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The F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series presents Tom Folliard, Chairman of the Board, CarMax

Title of the talk: "How a Florida Tech graduate in Melbourne helped CarMax transform an industry"

Description: "Tom Folliard graduated from Florida Tech and began working at a local used car wholesaler. After a visit from the founders of what would later be CarMax, he became employee #1.  Since then the company has grown to change and disrupt the field, becoming the largest used-car retailer and #174 in the Fortune 500. In this talk, Tom will explain how CarMax grew so quickly and it’s journey to the top of its industry."

Where: Hartley Room @ Florida Tech
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM

Co-Sponsored by: Melbourne Regional Chamber; Florida Today

About the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series

Established in 2007 as the F. Alan Smith Visiting Executive Program and now known as the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series, this event was created to attract national leaders in a wide range of industries, typically those impacting transportation, and other subject experts to speak to students, faculty and community members at  Florida Institute of Technology. At least one executive speaker is welcomed to campus every Fall and Spring semester. Speakers address topics such as innovation in the automotive industry and self-driving cars, the hyperloop and high-speed rail, and innovations that impact business and the quality of life from space, land and sea exploration and travel.