Charleston FLDD 2017
When: November 15, 2017 at 6 pm reception, Dinner at 6:30pm
Venue: Avery Research Center, College of Charleston
Keynote Speaker: Elvan Aktas
Elvan Aktas was born in Ankara, Turkey. After graduating from Bilkent University in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, he was accepted to the Ph.D. program at the University of Florida. In August 2001, Dr. Aktas joined Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business Administration as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance. In August 2007, he joined the Faculty of Langdale College of Business Administration at Valdosta State University, where he earned his tenure in 2009, and has been promoted to full professor of finance in 2016. He has been teaching corporate and investment finance classes at undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Aktas has been conducting research in Derivative Securities, US Treasury Securities, Financial Institutions, and International Financial Markets. He is married to Sevil Aktas and he has two sons, ages 17 and 19.
Keynote Speaker: Michael Boulware Moore
Michael Boulware Moore is the President/CEO of the International African American Museum. To be located where almost half of all enslaved Africans took their first steps in America, the $75 million museum will give voice to the people who came here, to their struggles and pain, and to their enormous perseverance and contributions - all in the making of America.
Michael is a seasoned business and community leader, board member, and author. He has experience both leading iconic global brands and smaller, entrepreneurial companies. Michael is a thought leader on both brand strategy and consumer behavior, and social justice and African American history. He has degrees from Syracuse and Duke universities.
Michael is married, the father of four sons, and lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC.