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Adam Barringer, PhD is a local businessman and entrepreneur with over twenty years experience as a leader in the hospitality and construction industries, who currently holds the office of mayor and is engaged as a leader in local politics.
Adam's business career is based on a foundation of 14 years with OSI Restaurant Partners (Outback Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill). Although Adam lived in the southeast for much of his career, he led a franchise group opening the first Outback Steakhouse in the boroughs of New York City. While living in New York City, Adam decided to pursue his educational goals, and returned to New Smyrna Beach in 2002, with an MBA in Entrepreneurial Ventures.
In 2006, Adam resigned from OSI Restaurant Partners to complete his doctoral degree. While working on his dissertation, he entered the construction industry as Vice President of Barringer Construction Inc. Since then, Adam has been instrumental in the marketing and customer relations segment of the business. In July 2008, Adam graduated from Capella University with a PhD in Leadership of Organizations. Utilizing his education, experience and entrepreneurial energy, Adam founded SoNapa Grille, a Northern California themed restaurant concept.
Adam now uses his business experience, education, and entrepreneurial energy as a recognized political leader in Volusia County.