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William D. Anton, Ph.D.

William D. Anton, PhD, is a renowned clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, and former top tier leader at the University of South Florida. He is the founder of CEO Effectiveness, LLC (CEOE), and has a thriving practice working with top business leaders and training executive coaches. Bill has also been involved in presenting to and working closely with United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). He has published several major academic papers and been awarded many major grants during his productive career.

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Alison M. Smith, Ph.D.

Alison M. Smith, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President for CEO Effectiveness. Her prior experience includes serving as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Publix Super Markets, Inc., a Fortune 100 company with over 193,000 employees that has received numerous industry recognitions in customer service excellence and has been named as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” for 21 consecutive years. In her role, she served on the CEO executive team providing strategic leadership in human resources, public relations and business planning.

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Peter D. Berardi, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Berardi is the faculty expert in Leadership and Teamwork Development. During his 23 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL he traveled around the globe both in and out of the field acquiring and honing the skill sets and insights needed to develop, lead, and employ winning teams in the most competitive and hostile environments. Retiring as a Commander, he founded SOF-ONE, LLC, and earned a PhD in Public Service Leadership to better help others achieve.

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Dale A. Hicks, Ph.D.

Dale A. Hicks, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and an accomplished executive leader, who has maintained an independent practice in Psychology and high-level executive coaching for over three decades. Appointed by the governor, he also has served as vice chair of the Florida Board of Psychology.

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Gino Collura, Ph.D.

A seasoned behavioral scientist, Dr. Collura has owned and operated companies domestically and abroad with a keen focus on bridging the gap between service/product developers, marketplace demands and internal communications. Through his doctoral expertise in neuroanthropology as well as business acumen, he has garnered a reputation for being a “go-to” for “C” suite professionals when it comes to navigating the waters of employee engagement, company leadership, team empowerment, as well as internal/external relationship management.

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Stephen Anton, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Anton is currently a Professor and Chief of Clinical Research within the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research at the University of Florida. With over 150 published scientific articles in top medical journals, his research has been recognized both nationally as well as internationally. He is a well-established expert on the role that lifestyle factors have in influencing obesity, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disease conditions.

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Ron Fleisher

Ron Fleisher is dedicated to maximizing results. His extensive experience and training in human and asset management results in well-balanced outcomes that achieve and exceed return-on-investment targets for enterprises.

During his career he has held many positions from stock boy to Chief Executive Officer.

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William D. Anton, Ph.D.

William D. Anton, PhD, is a renowned clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, and former top tier leader at the University of South Florida. He is the founder of CEO Effectiveness, LLC (CEOE), and has a thriving practice working with top business leaders and training executive coaches. Bill has also been involved in presenting to and working closely with United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). He has published several major academic papers and been awarded many major grants during his productive career.

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Alison M. Smith, Ph.D.

Alison M. Smith, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President for CEO Effectiveness. Her prior experience includes serving as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Publix Super Markets, Inc., a Fortune 100 company with over 193,000 employees that has received numerous industry recognitions in customer service excellence and has been named as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” for 21 consecutive years. In her role, she served on the CEO executive team providing strategic leadership in human resources, public relations and business planning.

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Peter D. Berardi, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Berardi is the faculty expert in Leadership and Teamwork Development. During his 23 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL he traveled around the globe both in and out of the field acquiring and honing the skill sets and insights needed to develop, lead, and employ winning teams in the most competitive and hostile environments. Retiring as a Commander, he founded SOF-ONE, LLC, and earned a PhD in Public Service Leadership to better help others achieve.

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Dale A. Hicks, Ph.D.

Dale A. Hicks, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and an accomplished executive leader, who has maintained an independent practice in Psychology and high-level executive coaching for over three decades. Appointed by the governor, he also has served as vice chair of the Florida Board of Psychology.

View Full Bio

Gino Collura, Ph.D.

A seasoned behavioral scientist, Dr. Collura has owned and operated companies domestically and abroad with a keen focus on bridging the gap between service/product developers, marketplace demands and internal communications. Through his doctoral expertise in neuroanthropology as well as business acumen, he has garnered a reputation for being a “go-to” for “C” suite professionals when it comes to navigating the waters of employee engagement, company leadership, team empowerment, as well as internal/external relationship management.

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Stephen Anton, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Anton is currently a Professor and Chief of Clinical Research within the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research at the University of Florida. With over 150 published scientific articles in top medical journals, his research has been recognized both nationally as well as internationally. He is a well-established expert on the role that lifestyle factors have in influencing obesity, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disease conditions.

View Full Bio

Ron Fleisher

Ron Fleisher is dedicated to maximizing results. His extensive experience and training in human and asset management results in well-balanced outcomes that achieve and exceed return-on-investment targets for enterprises.

During his career he has held many positions from stock boy to Chief Executive Officer.

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