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Enterprises & Associations


Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton InvestmentsFranklin Resources, Inc., is a global investment management organization known as Franklin Templeton Investments. Our headquarters are located just south of San Francisco, in San Mateo, California. We have offices in over 30 countries around the world and offer investment solutions and services in more than 150.
(Former Board Member, Franklin Templeton Bank & Trust)

Stone Mountain Global Investment Group

SMGIGStone Mountain Global Investment Group was founded on real-world experience and created based on the inspiration of our founder, Arthur E. Benjamin. We believe that investing in companies that have a significant impact on the lives of people and their primary concerns in life is the best investment. This “socially conscious” form of investing is the most lucrative, not only yielding high multiples on the dollars invested, but brings greater levels of satisfaction to the employees, customers and investors of the companies we make investments in. Stone Mountain Global Investment Group has a proven history of exiting companies with more than a 10X cash on cash return.

Educa Worldwide

Educa WorldwideEduca Worldwide is a full-service, advertising, marketing and research firm serving the needs of top schools, universities and colleges around the globe. The agency, with offices in St. Louis, Boca Raton, and São Paulo, provides a suite of products and services which include a “shared-CMO” solution, inquiry generation, traditional and interactive media, creative services, telephony solutions, marketing strategy, online tutoring and research.

Educa Insights

Educa InsightsEduca Insights is a pioneer in the development of sophisticated solutions in marketing research for the education market. The firm is part of the Educa Worldwide network of companies and offers its clients an extensive array of research solutions to that serve the entire lifecycle of the student experience — from a school’s brand and market positioning through to post-graduate outcomes.

LightFire Partners

LightFire PartnersLightFire Partners offers a diverse portfolio of services and solutions to clients who are committed to excellence and changing peoples’ lives through the products or services they offer. LightFire has positioned itself as a talented and aggressive force in inquiry generation, traditional and interactive media, creative services, telephony solutions and marketing strategy.

The Marketing Authority

Marketing AuthorityThe Marketing Authority, LLC is a full-service, business-to-consumer marketing, advertising and public relations firm that retains premier clients, vendors and strategic partnerships to offer unparalleled quality and innovation.
(Founder and Senior Partner)

Kodiak America

Kodiak AmericaKodiak America, dramatically connects the ruggedness of the mountains with the aesthetics of natural material. Arthur and Steve partner to develop home ownership projects in the mountain west that enhance lifestyles and family enjoyment. (Partner in Community Development Projects)

American Institute

American Institute’s family of schools includes locations in Florida, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The group covers such brands as the American Institute College of Health Professions, American Institute, American Institute School of Health Careers, and the Fox Institute. American Institute offers a wide range of programs with an emphasis on advanced allied health programs and state-of-the-practice, online delivery of curriculum blended with convenient lab instruction. (Former Vice-Chairman of the Board)


Career Education Colleges and Universities

career-college-associationCareer Education Colleges and Universities is the premier source of crucial information and public policy recommendations that promote access to career education and the importance of workforce development. (Former Board Member and Co-Chair of CCA PAC)

The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges

FAPSCThe Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) has been the voice of career schools since 1956. We serve over 200 members, and work on behalf of all the 800 licensed private career schools and colleges in Florida. (Former Board Member and co-chair of the FAPSC Legislative Committee)

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

ACCSCFor more than 40 years, ACCSC has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at private, postsecondary career schools and colleges. ACCSC, recognized by the United States Department of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency. (Former Commissioner)