Kelly Kirschner is Vice President and Dean of Executive and Continuing Education at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.
In 2011, Kirschner completed four years as the youngest City Commissioner ever elected in Sarasota, including serving two years as Vice-Mayor and one as Mayor.
Prior to joining Eckerd, Kirschner was the director of the SW Florida non-profit, UnidosNow.org. He currently is Board Chairman with UnidosNow and serves on the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Community Leadership Council as well as the Sarasota World Affairs Council board.
He’s been to Cuba three times in recent years, and is a strong proponent of increasing relations between the Communist island the U.S. He was our featured guest on this show.