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Below please find upcoming Crummer Alumni Association Events. Contact the Alumni Relations team at crummeralumni@rollins.edu with any questions.

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Crummer Alumni Fall Social

Wednesday, November 16
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe, Sanford, FL

It’s the most wonderFALL time of the year and you really autumn know that it’s time to get the alumni network back together! Join us at the award-winning, alumna-owned Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe for an evening event like no other. We’ve reserved a private space that includes both indoor and outdoor areas perfect for networking with new connections and reconnecting with old friends. A complimentary dinner buffet and two drink tickets will be available courtesy of the Crummer Alumni Board.

We are so grateFALL for our amazing alumni – we hope to see you there!

Due to space limitations, registration is required and only 1 guest per registrant.

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Open to all Rollins students and alumni!

2022 Fall Networking & Recruiting Night

NEW DATE
Thursday, November 17
5 – 7 p.m.
Rollins College Campus, Rice Family Pavilion

All alumni are invited to participate in a night of networking and opportunities to meet with employers in the Central Florida area.

This event is hosted by the Crummer Career Resource Center and the Rollins Center for Career & Life Planning.

Email careercenter@rollins.edu with any questions.

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Additional Events

Additional opportunities to learn, connect, and engage.

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Past Events

Thursday, November 10

Latin America: Are Inflation and Low Growth Inevitable?

The 7th annual Latin America Pathways event was brought to the Crummer community by The São Paulo School of Economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas, the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, the University of Buenos Aires, the Centro Mackenzie de Liberdade Econômica da Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, and AQUA Wealth Management. The topic of this year’s event was “Latin America: Are Inflation and Low Growth Inevitable” and it will offer perspectives from the United States and Argentina.

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  • Alexandre Tombini, Ph.D. – Chief Representative of the BIS Office for the Americas, Former President, Central Bank of Brazil, 2011-2016
  • John Welch, Ph.D. – Research for Emerging Markets Inc, Professor U P Mackenzie, IPEA Fellow, e REM Inc
  • Diego Petrecolla, Ph.D. – Investigador IIEP, Profesor Universidad de Buenos Aires

March 2022

Crummer Alumni Weekend
at Rollins Alumni Weekend

Crummer Alumni Weekend returned this year and was held in conjunction with Rollins Alumni Weekend. We were able to offer Crummer-focused events and activities and Crummer alumni had the opportunity to access to the in-depth programming of the wider Rollins event, allowing them to network with Rollins alumni from around the world!

Crummer’s lineup of events included four Crummer Masterclasses taught by Crummer faculty and alumni.

 

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2022 Crummer Masterclasses

Negotiation in a Nutshell
Instructor: Professor Bill Grimm, Crummer Professor of Entrepreneurship and Negotiation

In this Masterclass, Professor Bill Grimm facilitates a negotiation exercise with students, shares what works and doesn’t work in negotiation, and demonstrates the importance of preparation.
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Design Thinking in a Culture of Innovation
Instructor: Jacob Hancock ’19MBA, Executive Director, Seeds Innovation Lab & Crummer Instructor
We live in a world that is changing more rapidly than ever before. So, we all know we need to innovate. But what does it take? How do we do it? What is “innovation” anyway? In this Masterclass, we’ll explore these topics together and provide you with a framework for expanding innovation within your organization.
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Social Media Reviews and Customer Complaint
Instructor: Dr. Tim O’Brien ’17DBA, Crummer Instructor – Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management

In the role of business owner or management how do you handle customer social media reviews and complaints properly? This session will focus on how to handle social media reviews and online customer complaints. When to respond to the customer (when not to) and how to respond. This will be an interactive session with audience participation.
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Drawing on Diversity
Instructor: Stanton Reed ’93MBA, Interim Campus President Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses Valencia College

Learn how fundamental drawing concepts inform diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) through a hands-on, interactive workshop. Key takeaways include: ability to suspend negative judgment, identify assumptions, and value all voices – all while practicing drawing concepts like perception of edges, spaces, relationships, and gestalt. Sharpen your pencil and get ready for an engaging experience!
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Bill Grimm Negotiation

About Bill Grimm

Bill Grimm is the executive-in-Residence for Negotiation and Entrepreneurial Finance at Crummer, joining the full-time faculty in 2009. After practicing law as a corporate and securities lawyer for more than 40 years, he teaches Negotiation in Business, Raising Capital for Entrepreneurial Ventures, and Commercializing Technology (co-teaching with Dr. Pete McAlindon). He served as outside general counsel and on the boards of directors of numerous companies in Central Florida. He was counsel to these companies in numerous mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and securities offerings to venture capital firms, private groups and individuals. He has a degree in mechanical engineering, an MBA and a Juris Doctor’s degree and served in the US Navy as the Supply Officer on a destroyer, the USS Strong DD-758.

