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Business Innovator Featured at Fall Simpkins Lectures

October 14, 2015

Singer, songwriter, innovator, motivator.

Simpkins Speaker Brant MenswarThose are words that describe Brant Menswar, who is bringing his unique message of business success to Eastern Florida State College.

Menswar will be the featured speaker Nov. 17 and Nov. 19 at the Simpkins Entrepreneurial Lecture Series co-sponsored by EFSC and FLORIDA TODAY. The presentations are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Menswar will appear:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m.-noon, at the Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center on the Cocoa Campus.
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-noon, at the King Center for the Performing Arts on the Melbourne Campus.

Menswar is Chief Experience Officer for Banding People Together, a consulting group that uses rock stars, hit songwriters and collaboration experts to help organizations and their people succeed.

An award winning singer-songwriter, he is best known for fronting the acclaimed band Big Kettle Drum.

His work has also influenced the culture of companies like ESPN, Microsoft, Cisco, Sony Pictures, Hard Rock International, Hilton and others.

Locally, he’s the founding co-pastor of Nomad Community Church in Melbourne and serves on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Home Society of Brevard.

“Brant brings energy and fun to his presentations that make them entertaining and informative,” said Eastern Florida President Dr. Jim Richey. “Students will enjoy it and won’t want to miss what he has to say.”

The lecture series is named after Bernard Simpkins, a highly successful entrepreneur and Space Coast business leader who established the sessions that have brought some of nation’s top business leaders to Brevard.

A Simpkins endowment also started the college’s Business Entrepreneurship Program to educate the next generation of business innovators.