Mike Rowe

President and CEO of Precision Kia of Wesley Chapel; President and CEO of Gulf Coast Turf and Tractor, LLC
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology alumni

CURRENT POSITION

President and CEO of Precision Kia of Wesley Chapel 
President and CEO of Gulf Coast Turf and Tractor, LLC


CURRENT LOCATION

Tampa, Florida


ABOUT MIKE

Mike chose to study agricultural business and economics through the influence of his family who sold feeds, supplements and other farming supplies. Mike began his career in the automobile dealership industry in 1980 with automotive retail sales and service. In 1992, Mike established his farm equipment dealership, Gulf Coast Turf and Tractor, in North Alabama and has since moved all dealership operations to Florida. He currently has two farm equipment dealerships and one automobile dealership in the Tampa area. Mike’s passion in life is to help others develop their personal skills and cultivate success.

The support of the Auburn Family has kept Mike involved with the College of Agriculture, College of Human Sciences and the Auburn Alumni Association. His current involvement includes serving on committees and boards tasked with raising awareness for philanthropic giving to ensure Auburn successfully increases endowments and funding for the future.


AWARDS

Kubota President’s Circle
Kubota Kiazen Award
Kia Dealer Council
Auburn 1856 Society
George Petrie Society
Samford Society
Ag Hill Dean’s Society
Women’s Philanthropy Board


AUBURN MEMORIES

Mike’s favorite Auburn memory is when he met Leann, his wife of 38 years. Mike also enjoys rolling Toomer’s Corner and watching the eagle circle Jordan-Hare Stadium during pregame football festivities.

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