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Alumni Notes

July 2022

  • Cherita Thomas (‘96, BS, Finance) recently started as senior director, securities counsel, and assistant corporate secretary at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., a holding company headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois that owns retail pharmacy chains.
  • Christopher Rosales (’12, MACC, Accounting, ‘10, BS, Accounting) has a new opportunity as the cost accounting manager at El Segundo, California-based aerospace company ABL Space Systems.
  • James Chaudry (‘18, MBA, ’19, MS, Management) joined Elevate Sports Ventures as director of partnerships.
  • John Tuy (‘16, MACC, Accounting, ’14, BS, Accounting) began a new role as chief financial officer at Yosemite Consulting LLC. He is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Priyanka Patel (‘16, BS, Finance) is happy to share that she started a new position as senior associate IT auditor and security assessor at 360 Advanced, Inc., a cybersecurity and compliance firm in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Kayla Jacobson (‘14, BS, Marketing) started a new opportunity as operations and marketing coordinator at St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Silvia Soto Avella (‘12, BS, Information Systems and Decision Science) joined Microsoft as a change manager in the customer service and support chief of staff office. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Taylor McMullen (‘20, BS, Accounting) is joining the Deloitte Nashville, Tennessee office as an audit and assurance associate.
  • Sarah Reynolds (‘11, BS, Finance, ’15, MBA, Finance) landed a new position as director of strategic finance at AgAmerica Lending. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Priyanka (Raju) Sorensen (‘19, MBA, Analytics and Business Intelligence,’17, BS, Accounting) started a new position as a supervising associate at EY.
  • Robert Camejo (‘22, BS, Quantitative Economics and Finance) graduated in May with a dual degree in Finance and Quantitative Economics and began a new job as an investment banking analyst at Crosstree. He is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Tanecia Scott (’16, BS, Information Management Systems, ’11, BS, Marketing) is going back to her marketing roots and took a new job as a lead marketing analyst at telecommunications company Lumen Technologies.
  • Hetali Bhuta (’22, BS, Finance) joined Raymond James as an investment research wealth consulting ADP analyst.
  • Alex Birtwell (‘18, BS, Marketing) started a new opportunity as a client lead and procurement specialist at Restaurant Partners Procurement.
  • Diba Doustani (‘20, BS, Accounting) is now a senior accountant for financial reporting at Raymond James.
  • Corina Pascal (‘08, BS, Finance) landed a new role as the equity, diversity, and inclusion project specialist at Kaplan International Pathways.
  • Loren Isakson (‘20, MS, Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies) reports that he is a principal and managing member at Lynchpin Health Strategies LLC.
  • Jason Marthe (‘13, BS, Accounting) started a new position as a land acquisitioner at homebuilder D.R. Horton.
  • Brad Morrison (‘21, Executive MBA) shared that he joined TIAG as a general manager.
  • Kristopher A. Silva (’15, MACC, Accounting, ’14, BS, Accounting) has a new role as director of financial planning and analysis at IFCO Systems.
  • Juan Aguilar (‘18, BS, Marketing, ‘19, MS, Marketing) started a new adventure and is now the corporate integrated marketing manager at Publix Super Markets.
  • Brooke Dawson (‘21, BS, Marketing) started a new job as an account specialist at Rakuten Advertising.
  • David Kagan (‘83, BA, Finance, Marketing) was appointed to the Board of Directors of KVH Industries, Inc. Since September 2018, Kagan has served as chief executive officer of Globalstar, Inc.
  • Nate Kilton (‘01, BS, Finance) was officially sworn in as Plant City’s new mayor.
  • Aomori Allen (‘21, MBA, Vinik Sport and Entertainment Management Program, ’20, MS, Sport & Entertainment Management) started a new opportunity as a business analyst with the football team Las Vegas Raiders.
  • Nicole Justice (‘06, BS, Management) was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the state’s Board of Medicine. Justice is the senior director of patient safety at Tampa General Hospital.
  • Alfonso Blanco (‘18, BS, Finance) landed a new role as a senior financial analyst at cosmetics giant L’Oreal.
  • Frank Harris IV (‘19, BS, Finance) started a new position as an investment banking associate at Crosstree. He is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Kalen Hess (‘16, BS, Accounting) is excited to announce she is continuing her career at KPMG US as a manager with the company’s master of accounting with data analytics program team. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Tommy Ware (‘05, BS, Finance) has joined Northmarq’s Tampa debt/equity team as vice president – producer. In this new role, Ware will facilitate financing solutions for the mortgage brokerage firm’s local, regional, and nationally based clients.
  • Roby Sawyers (‘86, MACC, Accounting) was named the head of the department of accounting at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management. Sawyers has been with the college since 1989 as a professor and director of the undergraduate accounting program.
  • Christina Bristol (‘13, BS, Management) has a new job as a processing manager in admissions operations at the Florida Institute of Technology.
  • Ines Montano Soto (’21, BS, Finance) has joined Citi as an estate unit analyst. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Alize Luft (‘17, BS, Marketing) is happy to share that she started a new role as director of people and culture at The HOTH.
  • Jacoby Sherman (‘22, BS, Advertising and Public Relations) started a new opportunity as an account executive at Spectrum Reach.
  • Alexandra Bogovic (‘15, BS, Marketing) is excited to share she was promoted to manager for paid search at Peacock TV. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • James Corbett (‘15, BS, Finance) was appointed to serve as the city development administrator for the City of St. Petersburg. Corbett began working with the city in 2005. During his 16-year tenure, he has served as an inspection supervisor, operations analyst, operations manager, director of codes compliance, and most recently, as community and neighborhood affairs administrator.
  •  Simone King (‘15, MSM, Marketing) started a new role as a sales lead at Fabletics.

June 2022

  • Evan Burroughs (‘13, BS, Finance) recently graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and will return to the Washington, D.C. office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati law firm. Burroughs is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Lindsey Ederheimer (‘16, BA, Mass Communications) is happy to share that she has a position at HarperCollins Publishers as a senior marketing manager. She was also a former intern on the communications team at the USF Muma College of Business. 
  • Brandon Reagan (‘16, BS, Finance) began a new position as a senior associate in investor relations at Public Storage. 
  • Amber West Lindsey (‘17, MS, Accounting, ’15, BS, Accounting) has a new role as lead senior financial reporting accountant at Publix Super Markets. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree. 
  • Kathleen Widner (‘14, BA, Mass Communications) joined TD SYNNEX as a manager of vendor solutions for Microsoft Alliances. 
  • Emily Heath (‘18, BS, Marketing) is happy to share that she accepted a new role as a senior marketing project manager at Publix GreenWise Market. 
  • Luiza Marques (‘21, BBA, Finance and Business Analytics & Information Systems) started a new opportunity in marketing and analytics at AB InBev. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree. 
  • Jean Presendieu (15, BS, Accounting) was promoted to audit senior at Deloitte. 
  • Maxwell Holmes (‘22, MS, Finance, ’21, BS, Business Administration and Management) accepted a position with Goldman Sachs as a consumer and wealth management summer analyst in the Fort Lauderdale office. 
  • Tyler Equizi (‘19, BS, Management) started a full-time position as a retail service professional with Fanatics, Inc. 
  • Rafikiel Seyvunde (‘17, BA, Communications) joined Adidas as an assistant manager in the digital analytics team. She also graduated from Questrom School of Business at Boston University. 
  • Huzzatun Iqra (‘15, BS, Accounting, ’16, MACC, Business Administration, Accounting) is happy to share that she is starting a new position as vice president for lead manager real estate investments accounting at BNY Mellon. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 under 25 honoree. 
  • Patrick McAvoy (‘22, MS, Cybersecurity-Information Assurance Concentration, ’20, BS, Information Technology) is joining ReliaQuest as a security engineer in June.  
  • Alexis Drees (‘17, BS, International Business/Finance) was promoted to senior consultant for strategy and analytics at Deloitte Consulting. Drees was a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree. 
  • Jadian Warren (‘18, MBA, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship) landed a new job at Publix Super Markets as a lead senior financial reporting accountant. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree. 
  • Nichole Clark (‘13, BS, Accounting, MACC, Accounting) has been promoted to director of financial reporting at CA Ventures. 
  • Matthew Schmitt (‘12, BS, Accounting, MACC, Accounting) is happy to share that he is starting a new position at Cummins Inc. as an internal control manager. 
  • Henrique Correa (‘20, BS, Quantitative Economics & Econometrics/ Business Analytics & Information Systems) started an exciting opportunity as a data science solution specialist at Deloitte. 
  • Dharam Harley (‘22, MS BAIS, Data Science) landed a new position at FedEx Custom Critical as a data scientist. 
  • Wiebke Schmidt (’18, BS, Marketing) has a new job as an associate account director at LinkedIn where she will be a part of the LTS DACH Team. She is also delighted to share that she has been relocated to Dublin, Ireland. 
  • Juliana Almeida (‘06, BA, Dean’s Office) has a new role as director of branding and social media at SHARE. 
  • Charles Poliseno (‘14, BS, Economics) is starting a new position as senior sales representative at Hive Learning. He is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree. 
  • Brenda Santos (‘21, BS, Integrated Public Relations and Advertising) was promoted to marketing operations associate at Imprivata, an IT security company. She is a former intern on the communications team at the USF Muma College of Business. 
  • Andrew DeFraties (‘17, BS, Finance) is excited to announce that he joined Peacock as a business analyst and change delivery manager. 
  • Mazen Khalil (’23, MBA, Digital Marketing, ‘19, BS, Finance) has joined HubSpot as a business development representative. 
  • Misty Stoller (‘92, BS, Business Administration) was appointed director of communications and marketing at Tykes and Teens, an agency that provides mental health services and programs for children and adolescents. 
  • Cameron Hargitt (‘21, BBA, Marketing) was promoted to associate manager of social media at Soma.

  • Keith Tickell (‘81, BA, Accounting) was appointed as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Health of Northeast Florida. He joined Baptist Health in 2015 as senior vice president, strategic assets/real estate and served as interim chief financial officer since January 2022.

  • Riley Johnson (‘21 BS, Global Business) joined Native as a retention marketing associate.

  • Pedro Henry (‘12, BS, Marketing) has a new job opportunity as an e-learning specialist at Boar’s Head Brand.

  • Brianna Costantino (‘20, BS, Finance) is happy to share that she started a new position as a finance reporting analyst at Citi in Tampa.

  • Christine Bartholome (‘12, BS, Accounting) began a new opportunity with scientific software company Dotmatics as an accounting manager.

  • Miguel Garcia Espinoza (‘20, MBA, Deans Office) started a new role with Rue21 as a retention marketing analyst.

  • Shauna-kay Campbell (‘13, BS, Marketing) pivoted into a new career as a product marketing manager for LinkedIn.

  • Wei Yang Yap (‘19, BS, Marketing) landed a new job as marketing coordinator at Criterion Edge.

  • Jean-Christian Meiller (‘17, BS, Accounting) started a new position as finance manager at freight transportation company XPO Logistics, Inc.

  • Courtney Beahn (‘19, BS, Accounting) has a new job as a senior internal auditor at Anthem, Inc.

  • Meghla Sarkar (‘22, MS, Business Analytics & Information Systems) graduated with a Master of Science in Business Analytics and Information Systems and joined Citi as an assistant vice president.

  • Bodi Karsono (’16, MBA, Sport and Entertainment Management, MS, ’14, BS, Marketing) has a new role as a strategist at Arts & Letters Creative Co. in Richmond, Virginia.

  • Jamisse Gordon (‘19, BS, Marketing) started a new position as a senior account executive with Octagon, a sports and entertainment agency.

  • Esteban Gomez (‘16, BS, Marketing) started an exciting opportunity as a senior digital marketing manager with NJ/NY Gotham FC, a professional women’s soccer team.

May 2022

  • Betsy Bennett (’84, MACC, accounting) was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay Hall of Fame.
  • Kendall Brown (’91, Marketing) was promoted to vice president of sales and operations for Universal Window Solutions in Sarasota.
  • Matthew O’Neal (’16, Management Information Systems) was inducted into the USF Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Christina Augustine (’20, BS, Marketing) has joined South Tech as a marketing coordinator.
  • Ayla Freitas (‘15, BS, Management/Marketing) is starting a new job as senior copywriter at KnowFully Learning Group.
  • Jeremy Pfeifer (’00, BS, Finance) has a new role as the chief financial officer at Sarasota-based Veransa Group Inc., a company that collects and reprocesses wood scrap and green waste. Pfeifer said, “I am enthusiastic about joining Veransa. The company is uniquely positioned for significant growth in the coming years with a compelling vision, market strategy, and seasoned leadership team.”
  • Amanda Puccinelli (’11, BS, Marketing, ’13, MBA, Sport Management,’14, MS, Sport & Entertainment Management) is excited to announce she started a new job as operations coordinator at The C House & The Battery.
  • Octavia Lloyd (’12, BS, Marketing,’15, MS, Marketing) started a new role as strategic innovation advisor II at USAA.
  • Chelsey Kamen (’11, BA, Business Administration) joined Intesa Communications Group as a senior account manager on the communications and government relations firm’s public relations team. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Ivan Montero (MBA, Dean’s Office) accepted a position at the University of South Florida as a career counselor.
  • Robert Schuster (’22, MS, Sport Management, ’21, MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management, ’20, BS, Marketing) began working as a guest and member relations associate with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Kareika Wharton (’16, BS, Marketing/Management, ’18, MBA, Digital Marketing) started as a social media and digital marketing manager at Genesis.
  • Lilly Bourget (’16, BS, Marketing) is excited to announce a new role as the director of client services at Optic Marketing Group. “I look forward to this new chapter and to further contributing to the growth of such an amazing company.”
  • Stephanie Juergens (’16, MS, Sports Management, ’15, MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management, ‘13, BS, Marketing) was promoted to corporate partnership marketing manager with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • James Hansen (’11, MS, Accounting) accepted an offer for a new opportunity as director of worldwide accounting at Tupperware Brands.
  • Akeem Joseph (’10, BS, Marketing) started a new position as vice president of global talent acquisition at LiveRamp, a data connectivity platform.
  • Rachel Noble (’22, MS, Sports Management,’21, MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management) was hired to be a project manager in sales support with Feld Entertainment on their global partnerships team.
  • Taylor Moody (’18, MBA, ’17, BS, Accounting) joined Raymond James as a senior tax accountant.
  • Sarah LaCorte (’18, BS, Marketing) started a new position as a marketing account director at The 21st Agency.
  • April L. Price (’21, MBA) accepted an offer for a new job with the IT-consulting company Accenture.
  • Justin Curtis (’17, BS, Finance) announced a new role as a senior project controller with Salesforce.
  • Tiffany Cowan (‘20 MBA, Data Analytics, ’13, BA, Business Administration and Management) joined Citi as a relationship manager.
  • Erica Gloyd (’17, BS, Finance/Economics) is now an associate attorney at the Triangle Law Group.
  • Cristienn Blanco (’11, MBA, International Business and Management) was promoted to a senior project manager in clinical and strategic projects for USF Health administration at USF.
  • Paul Robertson (’12, BS, Finance) landed a new job as director of business architecture and strategy at software company SAP. He is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • John Couris (’21, DBA) president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital was named among Modern Healthcare’s 2022 class of Top 25 Innovators List. Couris is a nationally recognized visionary leader in the health care space.
  • Anaely Guerrero (’19, BS, International Business) started in a new role as marketing project manager at Publix overseeing pharmacy and corporate support.
  • Ben Golson (’10, BS, Marketing) was promoted to vice president of digital marketing and e-commerce, spearheading e-commerce, digital marketing and revenue generation strategy and implementation across the McKibbon Hospitality portfolio.
  • Sabina Ismailova (’17, BS, Accounting) announced she joined Centene Corporation as a project manager.
  • Esteban Gomez (’16, BS, Marketing) started a new position as senior digital marketing manager at NJ/NY Gotham FC, a professional women’s soccer team.
  • Ryan Price (17, BS, Marketing) was promoted to senior consultant at Deloitte.
  • Mitchell Seminario (’13, MACC, Accounting) is happy to share that he is the new associate director of U.S. hematology finance at Bristol Myers Squibb.
  • Chad Dumke (’15, BS, Business Administration and Management) is now at TECO as a compliance and risk analyst.
  • Ashley Schultz (’22, MBA) is excited to start a new opportunity as a customer success manager at digitalML. She is excited to bring her enterprise, customer-centric, and technology background to her new role.
  • Hongbi Kim (’20, MBA, Process and Project Management) has a new job as a manager for sourcing analytics at Bristol Myers Squibb.
  • James Streeter (’20, MS, Business Administration and Management) started a new role as learning coordinator at McKinsey and Company.
  • Antoinette Aburime (’13, BS, Marketing) started a new position as a business intelligence manager for Sysco on the market, customer and competitive intelligence team.

April 2022

  • Garrett Solito (’18, BS, Marketing/Management) started a new position as a digital marketing analyst at PODS.
  • Maimaunah Khawaja (‘20, MBA) joined Revenue Management Solutions as an analyst.
  • Kristen Lundy (‘20, BA, Professional and Technical Communication) is the new manager of client experience at Next-Mark, a marketing and communications firm.
  • Andrea Pacheco (‘19, BS, Marketing) is excited to share she is starting a new job as junior program officer at the U.S. Department of State. She will be working in the office of Alumni Affairs in the Education and Cultural Affairs Bureau.
  • Matthew Ram (‘10, BS, Finance) was appointed to senior vice president of acquisition at Peachtree Hotel Group. He most recently served as vice president of acquisitions for McKibbon Hospitality.
  • William Halaby III (‘12, BS, Finance) started a new position as an associate at the law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP.
  • Natalia Osorio Labrador (‘20, BS, Marketing) is thrilled to announce she started a new role as a marketing coordinator of digital media at Ashley Furniture Industries.
  • Valentina Sarti (‘20, BS, Marketing) joined Integrity Express Logistics as a logistics account executive.
  • Taylor Petrulis (‘17, Finance) is excited to report she is a management consulting senior associate at PwC. “I have just completed my second week with PwC and all I can think about is not only how much more excited I am about the opportunity that lies in front of me, but also how grateful I am to be employed again with such a great company.”
  • Lisa-Maria Longest (‘10, MBA) accepted a new opportunity with 23 Restaurant Services as the director of marketing. She is excited to continue to work in the restaurant business with passionate and knowledgeable team members.
  • Ryan Milroy (’18, MS, Sport and Entertainment Management,’17, MBA, Sport Business) joined the global brand media and experiences team at American Express. He is a manager of global experiential marketing and partnerships and will have the opportunity to work with the NBA, WNBA, G-League, and gaming properties.
  • Erin Dorsey (‘21, MS, Sport and Entertainment Management, ’20, MBA, Sport Business) has a new job as a data analyst at TikTok.
  • Megan Copeland (‘18, BS, Management) started a new role as manager of advanced analytics at Rakuten Advertising.
  • Liz Wilhelm (‘10, BS, Management) joined packaging products and systems company Intertape Polymer Group as a senior marketing manager in e-fulfillment.
  • Sarah Logar (’21, MS, Sport and Entertainment Management, ’20, MBA, Sport Business) accepted a full-time job as a recruiting administrator at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm.
  • Tatiana Hurtado (‘20, BS, Marketing) started a new role as a marketing coordinator at real estate developer Metro Development Group.
  • Brian Killingsworth (‘02, MBA) was appointed as chief marketing officer for F45 Training Holdings, Inc., one of the fastest-growing fitness franchisors in the world. He has over 20 years of marketing and industry experience guiding MLB, NFL, and NHL brands.
  • Regine Brunache (’19, MS, Project Management, ’16, BS, Management) has joined LinkedIn as a hiring implementation consultant.
  • Nicole Katris (‘18, BA, Mass Communication) has a new job as a merchandising assistant at the pharmacy store chain Walgreens.
  • Briana Cervantes (‘20, MS, Marketing) started a new position as a marketing manager at Ashley Retail Headquarters.
  • Emily Dachs (’21, MS, Sport & Entertainment Management, ’20, MBA, Sport Business) was promoted to marketing specialist at digital agency Phase2. Since joining the company in March 2021, she has been instrumental in deploying the customer satisfaction score survey across the company. She is also a key contributor to the company’s DEI Guild. Dachs is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 Honoree.
  • Todd Yonteck (’96, MACC, Accounting, ‘91, BS, Accounting) has joined the Florida Film Funds Production Board. Yonteck is a majority owner of Digital Caviar, an independent film production company based in Tampa.
  • Michael Wynn (‘97, BS, Accounting) was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees. Wynn is president of Sunshine Ace Hardware.
  • Morgan Matlaga (‘22, BS, Business Administration and Management) accepted a new role as client finance coordinator at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm.
  • Brian Lamb (‘98, BS, Accounting, MBA) is moving into an exciting new role within JPMorgan Chase & Co’s commercial bank as the northeast segment head for middle-market banking and specialized industries. Previously he was the global head of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the firm.
  • Ines Montano Soto (‘21, BS, Finance, Minor, Marketing) has a new job as an operations support specialist at Citi.
  • Troy Schiebel (‘18, MS, Marketing) has a new role as a senior analyst for customer analytics at retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • Kasey Holbrook (’14, MS, Sport and Entertainment Management, ’13, MBA, Sport Business, ‘12, BS, Finance,) is happy to announce that he started a new role as a business analytics manager at Carter Funds, a real estate investment and management firm.
  • Shaquille Kent (‘19, BS, Marketing) started a new position as a senior analyst at Huron, a management consulting firm. He is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 Honoree.
  • Ambily Joseph (‘13, BS, Accounting, MACC, Accounting) has been promoted to audit project manager at U.S. Bank.
  • Marcella (Butz) McCollum (‘13, BS, Accounting, ’14, MBA, Accounting) joined Riveron, a business advisory firm specializing in accounting, finance, technology, and operations, as a manager in the Chicago area.
  • Ng Liyang (‘21, BS, Marketing) accepted an offer to be the new sales and operations planning analyst for Signode, a leader in manufacturing transit-packaging goods for companies. “I am grateful to the many people who have supported and encouraged me through my interviews and decisions,” he said.
  • Jamie Kenney (‘11, BA, International Business) is happy to announce he started a new position as head of Business Process Optimization (BPO) for PrideBPO, which is part of the Pride Global network of companies. He has also moved out to Las Vegas to help Pride open a new office.
  • Julianna Michelle Childs (‘88, BS, Management) was recently on the shortlist for the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 Joyce Russell Kente Awards and Scholarship ceremony on April 21. 
  • Rishiraj Mukherjee (’19, MS, Information Systems and Decision Science) was named chief information officer at Hit Promotional Products. He was previously the vice president of information technology.
  • Clayton Werner (’19, MS, Sport and Entertainment Management, ’18, MBA, Sport Business, ’17, BS, Management,) started a new position as supervisor of paid social at Starcom, an international media network.

