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South Florida Graduates Fall 2019 Executive Programs

BROWARD/PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in Florida State University’s College of Business hosted ceremonies in Broward and Palm Beach counties to celebrate the graduation of its South Florida Operation’s Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP) Fall 2019 classes.

The Broward ceremony was held at the Urban League of Broward County Tuesday, Nov. 19, and the Palm Beach ceremony took place at the Carolyn Sims Center Thursday, Nov. 21.

“Small businesses have the power to shape and transform our community, and it has been a privilege to provide our local business and nonprofit leaders with knowledge and resources that can help their organizations grow,” said Jennifer Kovach, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations. “We look forward to working with talented South Florida executives in 2020 and beyond.”

The four-month programs began in July and ran through November. Participating business leaders represented a variety of industries, including event planning, skin care, security, insurance, construction, arts and education.


Broward County SBEP Graduates:

Nick Boariu, Clothes Bin Franchise

David Cross, Atlantic Protection Systems Inc.

Benjamin Davis, Diversified Administration Inc.

Carson Edwards, Jamaican Jerk Festival USA Inc.

Marie Gill, M. Gill & Associates Inc.

Terri Grimsley, Haute Couture Nail Lounge

Resnick Hampton, Yeah Mon Enterprises Corporation

Richard Hopper, Print eSolution

Gordon Eric Knowles, Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce

Edward Krantz, Covenant Engineering Inc.

Andrew Lee, SurfBigDate

Eunjoo Grace Lee, Korean Martial Arts Culture & Education Foundation

Michele Lieberis-McNabb, The Million Heiress Club

Dhaima Lindo, Zenith Realty Group Inc.

LaShawn McCray, Broward Children's Center

Carmen Miller, McKinley Insurance Services Inc.

Kenneth Monteagudo, Ambient Construction and Design, LLC

Sydonie Neysmith, Black Swan Events Inc.

Michael Robilio, Concord Marine Electronics

Anson Stuart, Stuart Architecture

Anderson Zapata, Lighting of Tomorrow


Palm Beach County SBEP Graduates:

Gina Barca, Gina Barca Brand

Curtis Esquibel, Hugo’s Gourmet Catering

Daunte Fields, Luke137, LLC

Michelle Hay, Cshells Massage & Skin Care

Douglas McCurry, Palm Beach Preschool

Laird Alex Miller, Xquisite Installations Inc.

Laticia Mills, Marilyn Mills Collection

Natasha Nieves, All Computer Center Inc.

Amy Simion, GROW

Lonna Spitaleri, Costa Bella Realty Group

Fernando Vargas, JPGED LLC

Ashley Walker, Top Shelf Gourmet Pops

Frederick Wharton, North American Training Group


Palm Beach County NPEP Graduates:

Veleke Brown, E-Roadmap Corporation

Ruben Cedeno, Ninja Academy Incorporated

Sarah deBoer-Hjort, Necessities for Children

Jeff DeMario, Vita Nova Inc.

Jervonte Edmonds, Suits for Seniors Inc.

Sabrina Harris, House of Loveillionaires Inc.

Lisa Johnson, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

Jaene Miranda, Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County

Sandra Munoz, The Children’s Healing Institute

Jennifer O’Brien, Resource Depot

Trina Sanders, Creative Development


This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s South Florida Operations. Since 2009, the South Florida team has guided and graduated 26 classes through its executive programs.

The SBEP and NPEP are ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, presidents and executive directors of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Graduates emerge with the skills and training needed to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantage.

To learn more about the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations and programs, contact southflorida@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu, call 954-546-2735 or visit jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu. 

About the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship cultivates, trains and inspires entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research.

Jim Moran was an automotive pioneer and an entrepreneur at heart, who at the age of 7, sold soda pop at sandlot baseball diamonds in Chicago. With a career that spanned more than six decades, he built an amazing chronicle of achievements in the automobile industry. 

His vision for the Jim Moran Institute was to provide opportunities that would help others become more successful business owners. A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.

About the South Florida Operations
The Jim Moran Institute's South Florida Operations serves established entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders in the South Florida community through multiple programs designed to take advantage of local resources. Providing executive education and leveraging the resources of the Jim Moran Institute, the South Florida Operations helps its clients' businesses - and the region's economy - grow and prosper. 

Based in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, the South Florida Operations services are provided to for-profit and nonprofit businesses and are geared toward CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses whose companies have been established for at least three years and have five or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.