Michael Player

Administrative Director, McNair Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise

Michael Player is a Certified Entrepreneur Program Director from the esteemed Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; FastTrac® NewVenture™ and FastTrack® GrowthVenture™ Programs.  Mr. Player fully designed, orchestrated and obtained the start-up funding needed to launch and market the Center of Entrepreneurial Leadership at MidAmerica Nazarene University in January 2012 where he served as their Assistant Director over the Center.  He has also taught at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, at their acclaimed Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Regnier Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  Mr. Player owned and operated a prominent Advertising Agency/Digital Marketing & Public Relations Firm, MVP Marketing, LLC. for over 25 years.  He recently sold his Kansas City based advertising agency and joined Houston Baptist University bringing an innovative and exciting insight for entrepreneurship.  Player earned his BBA in marketing at the University of North Texas and a Master of Science, Human Relations and Business at Abilene Christian University.

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