Florida Governor's Latest Ranking: Professor Shares Expertise

Professor Timothy Gilbert shares insight with WPEC Anchor Ben Becker.

The WPEC television interview centered around a report stating that Florida's Rick Scott is among the country's worst governors.

Florida professor Timothy Gilbert recently spoke with WPEC anchor Ben Becker to shed light relating to a report naming Florida Governor Rick Scott one of the worst governors in the country.

Published by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Governor Scott, (along with seventeen other governors, overwhelmingly republican) has been identified as one of the worst governors in America. Their criteria are centered mostly around his performance in addressing social issues such as voter fraud, welfare and Medicaid, ignoring other significant concerns to Floridians.

Gilbert shared that during his term in office Governor Scott has reduced unemployment, balanced the state budget, helped to buoy the housing market, and provided additional funding for education. In addition, Florida remains the number one tourist destination in the world, pouring millions of dollars into our economy. "The fact that Governor Scott has shown great concern for voter integrity here in Florida should be a positive statement rather than a negative indictment, especially based on the past few national elections and the problems encountered here in voting procedures. Governor Scott's inability to articulate his accomplishments remains a difficulty for him to overcome," said Gilbert.

Northwood University faculty experts serve as a valuable community resource by sharing their expertise with local and national news media relating to a variety of economics, politics, education, environmental sustainability, and more.

A sought after commentator, Timothy Gilbert brings over thirty years of business management and professional experience to the classroom. He teaches a wide range of classes relating to business management, philosophy of American life and business, marketing, automotive marketing, history, economics, and finance and is the faculty coordinator for the highly successful Auto Show of the Palm Beaches, Presented by Northwood University. A sought after speaker and presenter both here and abroad, Gilbert is also a recognized expert in the area of automobile franchise operations and management.

Gilbert has served as a guest lecturer at several international institutions including Fundacao Armando Alveres Penteado (FAAP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fenebrave Annual Convention, Groupe ESSCA in France, the Canadian Automotive Institute at Georgian College, and the International Summer University in Wolfsburg Germany. He is the international coordinator for NUCARS (Northwood University Computer Aided Retail Simulation), given throughout Europe and North America; the author of three textbooks and the co-author of another in the field of automotive marketing, as well as a past contributor to AutoSuccess Magazine. Mr. Gilbert has been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Excellence Award and is listed in Who's Who of Americas Teachers, and Who's Who of American Business.


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