AUGUST 9, 2011 - PLEASE WELCOME DISTRICT GOVERNOR CLINT DAWKINS
Clint Dawkins has been a member of the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville since 1983. He has held all elected offices in his club, serving as President in 1999-2000. Clint has had the honor of serving District 6970 as Assistant District Governor from 2002-2005; District Fund and Procedures Committee member from 2005-2008; and as Major Gifts and Planned Giving Chair of the District Foundation Committee from 2006-2009. Clint is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society, a member of the Bequest Society; and a Foundation Major Donor.
Clint graduated from Emory University (1971) and The University of Georgia (1972); and has been married to his wife, Lane (also a Paul Harris Fellow), for over 38 years. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Lane and Clint enjoy golf, reading, "Georgia Bulldog" football, and "hanging out" with family; as well as spending time in their home in Highlands, North Carolina. They are members of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Jacksonville.
Clint is a third-generation owner of Big D Building Center in Jacksonville, a building products distribution/subcontracting company. He is Past President of The Florida Building Materials Association; The Visiting Nurses Association of North Florida; and The Two Hundred Club of Northeast Florida. He is a Past Director of The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers' Association, and The Northeast Florida Builders' Association; and an alumnus of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 1979. Clint is currently a Director of the Riverside Hospital Foundation and the North Florida Command of The Salvation Army.
Insightful, inspiring, and refreshing are the adjectives most used when describing award-winning author, speaker, coach, and consultant, Dr. Jarik Conrad. Dr. Conrad grew up in public housing in East St. Louis, Illinois; it is a place so economically challenged that it has been described as the “most distressed small city in the United States.” Dr. Conrad rose up from this difficult environment through education, hard work and self-determination. He has received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, two master’s degrees from Cornell University, and a doctor of education degree from the University of North Florida.
Dr. Conrad is now a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a certified intercultural sensitivity expert and a certified emotional intelligence expert. He has served on the board of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a past president of its North Florida Chapter. He currently serves on the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO). He has been an adjunct faculty member at Jacksonville University, taught continuing education classes at the University of North Florida and is an external faculty member at the Mayo Clinic. He has worked with several notable Fortune 500 companies, including Pillsbury (General Mills), Union Carbide (Dow), Citigroup and CSX Technology, a business unit of CSX Corporation, where he led the human resources department.
Currently, Dr. Conrad is the President and Founder of the Conrad Consulting Group. The company’s main focus is to teach skills for the development of emotional, social and cultural-emotional intelligence. The Conrad Consulting Group’s proven methods and strategies facilitate employee productivity and effectiveness on the job; they also boost the overall efficiency and economic potential of companies by transforming the way their employees relate to each other.
Dr. Conrad is a frequent radio and television commentator. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications. His books include: The Master of Success with notable authors Ken Blanchard and Jack Canfield, The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Intercultural Sensitivity, and the award-winning The Fragile Mind: How it has Produced and Unwittingly Perpetuated America’s Tragic Disparities.