Sam Stark Named Associate Vice President Of Strategic Partnerships
Sam Stark has been named associate vice president of strategic partnerships for Rollins College, joining the College on April 3, 2017. He currently serves as the president and CEO of Moxe, a full-service integrated marketing agency in Orlando. Stark, a Rollins graduate who earned his B.A. in Political Science from Rollins in 1991, will serve as the College’s chief community relations officer, stewarding strategic partnerships throughout Central Florida to advance Rollins’ mission and market.
“Since coming to Rollins about two years ago, I have been struck by the incredibly rich and complex ecosystem of Winter Park and Central Florida,” said Rollins President Grant H. Cornwell. “Everywhere I look I see opportunities for partnership and collaboration, and we need just the right individual to help us steward those promising relationships. I am confident that Sam is the right person to work closely with me to move all of our opportunities for collaboration and partnership forward.”
Prior to Moxe, Stark held numerous leadership roles in Central Florida, including president and CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, and president and CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission. He was also executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission. Stark’s community service includes board memberships at Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Winter Park Health Foundation, Athena PowerLink, and Florida Citrus Sports. He has provided leadership to the College over the years through volunteerism and acts of service including as Alumni Trustee, Alumni Association Board President, and Anchor Club Executive Committee. He also received the Alumni Service Award in 2016.
“I am honored and excited to return to Rollins in this role,” said Stark. “The institution means so much to me, and to be in a position to help with strategic partnerships and community engagement is overly compelling. I look forward to working with the Winter Park and Central Florida communities to make our college and our home a better place to live and work.”by