Jacob Hancock '19MBA

About Jacob Hancock '19MBA

Jacob Hancock is an adjunct instructor at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and the Executive Director of Seeds Innovation, a team of innovators utilizing Design Thinking to solve complex challenges for global organizations. As both a practitioner of Design Thinking and a student of the craft, he unites the worlds of theory and real-life application. His driving passion is to empower students at Crummer to think about challenges differently and create novel solutions relevant to an ever-changing world.

Dr. Tim O'Brien '17DBA

About Dr. Tim O'Brien '17DBA

Dr. Timothy O’Brien is a Marketing academic and practitioner. As an executive in Orlando, FL he has worked with both Fortune Enterprises and Startups to help improve their digital and experiential marketing strategy. He currently works as the SVP of Business Development at EventLink. In addition, Dr. O’Brien owns and operates a Once Upon a Child retail franchise.

Dr. O’Brien earned an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. His primary research focus is within Entrepreneurship and Digital Marketing and loves to work with firms who are focused in bridging the gaps between digital and physical customer relationships. Dr. O’Brien is an instructor at Rollins College, University of Central Florida, and Flagler College.

Stanton Reed '93MBA

About Stanton Reed '93MBA

Currently, Stanton G. Reed is the interim campus president for Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana campuses part of Valencia College. Prior to serving as interim campus president, he served out a three-year commitment as college wide faculty President-Elect, President, and Past-President (2018 – 2021). Stanton is a tenured business and accounting professor and serves as a facilitator for the Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute and Bridges for Success program cohort Molding Men for Tomorrow (MM4T).

Stanton has served as Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for Hospice of the Comforter, Executive Officer/Treasurer of Southeastern Conference of Seventh Day Adventist. Additionally, he has served as Associate Vice-President of Finance/Chief Operating Officer Non-Academic Programs for Oakwood University, Director of Business Development for Orlando Regional Healthcare System (now Orlando Health), and Chief Financial Officer for Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Stanton is a graduate of Oakwood University (HBCU) in Huntsville, Alabama, where he majored in accounting and business administration. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Crummer Graduate School of Business Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He is a retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida. Over his career of 40 years of service, he has worked and taught in the fields of education, business, and accounting.

Thursday, November 11

Latin America: What kind of Economic recovery?

The Crummer Graduate School of Business participated in the 6th annual Latin America Pathways event brought to you by the São Paulo School of Economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas and AQUA Wealth Management. During this event, a panel of economic experts discussed, Latin America: What kind of Economic recovery? by examining the following aspects of the region: Perspectives from Europe, Perspectives from the U.S., and Sustainable Recovery in Latin America and Brazil.

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Moderator: Eduardo Goldszal, PhD – Partner at MEER Tax

Speakers

  • Paulo Sergio Tenani, PhD – Professor of International Finance, Fundação Getulio Vargas | Head of Research, Aqua Wealth Management |  São Paulo, Brazil
  • Antonio Leite, PhD – Professor, Nova School of Business & Economics | Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dan Biller, PhD – Executive-in-Residence for Economics, Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College | Winter Park, FL, USA
  • John Welch, PhD – Founder, Research for Emerging Markets (REM), Inc., Executive Director, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, October 12

Crummer Speaks: Diversity Series - Authentic Inclusive Leadership

Many organizations talk about the importance of inclusion but how do we take the next step into intentional inclusive culture. The Crummer Alumni Association partnered with the Center for Leadership Development and the Student Leadership Advisory Board to bring you the first installment of the Crummer Speaks: Diversity Series focused on Authentic Inclusive Leadership. A panel of distinguished business leaders shared how they practice inclusion proactively in their business and personal lives.

