Networking Luncheon

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Date(s) - 04/08/2014
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Jacksonville Golf & Country Club


Featured Speakers:

Andrea Hartley – Executive Director, GLOBALJAX

Joanne Kazmierski – Jaxport

Bob Grant ,- Board Member, GLOBALJAX

Bill Carr – Retirement Strategies

Topic: How International Business is Good for our Community


Since its founding in 1990, GlobalJax has hosted more than 2,300 emerging leaders from 170 countries in our community. We strive to enrich people’s lives through a variety of events that introduce professionals in the Northeast Florida academic, business, healthcare, government, and cultural communities to their counterparts from abroad.


The panel discussion with explore how exchanges of ideas, processes, and concerns enable us to share our best practices with leaders from around the world, often resulting in subsequent business, educational or cultural opportunities. Moreover, the insight we gain from an expanded global perspective us to make a more positive impact in our professional and personal lives.

Andrea Hartley



Andrea Hartley

Executive Director

Joined GlobalJax in 2007


Andrea serves as GlobalJax’s chief executive and spokesperson. In that role she focuses on promoting the mission of enriching people’s lives through global engagement, managing our team of staff and volunteers, developing new projects and partnerships, fundraising and providing strategic leadership in conjunction with the board of directors. Since joining GlobalJax, she has been a significant contributor to the organization’s accomplishments, including over 2,300 successful visitor programs for emerging leaders from 170 different countries. Andrea is passionate about helping Northeast Florida reach its potential as an international destination for tourism, commerce and living.


In addition to her work at GlobalJax, Andrea enjoys volunteering near and far, serving at local agencies including The Sanctuary on 8th Street and The I.M. Sulzbacher Center and travelling to New Orleans and rural Guatemala for work trips aimed at disaster recovery and community development. In 2013, Andrea was honored as one of Jacksonville’s Finest in recognition of her fundraising efforts on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Andrea completed her undergraduate studies in Economic Development and Business Administration at The University of North Florida.


Global Visits: Andrea has traveled to Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, and Spain




Spotlight Speaker:
JB Roth
Roth Law Firm

JB Roth, born in France, moved to the United States to live the American Dream.  After a successful career in corporate America, JB had another calling and went on to earn his law degree.  Today, JB believes your lawyer should be your staunchest ally.  This takes an enduring, professional relationship.  The Roth Law Firm values that relationship and serves its clients by taking care of their corporate formalities, contracts, as well as any litigation or appeal.

Of Interest

South Council Small Business Leader of the Year

We would like to congratulate Jason Johnson of Marlin Consulting Solution as South Council Small Business Leader of the Year!

As the Owner and Chief Marlin, Jason, along with his team, they provide SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Managed Pay Per Click Services, Website Design, Marketing Automation and CRM Implementation services to small and medium enterprises all over Jacksonville and the state of Florida
Founded in 2009, Marlin Consulting Solutions has experienced consistent growth while boasting excellent customer retention.  Their mission is to help business owners achieve success through effective online marketing and by leveraging technology.
To learn more about our Small Business Champion’s firm, visit
Jason Johnson, 2018 South Council SBLY

   Jason Johnson,        2018 South Council SBLY

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Featured Speaker

As a young patrol officer he rode “a beat” in downtown Jacksonville, where he developed relationships with citizens and business leaders, believing early in his professional life that connecting with citizens was very important to the success of what Agency is trying to accomplish: reducing and solving crime together with citizens who are engaged with their officers.

He quickly developed a reputation as a police officer who cares about people and likes to work with them to solve their public safety issues.

Sheriff Williams earned his way up the ranks to the appointed position of Director of Investigations and Homeland Security. Through his leadership, strengthening partnerships with federal law enforcement agencies, JSO deploys some of the most advanced technology available in the battle against domestic terrorism, the drug trade, and organized crime.


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