Agenda — Networking, Presentation, Expert Panel, Q&A
Accessing the Florida High Tech Corridor can help power your business and networking efforts. Encompassing 23 counties across some of Florida’s most prosperous markets, even the best networkers could benefit from an assist. At our January CEO Nexus Forum, you’ll hear from Paul A. Sohl, President of the High Tech Corridor, as well as business leaders from throughout the region, who will explain how tapping into The Corridor could be a valuable resource.
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Paul A. Sohl – CEO, Florida High Tech Corridor / Central Florida (23-county region)
Paul Sohl is CEO of the Florida High Tech Corridor, an organization serving a 23-county region anchored by three of the country’s largest research institutions: the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF). The Corridor’s mission is to converge and catalyze the capacity of high tech, innovation, and bright minds to generate a global ripple effect that advances the lives of people in the communities it serves.
Travis Proctor – CEO, ArtemisIT / Melbourne
Travis is a technology strategist with nearly 30 years’ experience. As the CEO of Artemis IT, he leads an organization that provides outsourced managed IT services for over 100 client organizations. He founded the company while a sophomore at Florida Tech. Travis was inducted into the Space Coast Business Hall of Fame in 2022 and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Florida Tech and chair-elect for the EDC of Florida’s Space Coast.
Col (Ret) Paul Conner – CEO, Tierra Group / Ft. Lauderdale
Paul leads a highly specialized team of scientists and analysts in one of Florida’s premier environmental engineering firms serving local, state, and national level commercial, dredging, healthcare, industrial, government, residential, and utilities sector clients. Prior to Tierra Group, Paul served our Nation as an officer in the Air Force with assignments and commands at the unit, regional, and national levels.
Debbie A. Goode, CPA – Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) / Melbourne
Debbie provides more than 35 years of accounting and auditing experience to clients in Central Florida, working primarily with government contractors, employee benefit plans and commercial companies. Debbie has a passion for economic development and helping business succeed and also strengthen their internal controls. CRI is a regional CPA firm and is ranked in the top 20 largest accounting firms nationally and 2nd largest in the Southeast.
Dr. John Nicklow – President, Florida Institute of Technology / Melbourne
Dr. John Nicklow has been widely recognized at the university level, nationally by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and by industry for his teaching and research accomplishments. President Nicklow has over 25 years of higher education experience as a faculty member in engineering and an academic administrator, with a proven track record in enrollment management, student success initiatives, fundraising, building partnerships, and program innovation.