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The Panelists

  • Amie Dugan ’93, VP, Organizational Development, Special Olympics North America
  • Kim Axel Lopdrup, Corporate Director / Retired CEO, Red Lobster
  • Stanton Reed ’93MBA, Interim President, Valencia College
  • Ashley Ridgeway-Washington ’15MHR, Former Interim, VP HR Christus Health
Amie Dugan

Amie Dugan

Amie Dugan serves as Vice President, Organizational Development for Special Olympics North America and leads the Organizational Development team which provides guidance and oversight to all SONA Programs (comprised of United States, Canada, Caribbean), from ensuring compliance to facilitating the operational and programmatic advancement and excellence of all Programs.

In addition to overseeing the Organizational Development team, some of Amie’s specific areas of specialty include CEO searches and CEO on-boarding, executive coaching and leader mentorship, Board Governance training and consultation, organizational capacity building strategy, strategic planning, leading practices/centers of excellence building, professional and leadership training and development, facilitation, curriculum development, risk management, enterprise risk management, business operations and continuity, crisis communications, brand/communications/marketing, fundraising, special event planning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She serves as the global leadership and program excellence lead for Special Olympics North America.

Amie has experience ranging from the grassroots to international levels of the movement during her 27 years’ experience with Special Olympics.

Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Marketing and Communications Special Olympics North America from 2012-2017 – a role she established. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Special Olympics Florida for fourteen years.

In those roles Amie oversaw marketing, communications, media, social media, digital media, crisis communications, risk management, brand and more, including national and World Games. She has served on Special Olympics’ global brand task force, co-chaired the United States Leadership Committee’s marketing and communications committee, served as a member of the Special Olympics USA management team, and continues to serve on the Special Olympics (Intl.) Risk Management and Insurance Task Force.

Amie began as a Special Olympics volunteer in 1994, and has been a local management team member, coach and Unified partner over the years. She is a second-generation Special Olympics volunteer as her mother was a coach and County Coordinator in Michigan. Amie was inducted into the Special Olympics Florida Hall of Fame in 2011.

Prior to Special Olympics, she worked for the Walt Disney World Company and the Juilliard School of Music, and was a volunteer with multiple performing arts organizations.

She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rollins College and holds a MMBA as well as a certificate in nonprofit management, multiple leadership institute program certificates, and has designed and led numerous Special Olympics Leadership Academies.

Amie is an instructor for the nonprofit governance certificate program and custom consultation programming at The Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College. She is a BoardSource certified nonprofit consultant, working with an array of U.S and international boards of directors.

Amie volunteers as a WISE (Women in Sports and Events) Within mentor, is a member of the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run (Central Florida), is a member of the Greater Orlando Organizational Development Network, and continues to volunteer with Special Olympics.

Kim Alex Lopdrup

Kim Lopdrup retired from Red Lobster in August 2021 after leading the brand for 14 years as President or CEO. He led three turnarounds, each under a different owner. Red Lobster is the world’s largest seafood restaurant company and was named to Forbes magazine’s most recent lists of America’s Best Large Employers.

Since separating from Darden Restaurants in 2014, Red Lobster built an outstanding team and improved its food, service, convenience and value. All of Red Lobster’s seafood is now traceable, sustainable and responsibly sourced. Off-premises sales have grown five-fold behind the introductions of Touchless Delivery, Rapid Red Curbside Pick-up and online ordering/payment. My Red Lobster Rewards now has over 10 million members and was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of America’s Best Loyalty Programs.

Kim previously served as President of the Specialty Restaurant Group and New Business for Darden Restaurants, leading their Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s, Bahama Breeze and Yard House brands as well as Darden’s International Division and Consumer Packaged Goods business. Prior to that, he led Red Lobster as President for seven years, where he comprehensively revitalized the brand with initiatives such as the award-winning Today’s Fresh Fish program, wood-fire grilling, Bar Harbor Image remodels and a new logo – resulting in industry-leading guest satisfaction and record profits.

Before joining Red Lobster, Kim served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, North America, for Burger King Corporation. He led that company’s 8,500 North American restaurants to record guest satisfaction scores in both company-owned and franchised restaurants, contributing to a turn-around of declining same-store sales.