March 2022

  • Tracy Dopson (‘16, BS, Management) has started a new role with Meta as a technical recruiter. Meta is multinational technology company which is the parent of Facebook. 
  • Kelly (Heckinger) Hornick (‘14, MBA) was promoted to head of marketing and communications at Legoland Florida Resort, a family theme park in Winter Haven, Florida.
  • Christine Bartholome (‘12, BS, Accounting) started her new position as accounting manager at Insightful Science, a softward company in Seattle, Washington.
  • Ines Montano Soto (‘21, BS, Finance) recently graduated from USF and began her career as a finance and leadership professional at Primerica. Primerica is a company that provides insurance, investment and financial services to middle income families.
  • Ashley Taylor (‘16, BS, Marketing) has started her new position as a procurement category management specialist at Nestlé Professional, a multinational food and drink company.
  • Lonsard Denis (‘21, MS, Sport and Entertainment Management, ’20 MBA, Sports Business) is a recent graduate from the Vinik Sport and Entertainment Management program and is starting a new job as an innovation cordinator at 4FRONT, a sports and entertainment firm.
  • Sharlene Lairscey (‘86, BA, Mass Communications) is the president, CEO and owner of Quest Corporation of America and has been selected as a 2022 Business Woman of the Year honoree by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Quest Corporation of America is one of the largest marketing and public relations firms in Tampa Bay.
  • Tiffany Peters (‘02, MBA) is the new director of finance for the Barberton Community Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit that manages an endowment benefiting the city of Barberton in Ohio. She brings more than 20 years of financial experience and more than 15 years of nonprofit volunteerism and experience to the job.
  • Shirley Morejon (’04, BA, International Business) is a senior vice president and senior relationship manager for Bank of America, one of the largest banks in the country. Morejon was named as a 2022 Business Woman of the Year honoree by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  • Kevin McKeon (15, BS, Marketing) has began his new role as an experiences and events manager at Silversea Cruises, a luxury cruise line based in Monaco. He is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree. “My heart has always beckoned me back to the cruise industry and I cannot wait to help create immersive experiences that enable our guests to connect deeply with destinations while we support the communities we sail to.”
  • Robert J Sousa Jr (’14, Accounting) was promoted to director of asset and liability management at Middlesex Savings Bank, one of the largest mutual banks in Massachusetts.
  • Julie Dunphy (‘00, MACC, Accounting, ’98, BS, Accounting) has been named chief financial officer of Gale Healthcare Solutions, a leading technology-enabled healthcare services and payments platform. She brings more than 20 years of experience to managing all financial operations.
  • Brent Bayes (‘95, MACC, Accounting) has started his new job as vice president of sales at Masonic Homes Kentucky. He will oversee the company’s ongoing independent living, assisted living, memory care, and personal care sales strategies.
  • Richard Yankowski (‘94, BS, Finance) has been appointed as senior manager of regional sales at AmTrust Insurance Co., one of the largest insurance companies in the country. His responsibilities include overseeing all Florida agency sales operations.
  • Lauren Henry (‘16, BS, Business Administration, Marketing and Management) co-founder of global leadership company Aretios, announced the launch of Aretios Courses, an online program where individuals can earn certificates in leadership and personal growth and enhance their skills in communication and productivity.
  • Simone Peterson (‘12, BS, Management/Marketing) has joined the Manatee Community Foundation as a community investment officer. She will oversee grants and scholarships, build and sustain relationships with nonprofit and community partners, and support donors.
  • Shaun Bolger (‘07, MSE, Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies) is a senior category manager of fuel pricing at Thorntons and was recognized as a 2022 Category Management Leader by CStore Decisions.
  • Chelsey Kamen (‘11, BA, Business Administration, International Business) started a new position as senior account manager at Intesa Communications Group LLC. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree. “I am thrilled to be joining such a talented, passionate team dedicated to purposeful work and communicating with confidence.”
  • Dan Krentzman (‘16, MBA) was promoted to director of development for cannabis dispensary Sanctuary Medicinals. Hired as a project manager in 2020, Krentzman helped the company establish its footprint in the state. He has completed construction of six sites, with another four under construction, eight in permitting, and several others in various stages of design development. 

February 2022

  • Calvin Hagins (’86, Finance) received the Leadership Excellence Director’s Mission Achievement Award in December 2020. This is the highest honor given by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Hagins is the deputy assistant director for originations at the bureau.
  • Michelle Turner (’95, Accounting) started a new position as senior vice president and chief financial officer at L3Harris Technologies in Melbourne, Florida.
  • Angelica Nguyen (’20, Finance/Business Analytics and Information Systems) is a sales development representative at Wealthbox. She is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree. She said she was brought onto Wealthbox by friend Jenna Ghibuady, who is also a sales development representative and a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Amaya Morgan (‘21, MBA) began her new position as finance leadership development program – corporate risk management at Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company.
  • Damion Dam (‘14, MBA) started his new role as director of financial and accounting strategy at AACSB International, the accrediting organization for business colleges around the world that connects educators, students, and businesses.
  • Ghislaine Vigier (‘16, Management and Organization) started a new role as Asia Pacific head of marketing at Azelis, a leading distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals. Vigier says she is excited to continue her adventure at Azelis.
  • Chelsea Adamcek (‘16, Marketing/Management) began her new position as a promotional sales account executive for the Tampa Bay and Orlando business journals at American City Business Journals, the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States.
  • Karina Rao (’19, International Business) has a new role as a senior associate for PwC’s firmwide marketing economic buying team. “I’m excited for this next chapter of my career and I look forward to working and growing with PwC,” she said. Rao is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Chris Arroyo (‘20, Finance) started his new position as an associate within the M&A Transactional Solutions team at Willis Towers Watson, which offers consulting services related to insurance, pensions, and retirement located in New York City. “Extremely excited to embark on this new journey, in a new city with new challenges,” he reports.
  • Marisa Ward (‘21, MBA) has jumped into a new role in a new industry as a member of the talent acquisition team at IBM, which is a company that sells IT services, cloud and cognitive offerings, and enterprise systems and software.
  • Mosheh Vann (‘19, Marketing) embarked on a new journey within Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company, as a business development executive. He is within its startup and emerging tech provider channel.
  • Ashley Thomas (‘09, Accounting) has started ted a new position as a product manager in the U.S. diversified markets at TransUnion.
  • Brittney Canning (‘21, Global Business/minor in communication and finance) was promoted to operations analyst at Goldman Sachs, financial institution.
  • Heather Gierhart Wharton (’06, Business Management/Marketing) started a new job as a regional vice president at PCS Retirement.
  • Juanita Morales (‘21, Marketing) recently graduated from USF with a bachelor’s degree in global business with a concentration in marketing and a minor in economics. She will be relocating to Salt Lake City to work as an account specialist Rakuten Advertising. Morales is a former Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Diana Devitt (‘13, Marketing) began a new role as a manager of client services at Digital Pi, a marketing automation consulting agency. Devitt is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Alyssa Clementi (’16, Mass Communications) started a new job as a product marketing manager at software company Lavu Inc.
  • Orzumand Khodiev (‘18, Marketing) was promoted to Program Manager II at Microsoft. He is a former Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Jodi McFarlane (‘14, Management and Organization) will be starting a new position as a content strategy manager at ConnectWise, an application software provider for the IT services industry. She is a former Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Michael Siriani (’21, Finance, concentration in Real Estate) started a new role as a financial analyst for Colliers, a leading diversified professional services and investment management firm. Siriani will focus on providing expert financial analysis to support transaction management and services in the company’s debt and equity team in south Florida.
  • Andrew Pudas (’21, Economics) was promoted to area manager at Amazon.
  • Metrifa Williams (‘12, Marketing) started a new job as corporate marketing manager at Salesforce.
  • Karen Rader (‘21, MS, Business Analytics and Information Systems) is a data analyst on the business intelligence and analytics team at Kforce.
  • Logan Babiak (‘11, Marketing and Finance) works at Google and recently started a new position as product insights manager for Nest products.
  • Shelby Watkins (’21, MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management) announced that she has a new job as a student eligibility specialist at The University of New Mexico. She is excited to help the student athletes begin their college journey in Albuquerque.
  • Jessalyn Mendoza (‘21, Business Administration and Management) began a new role as management trainee at Enterprise. “I’m grateful for this opportunity and look forward to my future with the company,” she said.
  • Len Rodkey (‘05, MS, Management Information Systems) has been appointed as vice president of industry solutions at Insurium, a cloud-based core software platform for the commercial insurance industry. Rodkey has more than two decades of workers’ compensation expertise.
  • Gayle Sheppard (‘00, BS, Business Administration) is an experienced technology and business leader and has been appointed to the Nutanix board of directors. Sheppard serves as corporate vice president and head of global expansion and digital transformation for Microsoft Cloud and AI.
  • Chip Whitworth (’12, MBA) was promoted to vice president of safety and security at Tampa Electric Company.
  • Ken Clinebell (’82, Accounting) is the chief financial officer at Corestream and was named a 2021 CFO of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  • Reuben Pressman (’11, BS, Entrepreneurship) is the chief product officer at Modern Campus and was appointed to the USF St. Petersburg campus advisory board.

January 2022

  • Angela Martin (‘10, Management) started a new position as director of recruiter delivery – Orlando delivery center – applications division at TEKsystems. Martin is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Matt Joyner (‘98, BA) took over as CEO and executive vice president of Florida Citrus Mutual. Joyner joined the company in 2018 and has spent the last three years working as the organization’s director of government relations.
  • Joey Nestor (’15, BS, MBA) joined Citi as an assistant vice president. Nestor spent seven years at JPMorgan Chase.
  • Su (Lwin) Glasgo (‘10, BA, Marketing, MBA) was promoted to director of security solutions marketing at VMware.
  • Austin Campbell (’21, BS and MS) recently graduated and started a job at Havas CX as an account executive.
  • Austin Lane (‘13, BS, Accounting) started a new position as manager at The Siegfried Group.
  • Joe Brackin (’16, BS Finance, MBA) joined Citi in a new role as vice president - business risk officer.
  • Marina Roberts (‘21, Management) started a new job with Centene Corporation as a human resources services representative. She will also be starting to work toward her MBA at USF in the Spring semester. “I am so excited for this next chapter! Thank you to all who have been a part of my undergraduate experience.”
  • Marisa Faigen (‘11, BA, Finance and Marketing) started a new role as director of strategic project management at Compass Group USA in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Keto Nord Hodges (‘02, BS, Information /Systems & Decision Science, MBA) joined United Way Suncoast as the grants application reviewer for youth success programs.
  • Timothy Henning (’21, Finance) graduated in December 2021 as a King O’Neal Scholar. He is joining Wells Fargo for a corporate banking position in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Catie Le (‘21, Global Business) accepted a full-time position as marketing assistant at Revenue Management Solutions. After graduating from college last summer, she spent five months as an intern at the same company and is happy to report she landed her first full-time job and is looking forward to growing with the marketing team.
  • Christopher Coomer (‘13, BA) is thrilled to announce he is starting a new position as VP of Data, Analytics, and Insights at NPAccel, a digital marketing agency.
  • Brendan Reilly (‘12, BS, Management & Organization, MS, MBA) started a new role as client success manager at Satisfi Labs.
  • Maithilee Pagay (‘18, BS, Finance) began a new role as investment banking analyst at Banco Santander.
  • Matt Kelsey (’14, BS, Marketing) started a new position as CEO and president of Deployed Capital Group. Kelsey is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Shari-Ann Myers (‘14, BS, Accounting, MACC) was promoted to tax manager at PwC.
  • John Van Decker (‘19, BA) accepted a new position as Associate SC for Solution Consulting Academy at ServiceNow.
  • Gabriela Rigaud (’18, BS, Marketing, MSM, Marketing) started a new role at Ashley HomeStore Retail Headquarters as a senior marketing specialist in brand management.
  • Jonnathan De Jesus (‘14, BS, Finance) was promoted to VP senior portfolio manager and performance officer at Members Trust Company, an investment services firm in Tampa.
  • Yvette Gutierrez (‘18, BS, Marketing) received a promotion and started a new role as events and entertainment coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Victoria Yang (‘21, Supply Chain Management) is moving to Minneapolis to start a new job as an inventory analyst for Target.
  • Devan Bolden (‘17, BS, Marketing, MBA) accepted a full-time position as a donor recruitment coordinator with Be The Match, a nonprofit organization operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, that manages a diverse marrow registry.
  • Syed Zohaad Hasan (‘13, BS, Finance) was promoted to advisory manager at PwC. Hasan is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Malinda Renfroe (‘01, BS, MBA) is the new vice president of marketing at Publix, following the retirement of the grocer’s long-time marketing vice president. “Malinda is a strong leader with extensive experience across all marketing functions,” said a Publix press release.
  • Favour Okpor (’20, BS, Management) is joining the Human Resources Analyst Development Program at JPMorgan Chase & Co as a full-time analyst in the London office.
  • Tina (Bartlett) Lawrence (‘01, MBA) joined Dark Horse CPAs as an accelerator in the firm’s Principal Accelerator Program. She brings nearly two decades of experience in public accounting, having served in the areas of tax and accounting at CPA firms of varying sizes.
  • Jeffery Arama (‘21, Finance) is moving from Chile to Spain to join the sales, trading, and structuring AES team within the investment banking division at Credit Suisse. He is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Tarun Issrani (‘16, BS, Information Systems & Decision Science) was promoted to manager of digital assurance and transparency at PwC.
  • German Lizandro (’13, BS) co-founded one of the biggest organic superfoods companies in Peru. He recently finished studying Mandarin Chinese and Russian, adding two more languages to his resume.
  • Irene Rodriguez (‘17, BA, BS, Management and Organization) started a new role at Citi as VP Global Project Manager.
  • Rogan Donelly (‘18, MBA) was appointed to the University of South Florida Board of Trustees by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Donelly is the president and CEO of Tervis Tumbler Company and received the 2020 USF Outstanding Alumni Award.
  • Nate Collins (‘10, BS, Marketing) started a new role as strategic account manager at Informa Pharma Intelligence.
  • Cristina Matos (‘19, BS, Accounting) was promoted to senior associate at PwC.
  • Adam Wortman (‘19, BS, Finance) moved to a new position as senior analyst at Vail Resorts. Wortman is a former USF Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.

December 2021

  • Julia Krems (‘17, BS, Accounting) was promoted to technical accounting consultant manager at RSM US LLP, an audit, tax and consulting firm. She was a former Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Sue Ryan Goodman (‘21, DBA) received an honorable mention award for her poster at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action conference.
  • Huzzatun Iqra (‘15, BS, Accounting, MACC) joined The Siegfried Group, an accounting firm, as an associate manager in its Chicago office. She also recently got married.
  • Bryanna (Stad) Blank (’19, BA, Mass Communications) took a new job as marketing coordinator at the engineering and architecture firm Burgess & Niple, Inc.
  • Ted Emerson (‘06, BA) started a new position as vice president of organization and people development at Flexport, a freight forwarding and customs brokerage company.
  • Lauren Henry (‘16, BS) was recently named to Sarasota’s 35 under 35 list. Henry, co-founder of Aretios, was recognized for her career achievements of becoming a professor of leadership at Southeastern University in her 20s. She also recently served as the co-chair for the USF Sarasota-Manatee 25th and 26th annual Brunch on the Bay event.
  • Ann (Wilkins) Duncan (‘87, BS, Finance) was promoted to chief strategy officer and chief diversity equity and inclusion officer at Savills North America, a commercial real estate brokerage firm.
  • Erica Flores (‘15, BS, Marketing) started a new position as social media marketing specialist at Advance Local.
  • Kayla Jacobson (‘14, BS, Marketing) joined the dental and medical equipment company Boyd Industries, Inc. as a marketing supervisor.
  • Bisma Balouch (’19, BS, Finance) started a new position as information technology business analyst at Citi. She was a former Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Shilo Shalosky (‘10, BA) is the new assistant coach of women’s rugby at Queens University of Charlotte. Shalosky is also the program manager of Girls Rugby, Inc.
  • Sarah Reynolds (‘15, MBA) was promoted to corporate development manager at Seven Seas Water Corporation.
  • Randell Nairn (‘13, BS) is a former Muma College of Business 25 under 25 honoree and started a new position as senior finance analyst at Honeywell.
  • Beatriz “Betty” Viamontes (’03, MBA) is the chief financial officer for Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research and was named a Tampa Bay Business Journal CFO of the Year honoree for 2021.
  • Erin Potter Melnyk (’12, BA) co-founder of Underground Goods, was featured in District Fray Magazine’s trailblazer issue. Melnyk is a former Muma College of Business 25 under 25 honoree.

November 2021

  • Ken Welch (‘85, Accounting) made history on election night. He won the mayoral contest and became the first Black mayor of St. Petersburg. “Thank you again, St. Pete, for believing in our vision — you’ve never let me or my family down,” he tweeted.
  • Stacey Efaw (’93 Management, MBA) has joined Selah Freedom as executive director. Selah Freedom is a nonprofit anti-human trafficking organization based in Florida.
  • William Atterbury (‘18, Finance, MS) started a new position as project manager at American Products, Inc. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Lindsey Schiller (‘18, Marketing) was promoted to HR project analyst at CAE USA. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Meridith Doone (’21, Accounting) was promoted to audit associate at the consulting firm RSM US LLP.
  • Janette Gutierrez (‘19, Accounting) has joined accounting firm DHG as an audit associate in the Tampa Bay area. She reports to be super excited to work with a great team and is looking forward to advancing her career with the firm.
  • Manouchka Castor (‘17, Management, MBA) continues to use her positive energy, resilience, and drive to succeed in her career with Enterprise Holdings since starting an as intern in 2017. She was promoted to assistant branch manager at the Tampa International Airport.
  • Tim Boynton (`20, MBA) made the list of Modern Healthcare’s 2021 class of Top 25 Emerging Leaders. Boynton serves as vice president of development and chief public relations and communications officer at Lakeland Regional Health.
  • Andrea Pacheco (‘19, Marketing) has joined the U.S. Department of State as a security administrator. Pacheco visited Washington, D.C. for the first time four years ago and told herself, “I will be living and working here.” She wanted to make a change in the nation’s capital.
  • Frank Hamilton (‘05, Business Administration) was promoted to Professor of management at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. Hamilton has been at Eckerd for 17 years.
  • Volkan Turan (’11, Finance) started a new position at Lincare as director of business development. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Mariana Castaneda (’12, Marketing) has joined Structure Tone, a construction management and general contracting company, as a digital communications manager.
  • Tiffany Roberts Eveld (‘13, Management) started a new position at Destination Health and Wellness as director of business development. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Susan Varga (‘20, MS) is getting an early start to a promising academic career. Varga had an article featured in the prestigious International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (Emerald Publishing). The article looked at employee wellness programs at hospitality businesses, comparing the companies’ claims about the programs with employees’ perceptions of them.
  • Jim Avrett (‘96, MBA) recently joined Greater Seacoast Community Health as chief operating officer. Avrett’s 30 years in health care included time at the two largest not-for-profit health-care alliances in the country, Vizient and Premier, and the North Broward Hospital District in Florida.

October 2021

  • Andy Hafer ('21, DBA; ’90, MBA) and his wife, Eileen, recently donated $1.2 million to create UMatter, a USF College of Education program offered on USF’s St. Petersburg campus that will provide students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to take part in higher education and campus life. He is the founder and CEO of Dynamic Communities and a member of the Muma College of Business Executive Advisory Council.
  • Emily Gorman (‘[16, MBA) became the youngest – ever – director of Sierra Club Florida, a chapter of the national Sierra Club that is made up of volunteer leaders and civic activists representing more than 34,000 members from all over the state. She previously served as a national organizer for the Miami-based Sierra Club Florida’s Ready For 100. As a national organizer, Gorman worked on issues relating to clean energy, environmental justice, transportation and disaster resilience.
  • Sebastian Marin (‘17, Marketing) was named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. He is the manager for project management leadership for Publix Super Markets.

September 2021

  • Dwayne Isaacs (’05, Management) received the 2021 Legacy Leader Award from the Association of College Unions International for his work promoting student activities on the USF campus. He helped open the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus and the University Student Center on the St. Petersburg campus, where he is director of Student Life & Engagement.
  • Anthony “Tony” Morrison (‘[14, General Business Administration) has been awarded the GLAAD Media Award for outstanding representation of the LGBTQ+ community. He is the senior social media producer for Good Morning America and ABC News. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • June Denton (’88, Accounting) has joined Seaside Bank and Trust in Sarasota as senior vice president and regional treasury solutions officer. She previously served as senior vice president for cash management at ServisFirst Bank in Sarasota.
  • Brooke Simpson (’04, Accounting) has joined BKD CPAs & Advisors as an international tax partner in the firm’s Nashville, Tennessee, office. She previously worked as an accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Chris Conn (’20, MBA) was appointed chief financial officer of Memorial Hospital of Tampa, an HCA West Florida facility. He previously worked in that role at Poinciana Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

August 2021

  • Marcia Crawley (’89, Management) was appointed director of philanthropy at New College Foundation in Sarasota. Previously, she served as a consulting vice president of Grenzebach, Glier and Associates, a philanthropic consulting firm in Chicago.
  • Nathan Bruemmer (’01, Information Systems, Management) received a Tampa Bay Business Journal Business of Pride award in recognition of his efforts to advance LGBTQ+ causes in the workplace. He is president of St. Pete Pride.
  • Ben Agosto III (’14, Finance) is now an associate focusing on personal injury cases for Abraham Watkins law firm in Houston.
  • Benjamin Rychel (’11, Accounting) has joined USF Advancement as a staff accountant in the Office of Business and Financial Services. Previously, he worked at Coca-Cola in Tampa as a payroll and tax accountant.
  • Madison Masterson (’20, Marketing) has been named one of Tampa’s top Instagram influencers by 83 Degrees. She has more than 27,000 followers and focuses on lifestyle, creativity, music and social justice. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.

July 2021

  • Evelyn Viens, (’19, Accounting) will play soccer for Team Canada in this summer’s Olympic games in Tokyo. Viens holds the record for top scorer with USF’s Women’s Soccer.
  • Brian Kornfeld, (‘14, Executive MBA) was named to Forbes Next 1000, a list of entrepreneurs making an impact on their communities. He is the CEO and co-founder of Synapse Florida, a nonprofit built to help make Florida the world's next great innovation community.
  • Chip Whitworth (’12 Executive MBA) was recently promoted to vice president of safety and security at Tampa Electric. He previously served as senior director at the utility.

June 2021

  • Pallavi Gopee (’18, Business Administration) has taken a job with Google as a recruiting coordinator in Austin Texas. She previously was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Brittanie Bakken (’20, MBA, '18, Marketing) has started a job as simulation technician with Mohawk Industries. Previously, she served as graduate teaching assistant in the Muma College of Business where she was a 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Reece Anderson (’16, MS in Sport & Entertainment Management; '15, MBA) was named corporate partnerships director with the NHL's Florida Panthers. He previously was the director of corporate partnerships with the Vinik Sports Group, parent company of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • David Filer, ('98 MBA; '93, Finance) is now serving as chief information officer with ProVest. He previously served as executive consultant and before that was the vice president of risk and quality at Nielsen.
  • John McKay, ('92, Accounting), has joined Neal Land & Neighborhoods as financial and community development manager in a role in which he provides financial reporting and project financial analysis. He previously served as director of real estate services with Rizzetta & Company.

May 2021

  • Elizabeth Menendez (’84, Finance) was named the 2021 vice president of finance for the Florida Certified Commercial Investment Member Chapter. She is a senior associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group – Commercial Division in Tampa.
  • Kristin Darby (’96, Accounting) has been elected to the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. She is the chief information officer for Envision Health Care National Medical Group.
  • Alan M. West (’96, General Business Administration; ’05, Accounting) was appointed university assistant vice president and treasurer at the University of Florida.
  • Jason Bartz (‘02, Finance) was promoted to executive vice president of NDC Asset Management with offices in Pittsburgh and Bradenton. Bartz was previously a vice president of the firm.
  • Ryan Clausen (’17, Finance) has joined Englewood Bank & Trust in Englewood, Florida, as a commercial lender. He previously worked for Crews Banking in Sarasota.
  • Sophia Eden (’16, Accounting) has joined St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce’s St. Pete Young Professionals 2021 Executive Board as leading chair. She works as a manager of global office administration and meetings with the Women’s Tennis Association in St. Petersburg.

April 2021

  • Calvin R. Hagins (’86, Finance) received the Leadership Excellence Director’s Mission Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Hagins is the deputy assistant director for originations at the bureau in Washington, D.C.
  • Jenny Verna (’15, Management) has been named Holland America’s business develop manager for South Florida. She previously was Unique Vacations’ business development manager for Central Florida.
  • Michael Zaccari (’19, Hospitality Administration/Management) received JMX Brand’s first Category Manager of the Year Award for increasing office furniture sales revenue by 77 percent in 2020. Zaccari has been with the online retailer since 2020.
  • Carson Ragsdale (’20, Marketing) was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. A relief pitcher and first baseman, he previously participated in the 2020 Florida Instructional League.

March 2021

  • Kimberly Higgins (‘20, Marketing, Management), has taken a job with Goldman Sachs as an operations analyst. She previously interned at Goldman Sachs and BlueGrace Logistics.
  • Macy Baker ('20, Supply Chain Management) now works as a materials planner for Refresco Beverages, where she is responsible for ordering all raw materials to be delivered to Refresco's Beverage Production and Co-Packing Plant in San Antonio, Texas.
  • David DeLeon (’14, Marketing) was selected as an Outstanding Young Alumni by the USF Alumni Association. DeLeon is a captain with the U.S. Air Force. He will be honored with other honorees at an awards ceremony scheduled for April 22.
  • Anthony "Tony" Morrison ('14, General Business Administration) was chosen as an Outstanding Young Alumni by the USF Alumni Association. Morrison is a senior producer for Good Morning America Digital. He will be honored with other selectees at an awards ceremony next month.

