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Richard Brockway

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Lawrence Burns

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Jeb Bush

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Richard Brockway’s entrepreneurial career began while an undergraduate student at Stetson University. Brockway created the American College Radio Network (ACR), a syndicated national radio program with content specifically developed for college students. Within six months of ACR’s creation, the network encompassed over 185 college radio stations in forty-two states. In 1983, Brockway founded Brockway Television Corporation, an award-winning television production company producing syndicated programming for ABC-owned television stations, PBS and other national cable networks including A&E, Discovery Networks and The Travel Channel. Brockway’s company introduced numerous Fortune 500 companies to transactional television programming, including Johnson & Johnson, Citibank, General Foods, DuPont, Merck, Time Warner, Prudential, and MCA/Universal. Brockway is the co-founder of Kitson & Partners, a privately held residential, retail and commercial real estate investment and development company based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Brockway served as Vice Chairman of Kitson & Partners from its inception through 2012 and was responsible for all of K&P’s corporate marketing and public relations efforts, as well as the energy, education, health and wellness, transportation, public safety and environmental initiatives of K&P’s Babcock Ranch, a technologically advanced, environmentally sensitive “city of tomorrow.”

Lawrence Burns advises organizations on the future of mobility, logistics, manufacturing, energy and innovation. Burns served as General Motors Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning from 1998 to 2009. He was a member of GM’s top decision board and was responsible for advanced technology development, product portfolio planning, capacity planning and strategic planning. Burns is a major voice for the “reinvention of the automobile” and the diversification of transportation energy. He has championed driverless and connected vehicles, vehicle electrification, fuel cells, advanced batteries, bio-fuels, and innovative concept vehicles. Burns is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the ITS America Hall of Fame, is co-author of Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century (MIT Press, January, 2010) and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and leadership meetings. From 2010 to 2015 he was Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan, Director of the Program for Sustainable Mobility at Columbia University, and Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Hess Corporation. Burns has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, a M.S. in Engineering / Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University).

Jeb Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. Re-locating to Florida in 1981, Bush started a small real estate development company, which grew to become the largest, full service real estate company in South Florida. Bush served as Florida’s secretary of commerce under Florida’s 40th governor and founded the non-profit foundation for Florida’s Future, which joined forces with the Greater Miami Urban League to establish one of the state’s first charter schools. Elected 43rd Governor of the state of Florida on November 2, 1998 and reelected by a wide margin in 2002, Bush focused on reforming education. In addition, Bush cut taxes every year during his tenure as Governor and led national job growth for the state of Florida. Bush put Florida on the forefront of consumer healthcare advances by signing Medicaid reform legislation, “Empowered Care,” in June 2006. Bush is currently the head of his own successful consulting business, Jeb Bush and Associates, where his clients range from well-known Fortune 500 companies to small technological start-ups. He is also chairman of Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national foundation focused on education reform.