MBA Advisory Council
holds lunch meeting
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 28,
2004) - Florida Southern College's MBA Advisory Council will hold
a luncheon meeting Feb. 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lyons Athletic
Conference Room at the George W. Jenkins Field House on campus.
The public is invited to attend.
The luncheon is being held for FSC's MBA candidates and MBA graduates.
The advisory group mentors current MBA candidates, assists in new
candidate orientation, and serves as a connection between the business
community and the graduates.
Guest speaker Mark Jackson, a 2001 Florida Southern MBA graduate,
is the director of tourism and sports for Polk County Sports Marketing
(PCSM), an award-winning program that promotes tourism, sports and
economic development in Polk County. Jackson designed and developed
the area's first sports marketing initiative from which Polk County
realizes more than $85 million in economic impact from 130 events
annually. PCSM was awarded the 2002 Sports Commission of the Year
by the Florida Sports Foundation; the Sports Organization of the
Year by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness; and was named
Sports Organization of the Year by both the Independent Softball
Association and Youth Basketball of America.
In addition to his position at PCSM, Jackson owns Visibility Sports
Marketing, a marketing and event production company that specializes
in water shows and exhibitions worldwide. He has produced and directed
performances for The Pittsburgh Regatta, and the Chicago Air and
Water Show, and continues to produce all sea operations for the
largest two-day show in the world, the Ft. Lauderdale Air &
Sea Show (4.2 million spectators).
Jackson has served on numerous boards including the National Association
of Responsible Professional Athletes, "Sports For Life," the Florida
Sports Foundation, the Super Bowl XXXV Advisory Committee and Florida
2012 - Florida's Olympic bid initiative. He currently serves as
vice president for Meals on Wheels and is the vice president of
the Florida Grapefruit League Association (major league baseball).
Cost for the luncheon is $7 per person. Please RSVP by Feb. 9 to
Shari Szabo, director of alumni relations, 680-6234, or
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.