February 2021

  • Sara Atta (‘19, Finance), currently a master's degree in business analytics, has accepted a position with Goldman Sachs as an Operations Summer Analyst. She currently serves as a graduate teaching assistant at the Muma College of Business.
  • Manouchka Castor ('17, General Business Administration; '18, MBA) is now an assistant branch manager at Enterprise Holdings. She has served in a management capacity since 2017 and prior to that worked in the USF comptroller's office as a student assistant.
  • Logan Babiak (’11, Finance, Marketing) is now a researcher at Google in San Francisco. She previously worked as a competitive Intelligence manager at Walmart and a insights analyst at Raymond James.
  • Joshua Korlin ('19, Executive MBA) has been named vice president of corporate partnerships by the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He previously served as senior manager of partnership development with the Vinik Sports Group in Tampa.

January 2021

  • David DeLeon (‘14, Marketing), an intelligence officer in the Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base was named an Outstanding Young Alumni by the USF Alumni Association. DeLeon has given more than 400 hours to multiple charitable organizations and created a mentorship program for USF ROTC cadets.
  • Anthony “Tony” Morrison ('11, General Business Administration) is a senior social media producer for ABC’s Good Morning America and owner of Anthony Morrison Photography. He recently was named an Outstanding Young Alumni by the USF Alumni Association. Morrison is the recipient of two Daytime Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards.
  • Bob Wisler (’89, Management and Information Systems) was named chief information officer and director of the Management Information Center at Vincennes University in Indiana and serves as principal consultant of Wisler & Associates. Prior to that, Wisler served as chief information officer for more than 17 years at Northwood University in Michigan.
  • Shannon Ciesluk ('05, Accounting; '14 MBA) Accounting Circle board member, has been promoted to director in the Forensic & Financial Services Department of CBIZ in the Tampa office. She previously served as senior manager and has been with CBIZ for 16 years.

December 2020

  • Elizabeth Wilhelm (‘10, Marketing, Management) was named business development manager-ecommerce at Intertape and Polymer Group. She previously served as demand manager. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Joseph Rich (‘20, MS Finance) is now a research associate with StockSavvy, a Tampa-based startup that provides investors with an efficient app and website to assist in building portfolios.
  • John Biddle (’83, MBA) joined Holy Cross College at University of Notre Dame as an assistant professor of physics. He previously was a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University.
  • J. Michelle Childs (’88, Management) was named chair of the American Bar Association’s Judicial Division. She has been a federal judge for 10 years and works for the U.S. District Court in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Nora Feely (’89, Marketing) is the new vice president of marketing and the Direct-to-Consumer Department at Silverado Vineyards. Previously she was director of marketing and communications at the Napa Valley, California, Winery.
  • Lucinda Grant (’80, Management) was named chair of Leadership St. Pete for 2021. She oversees front-desk administration and park permits for St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation.
  • Robert Carpenter III (’02 Management; ’04, MBA) has been promoted to vice president of talent acquisition with Hertz in Atlanta. He previously was the company’s senior director of human resources.
  • John McRae (’03, Finance) was recognized on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2020 “40 Under 40” list. McRae is vice president of sales operations at Kforce.
  • Dustin Pasteur (’17, MBA) was recognized on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2020 “40 Under 40” list. Pasteur is the director of design and construction for Tampa General Hospital.

November 2020

  • Samantha A. Parker Hopkins (‘93, Accounting, Finance) was named to the Working Mother/SHOOK Research’s list of Top Wealth Advisers in Greater Florida. Parker Hopkins is a financial adviser with UBS Wealth Management USA and serves as senior retirement plan consultant, portfolio manager and institutional consultant. She joined UBS Wealth Management in 2008.
  • Will Cohen (’06, Marketing) has partnered with USF Esports to market the USF Esports Fall Invitational. Cohen is the founder and CEO of the marketing firm, Top Corp.
  • Garrett Shinn (‘08, Accounting) is the new partner-in-charge of Carr, Riggs & Ingram’s Bradenton and Sarasota locations. Shinn specializes in strategic tax planning, estate and gift planning, and retirement planning for industries like agribusiness, health care, and multi-generational businesses.
  • Jonathan Ebberhart ('20, Finance) now works at JPMorgan Private Wealth.
  • Dylan MacFarquhar ('20, Finance) has taken a position with Goldman Sachs Wealth Management.

October 2020

  • Samantha Olah (’10, General Business Administration) has joined the Oklahoma City Community College as bursar. She previously worked as an accountant with the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority.
  • Christy Teffenhart (’01, Accounting) has joined Sunset Realty in Sarasota. Her career includes experience in accounting, real estate and homebuilding.
  • Jason Morris (’93, MBA) was promoted to North American president of consumer tools for Techtronic Industries, a power tools and accessories company. He previously was a senior vice president at Techtronic.
  • Tony Alhadeff (‘93, Finance) published his first book, “The Family Treasure,” about his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. He is the chief operating officer of Louis Poulsen Lighting in Weston, Florida.
  • Ron Sanders (’73, Business) has joined USF’s Florida Center for Cybersecurity as staff director. Previously, he served as director of USF’s School of Public Affairs. He will continue to serve as chair of the U.S. Federal Salary Council and as an adviser to the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Sarah Gimbel ('20, Marketing) has taken a job at Gartner as an account manager. She was the keynote speaker at the Muma College of Business Scholarship Luncheon in 2018.  She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.

September 2020

  • Nathan Pendleton (‘93, Marketing) was appointed to the newly created position of chief business development officer with MedicarePrepareUSA. He assumes direct responsibility for client growth and management as well as providing strategic input to the company. With years of extensive experience in sales, marketing and operations, Pendleton previously was the chief strategy officer of Ivy Compliance.
  • Duane Driskell II (’17, Accounting) is now an associate for internal corporate finance and asset management with Google in San Francisco. The former 25 Under 25 honoree and first-generation student, previously was an audit analyst with Wells Fargo Investment Portfolio and an intern with Deloitte. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Belicia Montgomery (’17, MBA; MS, Sports and Entertainment Management) was appointed director of diversity and inclusion for Minor League Baseball where she will be the main advocate for Minor League Baseball's diversity initiative for all 160 affiliated teams. She has been with the organization for four years, having served as manager of data and business processes and an analytics specialist.
  • Gayle Sheppard (‘81, Business Administration) has joined the advisory board for NovaSignal, a medical technology and data company. She currently serves as corporate vice president of Azure Data at Microsoft and previously was chair and CEO of Saffron Technology.

August 2020

  • Evelyne Viens (’19, Accounting) was chosen as USF’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Viens, who broke several school records while playing soccer for USF, now plays professionally for Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.
  • Brian Lamb (‘98, Accounting; '17, MBA) received the Person of Vision Award from Preserve Vision Florida. Lamb is the global head of diversity and inclusion for JPMorgan Chase, a member of the Florida Board of Governors and former chair of the USF Board of Trustees.
  • Kelsey (Volwiler) Degaeta, ('14, Marketing) now leads the U.S. expansion of Offspring, an Australian-based company that produces all natural diapers, baby wipes and cleaning spray. She also co-owns Pure Family Products of Punta Gorda.
  • Jennifer Morgan ('16, Marketing) is the new assistant director of development for the USF College of Arts and Sciences. She previously worked at the USF Judy Genshaft Honors College and before that was a development specialist at the Muma College of Business.
  • Nancy Morero ('17, Business Administration) was named Manatee County Tax Collector’s Employee of the Quarter. She joined the agency in 2017. She is an assistant manager in training.
  • David Lackore (‘00, Management) is now director of operations for Cyndeo Wealth Partners. He oversees business operations and client-based services including delivery of the client review program, calendar coordination and proposal generation.

July 2020

  • Demelza Hays (‘12, Economics) has a now job as head of research and Cointelegraph. She continues to serve on the board of directors for Crypto Research.  She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Orzumand Khodiev (‘18, Marketing) is the new logistic sales intern at TMC Transportation. He previously served as a ground baggage analyst with Southwest Airlines. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • David Lackore (‘00, Management) is now director of operations for Cyndeo Wealth Partners. As director of operations, he oversees business operations and client-based services including delivery of the client review program, calendar coordination and proposal generation.
  • Adam M. Robinson Jr. (‘94, MBA) has been named director of the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System. In his new role, Robinson will oversee the delivery of health care to an estimated 129,000 veterans, as well as the health care system's $327.8 million annual operating budget and more than 1,400 employees. He previously served as medical center director at the VA Maryland Health Care System in Baltimore.

June 2020

  • Stephanie Goforth ('82, Business Administration) was chosen as vice chair of the USF Board of Trustees. She also serves as chair of the St. Petersburg Campus Advisory Board.
  • Laura Wilkie ('11, Marketing) has taken a position as executive assistant/senior marketing associate at Raymond James.
  • Brittany Cox Gymrek ('13, MBA; '09, Marketing and Management) was named vice president of marketing at Skinny Mixes.
  • Jim Campbell ('84, Marketing) has been appointed media supervisor at Mower Agency. With more than thirty years' experience in media, he most recently held the position of media supervisor at The Fort Group.
  • Chuck Kearns ('89, MBA) recently was awarded a Chief EMS Officer designation through the Center of Public Safety Excellence in Chatham County, Georgia. Kearns, who is Chatham Emergency Services chief and CEO, is one of only 148 public safety chief EMS officers worldwide who hold this professional designation.
  • Joe Rendon ('00, MAcc) has joined the firm of Kerkering, Barberio & Co. CPAs as tax manager on the international team. He has 25 years of experience in international, federal, state and local, and partnership taxation.
  • Joey Nestor ('20, MBA) was named senior associate business operations analyst with JPMorgan Chase. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Dave Hilfman ('82, Finance) was named to the board of directors of Direct Travel, as its industry expert. Hilfman was honored in 2018 by the USF Alumni Association as a Distinguished Alumnus. He has more than 35 years of direct industry experience, retiring from United Airlines at the end of 2018.

May 2020

  • Tina P. Johnson ('80, Accounting) received the USF Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award. She joined Publix Super Markets in 1986 as a tax manager and went on to serve as senior vice president of the grocery retailer. Today, she's an adviser to the CEO and treasurer for Publix Super Market Charities.
  • Arnie Bellini ('82, MBA) was the recipient of the USF Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award. He is the cofounder and former CEO of ConnectWise, a business that over four decades created technology and business platforms that revolutionized IT support and managed services. In 2019, ConnectWise sold for $1.4 billion.
  • Mike Griffin ('03, Marketing) received the Donald A. Gifford Service award from the USF Alumni Association. He is a charter member of the USF Board of Trustees and serves as senior vice president of Savills. Griffin also is a recent chair of USF's Consolidation Planning Task Force and a past chair of the USF Alumni Association.
  • Rogan Donelly ('18, Executive MBA) was the recipient of a USF Alumni Association's Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Donelly, president of Tervis Tumbler, will be recognized along with other award winners at a reception in November.
  • Alexa Mitsuda ('15, Finance) has been promoted to business manager at the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee. She previously worked as an account specialist with Florida State University.
  • Taylor Torres ('20, Marketing) has taken a job with KnowBe4 as a regional account manager. She is a 2020 honoree of the 25 Under 25 program.
  • Nicole Deautriell ('20, Accounting), Kimberly Gomez ('20, Accounting), Renata Gomes Martins ('20 Global Business) and Lauren Madera ('20, Marketing) were recognized at the May 2020 USF commencement ceremony as King O'Neal Scholars from the Muma College of Business. They finished their college careers with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages.

April 2020

  • Heather McLain ('03, Marketing, Business Administration) is now the director of communications with AtLarge and is responsible for leading and growing the agency's communications department. Previously, she served as vice president and director of public relations for On Ideas.
  • John Laurent ('07, Finance) has joined Wauchula State Bank as a commercial lender. He is a member of the Winter Haven and Bartow chambers of commerce.
  • Jordan Travis ('18, Accounting) was recently promoted to media and entertainment advisory associate at Ernst & Young.
  • Kimberly Ross ('92, Accounting) has been hired by WeWork as chief financial officer. She previously served as CFO at oil field services firm Baker Hughes. She is a member of the Muma College of Business Executive Advisory Council.
  • James A. Stikeleather ('17, DBA; '87, MBA) has been appointed director of the health care administration program at LECOM's School of Health Services Administration. Stikeleather has held numerous executive positions including chief innovation officer at Dell, chief technology officer at Perot Systems, MeadWestvaco and New Ventures.
  • Brian Lamb ('17, Executive MBA; '98, Accounting) was named global head of diversity and inclusion with JPMorgan Chase. Previously, he served as head of retail banking at Fifth Third Bank. Lamb currently serves as vice chair of the Florida Board of Governors.
  • Fadwa Hilili (‘15, MAcc; ’13, Accounting) has joined the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation as an associate director. The former 25 Under 25 honoree previously worked at TECO.

  • Pallavi Dheeja Gopee (‘18, Management, Entrepreneurship) is now a coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center Provost's Graduate Academic Engagement Fellowship. She previously was the web content manager for The Wharton School.

  • Anaely Guerrero (’19, International Business) has joined Publix Super Markets as a marketing project coordinator.

  • Dakota Whaley (‘20, MBA; ’17, Accounting) is now a project intermediate analyst at Citi. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.

  • Jose Agustin Alvarez (‘17, Finance) has joined MAEVA Group as an analyst. He previously worked as an investment banking associate at Natixis CIB Americas.

  • Christina (Jena) Vance (’14, MBA; ‘11, Marketing) has joined Taylor Morrison as a regional marketing manager, overseeing the overall marketing, communications and promotional efforts for the company's Florida region. The former 25 Under 25 honoree previously worked as a marketing operations manager at Trellance.

March 2020

  • Bisma Balouch, (‘19, Finance, Business Analytics and Information Systems) is now an IT business analyst at Raymond James. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Megan Krieger (‘17, MBA) is now a senior account manager at FairWarning. She has been with the company for three years, working first as an enterprise business development specialist before being promoted to a customer success manager. She took on the senior account manager role in February.
  • Mosheh Vann (‘19, Marketing) has been promoted to account executive (Americas Midsize Enterprise) at Gartner.
  • Manouchka Castor (‘18, MBA; ’17, Business Administration) has been promoted to assistant branch manager at Enterprise Holdings. She joined Enterprise in 2017 as a management trainee intern.
  • Garrett Solito (‘18, Marketing, Management) is now a digital marketing analyst at PODS. He started with the company in 2017 as an intern before becoming a marketing and advertising coordinator.
  • Lexy Scarpiello (‘16, Marketing, Management) has been promoted to a senior analyst-ecommerce at Comcast NBCUniversal in Philadelphia. The former 25 Under 25 honoree has been with the company since 2018.
  • Julio Escalona (‘15, Finance) is now an accountant at The IRONMAN Group.  He previously held similar roles at Taylor White, Parker and Lynch, and Bloomin’ Brands.
  • William Bakos (‘12, Finance), a former 25 Under 25 honoree, has been promoted to OEM procurement business operations manager at Apple. He has been with Apple’s San Francisco offices for three years.
  • Mary (Babcock) Perryman (’17,  MAcc) has accepted a new position at Intuit in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She joined the company as a tax expert and prior to that, was a senior accountant at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Lindsay Berstling (‘14, International Business), a former 25 Under 25 honoree, has started a new position at The HON Company in Muscatine, Iowa. She has been with the company since 2014, beginning her career there as a solutions account associate. She is now an instructional designer for the firm.  The HON Company designs and manufactures office furniture including chairs, filing cabinets, cubicles, tables, desks and education furniture.
  • Priscilla Curcino (‘14, Business Administration) has been promoted to business analyst project manager at Citi. She has been with Citi since 2014.
  • Dustin Tracy (‘13, Accounting) is now a Physics 2 teaching assistant at the University of Florida, where he is student in the PhD program.
  • Grant Sittig (‘13, Accounting) is now an adjunct instructor teaching advanced partner taxation in the USF Muma College of Business. The former 25 Under 25 honoree currently is an associate attorney at Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns. 
  • Kayla Chesanek (‘15, MBA and MS, Sport and Entertainment Management; ’13, Marketing) has started a new job as a manager of team business operations at the XFL. The former 25 Under 25 honoree previously worked with the Orlando Magic, spending five years in the team’s business initiatives area.
  • Teresa Barnes (‘13, Finance) has taken on a new role as finance manager at Morrison Living in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Barnes has held increasingly responsible finance and accounting roles at TouchPoint Support Services, Cygnus Capital Real Estate Advisors and ConnectWise.
  • Allison (Rakowski) Supple (‘15, MAcc; ’14, Accounting) is now a senior financial reporting analyst at Jabil. She joined the company in 2018 after spending several years at Deloitte.
  • Ivan Gil (‘12, Marketing) is now a senior marketing and communications manager for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.  He previously served as a special projects manager with the city of St. Petersburg and before that, as a national marketing manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

February 2020

  • Brian Lamb (’17 Executive MBA; ’98, Accounting) has received the Person of Vision Award from Preserve Vision Florida. Lamb is the executive vice president of Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati. He is a member of the Florida Board of Governors overseeing the state’s public universities and is a former chair of the USF Board of Trustees.
  • Rich Ferrari (‘87, MBA) joined the board of directors of HeartBeam, a cardiac diagnostic health company. He is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who co-founded De Novo Ventures and currently serves as its managing director.
  • Anson Angail (‘14, Accounting) is now an associate manager at The Siegfried Group at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. He is a 25 Under 25 honoree and formerly worked as an acquisitions analyst at Landeavor, a real estate development company in Tampa.
  • Tiffany Portia Coury (‘08, Executive MBA) has taken on the role of CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Network in Nevada. Coury joins Saint Mary’s from Northern Nevada Medical Center, where she served as COO from 2010 to 2019.
  • Elizabeth Menendez ('84, Finance) has been named the 2020 president of the Florida Certified Commercial Investment Member Chapter of the West Coast District.
  • Shauna-kay Campbell (’13, Management, Marketing) is now an assistant brand manager with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. She previously was the associate category brand marketing manager with Walmart.
  • Dan Sidler (‘11, Marketing) has been promoted to vice president of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. He previously was the alliance’s director of communications and marketing.
  • Jeremy Wing (’16, MBA; ’12, Management Information Systems) is now executive director of Foreign Exchange Product Management with JP Morgan Chase.
  • Naomi Daniel (’17, International Business) is now a financial analyst with Lidi US, working in Washington. Previously, she served as a global finance and business management analyst with JP Morgan Chase.
  • Ryan Elfallah (’17, Accounting) is now an assistant workday financials consultant with Intecrowd. He previously served as business consultant with ADP.
  • Zoe Knapke (‘16, Finance) has been promoted to investment banking associate with JP Morgan Chase. The 25 Under 25 honoree previously served as investment banking analyst.

January 2020

  • Darryl Ronconi (‘88, Finance) was promoted to president of Brookstone Capital Management. He will retain the chief operating officer duties and expand his role in managing the company’s day-to-day operations. Ronconi joined Brookstone in 2015 as COO.
  • Steven H. Fage (‘12, Entrepreneurship) is now a producer and host at “My Niche is Human” podcast.
  • Tiffany Eveld Roberts (‘12, Business Administration) has joined Morgan & Morgan PA as a litigation attorney.  The former 25 Under 25 honoree was previously an assistant state attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit.
  • Samantha Sandlin (‘17, MAcc; ’16, Accounting) is now a senior accountant at Carr, Riggs & Ingram.  She began her career there in 2018, starting out as a staff accountant. 
  • Cristina Matos (‘19, Accounting) has accepted an offer to serve as an external audit associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Ashley Young (‘15, Business Economics; ’17, MS, Global Sustainability) is now a citizen outreach specialist at Grassroots Team, working to inform the community about refugee crises and Amnesty International’s responses. She previous served as director of engagement for Climate Futures.
  • Alissa Crim (‘17, MAcc; ’15, Accounting) has joined Syniverse as an international senior tax accountant.  She worked with EY for several years, joining the firm as a staff tax accountant in 2017, and leaving the firm in 2019 as a senior tax accountant.
  • Ashley Taylor (‘16, Marketing) is now a materials supervisor at Honeywell. She has worked with Honeywell since 2016, starting as a site-supply specialist.
  • Ted Emerson (‘08, MBA) has been promoted to senior human resources manager in Amazon’s Transportation Product and Tech Unit in the Seattle area. He joined Amazon in 2017 after serving in HR roles at Bloomin’ Brands, Verifone and The Walt Disney Company.
  • Marisa Faigen (‘11, Finance, Marketing) has been promoted to director of finance with Compass Group USA in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has been with the firm since 2013, starting out as a financial analyst.
  • Esteban Gomez (‘16, Marketing) is now digital marketing program manager at InterviewStream, an industry leading recruiting software company that helps human resources teams reach top candidates more efficiently and screen them more effectively.

December 2019

  • Kimberly Gramm (‘94, Marketing) has been appointed to the Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board for the state of Texas. She currently serves as the associate vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship at Texas Tech University.
  • Sandra Williams (‘80, Accounting) has been appointed to the senior leadership team of Cape Fear Valley Health System, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She previously was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas, and prior to that, she was the COO and CFO for University Community Hospital (now Advent Health) in Tampa.
  • Shannon Herrera (‘01, MBA) has joined the Find Feed & Restore organization in Lake County, which finds homes for the homeless. She is now the vice president/executive director and is responsible for fundraising.
  • Elliot Charles (‘05, Business Management) is now the Chicago State University’s new director of intercollegiate athletics. He has more than 14 years of athletic leadership experience at Clemson University and Florida A&M University.
  • Kelly Hornick ('14, MBA) is now senior public relations manager at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, leading the public relations and social media teams. Previously, she served as the corporate manager of business development and strategic alliances with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

November 2019

  • Penny Heinrich (’89, Management) has joined Intercoastal Medical Group in Sarasota, where she is creating a hematology and oncology specialty.
  • David McQuade (’86, Finance) was named to Forbes’ list of “Best in State Wealth Advisers.” He’s a senior vice president of investments and senior portfolio manager in Fort Myers for The McQuade Group of UBS Financial Services.
  • David Breitwieser (’90, Finance) was named chief investment officer at Grove Bank & Trust in Miami-Dade County. He previously headed BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s office in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Kendall Brown (‘91, Marketing) was promoted to director of operations for Universal Window Solutions in Sarasota.
  • Bill McCausland (’96, MBA) was promoted to vice president and executive director of the USF Alumni Association. He has been the executive director of the association since 2012.
  • Tracy Neal (’92, Accounting) was named to the 2019 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “CFO of the Year” list. She is the chief financial officer of SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In in Lakeland.
  • Tyra Read (’97, General Business Administration) has joined Creighton Construction & Development as an in-house real estate attorney in Cape Coral.
  • Beatriz Viamontes (‘03, MBA; ‘97 MAcc; ’95, Accounting) is the new chief financial officer at Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research in Tampa.
  • Dennis Murphy Jr. (‘03, MBA) was named to the “Banker of the Year” list published by the Florida Bankers Association. He is president, CEO and cofounder of Gulfside Bank in Sarasota.
  • Syeda Sundas Bokhari (’12, MBA and MS Finance) has joined the Tampa office of VanEck Associates, an asset management firm based in New York.
  • Michael Goldberg (‘09, Business Economics) was named vice president of sales at Axcient, a leader in business availability and cloud migration solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). He is responsible for account executive, national account management and sales engineering teams.
  • Leslie Goldhill (‘91, Management) was named principal and senior adviser specializing in board and C-level search assignments for N2Growth, an executive search firm.

