Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Look at Ted Rollins’ Alma Mater

Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest, received his BSBA from the Citadel and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

The Fuqua School of Business is named for J.B. Fuqua, born in 1918 and raised by his grandparents on a tobacco farm in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Fuqua began his relationship with Duke University as a teenage student, when he borrowed books by mail from the Duke library. Fuqua never went to college.

Campus CrestAmong his many accomplishments, he is best known as the founder and chairman of Fuqua Industries, Inc., an Atlanta-based Fortune 500 company. The small brick manufacturing company grew to become a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate of business holdings. Fuqua’s cumulative giving to Duke totaled nearly $40 million, establishing him as one of Duke’s largest individual benefactors.

Since its founding, The Fuqua School of Business has established itself as a leading educator and supplier of future business leaders at all levels around the globe. The school earned this leadership position with the help of corporate partners who derive value from their relationships with Fuqua.

Corporate partners are provided with premier opportunities to recruit from among the nation’s top MBA graduates, to sponsor Executive MBA programs, to collaborate with our faculty in areas of research and customized corporate education, to partner with students in enriching the MBA experience, and to gain visibility through support of institutional programs and capital projects.

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Fortegra Financial Corporation; a proud history and promising future

Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest, is lead director, member of the audit committee and chairman of the governance committee of Fortegra Financial Corporation (NYSE: FRF), a leading insurance services company.

The Fortegra legacy began over 30 years ago when N.G. Houston III founded Life of the South in a small town in south central Georgia. From the late 70’s to 2007 Mr. Houston, Ned Hamil and Loyd Shaw led the development of the Southeast’s most well respected credit insurer.

Also, during that time they had relocated the company’s headquarters to the current location of Jacksonville, FL. In 2007, the company was recapitalized and renamed Fortegra Financial Corporation.  The name “Fortegra” was chosen because it represents fortitude and integrity. These are the values that have been instilled in the company and continue to be a focus of the Fortegra brand today.

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Since 2007, Fortegra has grown into a leader in the insurance services sector. The company is recognized as a leader in revenue enhancement programs with our credit insurance, service contracts and warranty products.

Since 2003, Fortegra has evolved into a multifaceted insurance holding company because of the leadership position created through diversifying operations into a worldwide insurance products and services company. Its expertise in niche markets complimented by modern technologies has resulted in successful revenue and profit enrichment solutions for all of its clients.

Fortegra is constantly pursuing growth opportunities by providing new and innovative revenue and profit enhancement products to clients that allow them to generate incremental revenue per transaction while reducing costs; expanding its client base in existing markets through its direct sales force; entering new markets through geographic expansion in the U.S. and pursuing strategic acquisitions of complementary businesses within each segment to expand service offerings, access new markets and expand the client base.

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Ted Rollins congratulates 2013 Green Company Executive Award winners

The Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL), and the Chief Executive Officers of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALNY) and Trex Co., Inc. (NYSE: TREX) are among the corporate executives named as the recipients of the thirteenth annual “E-3 Awards, ” presented by Emerald Asset Management at the Twentieth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum. The Forum was held in Philadelphia on February 7, 2013.

As a recipient of the award in 2012, Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest Communities, congratulates this year’s winners.Campus Crest

Through an intensive multi-faceted process, Emerald’s team of research analysts and portfolio managers identify corporate leaders who have demonstrated a creative “outside the box” approach to corporate achievement; an entrepreneurial approach that maximizes human initiative; a corporate culture that promotes personal and corporate excellence; a demonstrated record of accomplishment: creating jobs, stimulating growth, and enhancing shareholder value; and an ability to effectively identify and adapt cutting-edge technologies and processes.

Rollins and Campus Crest co-founder Mike Hartnett, chief investment officer, received the 2012 “Green Company Executive Award” at the twelfth annual Emerald, Entrepreneurial and Excellence (E-3) awards ceremony hosted by Emerald Asset Management. Campus Crest was recognized for its commitment to sustainable building practices.

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Ted Rollins to offset electricity consumption by 50 percent on his properties

In a partnership with SolarCity, Campus Crest Communities is installing nearly 10,000 solar panels on its student housing communities in Greeley, Colorado; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Las Cruces, New Mexico. When complete, the initiative will provide more than 2.3 million kilowatt-hours of renewable power annually and offset electricity consumption by approximately 50 percent.

SolarCity is a national leader in clean energy products and services.

“We will eliminate over 80 million pounds of annual carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of taking approximately 7,000 cars off the road for a year,” said Ted Rollins, CEO of Campus Crest Communities.

“Sustainable living is central to our company philosophy and business practices, and we are pleased to find that our residents are equally as passionate about the concept.”Campus Crest

The company is proactively shifting consumption towards clean energy to be a leader in regenerative practices. Using renewable sources will limit carbon emissions and reduce overall energy costs providing residents with cleaner, more energy efficient housing.

These projects reflect Campus Crest’s commitment to sustainability and making a positive environmental, social, and economic impact on the communities in which it owns and operates student housing developments. To help drive this initiative, the company is partnering with The Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) at Colorado State University, a multidisciplinary institute whose mission is to foster stewardship and sustainability of natural and built environments, and the Center for Living Environments and Regeneration (CLEAR), a 501c(3) non-profit organization focused on global regeneration (www.clearrevolution.org).

“Campus Crest is showing future generations there are better energy options available by giving students access to renewable power,” said Toby Corey, Chief Revenue Officer at SolarCity. “It’s possible for many housing developers to pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power and pass on the benefits of clean power to their tenants—SolarCity has completed more than 100 solar projects for housing developments in the U.S.”

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