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Virtual Closing Ceremony Held for South Florida Executive Programs


Broward/Palm Beach, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, held a virtual closing ceremony on Tuesday, May 19, to celebrate the graduation of Broward and Palm Beach County’s Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP) spring 2020 classes. The ceremony was held virtually in compliance with the state’s social distancing measures.

“We are privileged to work with so many talented and impressive local business and nonprofit leaders, and truly enjoy watching them develop their skills even further through our executive programs,” said Jennifer Kovach, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations. “We know these programs were especially challenging due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we feel we’ve helped our participants navigate their businesses through this unprecedented time.”

The four-month, no-cost program began in January and ran through May 19. Participants represented a variety of industries, including construction, healthcare, food service, photography, interior design, and entertainment.

Since 2009, the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations team has guided and graduated 29 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.

Graduates of the spring 2020 programs include:

Broward County SBEP Graduates:
Debbie Bailey, Atlantic Refinishing Crew
Denise Bell, DAB and Associates
Jimaica Buonocore, Keen Connections
Alejandro Carrasquero, TRUEBI
Lisa Cohen, United Restoration
Rafael Cohen, United Restoration
Bryan Cunningham, Airfleet Acquisition Group, LLC.
Gloria Donnelli, Elite Management Associates
Matthew Fornaro, Matthew Fornaro, P.A.
Andrea Lindo, Coast to Coast Healthcare Solutions
Carletta McMillian, Beyond Revealed Media
Ariel Pedrosa, Advanced Multi Sign
Delroy Robinson, Robinson & Associates Realty
Jon Saluk, Kulas Corp.
Ava Thompson-Samuels, Reggae Pon The Grille
George Wheeler, Dyna-E

Broward County NPEP Graduates:
Donte Alexander, American Bullies Against Bullying
Leann Barber, Made in Broward
Christopher Bodie, Project Road Trip
Winifred Browne, NaTasha S. Browne Scholarship Foundation
Dr. I. David Byrd, Destination Destiny
Keith Clark, Flamingo Gardens
Dr. Diane Moore Eubanks, Global Oved Dei Seminary & University
Ramatou Gillen, Heal The Planet Together
Sherese James-Grow, The 5th, Inc.
Requel Lopes, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
Arthur Martineau, Miami Beach Police Athletic League
Maria Carolina Salinas, Nena Medical Care
Valerie Vitale, Trustbridge Hospice Foundation
John Wilkinson, Credit Solutions Programs
Paul Withrow, Deliver the Dream

Palm Beach County SBEP Graduates:
Amy Angelo, Oceana Coffee
H. Adam Brod, Biscayne Risk Group
Roger Earl, A-1 Paint, Inc. of Palm Beach
Yanelis Genaro, Ani Con Services
Clint Griffin, Advantage Golf Cars
Margaret Kennedy, Elite Contractor Supply
Kimberlee Micolo, Sailfish Mechanical
Bruce Riley, Gator Electric and Communications
Sara Rodriguez, Alpha Hydraulics
Ezra Saffold, All-Site Construction

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


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 games 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 office serves 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. With offices based in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, South Florida Operations’ services are for both for-profit and nonprofit businesses and are geared toward CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents whose companies have been established for at least three years and have five or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.