Rollins Appoints Stark Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Sam Stark ’91 has been named associate vice president of strategic partnerships at Rollins College.

Rollins College announced today that Sam Stark ’91 has been named associate vice president of strategic partnerships. He will join the College on April 3.

Stark currently serves as the president and CEO of Moxe, a full-service integrated marketing agency in Orlando.

In his new role, Stark will serve as the College’s chief community relations officer, stewarding strategic partnerships throughout Central Florida to advance Rollins’ mission and market.

“Since coming to Rollins about two years ago, I have been struck by the incredibly rich and complex ecosystem of Winter Park and Central Florida,” said Rollins College President Grant Cornwell. “Everywhere I look I see opportunities for partnership and collaboration, and we need just the right individual to help us steward those promising relationships. I am confident that Sam is the right person to work closely with me to move all of our opportunities for collaboration and partnership forward.”

Prior to Moxe, Stark held several leadership roles in Central Florida, including president and CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and president and CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission. He was also executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission.

Stark’s community service includes board memberships at Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Winter Park Health Foundation, Athena PowerLink, and Florida Citrus Sports. He has provided leadership to the College over the years as an Alumni Trustee and Alumni Association Board President and as a member of the Anchor Club Executive Committee. He received the Alumni Service Award in 2016.

“I am honored and excited to return to Rollins in this role,” Stark said. “The institution means so much to me and to be in a position to help with strategic partnerships and community engagement is overly compelling. I look forward to working with the Winter Park and Central Florida communities to make our college and our home a better place to live and work.”

Stark received a bachelor's degree in political science from Rollins in 1991.