L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series – Charles Clark

March 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Daytona State College, Hosseini Center, Building 1200
1200 W International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Tracy Martin


Charles Clark is a world-class athlete, international keynote speaker, writer, business coach and entrepreneur, and CEO of the business consulting firm Charles Clark International.

He was a world-class track athlete who fought his way academically and physically to earn a spot on the Florida State University track team, achieving 3 – time NCAA national championship status. Although Charles initially struggled to get into FSU, he didn’t let go of his dream and went on to excel as a student and an athlete earning a degree with a 3.2 GPA.

Tragically, Charles suffered an injury while training and never really recovered to be fully competitive again. However, while his plan of continuing as a world-class athlete was crushed, he never gave up.

It was a pivotal time in Charles’ life and he made the decision to give back to the community. He founded the Charles Clark What Matters Foundation with a mission “To be a resource that advocates and teaches essential methods to prepare youth and young adults for the next level in their career through education, fitness, and health.”

Charles’ expertise in leadership, passion, grit, and psychology has allowed him to effectively deliver speeches and trainings to an extensive range of organizations. He has provided over 500 event presentations over nine years for companies including Frontier Communications Corporation, Dicks Sporting Goods, Nike, iHeart Radio, Raymond James Financial, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and NCAA college sports teams.

Scholarship Criteria: The L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship will be awarded to students
interested in becoming entrepreneurs. Up to three $1,000 scholarships may be given, based on the following criteria:
• One – Volusia or Flagler County high school student who plans to attend DSC;
• One – DSC college-credit student; and
• One – DSC Adult Education student.
The scholarship application window will be open from January 28, 2019 through March 1, 2019.
Please visit to submit your application by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2019.