Faculty & Staff

Pat Pallentino
Sales Institute Director
(850) 644-7875

Pat Pallentino is the director of the Sales Institute in the Marketing Department at the FSU College of Business. Utilizing his more than thirty years of industry experience in international and domestic sales he developed the curriculum and along with several other full time professors, teaches courses in Professional Selling, Advanced Sales, Competitive Selling and Sales Management.

Leff Bonney, Ph.D.
Director, Carl DeSantis Center for Executive Management Education
Associate Professor of Marketing
(850) 644-9735

Leff Bonney, Assistant Professor of Marketing, has close to 10 years experience in B2B and pharmaceutical sales. His research interests include topics related to improving salesperson performance.

Willy Bolander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
(850) 644-7883

Willy Bolander is an Associate Professor in the College of Business at Florida State University and is actively involved in the FSU Sales Institute. He holds a B.B.A. in Professional Sales from Kennesaw State University (Atlanta, Georgia) and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Houston. His research focuses on sales management, marketing strategy implementation, and organizational change and has been published in various outlets, including the Journal of Marketing.

Shannon Young
Event Coordinator
(850) 644-9657

Shannon works as the department’s Event Coordinator. She provides assistance with the departments day-to-day operational tasks as well as plans and coordinates the department events and competitions. Shannon has over 12 years’ of experience in the area of education and over 15 years’ of experience in Customer Relations. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration.