Meet one of our Panelists - Dr. Michael Weber, of Florida Southern College is the Dean of the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College. He has a 25 year career in academia, with significant experience in undergraduate and graduate business program development and growth. He has successfully facilitated the national and international rankings of business programs, by the U.S. News and World Report and CEO Magazine. Dr. Weber has been actively engaged in consulting throughout his career, providing business and marketing services to a wide variety of firms/organizations, government institutions, and even started several of his own entrepreneurial ventures. He has traveled extensively in South America and Europe in conjunction with consulting activities for international and domestic organizations. He received his B.S. from the University of Florida, an MBA from the University of West Florida, and a Ph.D. in Business from Louisiana State University. With a focus on Global Talent and International Education, this year's Polk Goes Global will highlight the significance of global education to companies recruiting talent, discussing Polk State College's collaboration with Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida and Polk County graduates who are now involved with international business.