Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to meet industry professionals guest speaking in any of our classes (a few from past semesters are highlighted below). To find out who is on campus, be sure to check the weekly Monday E-mail!


Spring 2019


EFTI Seminar Series   Justin Gressel , Test and Learn Lead   Universal Orlando Resort   April 19, 2019 ( Pictures )

EFTI Seminar Series
Justin Gressel, Test and Learn Lead
Universal Orlando Resort
April 19, 2019 (Pictures)

EFTI Seminar Series   Dr. Angelica Almeyda-Zambrano , Assistant Professor &  Dr. Eben Broadbent , Assistant Professor  University of Florida  March 29, 2019 ( Pictures )

EFTI Seminar Series
Dr. Angelica Almeyda-Zambrano, Assistant Professor &
Dr. Eben Broadbent, Assistant Professor
University of Florida
March 29, 2019 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Matt Batson , Facility Maintenance Coordinator  Aaron Batson , Regional Director of Account Executives   Orange County Convention Center   ;    Shepard     March 21, 2019 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Matt Batson, Facility Maintenance Coordinator
Aaron Batson, Regional Director of Account Executives
Orange County Convention Center; Shepard
March 21, 2019 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Elisa DeBernardo , Account Director &  Gina Kline , Group Media Director   FKQ Advertising & Marketing   March 19, 2019 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Elisa DeBernardo, Account Director &
Gina Kline, Group Media Director
FKQ Advertising & Marketing
March 19, 2019 (Pictures)

EFTI Seminar Series   Dr. Yang Yang , Assistant Professor   Temple University   March 15, 2019 ( Pictures )

EFTI Seminar Series
Dr. Yang Yang, Assistant Professor
Temple University
March 15, 2019 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   David Lucier , Associate Director   Stephen C. O’Connell Center     February 21, 2019 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
David Lucier, Associate Director
Stephen C. O’Connell Center
February 21, 2019 (Pictures)

EFTI Seminar Series   Dr. Brian Mills , Assistant Professor  University of Florida,    College of HHP   February 15, 2019 ( Pictures )

EFTI Seminar Series
Dr. Brian Mills, Assistant Professor
University of Florida, College of HHP
February 15, 2019 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Newell Fox , President & CEO   Solutions Bridal Designer House   February 5/12, 2019 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Newell Fox, President & CEO
Solutions Bridal Designer House
February 5/12, 2019 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Fitz Koehler , President   Fitzness International   January 29, 2019 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Fitz Koehler, President
Fitzness International
January 29, 2019 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Brad Nix , Global Corporate & Brand Identity Consultant   Tipping Gardner   January 24, 2019 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Brad Nix, Global Corporate & Brand Identity Consultant
Tipping Gardner
January 24, 2019 (Pictures)


Fall 2018


Industry Insights   Gary Daniels , VP Digital Experience   Disney Parks & Resorts   November 16, 2018 ( Pictures )

Industry Insights
Gary Daniels, VP Digital Experience
Disney Parks & Resorts
November 16, 2018 (Pictures)

EFTI Seminar Series   Gary Daniels , VP Digital Experience   Disney Parks & Resorts   November 16, 2018 ( Pictures )

EFTI Seminar Series
Gary Daniels, VP Digital Experience
Disney Parks & Resorts
November 16, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   James Di Virgilio , Co-Founder   Chacon Diaz & Di Virgilio   November 13, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
James Di Virgilio, Co-Founder
Chacon Diaz & Di Virgilio
November 13, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Matt Batson , Facility Maintenance Coordinator &  Kenny Gaudinez , Assist. Supervisor, Event Setup   Orange County Convention Center     November 9, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Matt Batson, Facility Maintenance Coordinator &
Kenny Gaudinez, Assist. Supervisor, Event Setup
Orange County Convention Center
November 9, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   W. Kent Fuchs , President   University of Florida     October 30, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
W. Kent Fuchs, President
University of Florida
October 30, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Dan Glassman , Attorney   Glassman & Zissimopulos   October 30, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Dan Glassman, Attorney
Glassman & Zissimopulos
October 30, 2018 (Pictures)

EFTI Seminar Series  Jamie Murphy, Adj. Professor/Research Fellow   Univ of Eastern Finland    /    Univ of W. Australia   October 26, 2018 ( Pictures )

EFTI Seminar Series
Jamie Murphy, Adj. Professor/Research Fellow
Univ of Eastern Finland / Univ of W. Australia
October 26, 2018 (Pictures)

EFTI Seminar Series   Fuad Mehraliyev , Visiting Scholar   The Hong Kong Polytechnic University   October 12, 2018 ( Pictures )

EFTI Seminar Series
Fuad Mehraliyev, Visiting Scholar
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
October 12, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   David Lucier , Associate Director   Stephen C. O’Connell Center     Oct 9 ( Pictures ), Sep 26 ( Pictures ), & September 17, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
David Lucier, Associate Director
Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Oct 9 (Pictures), Sep 26 (Pictures), &
September 17, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   David Straley , Event Coordinator   Stephen C. O’Connell Center     October 8, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
David Straley, Event Coordinator
Stephen C. O’Connell Center
October 8, 2018 (Pictures)

EFTI Seminar Series   Thomas Hill , State Modeling Manager   FDOT   October 5, 2018 ( Pictures )

EFTI Seminar Series
Thomas Hill, State Modeling Manager
FDOT
October 5, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Newell Fox , President & CEO   Solutions Bridal Designer House   September 26/October 2, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Newell Fox, President & CEO
Solutions Bridal Designer House
September 26/October 2, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Angela Renick , Owner, Event Planner   A’vie Events, LLC   September 26, 2018

Guest Speaker
Angela Renick, Owner, Event Planner
A’vie Events, LLC
September 26, 2018

Guest Speaker   Jami Furino , Director of Operations &   Mikayla Paisley , Event Operations Manager   Eventplicity   September 18, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Jami Furino, Director of Operations &
Mikayla Paisley, Event Operations Manager
Eventplicity
September 18, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Fitz Koehler , President   Fitzness International   September 18, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Fitz Koehler, President
Fitzness International
September 18, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Brittani Haun , Recruiting Mgr, Univ. Relations (SE)   Marriott International   September 10/11, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Brittani Haun, Recruiting Mgr, Univ. Relations (SE)
Marriott International
September 10/11, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Jenna Parker , Program Manager   ADVANTAGE Destination & Meeting Services   August 31, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Jenna Parker, Program Manager
ADVANTAGE Destination & Meeting Services
August 31, 2018 (Pictures)

Guest Speaker   Andy Bailey , President &   Hannah Cortelli , Travel Advisor   Luxury Travel Institute   August 28, 2018 ( Pictures )

Guest Speaker
Andy Bailey, President &
Hannah Cortelli, Travel Advisor
Luxury Travel Institute
August 28, 2018 (Pictures)