Distinguished Lecture Series
Upcoming Lectures

Dr. Guy Harvey
Artist, Scientist, Cinematographer – Guy Harvey, Inc. Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
2014 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Honoree
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 | 10:30 a.m.
Huizenga Sales Institute, Executive Conference Center, Room 3000
Carl DeSantis Building 3301 College Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33314

RSVP to Marie at ma1724@nova.edu

Guy Harvey
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Dr. Guy Harvey, Ph.D., is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, and explorer. His first autobiography was Portraits From The Deep. In 2004, he debuted, Portraits From The Deep, a made-for-television fishing series. The documentary "This is Your Ocean: Sharks", premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2011. Harvey's murals grace locations such as the Don Taft University Center at Nova Southeastern University, the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport, the Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman, and the Surf Style parking garage and swim shop in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The Guy Harvey Research Institute was established in 1999 with a mission to provide the scientific information necessary to understand, conserve and effectively manage the world's marine fishes and their ecosystems. In 2008, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation was established to fund leading scientists.

James Donnelly
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Castle Group
2014 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Honoree
Thursday, October 16th, 2014

James Donnelly

James Donnelly is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Castle Group, one of the most successful Property Services firms in the Community Association industry. The Castle Group specializes in serving condominium and homeowners associations throughout Florida. A full-service company providing customized property-related solutions including property and rental management, financial and accounting systems, and a broad spectrum of offerings from developer and web services to lifestyles and concierge services. Donnelly is a licensed Community Association Manager and a licensed General Contractor with more than 25 years of experience serving community associations.

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin
Founder, MD, Inventor, Entrepreneur
SpineFrontier, Inc.
Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Kingsley Chin

Dr. Chin founded SpineFrontier, Inc., a medical device and instrument company for spinal surgery. Dr. Chin, to our knowledge, is the only black founder of a medical device company currently operating in spine surgery. He is the Chairman, President, CEO, and Chief Technology Officer of SpineFrontier, Inc. Along with his current staff, he has built SpineFrontier, Inc. into a multimillion-dollar-a-year revenue generating company with at least a 30% growth rate year after year since releasing its flagship FacetFuse product in 2008. SpineFrontier, Inc. currently sells products throughout the United States and the following Latin American and Caribbean countries: Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Mexico and Colombia. This allows patients in underrepresented countries to receive high-quality, cutting edge treatments and technologies at low cost plus the surgeons are trained free of cost. Dr. Chin also founded the Institute for Modern & Innovative Surgery (iMIS) in South Florida and also founded MeduWeb.com, an internet company intending to bring medical education in all its forms to a worldwide audience through a unique distant learning computer interface and learning management tool. Dr. Chin feels blessed that his journey has taken him from a small seaside town in Buff Bay, Jamaica, to be educated at Columbia University, Columbia School of Engineering, Harvard Medical School (Honors) and to be trained in orthopaedics and spine surgery at the famous Harvard hospitals and Case Western Reserve University Hospitals respectively.

Richard Goudis
Chief Operating Officer of Herbalife
Thursday, November 13th, 2014

About The Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) was established by Dean Emeritus Randolph A. Pohlman to inspire students by giving them a glimpse into the minds of successful and outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Distinguished lecturers articulate lessons learned and provide insight into our often complex business world. Students and the business community benefit from discussions ranging from business ethics to the practical application of academic theory. The general format of the DLS is a presentation, followed by questions and answers, or our speaker may simply "tell their story" and allow our audience to pose questions thereafter.

Initially created for students, the DLS has grown to include undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, business leaders and distinguished members of our community.

Our past distinguished lecturers include: Jack Welch, Larry Bossidy, The Honorable Clarence Thomas, Robert L. Johnson, Alan Potamkin, Ronald Bergeron, Stephen A. Ross, Ph.D., and H. Wayne Huizenga (recipient of Ernst and Young's 2005 World Entrepreneur of the Year).

High profile entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in participating as a Distinguished Lecture Series speaker should contact the Office of Development at  (954) 262-5008.

Dean Emeritus Pohlman interviews H. Wayne Huizenga

Recent Speakers

Ben Baldanza Lecture
Ben Baldanza, President & CEO, Spirit Airlines
Grant Cardone Lecture
Grant Cardone, International Sales Expert, Author, Coach

Paul S. Hill
Paul S. Hill, Director of Mission Operations, at NASA Johnson Space Center
Seth Goldman Lecture
Seth Goldman, President and TeaEO of Honest Tea

Past Events

Carl DeSantis Lecture
Carl DeSantis, Founder and Former Chairman of Rexall Sundown, Inc.
Beverly Raphael Lecture
Beverly Raphael, President and CEO, RCC Associates

Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson of Black Entertainment Television
& The RLJ Companies
George Feldenkreis
George Feldenkreis Chairman and CEO of Perry Ellis International