University of South Florida Sarasota‐Manatee
Corporate Directors College Faculty/Speakers
Dr. Anderson presently serves as Dean of the USF Sarasota‐Manatee College of Business. He received his bachelor's degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University, an M.S. in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Finance from the University of North Texas. He joined the faculty of the USF College of Business in 1971. In 1989, Dr. Anderson was appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, and, in 1996, became Dean. In 2006, Dr. Anderson was appointed Dean Emeritus of the College of Business Administration, University of South Florida, Tampa campus. Dr. Anderson's areas of academic specialty are Marketing Research, Marketing Management, and Promotion Management. Most of his research has been in the areas of consumer behavior and promotion. Recently, his research and writing has been i n the adoption and diffusion of technology in consumer markets. He is the author of a textbook entitled Advertising Management: Text and Cases. Dr. Anderson has published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and the Journal of Business Research and has presented professional papers at the annual conferences of the American Marketing Association, Decision Sciences, Academy of Advertising, Academy of Marketing Science, and the Southern Marketing Association. He is presently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of University Community Health, Inc., which is a regional network of five hospitals located in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, and serves as president of Unitrust, a management services organization for health care delivery systems. Other community activities include the Marketing Committee, the High Technology Committee, the Financial Services Committee, and the Steering Committee of
the Committee of 100 of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce; the Advisory Board of Leadership Hillsborough; the Community Advisory Council for the Florida Community Opportunities Partnership Center; the Board of Directors of the Florida Council for International Development; the Steering Committee of the Gulf Coast Life Science Initiative; the Board of Directors of the U.S./Africa Foundation; Board of Directors of Sales and Marketing Executives; and the steering committee of the Florida Financial Services Cluster Initiative (FFSCI). He is presently on the Board of Directors of the American Arthritis R esearch Institute.
Mark is a Shareholder in the Corporate & Tax Group who concentrates his practice on securities and corporate law, including counseling clients in connection with public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, corporate governance and other general corporate matters. Prior to joining Hill Ward Henderson, Mark practiced in the New York office of a national law firm and was a member of the staff of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Through his experience in New York and Tampa, Mark has represented major and boutique investment banks, large to small cap public companies, private equity and state pension funds, venture capital funds and emerging growth companies in an array of corporate transactions and securities matters. These include multi‐million to multi‐billion dollar acquisitions of public and private companies, going private transactions, initial public offerings, traditional preferred stock financings and day‐to‐day securities matters. Mark is an active member of the American Bar Association's Committees on Federal Regulation of Securities, Private Equity and Venture Capital (Chair), and Negotiated Acquisitions.
Mark is also active in the community, serving as a member of the Board of Governors of Prevent Blindness Florida and the Board of Directors of the Hillsborough Head Start Community Foundation. Away from the office, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and t hree children.
Richard J. Dobkin, 64 , was appointed to serve as an Independent Director to The PBSJ Corporation Board of Directors in October 2009. Mr. Dobkin’s experience includes 37 years with Ernst & Young of Tampa, Pittsburgh, and New York. He was Tampa Managing Partner for the firm from 1987 until his retirement in 2005. His experience with Ernst & Young included active participation in venture capital activities and serving as senior advisory partner and client service to companies in all stages of growth—from startups to large publicly held companies with global operations. He has served on the board of directors of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL) (NASDAQ) and has been a member of CBRL’s Audit Committee (Audit Committee chairman) since 2007. He has been a member of CBRL’s Compensation and Stock Option Committee since 2006. He is active in the Tampa Bay area and currently serves on the board of directors and executive committee for WEDU‐TV, the board of directors for the Museum of Science & Industry, the Tampa General Hospital Foundation board of directors, and the Tampa Bay Rays Community Foundation Advisory Board. He is a certified public accountant in Florida and Pennsylvania. He received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a master of science degree in industrial administration from Carnegie‐Mellon University. He is a raduate of the Kellogg Executive Program at Northwestern University. He resides in ampa, Florida. g T
Donald G. Fell currently serves as Director of Executive and Professional Education at the University of South Florida Sarasota‐Manatee. Additionally, he serves as program director for the Davis, CA‐based Foundation for Teaching Economics Institutes on The Environment
nd The Economy as well as The Right Start Institutes which he conducts throughout the US,
Canada and the Caribbean.
