Jamie Harden Keynote Speaker at the Eighth-Annual Association for Corporate Growth Cup Competition

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  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (1888PressRelease) March 30, 2017 - President and CEO of Creative Sign Designs Jamie Harden will be addressing competing graduate students, staff and attendees at the Eighth-Annual Association for Corporate Growth Cup competition on Thursday, March 30. This event will take place from 5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. at The University Club of Tampa located on 201 North Franklin Street.

    The ACG Cup competition is a yearly, regional competition where MBA candidate students present case studies on valuation, M&A strategic advice and capital markets to a panel of judges consisting of ACG members and industry professionals. The presentations result in an ACG Cup title winner and several secondary awards resulting in up to $10,000 in cash prizes for each top team winners.

    Jamie Harden will deliver his keynote at the meeting following the 2017 ACG Cup competition where nearly 80 ACG members and guests will be in attendance, in addition to the 35 MBA students presenting.

    Jamie Harden graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. From 1999 to 2005 Harden held a position as senior vice president and commercial banking group market executive for Bank of America. In this position, Harden was based in various locations including Dallas, Los Angeles and Kansas Cityandachieved a Six Sigma Green Belt. Prior to Bank of America Harden worked as a commercial banking group team leader in Tampa for NCNB/Nations Bank for nine years.

    In April of 2005, Harden decided to plant his roots in Tampa, FL and invest in a local small business-now Creative Sign Designs, LLC. For the past eleven years, Harden has served as president and CEO of Creative Sign Designs and led the company to achieve honors such as, being named to the Inc. 5000 for six consecutive years, awarded the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year and a Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast 50 company for three consecutive years.

    Additionally, Harden is on the Executive Committee and the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, past chairman of CEO Council of Tampa Bay, Board of Governors of the Florida State University College of Business, Executive Committee and Treasurer of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Southeast U.S. and Caribbean Region, a member of theTampa Bay Professional Alliance, and member of the Golden Triangle honorary and regional advisory board of AvMed.

    For more information on Creative Sign Designs and Jamie Harden, visit www.creativesigndesigns.com.

    About Creative Sign Designs:Creative Sign Designs is a nationally-recognized custom sign company focused on providing design-build architectural signage solutions. With 30 years of experience as an industry-leader, Creative successfully manages local, regional and national projects. Creative provides consultation, design, project management, fabrication and installation services for a full arrayof interior, exterior and digital sign products. Creative was founded in 1986 with national headquarters in Tampa, FL and regional representatives in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville, FL. For more information, visit www.CreativeSignDesigns.com.

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