Episode 27: Christopher Campbell
In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with community leader, business consultant and innovator Christopher Campbell. Raised in Trinidad, Christopher was educated at an English prep school before the family moved to the United States when he was 16. He says the transition to a new country and culture was made a little easier by having a British accent and a Beatles haircut — very popular in 1966.
A successful career in telecommunications and consulting allowed Christopher to pursue his passion to impact the world around him. He was an award-winning leader with the Boy Scouts, served on various boards, was a founder of St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral and is a longtime Rotarian. Christopher received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida State University College of Business for his work with their online MBA program.
He has also put his love for sports to good use. He and his wife, Tina, worked together managing marketing and sponsorships for a NASCAR team and helped convince the British Olympic team to train in Tallahassee for the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
Christopher is best known for creating the Biletnikoff Award honoring the best receiver in college football. He was the catalyst in the creation of The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, which sponsors the presentation of the annual award and provides scholarships to local student-athletes.
He remains focused on finding ways to give back to the community and serve others.