Brad Barbeau, CSU Monterey Bay
Valley Hall, 2081 Inter-Garrison Road, #104, Seaside
(831) 582-3000, www.csumb.edu
Brad Barbeau not only teaches business – he transforms his students into entrepreneurs as he brings the academic chops and years of real-world experience to help students design business models. His enterprising Otters learn quickly that they don’t have to wait until graduation to make their ideas into a reality. They get involved in extracurricular projects like measuring the economic impact of events at the Salinas Sport Complex. As chair of the Startup Challenge, Barbeau connects students with consultants and community business leaders to produce viable business proposals. With him, CSUMB’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development is in good professorial hands.