Closing Bell Speaker Series

Held each semester, the Closing Bell Speaker Series brings in top financial experts to address timely issues in the financial sector. Open to all business students, the event provides exposure to experts in all fields of financial economics.

To learn more about the Closing Bell speaker series, contact Dr. Gary Bliss.

2022 Spring Speakers

  • Jan. 25 - Peter Collins, Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Forge Capital Partners and FSU Board of Trustees Chair
  • Feb. 1 - Paul Woodward, CEO & Co-Founder, Cassini Capital Management
  • Feb. 15 - Brian Church, CFO & Administrative Officer, Phoebe Putney Health System
  • March 1 - Jeanne Harrison, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investor Service
  • March 29 - Scott Streibich, Director, Clinical Research Revenue Integrity, Moffit Cancer Center
  • April 12 - Frederick Van Zijl, President, RVZ Strategic Advisors

Past Speakers


  • William “Bill” Smith, Capital City Bank
  • Christopher Iacovella, American Securities Association
  • Jared Policastro, The Lighthouse Wealth Management Group
  • Mo Ramani, Truist Financial Corporation
  • Tim Cole, Crescent View Partners
  • Michael Germain, TRUE Capital Management


  • Todd A. Combs, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • Byron Holmes, LoanStreet
  • Salmaan Wahidi, CSX
  • Terin Cremer, Barbas Cremer, PLLC
  • Ray Mazzie, Southern Waters Capital
  • Sammie Dixon, Prime Meridian Bank
  • Kevin Hawkins, MidAtlantic Finance Company


  • Peter Jones, Franklin Templeton Distributors Inc.
  • Todd Lazenby, Royal Ascot Partners
  • George Bchara, Conn’s HomePlus
  • Charles E. Adcock III, Florida State University Credit Union
  • Tom Craft, Royal Ascot Partners
  • John Crossman, Crossman & Company
  • Dr. Sean Wilkoff, Cornerstone Research
  • Bob Foresman, UBS Investment Bank, and Michael R. Hollomon II, Missouri Cobalt LLC
  • Eric Rosen, Reef Road Capital
  • Michael P. McCauley, State Board of Administration (SBA) of Florida State University
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