October 2019

  • Jean Haynes (‘94, MBA) has been promoted to chief population health officer at Bon Secours Mercy Health, a Cincinnati-based company. She previously served in a similar position with UCHealth in Colorado.
  • Chris Pflueger (‘00, MBA) was named chief development officer of We Insure Group. He is responsible for developing strategic initiatives to drive growth and lead all planning and execution in the areas of market analysis and franchise sales.
  • Tom Andriola (‘96, Management) has been named vice chancellor of information technology and data at the University of California, Irvine. He also chairs the board of directors for CENIC in Los Angeles.
  • Amit Sharan ('05, MBA; ’03, Marketing) is now vice president of marketing at Tatari. Previously he worked as a product marketing communications manager at Facebook.
  • Leonard Burke (‘05, Finance), director of asset management with the Tampa Housing Authority, was named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list.
  • Jessica Antiquino (’09, Accounting; ’09, Finance; ’11, MAcc) has been promoted to manager at Ernst & Young.  She has been with the firm for six years, starting her career there as an assurance process specialist.
  • Eniola Akinrade (‘11, Management) has joined Live Nation Entertainment as associate counsel-labor and employment.  She previously worked in employment law with Reed Smith and Littler.
  • David Staples (’17, MAcc; ’15, Accounting) has been promoted to advisory senior at Ernst & Young.  He started his career with the Big Four firm as an assurance intern and joined the firm as an assurance associate in 2017.
  • Laura Wilkie (’11, Marketing) has started a new position as senior practice marketing associate at Raymond James.
  • Alissa Crim (’17, MAcc; ‘15, Accounting) has taken on a new role as senior tax accountant at Ernst & Young. She started with the company as an intern and accepted a job as a staff tax accountant after graduation.
  • Giovanni Burbano (‘15, Finance) is now an AP&A analyst II at Equinix, multinational company headquartered in Redwood City, California, that specializes in internet connection and data centers.  Burbano previously worked as a financial analyst at ION Media Networks.
  • Shaquille Kent (‘19, Marketing) has joined Deloitte as a solution analyst. He is a recent 25 Under 25 honoree and former student body vice president.
  • Marcella Butz (’14, MBA; ‘13, Accounting) was promoted to manager-financial accounting advisory services at Ernst & Young in Chicago.  She has been with the firm since 2017.  She previously worked at KPMG in Chicago.
  • Gwenn Ragsdale (‘92, Finance) has been named budget and procurement manager for the city of Palm Coast. She prepares the city budget and works with various departments to plan, track and report results.
  • Matthew Kelsey (‘12, Marketing) is now sales manager for Casa Fresca Homes.  He previously served as the community sales manager for Homes by WestBay and is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Derek Stross (‘01, MBA) has joined the firm of Hamic Previte & Sturwold. He is a CPA and certified valuation analyst and has a broad range of tax experience gathered over 22 years.
  • John Crutchfield (‘02, Management) was named chief operating officer of Profitsword, a developer of business intelligence and data integration software. He will oversee the organization and strategy of multiple departments including quality assurance, project management, software support, architecture and development.

September 2019

  • Eric Blankenship ('99, Marketing) has been named chief marketing officer for The Heights District, Armature Works and the Tampa-based restaurant group, BE-1 Concepts. He previously served as vice president of marketing for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment and Amalie Arena.
  • Eric Lund (’10, Finance, Marketing, Management) is now director of recruiting at EMIDS. Previously he worked as a recruiting manager with Cognizant.
  • Michael Friedman (’16, Business Economics) has accepted a position as associate underwriter with First American Title. The former 25 Under 25 honoree previously served as a legal intern for the firm, while attending law school at the University of Florida.
  • Amber West (’15, Accounting) has started a new position as business consultant in the Business Analysis & Reporting Department at Publix Super Markets. Previously, she served as senior audit associate with KPMG and was a financial accounting teaching assistant at USF. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Brian Deligero (‘15, MBA) has been promoted to business analyst with The Walt Disney Company. He had been with the company since January 2018.
  • Mariana Castaneda (’12, Marketing) has started a new position as social media coordinator with Little, Brown Laboratory, Hachette Book Group in New York City. Before her promotion, she served as the international marketing and sales coordinator with the company.
  • Daniel Dorman (’15, Finance) is now senior financial analyst with PepsiCo. He previously served as the supply chain financial analyst with the company. As a student, Dorman was in the Applied Securities Analysis program.
  • Teddi Barber (‘13, MBA) has joined Stonehill as vice president. She is responsible for the delivery of business transformation services that include strategy facilitation, design thinking, business intelligence, financial modeling and organizational design. She previously worked for Shriners Hospitals for Children as a corporate manager in the operations division.
  • Marshall Phillips (’05, MAcc) is now director of accounting and treasury at the University of Tampa. Prior to his appointment, Phillips was the global controller at Cunningham Lindsay Global.
  • Sheharyar Memon (‘19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a job as a sales planning analyst with Fanatics. He previously served as a business operations and analytics resident with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Marcy Benton (‘93, MBA) has been promoted to vice president of talent management at Publix Super markets. She previously had served as a director of associate relations/retail.
  • Alexander Greengold (‘00 MBA) was named senior vice president and chief consumer experience officer at Memorial Hermann Health system. He had served as vice president of customer experience, support and strategy for Dish Network.
  • Mark Kelley (’10, MBA) was named director of Impulse, Snacks and Grocery at The Hershey Company. He previously served as customer service representative for the company. He was the 2010 graduate winner of the USF Elevator Competition.

August 2019

  • Jordan Baney ('17, MBA) is now an assistant vice president at Genpact, where she implements Artificial Intelligence and other digital solutions for large pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. Previously, she worked at Deloitte Consulting.
  • Maithilee Pagay ('18, Finance) is now a graduate analyst with Doric Partners. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Pagay previously was a corporate and executive services intern at Raymond James.
  • Edward Fulford ('18, DBA) was appointed security director of VENZA. He has more than 30 years' experience in managing and building cybersecurity and risk management programs for companies such as RBS, WorldPay and Cingular Wireless.
  • Zachary Engle ('18, Management) has been promoted to games administration senior supervisor at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Ashley Washington ('11, Finance) is now a senior manager, risk and financial advisory at Deloitte in New York City. She previously worked at Goldman Sachs, spending more than seven years with the company in Chicago, New York City and West Palm Beach.
  • Chelsea Derosier ('17, MAcc) is now a staff accountant in the Specialty Tax Services Department of LBMC in Brentwood, Tennessee. Previously, she worked as a tax consultant for Deloitte.
  • Mark Gordon (‘95, MBA) was elected vice president and general manager of AMETEK’s Thermal Management Systems division by the company’s board of directors. He had been president and CEO of Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing.
  • Mario Bringas ('00, Finance) was promoted to president of the newly formed Southwest Florida market of ServisFirst Bank. He has more than 15 years of banking and financial experience.
  • Brian Deligero (‘15, MBA) has been promoted to business analyst with The Walt Disney Company. He had been with the company since January 2018.
  • Daniela Arias, (’11 Accounting) has been promoted to audit senior manager of audit and transformation at Crowe.  She has been with the firm for more than six years.
  • Kirsti Outlan (’14, Business Economics) has been promoted to senior financial analyst at Greenway Health. She has been with the company for nearly five years.
  • Lindsey Schiller (’18, Marketing and Management) is now a recruiting coordinator with CAE USA. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Alex Steger (’18, MS Finance) is now CEO and Portfolio Manager at Eventurum Capital. He previously was an equity analyst with National Investment Services.
  • Shari-Ann Myers (’16, MAcc) was promoted to tax senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has worked for PwC since 2016.
  • Kalen Hess (’16, Accounting) is now a senior audit associate at KMPG US in San Francisco. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, she began her career with KPMG in Jacksonville.
  • Simon Valcin (’12, Finance) is now a licensed real estate salesperson at Compass in New York City.
  • Mariana Castaneda (’12, Marketing) has started a new position as social media coordinator at Little, Brown Laboratory, Hachette Book Group in New York City.
  • Daniel Dorman (’15, Finance) is now senior financial analyst with PepsiCo. As a student he was in the Applied Securities Analysis program.
  • Kristine (Carcione) Prokopec (‘15, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a marketing integration strategist with the National Basketball Association. Previously, she was a senior manager with LeadDog Marketing Group.
  • Sherry Winczewski (‘09, Accounting) was promoted practice administrator for three physician practices of Atmore community Hospital. She assumes the overall administrative responsibility for the group.
  • Megan Hendricks (’00, MBA) recently won an award for Visionary Leadership from the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance. The award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding leadership in advancing the organization and the MBA career services/recruitment profession in a significant way.
  • Vera Bessonova (‘19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now the assistant racquets professional at Navesink Country Club.
  • Chase Borie (‘19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a position as a digital marketing coordinator at the University of Alabama.
  • Yareliz Ramirez (‘19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now IT services manager with the NBA’s Miami Heat.
  • Jose Jarquin (’17, MS, Business Analytics and Information Systems) is now the Archivum technical lead for USF Information Technology.  Jarquin, a former 25 Under 25 honoree, previously worked at Tech Data.
  • Will Starnes (‘19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now the manager of business intelligence with the Louisville Bats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Jalysa Wilson (‘19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a position as executive assistant and marketing coordinator with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.
  • Michael Boivin (‘19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is a partnership sales associate with the NFL’s Denver Broncos.
  • Roberto Hursey, (’01, Accounting, Management) was promoted to CEO of William D. Meeker Enterprises, succeeding Bill Meeker who has retired. Previously, he served as president and COO of the company based in Tampa.
  • Olivia Ortiz (‘19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a job as a marketing and operations associate at Legends, a marketing company.

July 2019

  • Sunny Bokhari ('12, MBA; MS, Finance and Economics) has taken a job with VanEck Associates, an asset-management firm based in New York. She works in the Tampa office.
  • Nico Ghibaudy (‘16, Marketing, Management) is now a marketing manager at Littledata, He previously worked at CEA Marketing where he was the content marketing lead and copywriter.
  • Robin Snell (‘18, Business Administration) has joined Ameriprise Financial Services as a financial planning support/CFP candidate.
  • Ashley Young (‘15, Business Economics; ’17, MS, Global Sustainability) has accepted a job as director of engagement at Climate Futures. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Christina Kay (Crosby) Russell (‘10, MBA) is now the CEO of Sola Salon Studios in Denver. Previously, she was CEO of Pure Barre.
  • Jonathan Gill (‘18, MS in Business Analytics and Information Systems) has started a new job as technical analyst with RPI Consultants. He previously served as a teaching assistant at USF.
  • Ralph Herz (‘16, Accounting and Finance) is now a senior analyst in corporate development at Bacardi. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Dode Ackey (’02 Finance, ’12 MBA) is now CFO of ADS Group – Africa Development Solutions – in Dakar. Previously, he was a senior control specialist with HealthPlan Services.
  • Courtney Kramer (‘17, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has joined IRONMAN as a social media specialist, leading the social media efforts for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.
  • Chip Whitworth (’12, MBA) has been promoted to a director of Tampa Electric Company’s Big Bend Power Station.  He has been with the firm since 1997 and previously served as manager of operations at the Big Bend plant.
  • Priscilla Curcino (‘14, Finance) has been promoted to a securities billing senior analyst at Citi. She has been with the bank since 2014.
  • Daniel Dorman (‘15, Finance, Management) has been promoted to a senior financial analyst at PepsiCo. Previously, he served as supply chain financial analyst with the company.

June 2019

  • Kassie Moeller (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a marketing coordinator position with the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League. The team is owned by the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.
  • Katie Kicklighter, (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now manager of hospitality and events of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee. Tampa will host the Super Bowl in 2021.
  • Miranda Mauro (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a job as marketing coordinator with Minor League Baseball.
  • Marvin Oliva (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) now is the email marketing coordinator with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Kelsey Smith (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) was hired as a group sales representative with the Lansing (Michigan) Lugnuts, a Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Mike Potthast (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a coordinator of advertising systems with the PGA Tour.
  • Janine Fils ('14, Marketing) has taken a job as media planner at Habas Media Miami. Previously, she was assistant media planner at Mediagistic.
  • Jade McCrary (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management), has been hired as associate manager of projects at Wasserman, a sports marketing and talent management company.
  • Cassandra Sanchez ('14, Finance, Accounting) has accepted a new position as associate fund controller at GP Fund Solutions. A previous 25 Under 25 honoree, Sanchez previously was with LeverPoint Management.
  • Kate Elliot (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has been hired as coordinator of strategic partnerships at AdventHealth, a nonprofit health care system headquartered in Florida.
  • Justin Tewey ('14, Management) has started a new position as territory manager – Power Utility at Milwaukee Tool.  He joins the firm after working with Techtronic Industries for five years, first as a regional manager and later as the company’s divisional recruiting manager.
  • John Merrill (’94 Economics) has been promoted to chief financial officer of Park City Group’s subsidiary ReposiTrak, a supply chain, compliance and business-to-business e-commerce platform. He had served as the company’s senior vice president of finance, CFO and managing member of 360 Touch Advertising.

May 2019

  • Christopher Balaban (‘95, Finance) was named vice president of finance at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain, which is scheduled to open in the fall. Balaban has more than 20 years’ experience in the gaming industry and most recently served as vice president of finance for Affinity Gaming and Penn National Gaming in Las Vegas.
  • Bruce Himelstein ('16, Executive MBA) has been appointed chief medical officer for MVP Health Care in upstate New York. He will shape the company's medical management strategies through the implementation of policies and programs. He is a graduate of Harvard University and received his medical degree from New York University.
  • Marcus Wingate (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a position as associate manager with brand projects at Wasserman.
  • Joe Kwo (‘10, MBA) is now the chief information and technology officer at Bisk Education, where he will lead multiple aspects of Bisk’s technology services and infrastructure. He previously was executive vice president and chief information officer at Fintech. He also serves on the Muma College of Business Information Systems and Decision Sciences Advisory Board.
  • Rex Wasserbach, (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a business development specialist with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Zach Otto (’19, Marketing) has taken a job as sales executive at the Horton Group in Chicago. He will work on commercial property and casualty insurance sales as an outside sales representative.
  • Crystal Ortiz (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has been hired as an account executive over membership sales and service with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Maddy Cooper (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a job as a partnership sales specialist with the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Brittany Green (’19, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a coordinator in corporate partnership sales with the Miami Heat.
  • Jessica Preble (’17, MBA) was promoted to controller/HR manager at Sutter Roofing Company. She previously served as the accounting manager with the same company.

April 2019

  • Jeremy Berger ('16, Global Business) was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2019's Banking and Fintech Superstars list this month. Berger is co-founder and COO of Arival Bank in Singapore. Before that, he worked in corporate investment and wealth management. He also is the portfolio director of Life.Sreda, a financial/technical venture capital firm also based in Singapore.
  • Shelley Brooks (‘94, Business Administration) has been hired by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County as vice president of finance. She has 28 years’ experience in nonprofit and financial management businesses across Tampa Bay.
  • Jamie Palm (‘02, MAcc) was promoted to vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer with Welbilt. He joined the company in 2017. Welbilt provides top chefs with industry leading equipment.
  • Alex Mladek (‘90, MAcc) has assumed the dual roles of chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Foundation Finance Company. He has more than 30 years’ experience in a variety of industries, the last 20 being in consumer finance. He is a CPA.

March 2019

  • Joseph Raiano ('17, Executive MBA) was recently featured  in a Florida Trend article titled "Post MBA." In the profile, Raiano explained that the program taught him how to apply classroom lessons to real-life business challenges and how classmates helped him devise strategies. He is general manager of laboratory operations at Aurora Diagnostics, a national health care firm.
  • Michelle Ledford (’95, Marketing) now chairs the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. Only the fifth woman to serve in that role in the chamber’s 98 year history, Ledford is the cofounder of MADE, a branding agency that does marketing, advertising and public relations in Lakeland.
  • Christopher C. Bross (‘89, Business Administration) has been named deputy executive director of operations for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. He had been the chief contracting officer for more than 14 years.
  • Amanda Chen (’16, Marketing) now works for INTO University Partnerships as a recruitment and marketing officer in Taipei. She recruits students for INTO USF, USF, and other partnered universities in the United States from overseas. She previously worked for Hawaii Tourism Taiwan to promote Hawaii as a destination for Taiwanese tourists.
  • Carlos Medina (‘83, Management) has joined One Technologies as vice president of strategic business development. Medina previously worked for Experian for 11 years, most recently as senior vice president of strategy and growth operations.
  • Emily Colon (’10, International Business) is now the assistant city manager of the city of Lakeland. Prior to that, she was a program administrator for Pasco County government, where she oversaw a number of departments. She also is an adjunct professor at USF and in the past served as an admissions recruiter and adviser.
  • Dan Cross (‘18, Executive MBA) was featured in an article appearing in Florida Trend this month. Titled “Post MBA,” the profile said Cross enrolled in the program after being told he could not advance in his company without a post-graduate degree. Three months after his graduation he landed a job as business controller for Wartsila, a marine technology firm.
  • Bianca Echtler, (‘16, Accounting, Finance) is now an associate financial adviser with RBC Wealth Management in Sarasota. She previously worked as an associate integrated channel marketing manager with Carillon Tower Advisors.
  • Art Zimmet (’05, MBA) was named associate attorney with the law firm Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant & Kistemaker. His practice will focus on all areas of business law, such as business acquisition and startup, operating and partnership agreements and more.
  • Tim Fetter (‘03, MBA) recently was named co-CEO of Seminole Financial Services. He previously was the principal/executive vice president of credit and risk management.
  • Samuel Armes (’18, Finance) is now the blockchain director for the Seminole County Tax Collector’s Office. Also serving as the executive director of the Florida Blockchain Business Association, Armes will serve as the legislative affairs director for the tax collector’s office.

February 2019

  • John Chiang ('84, Finance) was recently hired as of counsel to the Los Angeles office of Ideal Legal Group. He also has been named to the board of directors of Apollo Medical Holdings. He served as the California State Treasurer from 2015-19 and prior to that was the state controller. He began his career as a tax law specialist for the IRS. Last year, Chiang made an unsuccessful run for governor of California.
  • Dana M. Jacobs ('13, Finance) has been promoted to vice president of institutional equity sales at Raymond James. She has been with the company for nearly four years.
  • Shane Smith ('01, MBA) has joined the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship as director of Central Florida operations. He has more than 15 years of marketing and entrepreneurial experience and is the founder and president of SaleFish, a consulting firm focused on helping small-to-medium-size businesses.
  • Brian Lamb ('17, Executive MBA) was one of seven African-American leaders recognized recently by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce for achieving success. Lamb is executive vice president of wealth and asset management at Fifth Third Bancorp and serves on the board of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. He currently chairs the USF Board of Trustees and is a former USF Basketball player. Last year, Lamb was named to the list of the 100 most influential blacks in corporate America by Savoy magazine.
  • Kristina Vorndran ('16, Entrepreneurship) is now a Certified Financial Planner and has been promoted to paraplanner with Allegiant Private Advisors in Sarasota. She joined the company three years ago as a wealth-management intern and was hired a short time later as a full-time financial planning assistant.
  • Tara Thornton ('12, MS, Management) has been promoted to director of human resources of Minor League Baseball where she leads human resources initiatives by planning, designing, developing and evaluating human resources-related projects. She joined MiLB in 2017.
  • Belicia Montgomery ('17, MBA and MS, Sport and Entertainment Management) has been named manager of business and data processes where she supports all departments of the Minor League Baseball office with research, data collection and analysis. She joined MiLB in 2016.

January 2019

  • Jenny Bloem (‘01, MAcc) joined Grand Rapids-based Northpointe Bank’s corporate accounting team as vice president and controller.
  • Frank Territo (‘12 Finance) has been promoted to vice president of finance and administration at The Bank of Tampa.
  • Philip Morabito (’92, MBA) was named “Most-Admired CEO” by the Houston Business Journal. He is CEO of Pierpont Communications, a Texas-based public relations and marketing company.
  • John Connery Jr. (’94, MAcc) has been elected to serve on the executive committee for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Global Board of Directors. He is a shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson law firm in Tampa.
  • Robert Vargas (’96, Marketing) was promoted to vice president of product implementation and development for Prudential Financial. He has been with the company since 2000.
  • Ed Goolsby (’01, MIS and ’04, MBA) was named provost of Pasco-Hernando State College’s East Campus in Dade City. He was previously the dean of workforce development.
  • Thomas Hemingway (’06, Marketing) joined Gilbert Design Build, a Bradenton company that remodels kitchens and bathrooms. He is a state-licensed contractor with more than 20 years of experience as a custom homebuilder.
  • Rebecca Lewis (’02, General Business Administration) is now the college career adviser at Riverview High School in Sarasota. She previously worked in admissions and advertising at USF Sarasota-Manatee, the State College of Florida and New College of Florida.
  • Jerome Capulong (‘15, Accounting) has been promoted to senior associate in the tax department of CBIZ MHM’s Tampa Bay office. He started with the company as a tax intern in 2016 and was promoted to tax associate in 2017.
  • Henry Ngo (‘10, Accounting) has been promoted to manager in the audit department of CBIZ MHM’s Tampa Bay office. He is a CPA and has been with the company for more than seven years.
  • Tami Cindrich (‘97, MAcc) has joined the board of directors at the Cape Coral Community Foundation, volunteering to serve on the finance committee, which reviews budgets, recommends financial guidelines and works with staff to design financial reports. She is a partner with the accounting firm of Markham, Norton, Mosteller, Wright and Co.
  • Timothy Novak (‘17, DBA) was named dean of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s School of Health Services Administration in Bradenton. He also serves on the board of directors of the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation.
  • Zach Pietrzyk (’11, Marketing) is now the cataract refractive manager at Alcon. He has been with Alcon since July 2018, beginning his career as an associate sales representative.
  • Yanin (Bua) Nanakorn (‘12, Accounting) has started a new position as mid-market account executive at Yelp in the greater Chicago area.  She joined Yelp as an account executive in 2017. Previously, she worked for Equinox in Dallas as a membership advisor. Nanakorn is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Orzumand Khodiev (’18, Marketing) has been hired as an operations supervisor with FedEx Freight in Hollywood, Florida. Khodiev is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Christina Vance (‘14, MBA) is now a marketing operations manager at Trellance. The former 25 Under 25 honoree previously was assistant marketing manager with Taylor Morrison.
  • Sophia Benjelloun (’15 MIS) has started a new job as a Dynamics 365 customer relations management consultant at SAGlobal. She previously was a Microsoft consultant with DXC Technology. Benjelloun is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Stephen Preston (‘12, MBA) has been promoted to special investigator at MSM Security Services in Maryland. He previously was an independent consultant with the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Grant Sittig (‘13, Accounting) is now an associate attorney at Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns in Tampa. He previously had been an associate attorney with GrayRobinson.
  • Bianca Avanesov (’12, Accounting) has been promoted to financial analyst at Smart Pharmacy in Jacksonville.  She previously worked with PPR Talent Management Group.
  • Kari Grecco (’11 MAcc) is now a senior compliance financial analyst at TECO Energy. The former 25 Under 25 honoree previously worked with Walter Investment and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Lauren Alford (’18, MBA, MS Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a USF Partnership Activation Account Coordinator with Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • John A. Fallon (‘98, MBA) has joined the board of directors of Renovia, a company that offers therapeutic and diagnostic devices for women with pelvic disorders.  He has been practicing internal medicine for more than 20 years in Massachusetts.
  • Gabe Patil, (‘17, Marketing) is now a collaborative, planning, forecasting and replenishment analyst with Johnson and Johnson, supporting the over-the-counter skin and cosmetics business on the Target account. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Linda Stephens (‘98, Accounting, Management) has been named vice president of customer experience at Lazydays RV. She oversees the measuring, evaluating and enhancing of the customer experience across the entire network of Lazydays dealership and service center operations.

December 2018

  • Brooke Simpson ('04, Accounting) was named partner with blumshapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Simpson, a CPA, will join the international tax practice's Boston office. 
  • Reed Hammond ('08, MBA) was recently promoted to chief executive officer of Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Kentucky. He previously served as the chief operating officer of the 359-bed hospital. Prior to that, Hammond worked as a golf pro for several years. 
  • Andrew Prilliman ('07, Marketing, Finance) was promoted to president and CEO of the Tampa Bay office for the National Christian Foundation, the eighth largest U.S. charity. He previously served as the executive vice president of the organization.
  • Kayla Jacobson ('14, Marketing) has started a new position as a marketing and business development specialist at Community Health Centers of Pinellas County. She is a former Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Jim C. Congelio Sr. ('76, Accounting) will head up the new Tampa office of Sterling Seacrest, a property and casualty and surety company serving clients in the construction industry throughout Florida. He has more than 30 years' experience in sales and underwriting roles. 

