The Right Future for Florida and You... Starting Right Now!: A Bold, New, Serious Vision for Progress and Prosperity to Position Florida in Our Rightful Leadership Role for Long-Term Success. a Single Parent, Soldier, Educator, Small-Business Owner, H by Col Mike McCalister Ph D (Paperback / softback, 2010)
Dr McCalister is a practicing professional with firsthand experience and expertise in the subjects presented to include the complexities and competitiveness of the global ecomy. This book, and the serious real world solutions it provides to the critical issues facing Floridians today, has been acclaimed and endorsed by over 50 highly credentialed subject matter experts in the fields presented to include: jobs and the ecomy; job training and placement; taxes and insurance; strategically align education; environment; healthcare; young professionals, single parent households; security and immigration; community and families; cultural diversity; veterans; and seniors. This book is a bold new serious vision for long term progress and prosperity to place Florida in it's rightful leadership role.
Dr. McCalister is a highly seasoned professional possessing a rare combination of skill sets, real world Time in the Trenches experience, advanced education, and expertise in the key areas of policy, strategy, global economy / industry, education, healthcare, the environment, marketing of products and services, agriculture, communications and national security. His expertise in these critical issues is provided by both accredited education and real world hands on experience in these fields for 30 years; and he has conducted global research on issues of national security, the environment, training and transformation and he served as the Subject Matter Expert on these findings at a U.S. Congressional Testimony before the House Committee on Government Reform. He has a Ph.D. in Management, and completed both the War College and the Harvard University Program on Senior Executive Leadership. He has taught college and university Undergrad, MBA and Doctoral management courses from Tallahassee to Miami and Chairs MBA Thesis Researches studying critical issues including: Jobs and The Economy, Outsourcing, Projected Earnings Based on College Degree type and Health Care. He is a retired full Colonel with 33 years military service in the Guard, Reserves and Active Duty; and he has worked in Health Care for over 20 years covering the entire State of Florida from Pensacola to Miami. He has state-wide Environmental experience as he conducted the Environmental Inspections at every Florida National Guard facility from Pensacola to Miami. As a small business owner, he operates a small palm tree farm in Hillsborough County, Florida.