Management educator and author Jim Collins will review secrets of what makes great companies tick during the 50th CFC Annual Membership Meeting, set for 3 p.m. on March 11 in Orlando.

Collins began his career on the faculty at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he now conducts research and engages with CEOs and senior-leadership teams.

In addition to his work with businesses, Collins carries a passion for learning and teaching in the social sectors, including education, health care, government, faith-based organizations, social venture, and cause-driven nonprofits. In 2012 and 2013, he had the honor to serve a two-year appointment as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Collins holds a bachelor's degree in mathematical sciences and an M.B.A. from Stanford University, as well as honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado and the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. In 2017, Forbes magazine selected him as one of the "100 Greatest Living Business Minds."

CFC's 2019 Annual Meeting will also include addresses by CEO Sheldon C. Petersen and Board President Harry Park. More information on CFC's Annual Membership Meeting is available at, in the "Events" section.