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Board of Advisors

Advisory Board

The Board of Advisors is involved in overseeing the top-level management of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Representing the North Florida and South Florida business communities, the board meets regularly with The Jim Moran Institute’s faculty and staff to discuss strategic planning for the organization.


Robert Barron
Partner, Berger Singerman, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Robert W. Barron is a Florida based business attorney with significant experience with general corporate transactions, corporate and debt restructurings and commercial real estate transactions.
Caryn Beck-Dudley
Caryn Beck-Dudley
Dean, College of Business at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
In 2006, Caryn L. Beck-Dudley became the fifth dean, as well as the first woman, to lead the College of Business at Florida State University.
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Tom Blanton
Vice President, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL
Tom Blanton is vice president of the Family Office at JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and he also serves as treasurer, assistant secretary and a founding director of The Jim Moran Foundation, Inc.
Erin Ennis
Erin Ennis
Executive Vice President, Residential Elevators, LLC, Tallahassee, FL
Erin Ennis currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Residential Elevators. Headquartered in Tallahassee, Residential Elevators manufactures, installs and services elevators in eighteen states.
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Steve Evans
Former Vice President (Retired) at IBM, Tallahassee, FL
Steve Evans retired from IBM in the fall of 2003 with more than 30 years of sales, operations, marketing and executive experience.
Steven Roden
Steve Roden 
Industry Leader for Pharma and Life Sciences at Xerox Commercial Healthcare, Managing Director at TMS Health, a Xerox Company and CEO at LearnSomething, Now a Xerox Company, Tallahassee, FL
Steve Roden has more than two decades of entrepreneurial experience including managing recessions, technology meltdowns and major shifts in customer behavior.
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Germaine Smith-Baugh
President & CEO, Urban League of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Germaine Smith-Baugh, Ed.D., is president and chief executive officer of the Urban League of Broward County, a position she has held since 2006.
Herb Weiss
Herbert Weiss
CEO, HerbStar, LLC, Winter Park, FL
Herb Weiss co-founded and held executive positions in several companies, including: Financial Software of America, Inc., Smith, Weiss, Delker, Inc. and Cash To Go, Inc.
Khalil Zeinieh
Khalil Zeinieh
Grants Research & Compliance Officer, The Jim Moran Foundation, Deerfield Beach, FL
Khalil Zeinieh joined The Jim Moran Foundation in July 2011 as the Grants Research & Compliance Officer.