Earlier, Kim spent 16 years with Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants (since renamed Dunkin’ Brands), the franchisor of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins. He turned around Dunkin’s previously declining coffee business as that brand’s Product Marketing Manager for Beverages. Later, as Vice President of Marketing, he managed Dunkin’s iconic “Time to Make the Donuts” ad campaign starring Fred the Baker. Finally, as Chief Executive Officer of Allied Domecq’s 3,500-unit international division, he dramatically accelerated growth and took that business from record losses to 82% above its previous profit record in just three years.

Kim began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble, working on Folgers and High Point coffees and Citrus Hill orange juice.

He serves on the boards of Wawa, Inc. (since 2006); Bob Evans Restaurants (since 2017); and Kalera (since 2020). He recently agreed to become the next Chairman of Kalera’s Board. He previously served on the boards of Rubio’s Restaurants (traded on NASDAQ), 31 Ice Cream (traded in Japan) and Hiram Walker & Sons, Ltd. (a Canadian company). He also served on the board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida for 12 years, being named Board Member of the Year in 2011 and receiving National Service to Youth awards in 2010 and 2015. He is currently co-chair of Project Opioid. Orlando Business Journal named Kim a “CEO of the Year” in 2016 and Florida Trend included him on their most recent list of the 500 most influential people in Florida. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in 1980 and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School in 1984. He is married and has four children.

Stanton G. Reed '93MBA

Currently, Stanton G. Reed is the interim campus president for Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana campuses part of Valencia College. Prior to serving as interim campus president, he served out a three-year commitment as college wide faculty President-Elect, President, and Past-President (2018 – 2021).

Stanton is a tenured business and accounting professor and serves as a facilitator for the Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute and Bridges for Success program cohort Molding Men for Tomorrow (MM4T).

Stanton has served as Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for Hospice of the Comforter, Executive Officer/Treasurer of Southeastern Conference of Seventh Day Adventist. Additionally, he has served as Associate Vice-President of Finance/Chief Operating Officer Non-Academic Programs for Oakwood University, Director of Business Development for Orlando Regional Healthcare System (now Orlando Health), and Chief Financial Officer for Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Stanton is a graduate of Oakwood University (HBCU) in Huntsville, Alabama, where he majored in accounting and business administration. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Crummer Graduate School of Business Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He is a retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida. Over his career of 40 years of service, he has worked and taught in the fields of education, business, and accounting.

Ashley Ridgeway-Washington

Ashley Ridgeway-Washington '15MHR

Ashley Ridgeway-Washington most recently served as the Human Resources executive overseeing global People and Culture operations in the technology and telecommunications sector at AVC Technologies. Prior to that, she served as a VP of Human Resources at CHRISTUS Health. In addition to her full-time role, Ashley is an independent human capital consultant, executive coach, trainer, and keynote for various industries.

Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Juris Doctor from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2003 and 2009. She also earned a Master of Human Resources Strategy from Rollins College in 2014. Although she no longer practices have been an active member of the Florida bar since 2010.

Ashley serves the community through membership in the North Dallas Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Allies in Service, and the American Heart Association North Texas Health Alliance. She also serves on the Coppell, TX YMCA Board of Management and National Healthcare Diversity Council Board of Directors.

Ashley continues to build her brand as a Human Resources strategist, engagement Influencer, and thought leader in the Human Resources space but gets her greatest sense of accomplishment from being “mom” to Aniyah (age 18) and Ace (age 9).

Tuesday, August 17

On Bended Knee: A Retirement Celebration for Dr. E

After more than 21 years at Crummer, Dr. Bruce Elwell, aka Dr. E, is traded in his binders and spreadsheets for more time on the greens. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends joined the celebration of Dr. E and his time at Crummer, and to thanked him for his dedication to so many students throughout the years. During the event, Dr. E will gave one more classroom lecture, and attendees shared their favorite Dr. E memories, stories, and photos.

Thank you, Dr. E – QBA at Crummer will not be the same with you!

Wednesday, May 26

Crummer Connections: Pick Your Libation - A Tasting Event with Crummer Faculty

During this event, two of our talented faculty members shared their knowledge and wisdom about two of their passions – beer and coffee. Participants choose their beverage of choice and enjoyed an interactive tasting session with the corresponding faculty member.

