Professional MBA

MBA Ambassadors

MBA Ambassadors are active MBA students, serving as a conduit between Muma College of Business administration and the MBA student body. MBA Ambassadors play a critical role in shaping the MBA student experience at USF.

MBA Ambassadors may be involved with a variety of things. MBA Ambassadors:

  • are engaged in the student experience
  • are outgoing and friendly
  • act as champions within the student body for new initiatives
  • seek to expand their own professional network
  • serve as an informal advisory board to Muma College of Business administration

Your Academic Year 2022-2023 MBA Ambassadors

Nafi Cunningham 
Director | Tidewell Hospice
Program: Professional Weekend MBA
LinkedIn: @nafisallah
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I started her MBA journey in August 2022 after nearly a 20-years absence from the classroom.  I work in business development for a local not-for-profit hospice organization, spearheading the outreach efforts with the Professional Relations department. I moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1997 to pursue my bachelor’s degree in business management from USF.

Angie Lillard 
Recruiting Manager | NewtonX
Program: Professional Evening MBA
LinkedIn: @angielillard
Chat with Angie
Hi! I'm Angie Lillard - Recruiting Manager for NewtonX, a B2B Market Research startup that is scaling quickly. I'm pursuing my MBA to advance my leadership skills and build my business knowledge. I grew up in Wales (Welsh is my first language) and have lived in 5 states along the East Coast since moving to the US. I currently live in Wesley Chapel with my husband and 13 year old daughter.

Richard McFarlane
CEO | Orbitus Consulting
Principal Engineer | Wester Alliance Bank
Senior Information Security Enginner | Johnson Controls
Program: Online MBA

LinkedIn: @richard-mcfarlane-6a3a6583
Chat with Richard
Orbitus Consulting provides Enterprise Information Technology solutions to businesses and venture capitalists. Orbitus will be a marketplace for innovators and engineers to mobilize the lean methodology into traditional organizations. We promote a multicultural focus on the future of technology, the cyber world, and innovation to expand our digital dimensions.

Melissa Morin 
Director | University of South Florida
Program: Professional Evening MBA
LinkedIn: @alyssaengland
I am the Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement at the USF Foundation. I have 12 years of leadership experience in retail banking and was most recently a district manager overseeing 200 employees. I'm pursuing my MBA at the MUMA College of Business to learn more about real-world corporate operations and hope to lead an organization in a larger capacity in the future.

Kashoya Pottinger 
Accounting Intern| TECO Energy
Full-time International Student
Program: Professional Evening MBA
LinkedIn: @kashoyaapottinger
Chat with Kashoya
I am pursuing an MBA to a gain a deeper understanding of business principles and management strategies. With this degree, I hope to advance my career in Accounting and take on more leadership roles within my organization. I wish to become a CFO in an established company as well as an Accounting Professor. I am currently an Accounting Intern at TECO who is also a first-generation graduate.

Sara Sanchez Borda
Graduate Assistant | University of South Florida
Full-time International Student

Program: Professional Evening MBA
LinkedIn: @sarasanchezborda
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I am a professional in international business & finance, pursuing my MBA at USF. I speak Spanish, Portuguese and English with global, systematic and managerial understanding. I enjoy the challenge of transforming numerical data into narratives for successful decision-making and implementing process and systems.

Megan Stresing
VP Marketing| GO Car Wash
Program: Professional Weekend MBA
LinkedIn: @meganstresing
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I am a seasoned marketing executive with over 12 years of experience driving exceptional results for franchise brands. Currently serving as the VP of Marketing at GO Car Wash, I lead a talented team in developing impactful content and executing successful campaigns. I am pursuing an MBA at USF to further my personal development and fulfill my dream of becoming a CEO.

To learn more, reach out to Eric Douthirt, Director of MBA Programs at