He is a former member of the Executive MBA and MBA faculty at the University of South Florida, having taught Managerial Economics and Global Environment of Business.
Previously Don taught Price Theory, Labor Relations and Money and Banking at the undergraduate level and Public Administration and Policy at the graduate level. Prior to teaching at USF, Don taught economics at The Ohio State University as well as Illinois State University. He has lectured on economics and environmental economics in over 40 states, the Caribbean, Central America, Canada and Eastern Europe. He is past president of the National Association of Economic Educators, served as a founding board member on the
ow Jones & Company Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition and as chairman of the D Securities Industry Association SMG Advisory Board. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant for Sundstrand Corporation, the University of Costa Rica, PERC, a Bozeman, MT.‐based think tank, as well as law and financial advising irms. He previously served as president of state councils on economic education in both f Florida and Ohio. Since mid‐2009 he has served on the corporate board of Sansur Renewable Energy, Inc, a start up Tampa‐based renewable energy company with operations in Montana, Illinois and India. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from Indiana State niversity. U
Dave Felman has practiced banking, corporate, and securities law both in Tampa and in New York City. While with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York, his practice focused on acquisitions and public and private securities offerings, including representation of a major leveraged buy‐out firm and several major underwriting firms. Since returning to Tampa in 1990, Dave's practice has principally involved securities offerings, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, and general representation of established and emerging growth companies. Dave acts as counsel to a number of institutional venture capital investors, including Lovett Miller & Co., Incorporated, Ballast Point Venture Partners, Stonehenge Capital, and Inflexion Fund, L.P. He also acts as counsel to a number of “angel” investors. Several recent deals include representing Audio Visual Innovators, Inc. in its merger with Signal Perfection Ltd, a deal financed by equity from Silver Lake Sumeru, and representing Renew Life Formulas, Inc. in its purchase by Swander Pace Capital. Dave also acts as counsel to public companies with respect to securities and governance matters, including Exchange Act reports, SRO requirements, audit and compensation committee practices, annual meetings, and general advice to Boards of Directors. Dave has chaired The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section, its Corporations and Securities Law Committee, and committees responsible for drafting laws governing Florida corporations and guidelines for legal opinions. He continues to serve on the Executive Council of the Business Law Section. Dave serves as a faculty member of the annual Federal Securities Institute, a two‐day program in Miami, and has spoken at seminars throughout the United States regarding securities offerings and compliance, private equity capital raising transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and lending deals. Dave also serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Florida Venture Forum and is a founder and the principal organizer of The Florida Directors’ Institute, an annual full‐day program on corporate governance for public company directors.
Professor Clark Furlow joined Stetson University College of Law in 2002 and presently serves as Associate Dean, Tampa Law Center and Associate Professor of Law for the University. Teaching responsibilities include Advanced Corporate Law Seminar, Agency and Unincorporated Organizations, Corporation Law, Delaware Influence on Corporate Law, Partnership Law. Prior to joining the Stetson faculty, Professor Furlow practiced corporate law in Wilmington, Del. He represented plaintiffs and defendants in stockholder class and derivative actions in state and federal court. He argued numerous corporate cases in the Delaware Supreme Court and the Delaware Court of Chancery. Thirty‐three of the cases in which he was involved led to published judicial decisions. Some have been included in law school casebooks. Professor Furlow served as the vice‐chairman (1983‐86) and chairman (1986‐88) of the Delaware State Bar Association's Professional Ethics Committee and as assistant secretary (1983‐87) and secretary (1987‐88) of the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners. Professor Furlow earned his undergraduate degree at Boston University in 1973 and his law degree from Emory University School of Law in 1977 where he served on the editorial board of the Emory Law Journal and as a director of the Moot Court Honor Society. He is a national member of the Order of Barristers.
