Teaching Faculty I and Entrepreneur in Residence
ACADEMIC SPECIALTY: Entrepreneurship
B.S. Finance and MBA, Florida State University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
My natural entrepreneurial spirit is passionately reflected in my business knowledge and invaluable experience as a highly respected franchisee of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, a custom and luxury home builder since 2003. My dedication to building an elite team yields unsurpassed service and quality with a commitment to excellence in customer satisfaction leading to a 1st place ranking in Best of Bay, National Avid Diamond Award for Highest Customer Rating at Move-In, and Arthur Rutenberg Homes Gold Cup Award.
True to my entrepreneurship spirit, I began teaching entrepreneurship in the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship in 2017. I have enjoyed every minute of sharing my life and business experiences with students as they embark on their entrepreneurial dreams. Students appreciate when I bring real-world examples of challenges into the classroom. My interactive teaching style helps students stay engaged while learning.
My community involvement evidenced by my commitment to helping those around me and making it a better place to live. I have served as a mentor to many and serve in executive and leadership positions in civic and service boards such as the Rotary Club, Bay Education Foundation, Girls Inc., New Horizons School, Taunton Family Children’s Home, Bridges to Circles, Pi Kappa Phi Housing Corporation, and the Lynn Haven United Methodist Church. I have also authored the book: In-Home: Creating Your Dream Home Room by Room. I’m married to the love of my life and am a proud father of four wonderful children where we make our home in Lynn Haven, FL.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND VOLUNTEERING
Arthur Rutenberg Homes Gold Cup Award – 2019
National Avid Diamond Award for Highest Customer Rating at Move-In – 2017
Best of Bay 2015 – Home Builder
Author: In-Home: Building Your Dream Home Room By Room
President – Panama City Rotary Club 2016-2017
President – Bay Education Foundation 2017-2018
School Advisory Chairman – New Horizons School 2015-Present
Taunton Family Children’s Home – Board of Directors 2010-Present
Elevate Bay Mentor – 2018-Present
“One of my favorite things to do is to spend time on and around the water with my wife and four kids” -Brian Baber