Benson Blackburn, LLC, a wealth consultancy firm advising affluent families, business owners and family offices, recently hosted entrepreneur Jim McDermott, founder of Stamps.com and NanoH2O, as keynote speaker at its December NextGen Speakers Series event.
The event drew more than 275 people to hear from McDermott, who has started, run and invested in more than 25 successful and innovative companies. The prestigious NextGen Speaker Series brings together business and community professionals to hear from nationally renowned entrepreneurs and leaders.
The Benson Blackburn NextGen Speaker Series was established to encourage leadership, mentorship, empowerment, and philanthropy. The Speaker Series has partnered with Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University, Florida SouthWestern State College, Imagine Solutions, Leadership Collier Foundation, The Immokalee Foundation, Community Foundation of Collier County and Champions for Learning.
Prestigious sponsors help underwrite the cost for the event, including Arthrex, Cohen & Grigsby, eBella Magazine, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Germain Lexus of Naples, John R. Wood Properties, Longevity Solutions, Lurie LLP, Marsh Private Client Services, Meristem Family Wealth, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Oberon Securities, Pure Insurance and Unity Jets.
Each session, Benson Blackburn nominates a focused charitable organization in honor of the featured speaker. The beneficiary of McDermott’s event was the American Heart Association.
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