  • Beers Around the World: A Virtual Global Beer-Tasting Event with Dr. Jim Johnson
  • Coffee: A Treat for the Senses with Dr. Keith Whittingham
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Dr. Jim Johnson

Beers Around the World: A Virtual Global Beer-Tasting Event

Dr. Jim Johnson, Nancy Siebens Binz ’55 Chair of International Business, took guests on a journey around the world through a beer tasting experience. Participants tasted 6 different beers (see below) that covered the range from light and fruity to dark and sweet.

  • Wheat Beer: Hoegarden Witbier OR Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Blue Moon
  • Lager: Peroni Nastro Azzuro, Corona (not Light), Red Stripe
  • Pilsner: Pilsner Urquell OR Warsteiner, Heineken, Stella, Grolsch, Bitburger
  • Pale Ale: London Pride, Bass, Abbot Ale, Boddington’s Pub Ale
  • Red Ale: Smithwick’s Red Ale, Kilkenny Irish Red Ale, Fat Tire (American Amber Ale)
  • Stout/Porter: Guinness Draught Stout, Murphys Draught Stout, Sierra Nevada Stout

Other types of beer that were discussed included Lambic, Saison, Abbey Ales, and Strong Ales.

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Coffee - A Treat for the Senses

Associate Professor Keith Whittingham traced the journey of coffee from the farm to the cup, with an emphasis on factors that impact aroma and flavor. Guests got a glimpse into the formal cupping process and the coffee flavor wheel.

Guests who wanted an interactive version of the experience, purchased the below Artifx Cafe varieties to join the tasting.

  • Tacana Select-organic Vienna Roast Arabica
  • Tierra Monterverde- Vienna roast Arabica
  • Monterverde Natural-Light Roast Costa Rica Coffee

Artifx Cafe can be purchased via its website.

Thursday, March 11

Crummer Connections: Fireside Chat with Patrick de la Roza '08MBA

Patrick de la Roza ’08MBA shares his journey from Crummer and winning the 2014 Venture Plan Competition to selling his company, EASE Applications, for $25mm to Vocera, a publicly traded company on the NYSE.

Moderators: Crummer’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Dr. Pete McAlindon & Crummer Early Advantage student Ralph Lehnert

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December, 2020

Alumni Holiday Social

Crummer Alumni Association hosted an entertaining evening of holiday cheer to virtually celebrate the season (and the end of 2020). The agenda included a cocktail class, a comedy show, two networking sessions, and a raffle to win a night’s stay at The Alfond Inn with a wine basket.

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Diahann Smith '17MBA

Cocktail Ingredients

Spanish “Eggnog” Coquito Ingredients
(makes about 2 liters)

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can cream of coconut
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1.5 cups of rum
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Star anise for serving
  • 3 eggs yolks
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

 

More about Diahann Smith ’17MBA

Diahann Smith, Florida Dairy Farmers Director of marketing and Business Development, community volunteer and enthusiastic cook.

Diahann Albarrán Smith, a consumer marketing professional with more than 20 years’ experience. Diahann has local, regional and international marketing experience. She began her career at the Orlando Sentinel where she helped launch the Spanish-language El Sentinel and committed to working with the Central Florida Hispanic community where she is an active volunteer. Florida Dairy Farmers recruited Diahann to grow its Hispanic marketing outreach in Florida. She also worked with sister organization the U.S Dairy Export Council, to help market U.S. dairy in the Caribbean. In her current position as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Florida Dairy Farmers, she develops and executes marketing plans and partnerships to promote Florida dairy farmers and the health benefits of dairy. Diahann has volunteered for over 15 years with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando where she not only serves on the board, she leads the 25-person Chamber Ambassadors program. She also serves on the Alumni Board for the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College where she completed her executive MBA. Diahann enjoys running, baking, and cooking. While not a trained chef, Diahann “plays” one TV where she regularly shares her recipes in national and local TV shows as well as online. She lives in Orlando with husband Jim and their two kids Ethan and Eliana.

Mike Freed

About Mike Freed

Comedian, Attorney, Runner and Do-Gooder

Mike is a clean observational comic who counts as his influences Demetri Martin, Steven Wright, and Jerry Seinfeld. He performs regularly at the Comedy Zone in Jacksonville, Florida and at other clubs and venues nationally. Mike is a Jacksonville transplant from Washington D.C. He is a father of five who became a comedian after rising to a level of success as both an attorney and an ultra-marathoner. In other words, Mike has a short attention span. His material is largely self-deprecating and draws on the trials and tribulations of being a little bald guy in a big person world and his role as a father, husband, lawyer and a runner. Mike’s material is fresh, regularly updated, sometimes intellectual and sometimes stupid, but always clever. His comedy sets are fast-paced, provocative and engaging. So, they are nothing like this biography.

