Quint Studer is the author of Building a Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America, a practical blueprint for communities seeking to become a place where citizens will want to work, live, shop, and play. As the founder of Studer Community Institute, he has been integral in revitalizing Pensacola, Florida, which has seen 25.9 percent growth in property values in the past five years and has won several awards for its thriving downtown.

Quint travels around the country speaking to and consulting with communities on how they can reinvent themselves. He covers a range of vital issues including change management, citizen engagement and education, downtown revitalization, attracting investors, galvanizing and supporting the small business community, etc.

As a businessman, visionary, entrepreneur, and a mentor to many, Quint has given his life to designing the building blocks for people and organizations that guide them to achieving and sustaining high performance. In 2000 he founded a consulting firm designed to help organizations improve results. Over the years it won multiple awards, including the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. By the time the firm was sold in 2015, it had 250 employees. 

In addition to Building a Vibrant Community, Quint has authored seven books, including Results That Last, which reached number seven on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. In addition, he writes several regular columns on community revitalization and small business leadership development. To learn more please visit www.studeri.org and www.vibrantcommunityblueprint.com.