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Faculty Advisors

Deanne Butchey
Associate Dean, Accreditation
Senior Lecturer
Department of Finance and Real Estate
Florida International University
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 352, Miami, FL 33199
305.348.7238
butcheyd@fiu.edu

Donald D. Roomes
Instructor
Department of Management & International Business
Florida International University
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 310, Miami, FL 33199
305.348.1074
roomesd@fiu.edu

Message From Faculty Advisors

ENACTUS is a world-wide community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. We believe when teams compete, the stakes are higher and the outcomes improved. We provide a platform for teams of outstanding university student leaders to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their lives. Guided by educators, supported by business leaders, and armed with important theoretical frameworks, these students leave the comfort of the classroom, to plunge directly into projects that improve the lives of others – not by handing out help, but by taking the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success.

FIU ENACTUS team members are change-makers, committed to creating a better world with student leaders who have the ability and are willing to put forth the effort to make a meaningful contribution, while working in mutually beneficial ways to improve the quality of life and standard of living in their communities.

FIU ENACTUS students form teams and develop outreach projects that use the power of business concepts and entrepreneurial action to advance the mission of projects that originate in either the classroom or other arenas. They do this by finding synergies among the various projects, gathering the resources of their institutions and external partners to implement programs that create sustainable and profitable opportunities for members of their communities. They help budding entrepreneurs get their business plans off the ground, connecting them with like-minded individuals and business advisory board members, inspiring them to reach for their dreams.

The effectiveness of their organization is judged at competition locally, nationally and internationally. At competition, ENACTUS teams present the results of their educational outreach projects and compete to determine which team had the greatest impact and success in creating economic opportunity for others. Competitions create networking opportunities that bring together current business leaders looking for tomorrow’s innovative and creative leaders.

Advisory Board Members and Sponsors

Adele Mann Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)
Olga Tua Avis Budget Group
Emily Marcellus Avis Budget Group
Victor Biggs Cross International
Flavio Carrillo FIU Capital Markets Lab
Nicole Kaufman FIU Foundation
Jose Cruz Kingsbridge Capital, LLC
Darryl Bryant Mondelēz International
Mercedes LaRue Social Entrepreneur
Zara Leon Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc.
Suzi Potts Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc.
Mara Borgese TEKsystems
Jane Gilbert Wells Fargo

Partners and Collaborations

EcoWorks International (EWI)

A nonprofit organization that furthers economic growth and social development in Haiti with a special focus on women empowerment, and Enactus at Florida International University (FIU) are collaborating to advance the “Rural Economic Development, Haiti: Women-Led Cooperatives of Organic Crops for Export (RED-Women) Project”. Through class-based assignments and co-curricular activities, the mutually beneficial collaboration offers students a unique opportunity to perform research and develop appropriate skills as they work on a project that has significant economic impact on Haitian farmers, their families, and communities.

Wells Fargo

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