TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 17, 2014) – Tallahassee Community College
students interested in majoring in business will soon have an opportunity to
discuss the field with a highly successful professional.
Mark Payne, a certified public accountant and partner in James
Moore and Company, will present his lecture "So Your Major Is
Business…What Now?" on Tuesday, March 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in
the TCC Student Union Ballroom. Payne's lecture addresses post-graduation
expectations and areas in which business majors can find success.
"This presentation will focus on the business world and the
opportunities one can expect," Payne said. "Business is a team
As a student at TCC in the 1980s, Payne took a financial
accounting course that he said changed his world. After receiving his Associate
in Arts from TCC in 1988, Payne went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in
accounting and finance from Florida State University, graduating in 1991.
Payne's duties with James Moore and Company include management of
accounting, auditing and business consulting services. He works with a wide
range of clients, including nonprofit organizations, professional associations
and governmental agencies. Payne, who is certified in both Florida and
Georgia, has over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry. The
company employs over 25 CPAs at offices throughout Florida.
Payne said he enjoys working with college students, and several of
the interns he has mentored have eventually transitioned into full-time jobs
with the company.
The Eagle Business Society at TCC is sponsoring Payne's lecture as
part of their ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series. The mission of the EBS is to
enhance the educational experience of students interested in business by
exposing them to business and industry leaders and expanding their networking
capabilities. The organization was founded by TCC faculty member Edie
Strickland in 2000.
In addition to hosting a Distinguished Lecture during the Fall and
Spring semesters, the Eagle Business Society participates in career fairs and
works with local businesses to promote leadership opportunities for TCC
For information on the Eagle Business Society and upcoming events,
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