Anthony Herrera serves as Furman University’s founding executive director of Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Herrera most recently led a team responsible for Toyota Motor North America’s Executive Succession & Leadership Development. Prior to Toyota, Herrera served as Executive Director for SMU Cox Executive Education and launched a nationally recognized institute assisting the Fortune 1000 recruit, retain and develop Latino leaders. Herrera brings more than 15 years of experience in talent management and development for global organizations. Herrera earned his Master of Science in Accounting (2003) and BBA in Accounting (2002) from SMU Cox School of Business.  Herrera is married to Laura Herrera and the proud parent of two children, Briggs and Liv.