Quint Studer - Chair
Quint Studer is founder of Pensacola’s Studer Community Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the community’s quality of life and moving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties forward. He is a businessman, a visionary, an entrepreneur, and a mentor to many. He currently serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of West Florida.
Quint has given his life to designing the building blocks for people and organizations that guide them to achieving and sustaining high performance. In 2000 he founded a consulting firm that implemented leadership systems and practices to help organizations attain and sustain outstanding results and create cultures of excellence. Over the years, it won multiple awards, including the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. By the time the firm was sold in 2015, it had 250 employees.
Inc. magazine named Studer its Master of Business, making him the only healthcare leader to have ever won this award. Twice Modern Healthcare has chosen him as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare for his work on institutional healthcare improvement. He has served as a guest lecturer at institutions of higher learning, spoken to a wide range of audiences across the U.S., and is a nationally recognized expert regarding leadership. He is often interviewed by radio and TV shows, as well as magazines and newspapers across the country.
In addition to Building a Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America, Quint has authored seven books, including Results That Last,which reached number seven on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. He writes a weekly employee development column that runs every Sunday in the Pensacola News Journal.
His newest venture is Vibrant Community Partners, a company that coaches communities in building out a blue print for achieving growth and excellence. The firm focuses on education, downtown development, economic development, including training for small businesses and civic engagement. The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Civic Engagement are two training organizations created to help communities reach their potential.
Studer and his wife, Rishy, are residents of Pensacola, Florida. Passionate about giving back to the community, they share their time and resources with local and national non-profit organizations.