November 2018

  • Katelyn Mobley (’16, Accounting) is now an audit associate at Grant Thornton. She previously served as an assistant in undergraduate advising for the Muma College of Business.
  • April Monteith (’01, Finance; ’03, MBA) has accepted a new position at JPMorgan Chase, serving as executive director, multinational corporations. She had worked in commercial banking for more than 15 years – the last seven with JPMorgan Chase. She began her career with Regions Bank.
  • Michelle DeWitt (’14, Marketing) has joined Walmart Media Group as a media sales manager – health and wellness.  She was previously with Triad Retail Media and, before that, worked at Paradise Advertising. She was president of AMA when she was a student at USF.
  • Taylor Moody (’17, Accounting; ’18, MBA) is now a tax associate at KPMG. The former 25 Under 25 honoree had interned at the company while she was a student. She also was on the USF women’s golf team.
  • Nate Collins (‘10, Marketing) has started a new job as a business-success coach at Cinch Technologies in New York City.  His career has included stops at the New York Yankees, Amplified Soccer Marketing and Bar & Club Stats.
  • Ashley Young (’15, Business Economics; ’17, MS Global Sustainability) has been promoted to an innovation research analyst position at the Florida Department of Transportation. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree
  • Brandon Reagan (’16, Finance) has accepted a new job with Stephens Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. He previously served as an associate analyst with Cerulli Associates and an Institutional performance analyst with Raymond James Financial.
  • Nelly Ortiz (’11 Marketing), marketing director at Roc Nation, was named to the 40 Under 40 list compiled by Billboard. She was honored for her work in creating a brand for DJ Khaled, the “I’m the One” producer who chronicled his weight loss on social media for WW (formerly Weight Watchers). Ortiz also helped activate Big Sean’s Puma partnership and merchandise marketing for Shakira.
  • Courtney Kramer (’17, MBA) has joined the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football, as a social media manager.  She previously worked with MLB Advanced Media, Streets of New York Pizza, and the Arizona Diamondbacks in roles that blended photography, content creation and social media.
  • Shilo Shalosky (’10, Marketing) is now a project management officer at Lao Rugby Federation in Vientiane, Laos.  Shalosky previously worked with DaVita as a lead recruiting coordinator in Denver. 
  • Peter Hurwitz (‘81, Finance) has joined Envision Bank & Mortgage as a vice president/mortgage loan officer. He has more than 30 years in the mortgage industry.
  • Bryan McDonald (’93, MAcc) has been named chief financial officer for ReedTMS, a leading asset-based third-party logistics provider. He is a CPA and previously served as chief operating officer for LifeLink Foundation.
  • Tyler Rehm (’14 MIS, Business Economics) has started a new position as senior software engineer at Interdesign in Cleveland. He previously worked as a software engineer at Socius Marketing.
  • Pamela Bulu (‘18, BAIS) has started a new position as Appian Developer on the application development team for the USF.

October 2018

  • Marion Yongue ('91, Accounting) was promoted to associate vice president of development at USF. She has worked at USF since 2011 and previously served as assistant vice president of development.
  • Evan Burroughs ('13, Finance) is now a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C. and also is beginning law school at American University's Washington College of Law. The former 25 Under 25 honoree began his career with Northrop Grumman Corporation and later worked as a senior operations analyst with U.S. Special Operations Command and Lanmark Technology.
  • Rick Fathauer ('90, Accounting) was named partner and vice president of Finance for Pinnacle Community Association Management, a company that provides comprehensive management services for small- to medium-size homeowners and condominium associations throughout Southwest Florida. A certified public accountant with 24 years of experience, Fathauer is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Steve Scales ('82, Marketing) was promoted to senior vice president of National Sales for BakeMark, a leading manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients, products and supplies. Scales has spent over 30 years in the food industry and will oversee the supply chain and procurement functions within the company.
  • Amanda Atanga ('16, MAcc) has a new position as business analyst at The Ottawa Hospital.  She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree who has moved to Ontario, Canada and recently received a post-graduate diploma in business intelligence systems infrastructure.  She spent several months in a co-op program with the Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Tatiana Garcia ('15, Management, Marketing) has been promoted to senior product manager at Tech Data.  She has been with the company since 2015, beginning her career as an AIS software intern.  She has worked as a project specialist and a product manager for the Cisco Solutions Group.
  • Ashley Young ('15, Business Economics and '17, Global Sustainability) is now a field organizer at Our Climate where she conducts outreach to university and college campuses to recruit and train student advocates about climate change, energy economics and carbon pricing.
  • Diana Kanzler Misle ('14, International Business and '15, MS in Marketing) has joined the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, as a marketing and communications associate. She previously worked as a marketing operations coordinator with Revcontent where she worked with several USF units responsible for international student recruitment, including USF International Admissions, USF INTO, and USF Global Shared Services.
  • Chris Cutchens ('01, MAcc) has been named chief operating and financial officer of DirectView Holdings, a company focused on ownership and management of leading video and security technology companies. He brings more than 20 years of financial management, accounting information and administrative experience to the company.

September 2018

  • Erika Troconis ('16, MS Marketing) has been named marketing content manager at EasyVista.  She will handle creative and content strategy for the French software firm in its Tampa office.
  • Marcus Ellis ('16, MAcc) is now an audit and assurance senior at Deloitte. The former 25 Under 25 honoree began his career with Deloitte as an intern in 2015. He most recently served as an audit and assurance senior assistant.
  • Duy (Dan) Nguyen ('16, Management) has accepted a position as an SAP specialist at Deloitte Consulting in the Orlando area. The former 25 Under 25 honoree has been with Deloitte since 2016 and previously served as an intern at Nypro.
  • Austin Lane ('13, Accounting) is now an audit senior at Deloitte. He has been with the company since 2016.  Before that, he worked for Coca-Cola Company.
  • Shauna-kay Campbell ('13, Management) has been hired as an associate marketing manager at Sam's Club in Bentonville, Arkansas.  She previously worked as a brand marketing specialist for Brown-Forman in Washington, D.C.
  • Simone King ('17, MS Marketing) has joined Warby Parker as a sales advisor in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.
  • Lynn (Francois) Brewer ('15, MBA) is now a senior subcontract administrator at General Dynamics Information Technology. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Jessica Deleanides ('15, MBA) has accepted a job as a senior CRM consultant at PowerObjects in Tampa.  She was previously a CRM consultant with DXC Technology.
  • Ryan Heckel ('18, Finance) is now an audit consultant at Focal Point Data Risk, a financial internal auditing and consulting company.
  • Ashley Taylor ('16, Marketing) is now a production scheduler at Honeywell. She started with the company in 2015, working as a materials intern before becoming a site-supply specialist. She has been in her new role since March.
  • Oumie Jallow ('16, MAcc) is now a CPA and has started a new position as audit senior at Deloitte. The former 25 Under 25 honoree has worked with the Big Four firm since 2015, starting out first as an intern in Boca Raton.  Her new position will take her to New York City.
  • Kari Grecco ('12, MAcc) has been promoted to manager of risk and controls at Walter Investment Management Corporation. The former 25 Under 25 honoree has been with the company since 2015.  She previously worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Sarah Halwani ('18, MS Management) was hired recently as a senior examiner at the Financial Industry Regulation Authority in Los Angeles. She begins her new role this month. Previously, she was a compliance examiner at Raymond James.
  • Christen Suckoo, ('11, Finance) is now head of the Cayman Islands Utility Regulation and Competition Office. Previously, he was chief officer of the education ministry. He also is an accredited mediator with the London School of Mediation.
  • Larry Nicholson ('16, EMBA) recently was promoted to director of underwriting and training with the American Integrity insurance Company. Previously, he was an underwriting and training specialist with the Florida based property and casualty insurance company.

August 2018

  • Elizabeth Wilhelm ('10, Marketing, Management) is now the demand manager with Intertape Polymer Group, a leader in the packaging industry. She is responsible for leading a team in forecasting for some 18,000 products across 14-plus locations into international, consumer and industrial channels.
  • Amy Rubin ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has joined the Tampa Bay Lightning as a partnership activation coordinator.
  • Sarah Halwani ('18, MS Management) has been hired as a senior examiner at the Financial Industry Regulation Authority in Los Angeles and begins her new role in September. She had been a compliance examiner with Raymond James Financial.
  • James Chaudry ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has joined Premier Partnerships as a corporate partnerships sales assistant.
  • Kathy Ridyard ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now an assistant director of event management with the USF Athletic Department.
  • Juno Lupkin ('05, MBA) is now vice president of finance and health plans at Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Previously, she was chief financial officer of Senior Whole Health of New York.
  • Brenda Li ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has joined the Miami Dolphins as a business solutions insights and analytics coordinator
  • Jordan Rutner ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now an insights analyst with KORE Software.
  • Jamie Holley ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a position with Brands at Wasserman as an associate manager.
  • Damian Arbuckle ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a marketing analyst with International Speedway Corporation.
  • Zach Korman ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a sales associate for Fenway Sports Management.
  • Jakub Mikulik ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a position as sports manager with HC Ocelari Trinec.
  • Samuel Ross ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now an account specialist with Tradable Bits.
  • Ryan Milroy ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) now works for Bespoke Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency as a sponsorship intern.
  • Ben Morgan ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) now works with the Tampa Bay Lightning as a statistical analyst.
  • Shea Sterner ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a job with the Athletes and Causes Foundation as an account manager.
  • Julius Johnson ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) now works as a membership services manager with Monumental Sports and Entertainment-Washington Wizards.
  • Elise Ames ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now an account coordinator with LeadDog Marketing Group.
  • Edward Billington ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) now works for the Orlando Magic as a corporate partnership account coordinator.
  • Marshall Williams, ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) joined Legends Hospitality as an account executive of the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Terry O'Grady ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) has taken a position with Feld Entertainment as an account manager in global partnerships.
  • Shea Wingate ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now an affiliate video manager with the New York Yankees.
  • Kyle Davis ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) now works with Whitecap Sports Group as a senior associate.
  • Mitch VanSumeren ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a partnership activation coordinator with Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties.
  • Payton Phillips ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now director of analytics at Mississippi State University.
  • Angela Martin ('10, Management) has been promoted to delivery manager at TEKsystems in the Orlando area.  A former 25 Under 25 honoree, she has been with the IT staffing and services company since 2011, beginning her career there as a technical recruiter.  She has served as an account manager and, most recently, as the company's lead training facilitator serving recruiters in Baltimore, Dallas, Orlando and Phoenix.
  • Klenton Perry ('15, Finance) has started a new position as investment banking associate at RBC Capital Markets. He has been with the company since 2016.
  • Jennifer Keller ('13, MAcc) has been promoted to a tax manager at Crowe. The former 25 Under 25 honoree began working at the public accounting, consulting and technology firm in 2015, starting her career there as a senior staff accountant.
  • Ambily Joseph ('16 MAcc) is now a risk assurance experience associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston. She has been with PwC since 2017, working first as a risk assurance associate in Tampa. Joseph was previously an audit services intern at TECO Services.
  • Laura Wilkie ('11, Marketing) has started a new job as executive assistant at C.T. Hsu & Associates in Orlando.
  • Matt Casey ('13, Accounting, Finance) has joined Goldman Sachs as an associate in New York City.  Casey, who recently earned two graduate degrees – a JD and an MBA – previously interned at Grow Financial Federal Credit Union as a strategic planning and legal intern and served as a summer associate at Goldman Sachs. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Eric Bautista ('14, Accounting) is now a managing member at Gopher Loading & Hauling in Sarasota.
  • Rachel Albright ('11, Management) has started a new position as Research Fellow at Dartmouth College She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Sarah Rasheid ('12, Marketing) has been promoted to general manager at Tanger Outlets in Daytona Beach.
  • Amanda Puccinelli ('14, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a development and volunteer coordinator at The Spring of Tampa Bay, a shelter serving women and children who are dealing with domestic violence.
  • Rich Grieder ('10, MAcc) has started a new job as a brokerage associate at JLL in Charlotte, North Carolina. The former 25 Under 25 honoree was previously the director of financial planning analysis at Sealed Air Corporation.
  • Carley Lewis ('11, MBA) has been appointed the city clerk/administrator for the city of South Pasadena in Pinellas County. Her new position provides assistance to the mayor and commissioners with the legislative and administrative functions of the city. She became South Pasadena's city clerk in 2013 after three years as deputy city clerk.
  • Amy Brown ('97, Marketing) has been promoted to assistant principal at Victory Ridge Academy. She has worked in Polk and Hillsborough counties as well as for Florida Virtual School, serving students and schools in roles as a teacher, ESE facilitator and principal.
  • Alex Lowden ('18 MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management) is now a production manager at Penn State University.

July 2018

  • Brian Campbell ('93, Accounting) was the recipient of the Southern Region Chapter President of the Year Award at 49th Annual National Association of Black Accountants Convention & Expo in Orlando last month. He currently is NABA Tampa Bay Chapter President and a founding member of the NABA Metropolitan Tampa Bay Chapter at USF. He is the accounting services officer at Hillsborough Community College.
  • Adam Hamilton ('16, Accounting) delivered a commencement speech at the University of Oregon, where he recently received a master's degree in accounting. He also won the Outstanding Student Award, voted on by his fellow students, and the Excellence in Accounting Award, voted on by faculty.
  • Michelle Mitchell ('92, General Business Administration) is GateHouse Media's new vice president of sales for West Florida. She was previously the Herald-Tribune Media Group's vice president of advertising.
  • Christopher Fils ('08, Finance) was named manager of the Raymond James & Associates Suncoast Complex, the company's Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Venice, branches. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley's San Francisco Bay Area-Los Gatos branch.
  • Marcia Frost ('89, Management) joined Fine Properties in Sarasota as a real estate agent. She was previously an agent with Michael Saunders & Co. in Sarasota.
  • Solayma Gonzalez Sacre ('12, Accounting and Finance) joined the accounting firm Prida, Guida & Perez. She recently passed all four sections of the certified public accountant exam.
  • Sonya Kristie ('05, Finance) has been promoted to vice president and trust officer at Caldwell Trust Company in Southwest Florida. She was previously assistant vice president and trust officer.
  • Anthony Acitelli ('93, Finance) has been named chairman of the board of directors for Remington Outdoor Co. He is also the company's CEO.
  • Devora Henderson ('86 Management) was promoted to vice president, global partners and resellers, at Diebold Nixdorf financial corporation based in Canton, Ohio. She was previously vice president of retail for the Americas region.
  • Frank Cabano Jr. ('12 Business Economics) graduated with a doctorate in marketing from the University of Kansas and joined the University of Texas at El Paso as an assistant professor of marketing.  He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Lisa Russo (87 MBA) has joined the Sarasota Architectural Foundation's board of directors. She is a senior vice president for Baird Private Wealth Management in Sarasota.
  • Scott Himelhoch ('95, MBA) has been promoted to vice president of land acquisition for the Tampa division of Taylor Morrison home builders.
  • MaryAnn Koops ('01, Management Information Systems) joined Neal Communities home builders as an area sales manager for its Lakewood Ranch team.
  • Kristin Steffen ('17, MS Management) received the Title IX Outstanding Individual Achievement Award from USF's Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity. She is the deputy Title IX coordinator for USF Health and a Title IX investigator for the USF System. She is also assistant director of student programs and outreach in the Office of Shared Student Services.
  • Morgan Baruth ('14, Marketing) joined ChappellRoberts as a digital-media buyer. She is an active member of Ad 2 Tampa Bay, a nonprofit organization for young ad professionals.
  • Kimberly Hopper ('86, Finance) joined IberiaBank as senior vice president, private banking relationship manager, in Sarasota. She previously was senior vice president, Sarasota city president, at Regions Bank.
  • Pablo Arroyo ('98, MBA) joined the Florida Small Business Development Center at USF as a business consultant. He previously worked as a business development specialist for the University of Missouri's Small Business & Technology Development Center.
  • Alyssa Acquaviva ('14, Marketing) joined the Sarasota law firm Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen in its trusts and estates department. She previously served as an intern to Judge Susan Bucklew of the U.S. District Court and Judge Sean Cadigan of the Florida 13th Judicial Circuit Court.

June 2018

  • John Chiang ('84, Finance) is running for governor of California and is considered one of the top Democrats in the race. Currently, Chiang is the state treasurer, nearing the end of his four-year, elected term.
  • Bill Halaby ('12, Finance) is now an associate with Kirkland & Ellis, a New York City law firm. Previously, Halaby was an associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, also in New York. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Kris Behsman Jr. ('14, Accounting) has taken a position as an investment banking analyst with Disruptive Technology Advisers in Los Angeles. Prior to taking the job, he was chief financial officer with TrueFace.ai.
  • Simon Shewmaker ('09, MS Entrepreneurship) is now vice president of asset management at W.P. Carey in New York City. Previously, Shewmaker was a principal at Coast Point Capital, also in New York City.
  • Megan Copeland ('18, MBA, MS in Sport and Entertainment Management), is now a revenue management analyst with Universal Orlando Resort. She previously worked as an analytics resident with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Hunter Goldenberg ('18, Business Analytics/Information Systems) will begin a new career as technical analyst with JP Morgan Chase. Goldenberg is a former King O'Neal Scholar, graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.
  • Dylan Kesterson ('16, Finance) is now a client support associate at Doyle Wealth Management in the Tampa Bay area. Previously, he was a wealth management advisor with Westshore Financial Group.
  • Lynn Francois ('15, MBA) has taken a position as a subcontract administrator with General Dynamics in the Tampa Bay area. Prior to her new job, she had been a buyer for the same company.
  • Julianne Holt ('77, Finance) has been inducted into the Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame. She has served as the elected public defender of the 13th Judicial Circuit since 1993 and is an adjunct professor at USF.
  • David Bohl ('82, Finance) released his memoir, "Parallel Universes: A Story of Rebirth." He is an independent addiction consultant.
  • Ziad Habayeb ('85, Business Administration) was recognized on Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list. He is the senior vice president and senior financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
  • Stephanie Hernandez ('86, MAcc) was promoted to CFO of LifeLink Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to recovering organs for transplants. She previously served as controller for the organization.
  • J. Michael Peppers ('90, MAcc) served as the 2017-18 global chairman of the board of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is the chief audit executive at the University of Texas System in Austin, Texas.
  • Jodi Avery ('92, Marketing) won the Keller Williams Realty's 2017 Top Individual Agent award for the fifth consecutive year. She is in the top 1 percent of Realtors in Pinellas County.
  • M. Leigh MacDonald ('91, Marketing) joined Young Clement Rivers as an associate attorney in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • George Mahaffey ('98, MBA) was appointed president, CEO and director of Clarify Medical in San Diego. He has more than 30 years' experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
  • Dana Burton ('00, Accounting) was promoted to managing director of CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann, a local tax accounting and consulting provider. She serves on the USF Accounting Circle Board of Directors.
  • Joseph Ryan Gruters ('02, MBA) was named to Amtrak's board of directors. He is a CPA and owns Paoli & Gruters Certified Public Accountants and represents District 73, which includes Manatee and Sarasota counties, in the Florida House of Representatives.
  • Gregory Ross-Munro ('08, MS in Entrepreneurship) was named one of Florida Tech Corridor's 2018 Faces of Technology. He is the CEO of Sourcetoad, a cruise industry technology consulting and software development firm based in Tampa.
  • Andre Sesler ('07, Finance) was named partner at the Pennington law firm. He is a member of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
  • Miao Yu Whiteside ('05, MIS) joined the Sarasota office of Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty.

May 2018

  • Dennis Zank ('76, Accounting) is retiring as COO of Raymond James & Associates after 40 years with the investment and banking giant. He had overseen operations at the firm's advisory, brokerage and insurance businesses. He will continue to be affiliated with Raymond James as a financial advisor in a local branch following the transition. His retirement becomes effective at the end of September.
  • Matt Swan ('18, MBA, MS Sport and Entertainment Management) accepted a job with the NBA's Miami Heat as a business intelligence analyst. He previously was a resident at the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Alex Smith, ('18, MBA, MS Sport and Entertainment Management) was hired by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers as a customer relations coordinator. She previously was a customer analytics resident with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Allison Supple ('15, MAcc, '14, Accounting) is now a senior accountant- SEC Reporting for Jabil. She previously was an audit senior at Deloitte.
  • Samantha Sandlin ('17, MAcc, '16, Accounting) is a staff accountant at Carr, Riggs & Ingram. Previously, she was staff accountant at Shinn & Company.
  • Ryan Hintze ('17, Marketing) is the founder of Hintze Media.
  • Janine Fils ('14, Marketing) has taken a job as assistant media planner at Habas Media Miami. Previously, she was media associate at Mediagistic.
  • Christine Cazeau ('18, Marketing) has been promoted to accelerated development program marketing associate at Raymond James. She previously was a marketing development intern at the same company.
  • Michael Sasso ('10, MBA) is starting a new position as economy reporter at Bloomberg News in Atlanta. He previously was the airlines reporter for Bloomberg News and before that was a business reporter at The Tampa Tribune.
  • Benjamin Ignacio ('15, MAcc) is now staff accountant at Metro Development Group.
  • Greg Ross-Munro ('07, MBA; '08, MS in Entrepreneurship), has written a book titled, "Herding Cats and Coders: Software Development for Non-Techies." The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and independent bookstores. Ross-Munro is the founder and CEO of Sourcetoad, a company that creates and sells software to travel and entertainment industry businesses.
  • Harmeet "Harry" Singh Chawla ('17, MIS) joined the USF Advancement Operations team as an applications developer. Before moving to the United States and enrolling in the Muma College of Business, he worked as a senior software developer at Ameriprise Financial in New Delhi.
  • Tony Morrison ('11, General Business Administration) received a second Emmy Award as producer for Good Morning America, which won Outstanding Morning Program for the second year in a row.  He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.

April 2018

  • Brian Lamb ('98, Accounting) was named to Savoy Magazine's 2018 list of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. Lamb, who chairs the USF Board of Trustees, is executive vice president, head of wealth and asset management for Fifth Third Bank.
  • Scott Hopes ('17, DBA) was elected chairman of the Manatee County School Board. He is a former member of the USF Board of Trustees.
  • Belkys Llanes ('97, MIS) is a member advocate for the American Veterinary Medical Association Life. She previously was AVMA Life's administrator in sales and agent support.
  • Shirley Pekarek ('90, Accounting) was appointed controller for United Landmark Associates, a Tampa Bay area branding and marketing firm. She previously was vice president of finance for Paradise Advertising.
  • Alan Michael West ('96, General Business Administration; '05 Accounting) is now the chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs. He works at the University of Florida as an assistant vice president and controller.
  • Francesco P. Carriera ('04, Finance) received the Chairman's Circle of Excellence Award from Marcus & Millichap, a real estate investment firm. He has worked at the firm's Tampa office since 2006.
  • Jennifer Jensen ('00, Management; '02, MBA) was appointed to the Friends of Joshua House Foundation Board of Directors. The Joshua House is a therapeutic group home in Lutz for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned.

March 2018

  • Elizabeth Menendez ('84, Finance) has been appointed treasurer of the executive board for the 2018 Florida Certified Commercial Investment Member Chapter of the West Coast District. Menendez works for Coldwell Banker residential real estate in Tampa.
  • Cassandra Sanchez ('14, Finance, Accounting) is now an associate manager with the Fund Team at LeverPoint Management. Previously, she was a senior accountant at the same corporation. Sanchez is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Jessica Deleanides ('15, MBA) has been promoted to customer relations management Consultant II at Tribridge, a tech-services firm. She previously was a Consultant I at the same company.
  • Mia Topic ('15, Marketing) is now a document management analyst with Pacific Architects and Engineers. She previously was a contract client services coordinator with CBRE in Washington, D.C.
  • Bodi Karsono ('16, MBA) is now content manager with TBWA/Chiat/Day, an advertising agency based in New York. Previously, he was the social media marketing manager with the same company.
  • Isabella Duarte ('17, MS Finance) is now assistant vice president of risk modeling and analytics at Citi in New York. She previously was a senior analyst of model risk management with Raymond James.
  • David Silverstone ('17, Marketing) is taking a job as an account executive with IMB Learfield ticket solutions at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
  • Greg Ross-Munro ('08, MS Entrepreneurship) was named to the Florida High Tech Corridor's 2018 Faces of Technology. Ross-Munro is the CEO of Tampa's Sourcetoad, a software company.

February 2018

  • Tuba Alkan ('17, MIS) started a new position as IT project manager/release manager at Datex Corp. Previously, she was a graduate assistant at USF.
  • April Monteith ('03, MBA) now works as middle-market relationship executive director at JP Morgan Chase in West Florida.
  • Thalia Michaels ('16, MAcc) has begun a new job as staff accountant with Raymond James. She previously was an associate accountant at Raymond James Financial.
  • Stephanie Juergens ('16, MBA) has been promoted to partnership marketing coordinator at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. She previously served as a group sales coordinator with the Bucs.
  • Jeffrey Piipponen ('89, Finance) was promoted to branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate office in Bonita Springs.
  • Kim Ross ('92, Accounting, Finance) last month was nominated to serve on the Nestlé Board of Directors. Elections will take place in April at the company's annual general meeting. Ross previously managed the accounting duties for Baker Hughes' merger with General Electric.
  • R. Grant Baxley ('07, MIS), founder and CEO of TeleVoIPs, a Tampa-based telecom company serving businesses across the country, was one of the recipients of the 2018 USF Outstanding Young Alumni Award. He previously had been named the Emerging Technology Leader of the Year, Technology Connector of the Year and his business received a USF Fast 56 award for growing businesses.
  • Vincent Terrell Jackson ('16, Management) also was a recipient of the 2018 USF Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Jackson, a former San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver and co-owner of multiple successful Tampa Bay businesses including CTV Capital real estate investment firm and Cask Social Kitchen, is founder and president of Jackson in Action 83 Foundation.

