Director, Central Florida Operations
Office: Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, 2101 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
Ph.D, Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 2006
M.B.A, University of South Florida, 2001
B.S., Marketing, Auburn University, 1992
Shane Smith is the director of Central Florida Operations for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in Florida State University's College of Business. He is charged with building the Central Florida Operations, which is located in Tampa, Florida, from the ground up ensuring it advances the Jim Moran Institute's mission to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders. Smith's professional background includes 15 years of marketing leadership in small businesses, as well as teaching marketing and sales at Kennesaw State University, University of Tampa and the University of South Florida. Smith is also an entrepreneur with a professional sales consulting firm and an online sales program that help new entrepreneurs find success. While in Tampa, Smith's small business and teaching experience led to him becoming well connected with the entrepreneurial community in Central Florida.