August 25, 2020

Free Business Resources for Crummer Alumni During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Blake Robinson, the Business Librarian at Rollins College’s Olin Library, spotlights a variety of FREE business resources for both for-profit and nonprofit businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the recording to learn more about specialized COVID-19 business information, virtual business libraries, and key Rollins resources.

 

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Blake Robinson

About Blake Robinson

Blake Robinson is the Business Librarian at Olin Library, Rollins College, which he joined in 2019. Blake works with students, faculty, and staff of the Crummer Graduate School of Business, along with Crummer alumni, to meet their research and information needs. Prior to Rollins, Blake worked in various academic, public, and government libraries in North and Central Florida.

Thursday, July 23

The Intersection of Healthcare and Business: A Leadership Perspective

Join the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) as we explore the challenges and most rewarding moments of leading in a rapidly changing healthcare industry.

In a landscape filled with risk and disruption, how does a leadership team develop and sustain a culture of safety and innovation?

Learn what it takes to build a high-performing, clinically integrated network that keeps the consumer at the heart of every decision, and remains viable into the future.

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Panelists 

  • Brinsley Lewis, MBA, FACHE – CEO of Kindred Healthcare
  • Dr. Omayra Mansfield, MD, MHA, FACEP – Chief Medical Officer at AdventHealth Apopka and AdventHealth Winter Garden
  • Jerry Senne – Vice President of Value-Based Care & Population Health at Orlando Health

Moderator & Host

  • Keenan Yoho, PhD – Professor of Operations Management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College
Brinsley Lewis

Brinsley Lewis, MBA, FACHE- CEO of Kindred Healthcare

Brinsley Lewis is an experienced, transformational HealthCare Executive who has served as a hospital CEO for over 20 years with both non-profit and for-profit national health systems – Advent Health, Trinity Health, and Kindred Healthcare. He has a diverse background in operations, clinical, business development and strategy, with a track record of positioning organizations competitively and producing stakeholder value.

Born on a small island in the Caribbean, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Brinsley started out his career as a respiratory therapist. He received a Bachelor’s in Biology, holds an MBA and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is recognized as pro-active, innovative, community-minded, and committed to servant leadership, people-development, and teamwork.

As a CEO, Brinsley has led hospitals ranging from 200 to 2600 employees, and medical staffs up to 750 physicians. As an energetic and relationship-driven transformational leader, Brinsley ensures that the appropriate leadership team is first assembled. Then through continuous mentoring, collaboration and leadership development, a high-performing team emerges. Evidence-based leadership tools are deployed, with heavy emphasis on Associate and Medical staff engagement. Shortly thereafter, the organization will begin to experience a significant up-tick in all of its metrics.

As a change-agent, Brinsley understands the complexity of change and how to lead this transformation.
As the industry continues to transform, care will be delivered differently in the future. This transition requires strategic business development, horizontal collaboration, and communication skills. Care sites will need assistance in making the shift while feeling valued, and Brinsley is there to lead the way.

Dr. Omayra Mansfield

Dr. Omayra Mansfield, MD MHA FACEP

Dr. Omayra Mansfield is an emergency medicine physician. She is the Chief Medical Officer at AdventHealth Apopka and AdventHealth Winter Garden. She is the immediate past Chief of Staff of AdventHealth Celebration and is a proud graduate of the AdventHealth Physician Leadership and REACH Leadership courses. Dr. Mansfield co-authored The Trust Transformation, a workshop that helps participants transform and improve the relationships in their lives by building a foundation of trust. Her primary areas of interest are improving the physician and patient experience as it relates to improving provider wellbeing, patient adherence to care, and clinical outcomes, and she has lectured extensively on these topics. She is married to Frederick, a pediatric anesthesiologist with USAP-Florida. Together they enjoy the adventure that is raising their daughter Elizabeth and son Alexander who regularly remind them to savor the little joys in life. They stay healthy doing Crossfit and running together.