January 2018

  • Brian Lamb, ('98, Accounting) chair of the USF Board of Trustees and Fifth Third Bank executive, has been promoted to the head of Wealth and Asset Management at Fifth Third Bank. Lamb was serving as chief corporate responsibility and reputation officer, a position he held for about a year. Prior to that, Lamb worked in Tampa as president of the bank's North Florida region.
  • Randy Thornton ('00, Finance) was named senior vice president of client services with York Risk Services Group, a provider of claims management and other insurance services. Previously, Thornton served as president of risk control for the same company.
  • Daniel P. Reininga ('87 MBA) was named president and CEO of Lake Shore Savings Bank. He previously served as the executive vice president and COO of the company. He also is a member of the board of directors and has served as vice chairman of the board.
  • Eric Lee ('16, Information Systems) is now a defensive lineman with the New England Patriots. He had played on the practice squads with the Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills, and was picked up by the Patriots earlier this year.
  • Les Muma ('66, General Business) has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the USF Board of Trustees. Muma, the former CEO of Fiserv Technology Solutions, is a member of the USF Foundation and the USF Muma College of Business Advisory Board. Muma's term on the board of trustees lasts until 2023. The business college was named after the Muma family, which made a $25 million naming donation four years ago.

December 2017

  • Frank Cabano ('12, Business Economics) recently was accepted as an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Texas at El Paso. He will begin teaching in the fall of 2018. He currently is a doctoral candidate and instructor of marketing at the University of Kansas. Cabano was on the 25 Under 25 list for 2011.
  • John C. Connery Jr. ('94, MAcc) was chosen to serve on the 2017-2018 Association for Corporate Growth's Global Board of Directors. Connery works for the law firm Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa and Clearwater.
  • Ryan Denlinger ('05, Business Administration) has been named home-clubhouse manager for the Tampa Bay Rays. Denlinger has been with the team for 12 years.
  • Diana Devitt ('13, Marketing) has begun a new job as marketing automation manager with VIPRE Security. Devitt was on the 25 Under 25 list in 2013.
  • Duane Driskell, ('17, Accounting), has taken a job with Wells Fargo beginning in March as an investment portfolio analyst in San Francisco. Driskell was on the 25 Under 25 list in 2016.
  • Jenna Ghibaudy ('17, Finance) has been promoted to full-time financial advisor at AXA Advisors in Tampa. She had been an intern there for the past 18 months.
  • Jennifer Carpenter Jenson ('02, MBA; '00, Management) recently was named to the 2017-18 Board of Directors for the Friends of Joshua House Foundation. She specializes in fundraising, marketing and project management and currently serves on two fundraising committees that benefit the nonprofit.
  • Brian Killingsworth ('02, MBA) now works for the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights as vice president and chief marketing officer. Previously, he had worked with marketing teams of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the St. Louis Rams and the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Andre Kirwan ('13, Executive MBA) is now a residential mortgage broker at First Security Mortgage, where he specializes in purchases and refinancing for residential customers.
  • Stanley Levy ('73, Accounting) was appointed to ConnectWise's board of directors. He will chair the audit committee for the Tampa information technology company. Levy also serves on the USF Board of Trustees.
  • Sam Morgan, ('17, Accounting) now works with the auditing staff at Rivero Gordimer, an accounting firm in Tampa.
  • Gary Smid ('96, Finance) has joined Appalachian Underwriters of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as a professional liability broker.
  • Dennis Zank ('76, Accounting) was honored recently with the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizing him as reaching "the pinnacle of success in his career." He is the chief operating officer of Raymond James Financial and chief executive officer of Raymond James & Associates. He also is the longest-serving mentor in the Muma College of Business's Corporate Mentor Program. Zank is a first-generation university graduate and has a long history of volunteerism and philanthropy to the university and to the Tampa Bay Community.

November 2017

  • Lynn Pippenger ('88 Executive MBA) was named Philanthropist of the Year by the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The retired Raymond James chief financial officer's name is on the Muma College of Business accountancy school as well as the centerpiece building at the Kate Tiedemann College of Business on the USF-St. Petersburg campus. Pippenger has pledged more than $25 million in donations to both campuses.
  • N. Gokce Tezel ('98 MBA) was named president of GATX Rail International, a global railcar lessor.  He had been vice president of GATX and senior vice president of business development with GATX Rail International. He will assume leadership of GATX Rail International in March.
  • Aaj Solanki ('14 Accounting) is now doing forensic/litigation work for Oscher Consulting in Tampa. Solanki had worked at Deloitte, prior to his current position.
  • John Fallon ('98, MBA) is now a strategic advisor with Patient Discovery, which assists medical patients in understanding and adhering to instructions through a point-of-care solution. He previously had served as senior vice president and chief physician executive at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
  • James X. Llende ('91 MAcc) has joined American Electric Power as vice president overseeing the company's federal, state and local tax compliance, tax audit, tax accounting and tax planning functions. Llende was senior tax director at NextEra Energy.
  • Paul Grassi ('85, MBA) has joined Alliant's Americas division as senior vice president. he will work out of Orlando and New York and focus on firms throughout the eastern United States.

October 2017

  • Adam Wisniewski ('17, MS, MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management) was named director of sports accounts with the Arlington Convention and Visitor's Bureau in Arlington, Texas.
  • Brian Garie ('17, MS, MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management) has joined the New Jersey Devils as partnership marketing coordinator in Newark, New Jersey.
  • Kate Kremer ('17, MS, MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management) was named ticket sales analyst for the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Brian Sallee ('07, Global Economics/International Business) was named DSM Technology Consultants' vice president of channel and marketing.
  • Tami Cindrich ('96, Accounting, '97 Macc) has been named partner of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., a public accounting firm in Fort Myers and Naples.
  • Angela Cooley ('98, Accounting) was promoted to partner with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co, a public accounting firm in Fort Myers and Naples.
  • Kelsey Griffin ('09, Accounting, Management) was named partner with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co, a public accounting firm in Fort Myers and Naples.
  • Jeremy Wensinger ('89, MBA) is now the chief operating officer at Peraton, a government contractor that serves national security customers. Wensinger previously was at Augusta Management Strategies.
  • Ross O'Bryan ('13, Finance) started a new position as attorney at Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson.
  • Jennifer Morgan ('16, Marketing) has joined the University of South Florida Honors College.
  • Joshua Goldberg ('13, Finance, Accounting) was named analyst at Nuveen Investments. He previously was a senior equity research associate at Raymond James Financial.
  • Justin Fries ('11, Finance) has begun a new position as full-stack developer at Presence, which creates student engagement software for universities and colleges.
  • Richard A. Mocsari ("92, Finance) has been named chief financial officer for Validus Group Partners, a Tampa-based investment firm.
  • Jeannie Weaver ('09, Marketing and Management) who works for Linksters, a chain of taprooms, is opening a new craft cocktail bar serving a full range of spirits, coffees, wine and beer in Lakeland.
  • Derek R. Williams ('00, Finance) president, and Beth Deyo ('05, Finance), vice president, of Williams Wealth Management Group in Manatee County, were honored as the 2017 Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.
  • Bernard M. Cohen ('93 MBA) was named vice president of quality at MVP Health Care in New York. He provides strategic and operational oversight of quality management processes for all lines of business at the health insurer. A medical doctor, Cohen has 24 years of experience consulting with the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

September 2017

  • Lisa Junkerman ('84, Marketing) is the new chief marketing officer and director of corporate development with ITEC Entertainment Corp. She will lead worldwide corporate development, marketing and public relations as well as branding, website development and social media. Previously, Junkerman had worked for Motorola and Progress Energy, now Duke Energy.
  • Anika Hasan ('16, Finance) is now a legislative fellow in the Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing, Michigan. She previously had been a law clerk at two law firms and before that, she was the director of community affairs at USF Student Government.
  • Belicia Montgomery ('17, MS and MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management) has been named analytics specialist with Minor League Baseball. Prior to her appointment, Montgomery held marketing positions in the University of South Florida's Athletic Department and at H&R Block.
  • Marcy Benton ('93, MS Business Administration) was promoted to vice president of talent management at Publix. Her duties include associate relations, associate services, diversity, policies and procedures, recruiting and selection and performance management.
  • Jill Gerding ('17, MS and MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management) was recently hired as a business analyst with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Katie Hazelbach ('17, MS and MBA, Sport & Entertainment Management) joined the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minnesota Lynx as a partnership activation executive.

August 2017

  • Lucila Ramiro ('17, MBA) has been appointed vice president of the Tampa General Medical Group, an affiliate of Tampa General Hospital whose physicians provide care at 16 sites in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Ramiro, a medical doctor, was previously the group's primary-care program director.
  • Jessica Acker ('11, Accounting and Marketing) passed the final exam to obtain her Florida Certified Public Accountant license. She has worked at Miles & Thirion in Sarasota since 2015.
  • Jana Boehmer ('13, MS Management) has been elected president of the board of directors for Meals On Wheels of Tampa. Boehmer is the employee wellness dietitian at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and other clinics in Tampa and has served on the Meals On Wheels board since 2011.
  • Mike Griffin ('03, Marketing) was appointed to the Tampa Port Authority by Gov. Rick Scott. A former USF Alumni Association board chair and USF Student Government president, Griffin is senior managing director of Savills Studley Occupier Services in Tampa and chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
  • Daniel Goebel ('98, PhD Business Administration) has been named dean of Northern Arizona University's W.A. Franke College of Business. He was previously associate dean for academic programs and maintenance of accreditation and a marketing professor at Illinois State University.
  • Marina Choundas ('89, Accounting; '91, MAcc) was selected to attend Harvard Business School's Governing for Non-Profit Excellence program. Choundas is a business-law attorney at Foley & Lardner and serves on the board of directors of the nonprofit Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay.
  • Shaun Poole ('02, Business Administration) was named principal of Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, North Carolina. He previously served as principal of Sun Valley High School in Monroe, North Carolina.
  • Jaimie León ('00, Accounting) has been named vice president and general manager of WSLS, an NBC affiliate television station in Roanoke, Virginia.
  • Belicia Montgomery ('17, Sport & Entertainment Management) was hired as an analytics specialist with Minor League Baseball in St. Petersburg.
  • David Breitwieser ('90, Finance) was named managing director and senior portfolio manager at Grove Bank & Trust in Miami. He previously was senior vice president and senior director of portfolio management at BNY Mellon Wealth Management.
  • John Polson Jr. ('87, Finance) was recognized as a Best Lawyer in one or more practice areas in the peer-review publication "The Best Lawyers in America 2018" for the 10th year. Polson is a partner in the Irvine, California, office of Fisher Phillips, a labor and employment law firm with offices across the country.
  • Charles A. Samarkos ('86, Accounting) was recognized as a Best Lawyer in one or more practice areas in the peer-review publication "The Best Lawyers in America 2018." Samarkos is a partner with Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, a Tampa Bay area full-service law firm.

July 2017

  • Janice Polo ('86, Accounting) has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer for BayCare Health System. Polo previously served as vice president for finance at the not-for-profit system, which includes 15 West Central Florida hospitals. She has worked with BayCare for more than 28 years.
  • Sam Bridgman ('17, MBA and MS Sports and Entertainment Management) received a Sports Community Hero Award from the Tampa Bay Sports Commission during its annual Sneaker Soiree gala. Bridgman is business development coordinator for the Tampa Bay Lightning and an outspoken advocate for finding a cure for Friedreich's ataxa, a neuro-muscular disorder that he has coped with since adolescence.
  • Bill Wiggins ('83, Finance) received the USF Fan of the Year award from the Tampa Bay Sports Commission during its annual Sneaker Soiree gala. Wiggins is a longtime Bulls athletics fan and program supporter.
  • Anthony Diaz ('13, Finance) is now an energy investment banking analyst III at Raymond James. He previously was an equity research associate at the same firm. While at the Muma College of business, Diaz was named to the 25 Under 25 list.
  • Erika M. Troconis ('16, MS Marketing) has begun working as marketing associate at Occam Technology Group. She previously was digital advertising account manager, Wal-Mart Mexico, at Triad Retail Media.
  • Kris W. Behsman Jr. ('14, Accounting) is now a summer associate at Anthos Capital. Previously, Behsman was a private equity associate at Heritage Holding.
  • Tatiana Garcia ('15, Management and Marketing) was promoted to product manager for Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data. She previously was a project specialist with Tech Data.
  • Carlin Nguyen ('11, Marketing; '17, PhD Marketing) was hired as assistant professor of marketing at California State University-Los Angeles. He previously was a marketing instructor in the Muma College of Business.
  • Anika Hasan ('16, Finance) is now a law clerk for Barnes & Thornburg. She previously was law clerk at Foster Swift Collins & Smith. She was a 25 Under 25 honoree while at the Muma College of Business.
  • Robinson Vancol ('13, Management, Finance) was promoted to the marketing information and data analytics department at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has been with the firm since 2014, previously serving as a process specialist.
  • William Bakos ('12, Finance) is now a financial analyst at Apple in Cupertino, California.  The former 25 Under 25 honoree served as an associate with Goldman Sachs in New York City before moving to work with Apple's Worldwide Channel Terms unit.
  • Joel Ferguson ('15, Finance) now is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in the St. Cloud office. He previously was a portfolio management assistant at Ameriprise Financial Services.
  • Tracy O'Neill ('89, Management; '92, Accounting) has acquired the Lean Six Sigma green belt certification for application of proven quality management principles. She is the chief administrative officer at the accounting firm of Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

June 2017

  • Harold Osban, ('06, MBA) has joined Keller Williams Realty Select as a real estate agent. Osban is a member of Landlords Association of Manatee, the Real Estate Connection and the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.
  • Sarah Naumowich, ('06, MBA) has been named president of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital by BayCare Health System. Naumowich was serving as the interim president since January and was previously the director of operations at BayCare.
  • Claudia E. Reingruber, ('80, Accounting) has merged her firm, Reingruber & Company, P.A. of St. Petersburg, with Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund of Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1991, Reingruber & Co. specialized in health-care accounting and consulting. She and her team have joined Saltmarsh's Tampa office.
  • Joseph Dimisa ('92, MBA) has joined Korn Ferry as a senior client partner. Prior to the appointment, Dimisa worked at Sibson Consulting, most recently as a senior vice president and sales force effectiveness practice leader. He previously worked at The Alexander Group, Tcert and AT&T. He will work out of Korn Ferry's Atlanta office.
  • Anson Angail ('14, Accounting), recently was appointed acquisitions analyst at Landeavor, a real-estate development company based in Tampa. Angail is a 25 Under 25 honoree in the Muma College of Business during the 2011-12 academic year.
  • Sam Bridgman, ('17, MS, MBA Sport & Entertainment Management) is now with the Tampa Bay Lightning, serving as a business development coordinator.
  • Jim Dietz ('86, Accounting) has joined the Florida CFO Group as a partner. Dietz is a chartered global management accountant and a CPA with more than 25 years of financial management experience with a wide variety of companies.
  • Jacob Huegel ('17, MS MBA Sport & Entertainment Management) has been hired by the PGA Tour as a marketing research associate.

May 2017

  • Eric J. Biel ('16, MBA), co-founder and COO of Tembo Education, a social enterprise that brings early childhood education to children around the world via text messages, was named a 2017 USF Outstanding Young Alumnus. The award is sponsored by NorthStar Bank and was established in 2004 to recognize annually young alumni for their professional accomplishments.
  • Rhea Law ('77, Management) has been appointed to the Tampa Electric Co. local board, which oversees operations for Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas for corporate owner Emera. Law is chair of the Florida offices of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
  • Ron Sanders ('73, Management) had his book "Building a 21st Century Senior Executive Service: Ensuring Leadership Excellence for Our Federal Government" published by the National Academy of Public Administration. Sanders is the vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton and is on the board of advisors for USF's Florida Center for Cybersecurity.
  • Robert Chacon ('85, Management) retired as an FBI special agent after 27 years of service. Chacon relocated to Los Angeles with his wife and two rescue dogs, where he now works as technical advisor for the TV show "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders."
  • Reba Cardillo ('91, Accounting) is celebrating 20 years of business as the president and owner of Southern Pension Services (SPS) in Tampa. SPS provides third-party retirement plan administration consulting for companies offering retirement plans to employees.
  • Betty Viamontes ('95, Accounting, '97 MS Accounting, '03 MBA) published her third novel, "The Dance of the Rose," and saw her first novel, "Waiting on Zapote Street," make The Latino Author website's list of top ten nonfiction books of 2016. Viamontes is the current chair of FICPA Healthcare Conference.
  • Brenda (Johnson) Jacobsen ('01, MBA) has been appointed CEO of Life Cross Training, a Chicago-based human performance program used to increase resilience to stress and maximize productivity. Jacobsen was previously the CEO of Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers.
  • Vijay Vaswani ('04, Accounting) has joined Bennett Thrasher, a top 100 public accounting and consulting firm in the nation, as managing director of its transaction advisory services. Vaswani previously served as director of mergers and acquisitions at EarthLink.
  • Meg Ross ('04, Management) was inducted into the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences Criminology Wall of Fame as a Distinguished Alumnus, having attained the highest level of professional accomplishment while demonstrating strong personal integrity. Ross is a lieutenant in the USF Police Department.
  • Ryan Dunn ('17, MS, MBA Sport & Entertainment Management) was named assistant to the athletics director for the University of Florida Athletic Association in April. Dunn just graduated from the Sport & Entertainment Management program.
  • Jonathan Conde, ('17, MS, MBA Sport & Entertainment Management) was named account representative with the Tampa Bay Lightning in April. He graduated this spring from the Sport & Entertainment Management program.
  • Lauren K. Einhorn ('06, Marketing, Management) joined the West Palm Beach law firm of Kelley Kronenberg, focusing her practice on financial services litigation and assisting banks and other financial service providers with regulatory, enforcement, transactional and litigation matters. Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, she worked as a litigation attorney at various firms throughout Florida.

April 2017

  • Molly O'Brien, ('05, Marketing), has joined Michael Saunders & Co.'s commercial division based in Sarasota. Previously, O'Brien worked with Xceligent, a national provider of commercial real estate information from property listings to market analytics.
  • Shirley Whittle, ('97, General Business Administration), of Whittle Law, has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the largest professional association in the insurance industry with a membership of more than 35,000 professionals.
  • Cynthia Hannafey, ('87, Accounting), has been appointed managing director at UHY Advisors, a nationally known accounting firm. She has more than 20 years' experience in strategic planning and visioning services, portfolio, program and project management and digital transformation services, among other specialties.
  • Joycelyn Alleyne, ('16, Marketing), has started a new position as a business analyst at FIS.  The former 25 Under 25 honoree was previously a product marketing intern at FIS.
  • Brent Backer, ('01, Finance/'04, MBA in International Business, Marketing Strategy, and Management/'09, PhD in Marketing), recently joined the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was previously associate professor at the University of North Dakota and financial/accounting analyst for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
  • Vita Bobelis, ('11, Finance), is now coordinator for championship management at PGA Tour. She was previously coordinator for sales and marketing and tournament sales assistant at PGA Tour.
  • Johnny Burns, ('12, Marketing), has started a new position as Xbox marketing program manager at Microsoft.  Burns was previously a brand manager for video games and software at Amazon.
  • Marcella Butz, ('14, Master in Business Administration), is now a senior associate for financial accounting advisory services at EY.  She was previously a senior audit associate at KPMG.
  • Theodore Emerson, ('08, Master in Business Administration), is now a senior human resources business partner at Amazon.
  • Anthony Gaenzle, ('12, MS in Marketing), has accepted a new position as director of marketing communications at Saxton & Stump, LLC and SE Healthcare Quality Consulting.  He was previously a digital and content strategy manager at William & Mary.
  • Jessica Glover, ('13, Marketing/Management), is now a resident physician at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.  She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Alan Hills, ('74, Accounting), has joined IBERIABANK as senior vice president, commercial relationship manager for the Southeast Florida market. He was previously vice president, market corporate banking at Mercantile Commerce Bank.
  • Michelle Ledford, ('95, Marketing), has received the American Advertising Federation's Silver Medal Award that recognizes men and women who have made significant contributions to advertising. Ledford has spent more than 20 years in the marketing and advertising industry.
  • Hossain Marandi, ('06, Master in Business Administration), was selected to serve as president of Peyton Manning Children's Hospital. He has had more than 15 years of healthcare experience. Marandi previously served as vice president of physician services at St. Joseph's Women Hospital, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, and St. Joseph's Hospital-South in Riverview.
  • Assally Rattanachane, ('14, Management Information Systems), has been promoted to associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co. She's a graduate of the firm's corporate development program.
  • Chris Redhead, ('86, Finance), is vice president of Sequoia Financial Group's Tampa office. The firm was recognized in Barron's magazine's Top Advisor Listing for 2017, the sixth consecutive year it has achieved the ranking.
  • Claudia E. Reingruber, ('80, Accounting), has merged her firm, Reingruber & Company, P.A. of St. Petersburg, with Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund of Nashville, Tenn. Founded in 1991, Reingruber & Co. specialized in health-care accounting and consulting. She and her team have joined Saltmarsh's Tampa office.
  • Robert Sousa, ('14, Accounting), has started a new job as a credit analyst at Main Street Bank.  He was previously a relationship officer at JPMorgan Chase.
  • Erika Troconis, ('16, MS in Marketing), is now digital advertising account manager for Walmart Mexico at Triad Retail Media. She previously worked as marketing coordinator for eBay Advertising.

March 2017

  • Michael Schopler, ('14, Finance) graduate and former student in the applied securities analysis class of 2013-14, recently accepted a position in the Raymond James Alternative Investment Asset Group as a structured products analyst. Previously, he was in the Raymond James Equity Capital Markets Institutional Trading Division. Schopler is a member of the Muma College of Business Finance Department's Advisory Board.
  • Vladimir Rodriguez, ('86, Business Administration), has joined Accent Distributing as a dedicated territory manager for the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. Rodriguez previously was a manager at GF Professional Window Tinting.
  • James Rowe, ('10, Management), has been named assistant defensive backs coach for the Washington Redskins. Rowe had been a the defensive coordinator for the Division II Valdosta State University Blazers. He pitched for the USF baseball team as an undergraduate.
  • Cheryl Altman, ('00, Management), has joined ForeSite Residential Real Estate in St. Petersburg as a Realtor. Altman has been a real estate professional for 14 years.
  • Jason Geisler, ('04, MS and '02 BS, Accounting) has been made partner in Grant Thornton, an international public accounting firm. Geisler, who once served as chair of the USF Accounting Circle Board, started his career in 2004 with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined Grant Thornton in 2013.
  • Lukas Vecerek, ('06, Finance & Marketing/'16, MS, MBA) has been named senior compliance data analyst at Citi. Before that, he was a business intelligence analyst at Ultimate Medical Academy. In 2015, he founded and served as president of USF's International Student Networking Association.

February 2017

  • John Chiang ('84, Finance) has joined California's 2018 governor's race. Chiang has made big headway in California's political system since graduating from USF, and recently was mentioned as one of the persons of the year for 2016 in Metropolitan News-Enterprise.
  • Devora Henderson ('86, Management) has been named vice president for the Americas region of Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day. In this role, Henderson will manage a portfolio of innovative solutions that will transform the retail experience for consumers.
  • David Hutchinson ('93, Management) was recently appointed vice president of service at Conn's, Inc. He has nearly two decades of experience in sales and operations roles with an emphasis on creating an innovative customer service experience. Conn's is a specialty retailer currently operating over 110 retail locations in the United States.
  • Brittany Lamont ('10, Marketing) has been promoted to vice president of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Lamont began her career at the chamber as an intern in 2010 and rose to the position of communications director before her promotion.
  • Kirk Williams ('82, Accounting) has been recently promoted to chief financial officer at James Doran Co., JDC Management and St. Jude Farms, where he was previously controller.
  • Mark Fernandez ('92, Accounting and Finance) has joined USAmeriBank as senior vice president, marketing and communications executive. He was senior vice president/chief sales officer for the Tampa Bay Rays, in charge of corporate marketing, sales and broadcasting and community relations.
  • Cynthia Hannafey ('87, Accounting) is now a managing director of UHY Advisors GA, Inc. As a leader of the firm's management and technology consulting practice, she excels in the aggressive execution of projects that impact a client's internal operations. She is a licensed CPA in Georgia.
  • Sean Mainwaring ('09, Economics) was appointed risk advisor specializing in commercial property and casualty at Lykes Insurance. He holds a 220 license for all lines of commercial insurance and a 215 license for health, life and variable annuities.
  • Kathleen "Kathy" Nemeth ('96, Marketing) was named vice president and branch sales leader for the East Commercial Boulevard branch of BankUnited in Fort Lauderdale. She previously was at Wells Fargo, where she worked as a branch manager.
  • Brian Quinn ('90, Business Administration) was appointed vice president of franchise development at Choice Hotels International. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading franchise development in the U.S. for several Choice brands.
  • Justin Reslan ('07, Finance; '08, Master's in Finance; '10, Accounting) has passed the exam to obtain the designation of Certified Public Accountant. He had worked at Kerkering, Barberio and Company after graduation.
  • Brittany Spaziano ('08, Finance) has joined Lykes Insurance as a risk advisor specializing in employee benefits. She came to Lykes Insurance from OASIS Outsourcing. She holds a life, health and variable annuities license.

