Bill McKown is a Certified Business Analyst and marketing specialist. He has experience in training, facilitating, sales, organizational management, and entrepreneurship.
As Retail Vice President for a petroleum marketing company, Bill directed the chain's marketing, co-op advertising, signage, retail construction, human resources, purchasing, and vendor relations. Bill served on the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association's education and environmental committees. He has also owned and operated businesses in the transportation industry, wholesale distribution, and vending.
Bill earned his BA degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern College and his MBA from Warner University. He is a past member of the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and was the first President of the Rotary Club of Hardee County. Bill is also a volunteer for high school Junior Achievement programs.
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