Robert R. Harris is Chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for 2009‐10. Harris has served the AICPA in many capacities. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the AICPA and has been a member of the governing Council for 15 years. From 2003 – 2008, he was chairman of the AICPA’s National Accreditation Commission, which oversees the Institute’s four specialized credentials. He chaired the 150‐Hour Task Force in 1999‐ 2001 and has served on the PCPS Executive Committee, Work/Life and Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee, Quality Review Executive Committee, Life and Disability Executive Committee, State Legislation Committee and Finance Committee. He is managing director of Harris, Cotherman, Jones, Price & Associates, CPAs, in Vero Beach, Fla. In his role as a consulting and testifying expert, he speaks to attorneys and CPAs throughout the country on professional standards and malpractice issues. He was president of the Florida Institute of CPAs from 1990‐1991 and a member of the Board of Governors from 1985‐2001. arris graduated from Stetson University with a B.B.A. in Accounting. H
Suzanne Hopgood is Director of Board Advisory Services of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the only not‐for‐profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to serving the corporate governance needs of directors and boards. Ms. Hopgood has served on the board of nine companies, five of which are public companies and as Chairman of the Board of two. She is the President and CEO of The Hopgood Group, LLC, a business consulting firm she founded in 1985. She has also served as CEO of both public and private companies, and she is a Financial Expert.
She has assisted a variety of companies in facing difficult business, financial and legal challenges and crises, serving at various times as CEO, as chairman of the board, as chair of public company executive, nominating, governance, and audit committees as well as a member of strategic planning, compensation, and CEO search committees. She has served on the board of an Italian company and currently serves as Chair of Nominating & Governance of Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR). She previously served on the board of Point Blank Solutions, Inc (PBSO.pk), a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of high performance body armor. She has twice served as a member of board slates elected in proxy contests initiated by institutional investors.
Ms. Hopgood, a member of the teaching faculty of the National Association of Corporate Directors, is an NACD Certified Director, and an active educator, facilitator and mediator for boards of a wide variety of public and private companies on behalf of the NACD. She is a frequent writer and speaker on corporate governance issues, and co‐authored the award‐winning Board Leadership for the Company in Crisis.
Prior to founding The Hopgood Group, LLC, Ms Hopgood was responsible for a $1 billion quity real estate portfolio for Aetna Realty Investors, a subsidiary of Aetna. She has a B.S. egree in business administration. e d
Rhea Law is Chairman and CEO of Fowler White Boggs P.A. and a member of the
Environmental and Land Use Practice. Governor Jeb Bush initially appointed Ms. Law to the University of South Florida Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2001, and Governor Charlie Crist reappointed her for a five year term effective January 6, 2008. She serves as Elected Chair. Governor Jeb Bush also appointed Ms. Law to the Florida Council of 100, and she currently serves as Vice Chair of the Growth Management Task Force.
Ms. Law serves on the Board of Directors of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and is the past Chair of the Tampa Bay Partnership, a seven county economic
development organization. She is the Past Chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Chamber’s Board of Governors. She is the past chair of the Committee of 100, the economic development organization of Tampa/Hillsborough County. Ms. Law is the past president of Florida and Tampa Bay Chapters of The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. She is a member of the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar, and practices in the areas of Land Use, Governmental and Environmental Law.
Ms. Law has received numerous recognitions including being selected as the 2008 Tampa Bay CEO of the Year, 2004 Business Woman of the Year, induction into the Business Hall of Fame for Tampa Bay and the Hall of Fame for St. Petersburg as well as recipient of the 2006 Chair's Cup for Excellence in Regionalism by the Tampa Bay Partnership.
Her practice includes representation of developers, industrial and commercial businesses, and governmental entities (i.e. community development districts). She received her B.A., With Honors, from the University of South Florida and her J.D., With Honors, from Stetson
University College of Law, where she served as Executive Editor and wrote extensively for the Stetson Law Review.
Ms. Law speaks and writes regularly on topics such as Land Use, Governmental Public Policy, Education, Economic Development and Law Firm Management.