January 2017

  • Amanda Atanga ('15, Accounting) has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax process specialist.  Atanga is a former 25 Under 25 honoree who recently served as a teaching assistant while working toward that master of accountancy degree.
  • Lindsay Berstling ('14, International Business) was recently promoted to business development manager at the HON company. Berstling is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Alexandra Bogovic ('15, Marketing) has been promoted to an account executive role at Raymond James Financial.  The former 25 Under 25 was previously an account coordinator at the firm.
  • Evan Burroughs ('13, Finance) has accepted a senior operations analyst position at Jacobs. Jacobs, which counts the aerospace and defense industries among its key focus areas, is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. Burroughs, a former 25 Under 25 honoree, previously worked as a financial management analyst at Northrop Grumman Corp.
  • Richard Heruska ('99, Management) has been named an entrepreneur-in-residence for Tampa Bay WaVE, a rapidly growing business accelerator that has supported more than 180 companies that have raised over $80 million in start-up capital.  Heruska recently sold AirHeads Trampoline Arena, a growing chain of family entertainment centers he founded.  Rich is a past president of the USF Alumni Association and currently serves on the USF Student Affairs Advisory Board.
  • Stanley M. "Mike" Kurek, III ('02, MIS) has joined Kelley Kronenberg, a full-service Tampa-based business law firm that provides litigation and other legal services to corporations, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals.  Kurek, an attorney, specializes primarily in cases involving mortgage foreclosure litigation.  Before joining the firm, Kurek handled contested litigation matters in the areas of foreclosures and real property defense.
  • Ryan Madden ('12, Marketing) is now a solar energy consultant with SolarCity.  He previously served as a sales manager with Vivint Smart Home.
  • Gray McEachern ('83, MBA) was recently promoted to mortgage banking officer at iAB Financial Bank. McEachern has had more than 30 years of experience in the lending industry. McEachern's professional background in lending includes experience in both commercial real estate lending and single family mortgages.
  • Patrick J. O'Halloran ('02, MBA) has been appointed as vice president and COO of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. O'Halloran previously served as VP Marine Operations at the firm.
  • Tony Schuster ('05, EMBA) has been named vice president of physician services for Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin hospitals by Baycare Health System. Schuster previously held variety of leadership roles at Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital Tampa and was an executive physician coach for Studer Group.
  • Erika Troconis ('13, International Business and '16 MS Marketing) is now a marketing coordinator for eBay Advertising at Triad Retail Media.
  • Jamie Worth ('11, MAcc) is audit manager/specialist for Grant Thornton Australia. She previously served as audit manager at Grant Thornton LLP, the American member firm of Grant Thornton International.

December 2016

  • Bianca (Arguilla) Avanesov ('12, Accounting, Finance) is now a payroll and billing supervisor for PPR Talent Management Group in Daytona Beach.  She previously worked in the firm's Jacksonville office, serving in a variety of roles since 2013.
  • Robert J. Batz ('96, Accounting) has been appointed co-attest practice leader for Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.'s Tampa Bay office.  He previously was a managing director for CBIZ MHM.
  • Ken Burke ('95, Accounting) received the National Association of Counties' 2016 Achievement Award for his "Same Day Juror Pay Mobile Workstations" initiative.  Burke is the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and comptroller.
  • Chris Caddell ('96, Accounting) has been promoted to properties director at Alexander & Baldwin, a diversified real estate company in Honolulu. He previously was controller for the company.
  • Yogesh Chatulani ('13, MIS) is now a business system analyst at T-Mobile in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.  The former 25 Under 25 honoree previously worked as a lead developer for Tata Consultancy Services.
  • Nicole DeNicola ('16, MIS) has accepted a position with SME Solutions Group.  A former intern with the company, she will develop business intelligence applications and provide strategic management services to clients.  She also will manage the company's internship program.  DeNicole is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Penko Ivanov ('92, MBA) was recently named executive vice president and chief financial officer for Bankwell Financial Group and its subsidiary, Bankwell Bank, in New Canaan, Connecticut.  Ivanov began his career with Ernst & Young and held various accounting/finance positions at PepsiCo, GE Capital and Bridgewater Associates.
  • Jaymee Guerrero ('16, Management/Marketing) was recently promoted to digital media coordinator at iAuto Marketing.
  • Chris Hart ('99, MBA) has been named president and CEO of Enterprise Florida.  A former two-term state representative and entrepreneur who founded Classified Technologies Group, Hart currently is the president and CEO of CareerSource Florida, a statewide workforce policy and investment board. He previously served as the director of the Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development and, prior to that, was senior vice president of external affairs and investor relations for Enterprise Florida.
  • Scott Holden ('84, Finance) has been appointed area president of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in Tampa.  He has more than 30 years' industry experience, focusing on the technology, broadcasting, social service and education industries.  He has been with the company for 17 years.
  • Benjamin Ignacio ('15, Accounting; '16, MAcc) is now a staff assistant at Deloitte. He previously worked as a sales representative and website designer with Caribou Creek in Ketchikan, Alaska and served several stints as an intern with Deloitte, first in its Discovery program and later in the tax and audit units.
  • Matthew Kelsey ('14, Marketing), who works for Homes by Westbay, was named 2016 Salesperson of the Year by Tampa Bay Builders Association, recognizing $14.5 million closed in the most recent fiscal year.  The former 25 Under 25 honoree was also ranked No. 7 in sales volume.
  • Heather Meglino ('08, Marketing) has founded and is managing partner of Meglino Morse Law in Orlando.  The firm practices business, employment and family law.
  • Lori E. Morgan ('83, Marketing) joined the Master's Club for the ninth time at the HelmsBriscoe annual business conference. The designation recognizes her as being in the top 2 percent of the company's 1,200 associates.  She is a senior director of global accounts.
  • Mary B. Nielsen ('86, Marketing/Psychology) is now president of the Crown Point Community Foundation in Indiana.  She is responsible for providing professional leadership and assistance to the officers and Board of Directors and oversees the growth and development of the foundation.
  • Akilah Byron-Nisbett ('04, MIS) was sworn in as a senator and second deputy speaker under a Team Unity Administration in Basseterre, St. Kitts, last month. She was appointed senator by Gov. General Tapley Seaton. She has been involved in annual Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant and has represented the Federation in 2000 at the Commonwealth Millennium Youth Parliament. She previously worked as a systems analyst at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the MIS Unit, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank.
  • Douglas C. Pray ('96, Accounting) has been named director of CodyPrint, which provides tools for producing health plan marketing materials.  Pray was previously the senior project manager at CAHG health-care communications agency and was the vice president of Direct Media Communications.
  • Steven J. Reed ('85, Marketing) has joined Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, a full-service business law firm with offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey; New York, and Allentown, Pennsylvania. He previously worked at Gregory & Reed, PC, a practice he cofounded in 1995. Reed concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, commercial real estate, and commercial litigation.
  • Anthony J. Testa ('81, Marketing) has been named a branch manager at Arrow Environmental Services, where he will oversee all aspects of the company's Tampa operations. He previously worked at the company's Altamonte Springs location.
  • Daniel P. VanEtten ('12, Economics) joined Blalock Walters, P.A., as a corporate and business litigation attorney.
  • Amy Van Ness ('10, Business/Economics) has been appointed controller of FreightCenter, the leading online provider of freight quotes directly from hundreds of carriers. Van Ness will lead FreightCenter's accounting department as well as manage revenue and state and federal regulatory compliance.

November 2016

  • Joseph Adam ('12, Accounting) is now a part of Deloitte's audit staff.  He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Ifechi Akaniru, ('16, Marketing/Finance) is now an associate manager of creative strategy at Brado Creative Insight.   Akaniru was on the 25 Under 25 roster in 2015-16.
  • Kris Behsman, Jr. ('14, Accounting) is now a private equity associate at Heritage Holding, LLC.  The firm's services help create a smooth transition to new ownership with a promise to nurture and sustain businesses.
  • Todd Bowden ('93, Accounting) has been appointed as the new superintendent of Sarasota County Schools.  He previously served as the district's executive director of Career, Technical and Adult Education and the director of Suncoast Technical College in Sarasota.
  • Alexandria Davis ('10, Accounting) is now a tax supervisor at CS&L CPAs, a certified public accounting firm that provides taxation, accounting, auditing and consulting services to individuals, businesses and organizations.
  • Andrew Greene ('11, Marketing) is now builder outside sales representative at Ferguson Enterprises.
  • Brittany Grossfield ('10, Marketing) is now director of operations at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics.  She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • R. David Isley ('92, Accounting) has recently opened a sole practice focusing on litigation support, forensic accounting and business consulting services in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Huzzatun Iqra ('16, Accounting) is now an audit staff assistant for Deloitte.  She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Penko Ivanov ('92, Accounting, MBA) has been appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Bankwell Financial Group and its subsidiary, Bankwell Bank. Bankwell is a community bank that serves the banking and lending needs of residents and businesses.
  • Regina Klein ('99, Accounting) is now an audit supervisor at CS&L CPAs.  She has worked in the firm for more than 10 years.
  • Jeff Kubacki ('99, MBA) has been named vice president of information technology and CEO at Winnebago Industries.  He previously served as vice president and chief information officer at Westinghouse Electric Company.
  • Brian Lamb ('98, Accounting) has been named chief corporate responsibility and reputation officer for Fifth Third Bancorp. Lamb most recently served as regional president for the Bank's North Florida region, based in Tampa. Lamb will be responsible for the comprehensive strategic framework of the bank's civic commitments and reputation management. He will oversee the bank's community economic development, corporate communications, diversity & corporate social responsibility and ethics units, among other areas.
  • Ryan Madden ('12, Marketing) is now the area sales manager for Vivint Solar.  The firm is a provider of solar solutions and offers to design, install, and maintain solar energy systems.
  • Ryan McCollum ('13, Finance) is now a senior anti-money laundering/risk analyst at BMO Harris Bank.  He previously served as a senior anti-money laundering analyst at Depository Trust Clearing Corporation.
  • Christopher Norton ('14, Accounting) is now a tax senior at CS&L CPAs.  He joined the firm in 2015, working as a staff accountant.
  • Christopher Rosales ('12, Accounting) is a finance integration project team consultant at PRO Unlimited.  The firm's professionals help enterprises build well-managed contingent labor programs, enabling them to secure the best talent at minimal cost, while managing risk and demonstrating compliance.
  • Marcus Session ('01, General Business, '06 MIS) has accepted a position as area vice president of information systems with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.  He will establish strategic divisional goals and objectives while developing and maintaining an appropriate IT organizational structure that supports the needs of the authority.
  • Guillermina Vega ('11, Accounting) is now a tax supervisor at CS&L CPAs.  She joined the firm in 2012.
  • Rachel Wilson ('12, Marketing) has joined Virtual as a marketing communications coordinator.  The firm's professionals work with technology industry trade associations, standard-setting organizations, industry alliances, professional societies, consortia, and forums, providing the full gamut of operational services from strategic counsel to back-office operations.
  • Vanessa Williams ('14, Marketing) is now listed as AdvisorChoice at Raymond James Financial.  The former 25 Under 25 honoree was previously a team lead in recruiting and competitive insights at Raymond James.

October 2016

  • Holli Adams ('16, Management) verification specialist at TransferWise. She was previously with Greenway Health.
  • Preston Callison ( '08, Marketing) was named the chief operating officer at Wilson Medical Center, a 294-bed hospital located in Wilson, NC, serving Wilson and the surrounding counties.
  • Kathleen Dietz ('14, Mass Communications/General Business) has joined Tech Data as an associate sales representative.
  • Howard Drake ('84, Management) has been named the new director at Polk State Corporate College. He previously worked as the director of applied technology grants for the college.
  • Rick Eldee ('16 ,Finance) is a financial analyst at Allstate.
  • Paul Gargagliano ('04, Accounting) is the chief financial officer at Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa.
  • Mark Goldstein ('77, Marketing) has opened a commercial real estate services firm, Jasper Realty Advisors, in Fort Lauderdale. Jasper Realty Advisors is a newly launched, boutique-style firm offering commercial real estate services.
  • Huzzatun Iqra ('15, '16, MAcc) has joined Deloitte as an audit assistant in the firm's Miami office. Iqra is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Jamie Kenney ('11, International Business) has been appointed business head – digital for Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India. Kenney's career in digital measurement includes work with product rollouts from 18 nationsacross Asia, Europe, Latin America and South America. .Kenney is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Jamie K. Lint ('06, General Business Administration) has been promoted to partner in the Miami office of Kelley Kronenberg. She focuses her practice on property and casualty claims, including first-party insurance defense.
  • Austin Lane ('13, Accounting) has joined Deloitte as an audit assistant. He was previously with the Coca-Cola Company.
  • Bob Matala ('99, Finance/Management) joined Symmetry Partners, LLC as a regional business consultant in Glastonbury, Conn. The firm focuses on asset management and business solutions. Matala previously worked as the vice president and regional wealth consultant at Envestnet.
  • Melissa Moore ('92, MBA) has been named the head of the Marketing Department at the Mississippi State University College of Business. She also leads the Department of Quantitative Analysis and the Department of Business Law.
  • Anthony Mozzicato ('07, Management) is the new director of guest experience for the Miami Dolphins.
  • Scott Parker ('16, Business Administration) was appointed editorial director of content of strategy for Power Automedia. Parker will lead all editorial and video content across Power Automedia's 12 industry-leading automotive magazinesHe will also handle general management responsibilities.
  • Amanda Puccinelli ('14, MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management) has joined USF St. Petersburg as a development specialist. She was previously with the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation.
  • Kayla Richmond ('10, Management) an attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, has been named president-elect of the Lee County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. She focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of divorce, marital and family law.
  • Dakota Rockwell ('16, Finance) has accepted a senior development manager position with Blackrock Development Holdings / MVP Holdings.
  • Rick Rubin ('92, General Business Administration) serves as the executive vice president of sales for the National Gift Card Corp. He recently obtained a position on the Incentive Marketing Association Board of Directors.
  • Denise Stufflebeam ('07, Accounting) has been promoted to senior director of business administration and finance at Port Manatee. Stufflebeam has received certified port executive designations from the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives.
  • Kristen Shalosky ('10, International Business/Marketing) is now a project manager for recruiting at Davita Kidney Care in Denver, Colo. She was previously a supervisor for recruiting processing for the organization, which is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease.
  • Jessica (Barber) Spellins (12' Finance) is now a senior compensation analyst for the State of Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz. She was previously with Cottage Health.
  • Ashley Taylor ('16, Marketing/Supply Chain Management) is a site supply specialist with Honeywell Aerospace in Clearwater.

     

September 2016

  • David Bohl ('82, Finance) has been appointed director of addiction services for Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. 
  • Joie Chitwood III ('95, MBA) has been promoted to chief operating officer of International Speedway Corp. Chitwood will be responsible for overseeing enterprise facility operations and strengthening key industry initiatives. 
  • Jonathan Demers ('06, Accounting) has joined CareSync, Inc. as its accounting manager. A certified public accountant, Demers was formerly the senior financial analyst for EFI Global. He is a U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment Veteran.
  • Brandy Guida ('93, MACC) has been named a shareholder at Cohen & Grieb PA in Tampa. Guida is certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 
  • Dr. Gregory Leach ('98, MBA) has been appointed medical director of Aesthetic Treatment Centers. Leach was previously the medical director of Advanced Medical in Naples, Florida. 
  • Hilary Lehman ('15, MBA) accepted a position as a communications and outreach manager with Forward Pinellas, a land use and transportation planning agency focused on integrated transportation and land use solutions in Pinellas County.  It addresses countywide land use and transportation concerns, as both the Pinellas Planning Council and Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • William North Jr. ('87, Finance) has been named a three-year board member and elected treasurer of the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 400 companies in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, Florida. North is a certified public accountant and principal-in-charge of the Sarasota office of Hill Barth & King LLC. 
  • Andrew Pardun ('10, Finance) has been named an associate at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid PA in St. Petersburg. His practice is concentrated on taxation issues and business transactions. 
  • Dr. Christos Politis ('15, MBA) has been appointed chief medical officer of HCA's Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital, both in Tampa. Board-certified in urology, Politis previously served as a physician and president at St. Pete Urology. 
  • James Rowe ('10, Management) has been named the defensive coordinator for the Valdosta State University football team. Rowe was previously a graduate assistant coach at the University of Florida. 
  • Corey Staniscia ('11, Management) has been named one of the 30-Under-30 Rising Stars of Florida Politics by Floridapolitics.com. Staniscia is a government affairs manager with Floridian Partners, LLC. 
  • Joyce Suarez ('94, Accounting) has joined CareSync, Inc as controller. A certified public accountant, Suarez was previously director of accounting services at AvMed. She has over 20 years' experience in multiple industries, including insurance, banking and utilities. 

 

August 2016

  • Ashley Ainbinder ('16, MBA) is the group sales executive for Legends at One World in New York City.
  • Joshua Ali ('13, Finance) is now an investment specialist at Wells Fargo in Jacksonville. Ali was previously an investment analyst with The Newport Group in Orlando.
  • Jose Agustin Alvarez ('13, Finance) is an investment banking analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
  • Reece Anderson ('16, MBA) has joined the Tampa Bay Lightning as partnership activation coordinator.
  • Jessica Antiquino ('11, MBA, MAcc) is now a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She began her career as a business analyst at Publix before moving to PwC, where she has held increasingly responsible positions since 2011.
  • Amanda Atanga ('15, Accounting) is now audit intern at BDO USA, LLP. BDO serves more than 400 publicly traded domestic and international clients worldwide, delivering assurance, tax, financial advisory, and consulting services.
  • Jordan Bellar ('16, MBA) has joined the New Jersey Devils as Partnership Sales Coordinator.
  • Julia Bortan ('16, MBA) is a tax supervisor at CS&L CPAs, a certified public accounting firm.
  • Andrew Busot ('16, MBA) joined the Phoenix Suns as new business sales consultant.
  • Krista Bye-Nagel ('16, MBA) has joined the Green Bay Packers as partnership services fulfillment coordinator.
  • Jeremiah Coker ('10, Management and Accounting) joined CS&L CPAs as audit staff accountant.
  • Holly Costello ('14, Finance) joined Invitation Homes as vice president for operations with responsibility for Central and North Florida. She is also the president of IREM West Coast Florida.
  • Sean Daley ('16, MBA) has accepted a CRM coordinator position with the New York Red Bulls.
  • Carl-Harry Doirin ('14, Finance) is now a Senior Equity Research Associate at Raymond James Financial, Inc. in Chicago. He began his career with Raymond James in 2014.
  • Meiko Dukes ('10, MIS) has been promoted at Microsoft. She is now a delivery project manager.
  • Ayla Freitas ('15, Management, Marketing) is an AmeriCorps VISTA, serving as an events marketing coordinator at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa.
  • Anthony Gaenzle ('12, MS Marketing) is now a marketing account manager at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He develops and implements social media strategies.
  • Wendy Ramirez Gattis, ('99, MBA) has been promoted to chief operating officer at DITEK Corporation. Gattis has been DITEK's chief financial officer since 2007 and will also continue in that role. She will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people and systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure its financial strength and operating efficiency.
  • Connor Glenn ('16, MBA) is a sales associate at Fenway Sports Management.
  • Joshua Goldberg ('13, Finance, Accounting) is now a Senior Equity Research Associate at Raymond James Financial, Inc. in Chicago. He began his career with Raymond James as an intern via the INROADS program in Tampa in 2013.
  • Rich Grieder ('10, Accounting) is now a director in financial planning analyst at Sealed Air Corporation. Grieder is a former USF 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Joseph R. "Joe" Gruters ('09, MBA) was reappointed to the Florida State University Board of Trustees. He is the owner of Gruters CPA, an accounting firm in Sarasota, and the co-founder and CEO of Audit Confirm, a technology company serving accountants and financial institutions.
  • Brittany (Evans) Gymrek ('10, Marketing, '12, MS Marketing) is now the marketing director for Jordan's Skinny Mixes. She previously worked for Cox Media Group.
  • Chase Hirschauer ('16, MBA) recently started a new job at the Los Angeles Rams as membership services consultant.
  • Benjamin Ignacio ('15, Accounting) has accepted a job as sales representative/website developer at Caribou Creek.
  • Anne Janis ('83, Marketing) has been appointed the director of sale & marketing at Hotel Granduca Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Hotel Granduca Houston, Janis worked at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, with seven years as regional director of sales in the Worldwide Sales Office in Dallas.
  • Stephanie Juergens ('16, MBA) has joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a sales associate.
  • Ryan Kania ('10, Finance, Economics) is the chief technology officer and partner at MTECT Innovations dba The Index. It is a tech company that serves as an intermediary between hospitals, surgery centers, and distributors. Kania founded Advocates for World Health dba MedConnect in 2008 and was recognized as USF's Outstanding Graduate for the fall commencement ceremonies in 2010.
  • Bodi Karsono ('16, MBA) is now a producer/editor with TBWA\Chiat\Day, a marketing and advertising firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.
  • Dylan Kesterson is a financial representative at Westshore Financial Group in Tampa. It is a wealth management and financial advising firm, offering equities and other investments, annuities, different forms of insurance, and financial planning.
  • Zoe Knapke ('16, Finance) has accepted a commercial banking analyst position with JPMorgan Chase. She provides credit, cash management, capital markets and corporate finance advisory solutions to companies with annual revenues between $20 million and $500 million. A former participant in the Student Managed Investment Fund / Applied Securities Analysis program, Knapke was included on the 25 Under 25 roster in 2016 and was named the "most remarkable" honoree in April.
  • Stephanie Kunkel ('14, MBA) has been appointed vice president of human resources at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. She has served as the vice president of human resources at Tampa Community Hospital since 2014. Before that, she acted as the human resource generalist with Northside Hospital.
  • Juan Lopez ('14, Finance) is a business banker with Regions Bank in Tampa, serving business clients with assets between $1 million and $20 million.
  • Taylor Leffler ('16, MBA) has accepted a position as development assistant at the University of Central Florida.
  • Andrew Mintzer ('77, Accounting, '78, MAcc) is now the chair of the California Society of CPAs. Mintzer previously served as CalCPA's first vice chair. He is a forensic accountant and a principal with Hemming Morse LLP in Los Angeles. He currently serves on the AICPA's Professional Ethics Executive Committee and previously served on the Auditing Standards Board and the AICPA's Accounting Standards Executive Committee.
  • Eric ("Rick") Neuman ('67, Economics) director, has been appointed co-chairman of the board for Glori Energy Inc., an energy technology and oil production company focused on enhanced oil recovery using its proprietary AERO System . Neuman also serves as a managing director of Hicks Equity Partners LLP, a position he has held since 2005.
  • Ross O'Bryan ('13, Finance) is now a law clerk at Shuffield, Lowman, & Wilson, PA. The firm specializes in real estate, estate planning, corporate law, tax law and litigation. O'Bryan is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Chelsea Oglevie ('16, MBA) is an account project manager for Visionworks.
  • Klenton Perry ('15, Finance, Economics) is now a corporate banking analyst at RBC Capital Markets in New York City. He was previously with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area.
  • David Piontek ('90, MIS) was promoted to principal at Ernst & Young. He leads the data and analytics advisory practice for Ernst & Young LLP's Financial Services Organization in the West Region. Piontek serves financial services firms with a specific emphasis on advanced analytics, data management, and data strategy.
  • Allison Rakowski ('14, Accounting, Management, '15, MAcc) has joined Deloitte + Touche as an audit assistant in the firm's Tampa office.
  • Brandon Reagan ('16, Finance) is now an institutional performance analyst at Raymond James Financial.
  • Garret Shinn ('08, Accounting) was recently elected to the board of directors of WEDU PBS, West Central Florida's primary public broadcast station. Shinn is a certified public accountant and a partner in the Tax Division at Shinn & Co.
  • Beau Schmitz ('16, MBA) is an account manager for BlueCap Marketing in Charlotte, NC.
  • Brandon Schuster ('14, Marketing) joined Ketchum as business development specialist in digital.
  • Jennifer Sewell has joined AccentHealth as a senior vice president - client care and services. The leading patient education media network at the point of care, AccentHealth reaches more than 200 million annual viewers and 90,000 healthcare practitioners.
  • Rachel Sloot ('16, MBA) is the senior business development coordinator for the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
  • Igor Sinohara Souza ('15, Management, Marketing) is now a tourism development specialist for Orlando City SC. Orlando City SC is an American professional soccer club based in Orlando that competes in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer.
  • Glenn Sutphin ('80, Management) has been named the permanent head of the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs. A longtime chief of staff and legislative affairs director for the Florida Department of Military Affairs, Sutphin was appointed executive director of the Department of Veterans' Affairs in August.
  • Justin Tewey ('14, Management) is now regional manager at Techtronic Industries – TTI. TTI is the world's leading authorized distributor specialist offering passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.
  • Mia Topic ('15, Marketing) has joined Marcus & Millichap as a marketing coordinator. Marcus & Millichap provides real estate investment sales, research information and advisory services for multifamily, retail, office, single-tenant net-lease, self-storage, seniors housing, manufactured homes, and hospitality, land and special assets.
  • Rhyan Truett ('16, MBA) joined the Sixers as business operation manager.
  • Jonathan Valcourt ('16, MBA) joined Fanatics as an assistant buyer.
  • Ifetayo Venner ('08, MBA) was promoted to global leader of Arcardis' Water Supply and Treatment arm. Venner has been working at Arcardis for more than sixteen years, with her roles including wastewater treatment community of practice leader and director of the Sustainability Community of Practice.
  • Rick Von Pusch ('85, Management) has been named the first chief revenue officer of Modernizing Medicine, Inc. He previously was senior vice president of sales, marketing and operations for Dealertrack, and vice president of US retail sales for Reynolds and Reynolds.
  • Michael Waterhouse ('10, Accounting) received the Mission Award for the 2016 Man and Woman of the Year competition with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in the Lehigh Valley, Pa. This award recognizes the candidate with the best overall campaign to increase awareness of and raise funds to combat blood cancers.
  • Laura Wilkie ('11, Marketing) is a sales associate at Associated Luxury Hotels International.
  • Shuangshuang (Bella) Xu ('15, MBA) is a senior marketing specialist at iPearl Inc., USA.

