SPEAKERS BUREAU

Fishkind & Associates offers several alternatives to organizations seeking keynote speakers for business functions. In addition to Dr. Fishkind, the following team members are available to make presentations to your group: Stanley Geberer, Senior Associate; and Kevin Plenzler, Associate. Standard speaking fee, plus travel expenses which include transportation and hotel apply.

Please contact our office for more information or to schedule a speaking date.

Calendar of Events 

Team members’ biographies and fees

Stan Geberer

With 30 years of business experience in Florida, Mr. Geberer possesses expert understanding of market conditions, demographic trends, and commercial and residential real-estate development across local Florida markets. As a senior associate with Fishkind & Associates, Inc., he helped develop innovative and successful financing approaches for Florida CDDs. Mr. Geberer works extensively with public and private interests in local communities on special projects such as comprehensive land use plan analysis, community redevelopment, defense contracting for base facilities analysis, and strategic planning for businesses and economic development agencies. He is a featured speaker at Urban Land Institute professional development seminars, the International Council of Shopping Center Developers, the Florida Retail Federation, and the Association for University Business and Economic Research.

Fee: $3,500, plus travel expenses

Stan Geberer

Dr. Henry H. (Hank) Fishkind is well-known throughout the business community as a dynamic and insightful speaker. He has made numerous presentations to local, statewide, and national organizations. With over 30 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Dr. Henry Fishkind is widely regarded as one of Florida’s premier economists and financial advisors. Dr. Fishkind’s career began in the public sector where he worked as an economist and associate professor at the University of Florida. In 1980 Dr. Fishkind became the associate director for programs at the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Fishkind served from 1979-1981 on the governor’s economic advisory board. He began his career as a private sector consultant when he became president of M.G. Lewis Econometrics in Winter Park, Florida. In 1988 Dr. Fishkind formed Fishkind & Associates, Inc. as a full service economic and financial consulting firm.

Fee: $4,000, plus travel expenses

Henry H. Fishkind, Ph.D.

Dr. Henry H. (Hank) Fishkind is well-known throughout the business community as a dynamic and insightful speaker. He has made numerous presentations to local, statewide, and national organizations. With over 30 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Dr. Henry Fishkind is widely regarded as one of Florida’s premier economists and financial advisors. Dr. Fishkind’s career began in the public sector where he worked as an economist and associate professor at the University of Florida. In 1980 Dr. Fishkind became the associate director for programs at the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Fishkind served from 1979-1981 on the governor’s economic advisory board. He began his career as a private sector consultant when he became president of M.G. Lewis Econometrics in Winter Park, Florida. In 1988 Dr. Fishkind formed Fishkind & Associates, Inc. as a full service economic and financial consulting firm.

Fee: $4,000, plus travel expenses

Stan Geberer

With 30 years of business experience in Florida, Mr. Geberer possesses expert understanding of market conditions, demographic trends, and commercial and residential real-estate development across local Florida markets. As a senior associate with Fishkind & Associates, Inc., he helped develop innovative and successful financing approaches for Florida CDDs. Mr. Geberer works extensively with public and private interests in local communities on special projects such as comprehensive land use plan analysis, community redevelopment, defense contracting for base facilities analysis, and strategic planning for businesses and economic development agencies. He is a featured speaker at Urban Land Institute professional development seminars, the International Council of Shopping Center Developers, the Florida Retail Federation, and the Association for University Business and Economic Research.

Fee: $3,500, plus travel expenses

Kevin Plenzler

With a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Technology and a Masters in Business Administration, Mr. Plenzler has extensive background in environmental investigation and environmental due diligence associated with real estate transactions. Mr. Plenzler has been a member of Fishkind and Associates, Inc. real estate research group for eight years where he has worked on projects ranging from highest and best use analyses to detailed financial analysis of proposed and existing real estate projects. Mr. Plenzler’s engineering and real estate experience facilitates a combination of project management and detailed analysis.

Fee: $2,000, plus travel expenses

testimonials

  • Hank - On behalf of everyone at IEC, we would like to thank you for your contribution to the educational programming during IEC’s Business Summit in New Orleans. Your closing General Session on the economic forecast” was a great addition to our program and certainly appreciated by our members. You had excellent delivery and really kept it interesting and informative.

    Lysa Evans Egly Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc., National Office
  • "Stan, Thank you for your review. This is exactly the sort of expert opinion that the Board of the Everglades Foundation needs to help them in their decision. This is extremely well done!"

    Thomas Van Lent The Everglades Foundation
  • Dr. Fishkind provided the expert damage testimony for the Plaintiff in The Richman Group of Florida v Pinellas County. Based on Dr. Fishkind's testimony, the Court awarded Richman $14,811,440 in economic damages and prejudgment interest of $1,728,138 for a total award of $16,539,578. The Circuit Court For the Sixth Judicial Circuit In and For Pinellas County, Florida Civil Division Final Judgment

    Fishkind Team
  • Dr. Fishkind's testimony widely quoted by Judge Rodgers! Homebuilder did not earn any profit that can be attributed to a floor plan that the builder allegedly infringed upon. United States District Court Northern District of Florida Tallahassee Division ruling

    Fishkind Team
  • "Good morning Hank, Thanks again for your presentation, it was very informative! Have a great spring and summer and we hope to see you again in the early fall."

    Sam Monti Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer Ocean Bank
  • "Stan did an excellent job. He really stepped it up this time. He threw in some humor and most impressively, he was able to answer all the questions the audience threw at him. He went over the allotted time, but I chose not to stop him because the class was so involved in his presentation and kept throwing questions at him. That’s always a good sign."

    Dee Kring Director of Continuing Education
  • ..."you have helped make an interesting and substantive panel. Overall, we consider the event a great success!"

    Doug Holtz-Eakin President-American Action Forum former CBO Director
  • “Hello Dr. Hank! Our AFCD members were really impressed and pleased with your excellent presentation. We really thank you for making such a timely and informative presentation. Thanks also for sending the slides, etc. We definitely will post them and give due credit!”

    Bill Hunter President Association of FL Community Developers Inc.
  • "I attended the recent American Action Forum in Orlando and was impressed with Stan Geberer's participation on the panel."

    Jim Goodrich Marketing Director Property Sciences Group
  • "Thank you again for your help here and for turning, as you always do, on a dime. The work product was exactly what we wanted and needed. Most appreciated."

    Michael R. Goldstein Esq The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm P.A.
  • "The outstanding information you provided about population trends, job growth projections and projections for the future will be invaluable as we set the foundation for the path the City will follow as we move into the future. Again, we cannot thank you enough for the contribution you have made to the City of DeLand."

    Michael L. Abels City Manager City of Deland
  • "Hank, you were wonderful and so were your jokes. Thank you again for spending the day with us and informing our community members about what is happening in their perspective areas. As always, the reviews are great."

    Jennifer Powers Regional Marketing Officer Seacoast National Bank
  • "Stan... we know we can count on you to give us a realistic and informative outlook for the future. You are a very accomplished speaker, and the MCBC builders enjoyed having you visit us."

    Pamela J. Davis Executive Director Master Custom Builder Council
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