Florida SBDC at USF, Avon Park
Specialty: Growth Acceleration
Bill McKown has experience in training, facilitating, sales, organizational management and entrepreneurship. As Retail Vice President for a petroleum marketing company, McKown directed the chain’s marketing, co-op advertising, signage, retail construction, human resources, purchasing and vendor relations. He served on the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association’s education and environmental committees. McKown has also owned and operated businesses in the transportation industry, wholesale distribution and vending. He earned a bachelor’s in organizational management from Warner Southern College and his MBA from Warner University. McKown is a Certified Global Business Professional. He is also a Certified Marketing Executive, awarded by Sales and Marketing Executives International and a Certified LivePlan Expert Advisor. 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.