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Chad Kittrell joins The Jim Moran Institute Advisory Board

Tallahassee, FLA. – The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and The Florida State University College of Business are pleased to welcome Chad Kittrell to The Jim Moran Institute Advisory Board.

Chad Kittrell is a principal with Hunter & Harp Holdings LLC (H&H), a Tallahassee based private equity investment group that boasts a variety of development programs valued at more than $120 million, including the renovation of the historic Hotel Duval in downtown Tallahassee and more than $90,000,000 in minority based construction projects for the federal government.

Kittrell’s career began in the banking industry serving as an assistant vice president for SunTrust bank at the age of 22. Following his time in the banking industry, Kittrell co-founded Hunter & Harp Holdings, LLC, which still serves as the parent company to a number of diverse businesses.

The advisory board helps The Jim Moran Institute achieve its mission to “cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders in the community” as a way of fostering entrepreneurship and economic development across the State of Florida. Board members meet regularly with The Jim Moran Institute faculty and staff, actively shaping the mission and helping faculty and staff develop and execute their programs.

About The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship:
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship was established in 1995 through generous donations from automotive industry legend Jim Moran, his wife Jan, and JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Their gifts were supplemented with a major grant from the State of Florida to create a fully funded endowment. Its mission is to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders in the community through world-class education, leading-edge research and applied training, intensive consulting assistance and mentorship to entrepreneurs and business owners at no charge, and public recognition. The team of entrepreneurship professionals, academic scholars, and staff foster the entrepreneurial spirit by helping to organize, expand and promote the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship in such a way as to facilitate new business and to further the goals of established businesses. The Jim Moran Institute’s faculty and staff provide students, faculty, aspiring entrepreneurs, and business owners the tools and expertise necessary to develop strategies that establish and sustain advantages for businesses in today’s competitive marketplace and to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations involving the startup of new business ventures. Through degree and certificate programs in entrepreneurship, outreach programs that reach across Florida and throughout the world, and complementary activities such as half-day workshops and a speaker series, The Jim Moran Institute currently serves more than 1,000 undergraduates and about 200 businesses each year.

About the College of Business at The Florida State University:
Founded in 1950, the College of Business is one of the nation’s youngest business schools, yet it has become one of the 10 largest in the nation. With more than 5,700 students, the College boasts a distinguished full-time faculty of 116, including one Francis Eppes professor, eight eminent scholars, three university-named professors, 29 endowed professors and six fellows. The College offers eight undergraduate degrees (BS) with ten majors, and the graduate program offers six master’s degree programs (MBA, MSF, MSM, MS in MIS, MSM in RMI and MAcc) and seven majors at the doctoral level (PhD). These academic majors are available through the College’s five departments, which include Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies. The College also has one independent, industry-specific program, the Dedman School of Hospitality, which offers one undergraduate degree with two majors. The Dedman School of Hospitality has eight distinguished full-time faculty, which include four endowed professors. The College is also home to eleven research centers and institutes.

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