with many prominent business professionals, such as Mr. Steven C. Rockefeller, Jr. and Dr. Mark Hollis.

We have found that our students benefit from having guest speakers come into the classroom and describe their real world experiences in working with family enterprises. The Family Enterprise Center Speaker Series allows our students to be able to engage in discussions with people who have the experience and know-how to help guide them in their own career endeavors. As a result, we make arrangements for business professionals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to speak to our students. 

Previous Speakers Include:

Mr. Jim Ethier, CEO of Bush Brothers & Co.

Mr. Mark Peters, CEO of Butterball Farms

Mr. Charles Luck, President and CEO of Luck Companies

Mr. Casey Gonzmart and Ms. Andrea Gonzmart, 4th and 5th Generation Family Members of Columbia Restaurants

Mr. Ross Born, Co-CEO of Just Born

Ms. Kaley Hollis, Alumna, Giorgio Armani

Mr. Roman Ozimek, Alumnus, Gartner

The Complete List of Past Speakers

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Spring 2014 Featured Speakers

Henry Brown

February 19, 2014

Miller Electric Company

RJ Santore

April 14, 2014

Santore & Sons

Richard Gonzmart

Columbia Restaurant


Fall 2013 Featured Speakers

Andrew Keyt

Family Office Expert

John Kittle 

Kittle's Furniture 2nd Generation Member

Carol Wittmeyer

Associate Professor of Management, St. Bonaventure University

Kirby Rosplock 

Head of Research and Development, GenSpring


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