Faculty Biography

Thomas J. Horvath, M.B.A.

Tom Horvath's professional career has taken him from the mailroom to the boardroom with roles ranging from Customer Service Rep to Chief Operating Officer. Regardless of the job titles or role, Tom's passion for "inspiring excellence" is steadfast - in fact, it is his personal life purpose.

His career illustrates practical expertise in leadership consulting, marketing, sales, process improvement, product development, training design & delivery, and project management. These skills and capabilities were developed at such blue chip companies as Prudential, Standard Register, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and CNL. In addition, Tom has led a variety of consulting engagements with small businesses, middle-market companies and non-profit organizations. Notable career milestones include spearheading various departmental teams at Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation (resulting in their selection for the 1997 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award); top decile sales performance; and several community leadership awards.

Tom received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Florida and his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. As a frequent speaker at the Crummer Graduate School of Business - Rollins College and numerous community events, Tom shares the integration of theory with practical application to the world in which we operate. Community stewardship includes volunteer leadership roles with the Central Florida YMCA, Junior Achievement, Priority Associates and the International Community School.

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