Jerry Senne

Jerry Senne - Vice President of Value-Based Care & Population Health at Orlando Health

Jerry Senne is Vice President of Value-Based Care & Population Health at Orlando Health. Orlando Health is a $3.4 billion integrated healthcare system in Central Florida that operates: nine hospitals, 200+ sites of care, 700 employed physicians, urgent care facilities, free-standing ERs, healthcare pavilions, home care, imaging centers and a full range of health services.

Jerry is responsible for a team managing 182,00 lives in value-based care arrangements with five national health insurers, Medicare Shared Savings, and Disney Worldwide Services– the largest direct-to-employer arrangement in the U.S.

In five years, Orlando Health’s value-based arrangements have produced savings of over $120 million and have returned over $60 million to ACO partners.

Prior to joining Orlando Health, Jerry was SVP of Evolent Health helping healthcare systems develop strategies for value-based care and managing under risk.

Jerry was the Founding CEO of Health First Health Plan, a successful provider based health plan in Central Florida serving Commercial and Medicare Advantage patients. In addition, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and CEO of the 500 bed tertiary flagship hospital of the Health First System.

Dr. Keenan Yoho Teaching

Keenan D. Yoho, Ph.D., Professor of Operations Management

Dr. Keenan Yoho has spent more than a decade working with senior management leading change in both commercial and public sector environments. Dr. Yoho’s research and applied work is focused on supply chain cost modeling and operations management to achieve enterprise-wide outcomes under conditions of uncertainty and resource scarcity.

Dr. Yoho served as Senior Special Advisor to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) from 2012 to 2014. During this time Dr. Yoho worked with a special team reporting directly to the Commander, USSOCOM that was charged with crafting and executing a plan for posturing special operations forces (SOF) for the next three decades. Dr. Yoho has advised several U.S. and international organizations to include IBM (semiconductors), General Motors (autos), General Mills (foods), Intel (semiconductors), Rockwell Automation (machine automation), BASF (chemicals –Germany, US and Mexico), Merck, KGaA (chemicals – Germany), Ryerson (steel processing & distribution), Qualcomm (designer/supplier telecommunications technology), and Polioles SA de CV (chemicals – Mexico), the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Transportation Command in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, continuous improvement and organizational transformation.

Prior to joining the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, Dr. Yoho was an associate operations researcher at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California where he led projects to improve the operational effectiveness of the U.S. military during war. Dr. Yoho was recently an assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he received 4 consecutive teaching awards including the School’s highest award for excellence in teaching and impact beyond the classroom. Dr. Yoho has published in the International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, and the Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Dr. Yoho holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management, M.B.A. in Operations Management, and M.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a B.A. in Religion with a concentration in Chinese and Japanese Buddhism from Temple University.

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Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College

Just outside Orlando in Winter Park is the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, a graduate school distinguished by its renowned faculty, intimate class size and applied approach to learning. It touts top MBA rankings from Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes magazines and is among a select group of business schools carrying AACSB International graduate-level accreditation, including the first accredited Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program in the state. The school also houses its renowned Centers of Excellence, which include the Center for Leadership Development, the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship, the Center for Management & Executive Education, and the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership and the Crummer Alumni Association.

Founded in 1885, Rollins College is Florida’s oldest college. Located in Winter Park, near Orlando, Rollins is consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to full-time undergraduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts, Rollins offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults through its evening program at the Hamilton Holt School and graduate business degree programs through its Crummer Graduate School of Business. Rollins serves approximately 3,200 degree-seeking students annually. For more information, visit www.rollins.edu.

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The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) of Central Florida

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) of Central Florida is comprised of executive healthcare professionals committed to providing the experiences needed to achieve management excellence. We encompass nine counties – Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Lake County.

The Mission of the Chapter is to be the professional membership society for healthcare executives; to meet its members’ professional, educational and leadership needs; and to advance healthcare leadership and management excellence through professional interaction and promoting social collegiality.

The Purpose of the Chapter is to provide an organized structure for members and others in the field of healthcare management that will enable them to work together on problems of interest; to conduct educational programs and further the professional knowledge of its members; to serve as a resource to related healthcare associations; to promote channels of communication between the Chapter, and other organizations; to promote the purpose of, and membership in, the ACHE; and to help advance the mission of the ACHE.