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Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

The Nation’s First Stand-Alone Entrepreneurship School at a Public University


Lanny Lewis

Teaching Faculty I and Entrepreneur in Residence

EMAIL: llewis@jimmoranschool.fsu.edu
OFFICE: 355 RBB
PHONE: 850-645-0166

ACADEMIC SPECIALTY: Entrepreneurship

DEGREE:
M.B.A. Florida State University (1997)
B.S. Chemistry, University of the South, Sewanee (1994)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Product Development
Retail
Business Startup

 

Has nineteen years experience in the retail industry including corporate retailing at CVS Pharmacy and Eckerd Drug Company. He worked as a buyer, category manager and product developer. While at CVS Pharmacy, he created the Store Brand Product Development area and managed the launch of 3,500 new items in a four-year period. After leaving CVS, Lewis moved back to Tallahassee, FL to start a consulting business that helped manufacturers create new items and launch them in the marketplace. In 2013, he created a local clothing retail concept, Southern Compass Outfitters. This is a family venture that has two locations in Tallahassee. Lastly, he has continued his product development interest by creating a new clothing brand, Red Hills Clothing Co, that sells in Southern Compass Outfitters as well as other retail stores and online. Lewis also has extensive brand development experience and has obtained six branded trademark registrations. Now at the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, he helps to inspire and train students to launch their own new businesses and product concepts.


HONORS AND AWARDS

Chairman Award CVS Pharmacy 2008
Retail Excellence Award 2004

Office Location: RBB 243 | Phone: 850-644-7893 | Dept. Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mailing Address: Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, 821 Academic Way, RBB 243,
P.O. Box 3061110, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110

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