FSC faculty member
to Chesapeake Utilities board of directors
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept.
16, 2002) - Walter J. Coleman, assistant professor of business and
economics at Florida Southern College, has been re-elected to the
board of directors of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation of Dover,
Coleman was also elected to the audit committee and the governance
committee of the board of directors. He will help with the implementation
of the new rules and regulations instituted by the New York Stock
Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as those
mandated by the recently passed Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Coleman is a former CEO and chairman of several business organizations
and was a consultant in former eastern block countries. He now teaches
strategic management and human resources at FSC. A recipient of
the prestigious "Bankers Cup," awarded annually to the community's
outstanding citizen, Coleman is a former Chamber of Commerce and
Committee of 100 president, and currently serves on the board of
the Central Florida Economic Development Council. He also serves
on the Workforce Development Board created under the federal Job
Training Partnership and Workforce Investment Acts.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified and integrated
gas company with gas transmission pipelines down the eastern seaboard,
water companies nationwide, gas distribution franchises throughout
the eastern U.S. and is the nation's 20th largest propane company.
It also operates a wholly owned information technology company headquartered
in Atlanta, Georgia, and provides real estate and financial services
through a strategic business unit.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.