     

June 2016

  • Marc A. Garber ('79, Management) has joined Biomiga as a sales manager.  Garber was previously a southwestern regional specialist at Denville Scientific.
  • Robert B. Tracz ('82, Accounting) has been named the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Lake Health Medical Clinic in Ohio.
  • Dennis Adamovich ('87, Marketing) was appointed as chief executive officer of The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta. He previously launched DA Brand Activation Group LLC in 2015 to develop entertainment promotions and solutions for clients seeking high-touch activations across multiple platforms.
  • Richard J. Heiman ('90, Advertising) has been named senior vice president at ARS Wealth Advisors, St. Petersburg. Heiman brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to ARS.
  • Millard Martin ('90, MBA) has been named a partner at Shinn & Co., a Bradenton-based accounting firm. He was worked with Shinn & Co., for 16 years, serving as a principal, a controller, and a CFO.
  • Karen Mastenbrook ('92, Marketing) joined Silent Falcon UAS Technologies as director of marketing. She started her career providing customer service, sales support, copywriting, and managing direct mail campaigns. She then stepped into research and branding, and has added program and sponsorship management to her skillset.
  • Michael R. Dreyer ('96, MBA) has been named president of the Tampa Bay market operation at Tampa Bay Trust Co., Tampa. Dreyer has more than 30 years of experience in the financial service and estate planning industry.
  • Luisa Igargiola ('96, Finance) was appointed to the Board of Directors at COPsync Inc., which operates the nation's only law enforcement in-car information sharing and communication network. She will serve as chair of the Audit Committee of the COPsync Board of Directors and as a member of the board's Compensation Committee. She is also the chief financial officer for Magne Gas, which converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel.
  • Ellen Janz ('97, Marketing) has been promoted to chief financial officer at Orthocare Florida in Pinellas Park, Florida. Janz will oversee the company's finance and corporate development functions.
  • Mireya Eavey ('99, General Business Administration) has joined United Way Suncoast as Sarasota area president. Eavey was previously the executive director of CareerEdge Funders Collaborative for Manatee and Sarasota counties.
  • Shyam Mohapatra ('99, MBA) has been elected to the 2015 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.  Mohapatra is a cofounder of TransGenex Nanobiotech Inc.
  • Jeff Kubacki ('99, EMBA) was appointed as vice president and chief information officer at Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Adam Mullen ('04, Marketing) has been named as occupier and supply chain leader for CBRE Group, Inc., an American industrial logistics business.
  • Elliot A. Charles ('05, Management) has been appointed deputy director of athletics at Florida A&M University.
  • Kinga Huse ('09, Accounting) has been named chief operating officer of Center For Sight, a multispecialty ophthalmology practice in Southwest Florida. He previously served as chief financial officer.
  • Ingrid Avendano ('11, MACC) is a certified public accountant at The Siegfried Group LLP, where she serves as an associate manager in the South Florida market.
  • David M. Kalteux ('12, Marketing) has joined FordHarrison LLP as an associate.  He previously worked as a law clerk at two other Tampa Bay area law firms.
  • Jacri Stubbs ('12, Marketing) accepted a senior digital account executive position at Razorfish Health in New York City.
  • Olga Arab ('13, Accounting) has been named a tax associate at CBIZ & MHM, Clearwater. Prior to joining CBIZ & MHM, she was a staff tax accountant at Roberge Poskus International.
  • Bei Ye ('14, Accounting) is a recipient of the 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award, which is given to CPA candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam on their first attempt. Ye works at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Jed Lippincott ('14, Marketing) was appointed to chief operating officer of Seafood Shack Enterprises. He was previously the company's controller and prior to that was the former accounts manager for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC.
  • Sarah Bolick ('15, Accounting) is an accounting assistant at Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Inc. She is a former 25 Under 25 Honoree.
  • Amanda Maldonado ('15, Marketing) is serving as a marketing intern with Preferred Materials, Inc., a company that supplies concrete and asphalt to construction projects in the south. In March she won the South Atlantic Regional Collegian of the Year award at Delta Sigma Pi's LEAD Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Rachel J. Reid ('15, Management) has joined the USF Office of Annual Giving as visit coordinator.  Reid was previously an adminstrative assistant at Medco Data.
  • Robert Ritzenthaler ('15, MBA) is a staff accountant at Shinn & Co.

March 2016

  • Noah M. Powers III ('77, Finance) has been named town manager for the City of Orchid, a coastal community and small suburban municipality located on the barrier island within Indian River County. Powers retired in 2009 as an assistant superintendent with Lake County schools.
  • David Kagan ('83, Finance & Marketing) has been appointed president and chief operating officer for Globalstar, a mobile satellite voice and data services provider. Kagan has 19 years of leadership experience in the international satellite industry. Before joining Globalstar he was president of ITC Global, a global VSAT satellite services provider.
  • Carl Lum ('85, Accounting, and '89, MBA) has served as Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA Park President since 2010. SeaWorld recently announced that he will take on the same role at SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas. He has been with SeaWorld Entertainment since 1999.
  • Jim Stikeleather ('87, MBA), Dell's Chief Innovation Officer and a current student in the DBA program, recently joined several other USF business alumni on the USF Board of Trustees. 
  • Jeremy Wensinger ('89, MBA) is now the principal at Augusta Management Strategies, a Leesburg, Va. consulting firm specializing in defense industry strategic growth planning. Wensinger was previously president of National Security Solutions/PAE in Falls Church, Va.
  • Richard Kopelman ('90, Accounting) was recently reelected by the partners of HA&W LLP for a second three-year term as the firm's Managing Partner. He also serves as HA&W LLP's Chief Executive Officer.
  • Edward Kolodzieski ('91, Management) has been appointed to the board of directors for Liquidity Services, Inc. a solutions provider in the reverse supply chain industry. He will serve on the company's compensation and governance committees.
  • John Fieldly ('04, Accounting) previously worked for Controller of Organics Inc. He currently serves as the chief financial officer of Celsius Holdings, Inc.; Fieldly has been there since 2012.
  • Deanne Adkins ('08, Finance) has joined Packerland Brokerage Services in Green Bay, Wisc., serving as compliance officer for the firm. Adkins has eight years of experience in the financial services industry and holds Series 24 and 7 Securities Licenses, as well as a life, health, and variable annuity licenses.
  • Kayla Richmond ('10, Management), an attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, has been named president-elect of the Lee County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. She focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of divorce, marital and family law.
  • Patrick Gendron ('11, Business Management) is a licensed real estate agent in for John R. Wood Properties in the company's north Naples office.
  • Joshua Horn ('11, MAcc) joined Lockheed Martin's strategic development and strategic assessments group. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Anthony Morrison ('11, Business Administration) was previously with CNN's New Day and currently works for ABC's Good Morning America as the director of social media. He also owns his owns his own photography business, Anthony Morrison Photography. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Morrison is also a photographer for Disney Weddings.
  • Elizabeth Wilhelm ('10, Management & Marketing) was recently promoted from a supply chain specialist to a product analyst for Speedling, a multi-million dollar agricultural company. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Wilhelm manages product lines and assesses customer performance.
  • Diana Devitt ('13, Marketing) works at Bisk Education as a production coordinator, working in digital marketing and lead generation. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Kari (Ferguson) Grecco ('12, MAcc) recently started a new job as a senior in the risk and controls group at Walter Investment. The former 25 Under 25 honoree able to take a sabbatical from work in which she traveled throughout Europe.
  • Casi Johnson ('12, MBA) has been named chief operating officer and innovations leader at M3 Accounting + Analytics, a firm that specializes in hospitality accounting and analytics software. She formerly served as executive vice president of operations at M3. She joined the firm as director of training in 2003.
  • Yanin "Bua" Nanakorn ('13, Business Advertising & Accounting) recently moved from London to Dallas, Texas to serve as a new business development manager for NTRC, an IT staffing firm. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Nankorn is also working on a start up company, SocialIce, a firm specializing in all-natural, chemical-free wine-infused ice pops.
  • Anthony Diaz ('13, Finance) has recently joined the Equity Capital Markets team at Raymond James Financial, serving as an equity research associate in Houston, Texas. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Ahad Khan ('13, Accounting) is a consultant at Deloitte's Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions Services Group in New York City. A former 25 Under 25 honoree and King O'Neal Scholar, Khan recently earned a MAcc from Wake Forest University.
  • Tyler Rehm ('14, Information Systems & Economics) is a senior web applications engineer at Trader Planet. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Rehm is also involved in several independent projects ranging from online certification training to mobile app development.
  • Matthew Smalbach ('14, Finance & Economics) is a research associate at Harvard Business School. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Smalbach is also a graduate student at Northeastern University.
  • Cassandra Sanchez ('14, Accounting & Finance) is now a senior fund accountant at LeverPoint Management, LLC, located in Cliffton Park, NY. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Jeannine Yawn ('14, Marketing) is an account coordinator on the all® Laundry account at Merkley + Partners, an advertising agency in New York City. She coordinates advertising campaigns for the all® brand across television, print, digital, and social. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Alexandra Bogovic ('15, Marketing) is an account coordinator at Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Leo Chen ('15, PhD, Finance) is a quantitative analyst for Cumberland Advisors, an independent investment advisory firm in Sarasota. Chen, who joined the company in 2014 as a consultant, specializes in quantitative analysis, particularly in time-series empirical research.
  • Marcos Gonzalez ('15, Accounting & Economics) is an associate private equity analyst with the Weatherford Partners, an investment firm in Tampa. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Joseph Marquis ('15, Finance) is an investment support specialist with Raymond James Trust. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Marquis previously worked as a financial analyst with Citigroup.
  • Thang (Ryan) Nguyen ('15, Marketing) is a marketing associate at Cleaver-Brooks Sales and Service in Dallas, Texas. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.

February 2016

  • Morris Porton ('75, Finance) has been elected chair of the Pasco-Hernando State College Board of Trustees. Porton is a retired Florida Traditions Bank senior vice president who previously served on the college foundation's board.
  • David Kagan ('83, Finance and Marketing) has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Globalstar, a mobile satellite voice and data services provider. Kagan previously served as president of ITC Global, a global VSAT satellite services provider.
  • Gerald Williston ('84, Management) has joined Wilmington Trust in Palm Beach, Fla. as a senior fiduciary advisor. Williston is part of the Advisor Solutions Group, which provides Wilmington Trust products and services to the professional investment advisor market. Williston's new position is the first for the Advisor Solutions Group in the Florida market.
  • Donna Henson ('86, Finance and '96 MAcc) has joined Shinn & Co. in Bradenton as an audit manager. She has more than 17 years' experience in financial, IT, and project management.
  • Mark Sokol ('89 Management Information Systems and '97, MBA) is vice president of product marketing and branding at ConnectWise. Sokol has more than 20 years' experience marketing technology products and services with companies such as Geac, Sage, Mintek and Gevity.
  • Paul Frameli ('97, BS Management) has joined Iberia Bank as a business banking relationship manager. He previously served in similar positions at PNC, Fifth Third, and Bank of America.
  • Patti A. Gander ('98, Business Administration and '00 MBA, '04 MS Management), a training center manager at STI Electronics, Inc. has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional by Women of Distinction Magazine. Gander will be featured in the upcoming edition of the Women of Distinction Magazine.
  • Chris Boivin ('01, MBA) has joined the Jacksonville Public Library in Jacksonville, Fla. as assistant director of community relations. Boivin most recently served as vice president of business development and communications for State Employees Credit Union.
  • Nate Kilton ('01, Finance) has joined Coldwell Banker team as a sales associate in Plant City, Fla. Kilton is the owner of Sedita Kilton Life & Wealth Management LLC and Sedita Kilton & Co., CPAs.
  • John Bastone ('02, Management Information Systems and '02, MBA) is the new director of customer analytics at Convergence Consulting Group, a Tampa-based company specializing in business intelligence strategy services.
  • Amanda Gilroy ('05, BA Economics) joined The Bank of Tampa as vice president and commercial relationship manager. She previously worked at Wells Fargo.
  • Bob Herron ('05, Management) is the new facility manager for the Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center at USF. Herron previously served as the night and weekend facility manager for the USF Marshall Student Center and, before that, was an academic advisor for the USF College of Business.
  • Carla Isabel Vila ('09, International Business) is a manager at PwC, working on network information security risk management. She helps identify and prioritize information assets, perform risk analysis, perform vendor supply chain risk reviews, and deliver client trusts activities.
  • Stephanie Wagenfohr ('10, Accounting and '11 MAcc) is now a senior external reporting analyst at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco, Calif. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Wagenfohr previously worked at KPMG in Tampa and San Francisco.
  • Les Steinberg ('10, Management) is the new program director for Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Portland, Ore. He previously worked for the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.
  • Samuel Waldron ('12, MS Marketing), has been appointed branch manager of the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management office in Venice. He has been with Morgan Stanley since 2012.
  • Melissa Stewart ('13, Finance and Management), a former 25 Under 25 honoree, is a credit analyst at BB&T in North Carolina. She is a team leader for the Greensboro/Winston-Salem area.
  • Petr Bambasek ('13, Business Advertising) is a business development and marketing strategist at Scanalytics Inc., an emerging technology startup in Milwaukee, Wis. Bambasek is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Kayla Chesanek ('13, Marketing and '15, MBA in Sport & Entertainment Management) is the special assistant to the COO for the Orlando Magic. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Chesanek handles special projects and analyzes data/trends for several departments in the organization.
  • Diana Devitt ('13, Marketing) works at Bisk Education as a production coordinator. The former 25 Under 25 honoree works in the company's digital marketing and lead generation unit.
  • Ahad Kahn ('13, Accounting) is now a consultant in mergers and acquisitions transaction services for Deloitte. Khan is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • George Papadeas ('13, Marketing) is an operations manager for The HOTH, a SEO services company in St. Petersburg. Papadeas is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Assally Rattanachane ('13, Management Information Systems) was one of 12 delegates selected by the German American Chamber of Commerce to represent the United States in the Transatlantic Program for Young Technology Leaders. Rattanachane is a technology analyst at JPMorgan Chase.
  • Maria Hammarblad Sadowski ('13, Management) has joined the non-profit Cat Depot in Sarasota as a communications specialist. She is responsible for website administration, social media, graphic design, and grant writing. Sadowski also owns Sadowski Media.
  • Jedidiah "Jed" Lippincott ('14, Marketing) has been appointed chief operating officer of Seafood Shack Enterprises. Lippincott joined The Seafood Shack in April as controller and has been instrumental in the restaurant's success in its first year under ownership of the VanDyk Group of Companies.
  • Chelsea O'Neill ('14, Accounting) has joined CS&L CPAs as a tax staff accountant.
  • Cassandra Sanchez ('14, Accounting and Finance) is a private equity fund accountant at LeverPoint Management LLC in Clifton Park, NY. Sanchez is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Mary Babcock ('15, Accounting) was named Outstanding Graduate by the USF Alumni Association at the December 2015 commencement exercises. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Babcock works at the Boys & Girls Clubs, is an intern with Deloitte, and recently began work toward a Macc.
  • Jessica Deleanides ('15, MBA) is now CRM consultant at Tribridge a technology services firm specializing in business applications and cloud solutions.
  • Tatiana Garcia ('15, Management and Marketing) has joined Tech Data as a project specialist.
  • Fadwa Hilili ('15, MACC) is now a financial analyst at The Walt Disney Company. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Hilili previously worked for TECO Energy and interned at Deloitte.
  • Kevin McKeon ('15, Marketing) recently accepted a full-time position with the Norwegian Cruise Line based out of New York City. The 2014-15 25 Under 25 honoree will work as an entertainment administrator.

January 2016

  • Mireya Eavey ('99, Business Administration) has joined United Way Suncoast as Sarasota area president. Eavey was previously the executive director of CareerEdge Funders Collaborative for Manatee & Sarasota.
  • Ellen Janz ('97, Marketing) has been promoted to chief financial officer at Orthocare Florida in Pinellas Park, Florida. Janz will oversee the company's finance and corporate development functions.
  • Panzina Hill ('01, Management) has been named vice president of human resources at BrightStar Credit Union. She was previously vice president of human resources for Nationwide Laboratory Services in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Brian Lipinoga ('11, MBA) has joined livingHR as practice director. He has earned HRCI, PHR, and SHRM-CP certifications in addition to his MBA from USF. Lipinoga previously served as strategic human relations business partner at Paychex, Inc.
  • Leigh A. Mischnick ('12, Accounting) has joined The Siegfried Group's South Florida Market as a senior associate. She previously worked at Grant Thornton, with a primary focus in the construction and real estate industries.
  • Nathan Lehoux ('13, MBA) is vice president of business development for St. Petersburg-based Kucera Properties. Kucera has added more than $125 million in income properties and $100 million in master-planned communities to its management and asset management portfolio over the last decade.
  • Andrea McClary Smith ('14, MS Marketing) has been promoted to senior associate, marketing communications at AACSB International. AACSB accredits 745 of the world's best business schools across 50 countries and territories.
  • Jake Smith ('15, MS Finance) took a job as a revenue management analyst with FedEx in Pittsburgh.

October 2015

  • Jay Chernoff ('81, Business Administration) is now the managing broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Northeast Branch Sales Office in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He joined the company in August 2014 as managing broker of the Delray Beach Branch Sales Office in Palm Beach County, Fla.
  • John F. Sheehan ('81, Marketing) has been named president of Airgas South Division, one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products. The Airgas South Division is comprised of three Airgas distribution regions and encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. He previously served as area vice president for the firm, leading the financial and operational success of one of the region's most dynamic sales areas with more than 30 locations in Florida.
  • Keith A. Tickell ('81, Accounting) has been named the vice president of strategic assets/real estate for Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Fla. Tickell's responsibilities will include supporting Baptist Health's property management, construction management and real estate development team, and influencing the environments in which Baptist Health provides healing and care to the community of northeast Florida. He previously served as chief operating officer of Flagler Development in Miami and Jacksonville, a subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries.
  • Colleen Cuffe ('85, Accounting/Finance, '92, MBA) has been named chief executive officer of MicroPath Laboratories, an independent consultative and diagnostic anatomic laboratory system headquartered in Lakeland, Fla. Cuffee most recently was chief financial officer for Physician Partners of America. Most of her professional career was with Florida Medical Clinic in West Central Florida, where she served as chief financial officer and, later, chief operating officer.
  • Felice C. Wagner ('88, Economics) has joined Berger Singerman as director of sales and business development. She will be in the firm's Fort Lauderdale, Fla. office. Most recently, she was chief business development officer at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
  • Greg Barry ('83, Business Administration) has joined EYE Lighting of Mentor as vice president of sales and marketing. Based in Mentor, Ohio, EYE Lighting manufactures LED and HID lamps, luminaires, controls and related lighting systems. Barry previously held senior management positions with Acuity Brands, Hubbell Lighting, GE and Topanga Technologies.
  • Jeff Brown ('87, Marketing) has joined Synovus Mortgage as a mortgage loan originator for Synovus Bank of Florida's Wealth Management office in Bonita Springs, Fla. Brown is responsible for originating residential mortgage loans for clients throughout Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties. He most recently worked for Mutual of Omaha Bank, Fort Myers as community bank manager.
  • Karen Tillie-Malkiewicz ('87, Accounting, '88, MAcc) has joined CBIZ as a tax associate. Tillie-Malkiewicz has spent the past ten years as treasurer with Holy Family Catholic School in St. Petersburg. Prior to this she held various accounting roles, including senior associate and manager roles, with both Big 4 and smaller CPA firms in Tampa.
  • Carolyn B. Tumbleson ('87, Marketing) has joined the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University as a development director.
  • Conrad "Chuck" Kearns ('89, MBA, MS-MIS) has been selected as the man to lead Greene County-Greeneville Emergency Medical Services in Greeneville, Tenn. Kearns has more than 30 years' experience in various EMS roles, including management, and he currently serves as president of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians' Board of Directors. Kearns previously served as executive director of the Pinellas County Florida Fire and EMS Authorities before moving to the State of Florida Department of Health and working for a large ambulance service company.
  • Michele Sliger ('90, MIS) is the coauthor of "The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility." She helped to establish the Project Management Institute's Agile Community of Practice, and currently serves on its leadership council.
  • Colin Chambers ('91,BS Accounting) is chief financial officer for Michiana Hematology Oncology's Advanced Centers for Cancer Care in South Bend, Ind. He is responsible for the financial operations of the regional oncology center, including the budget and investments of the company as well as future strategy and planning.
  • Chris Hourigan ('95, Accounting, '02, MAcc) has joined Global Convergence, Inc., accepting a position as chief financial officer for the IT services company that specializes in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility. He will lead the company's global financial organization to further GCI's plans for rapid international expansion and growth.
  • Daniel C. Murdock ('95, Accounting) has joined Comcast as vice presidents/corporate controller. He serves as a senior leader within Comcast's Finance department and oversees accounting policies and procedures, reporting controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Lorraine Angelino ('96, MS-MIS, MBA) is a senior operational analyst for Self Regional Healthcare's Department of Information Technology in Greenwood, SC. She was recently appointed the Board of Trustees for The Lander Foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization responsible for receiving, managing and investing gifts for Lander University's welfare.
  • Carl Schick ('96, MBA) has joined Acumen Physician Solutions as vice president of product development. Acumen, based in Franklin, Tenn. has been owned by renal care firm Fresnius since 2009 and was formerly known as Health IT Services Group. Before joining the nephrology health record and practice management company, Schick worked with McKesson, Allscripts, GTE Data Services, and Investors Title Insurance.
  • Michael Parsons ('97, MAcc) is now a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, based in the firm's Miami offices. Parsons has 18 years' experience in public accounting, focusing on the transportation and logistics' industry. He has also spent considerable time working with clients in manufacturing, distribution and cruise line industries.
  • Diane Reichard (99, MAcc) has been named the chief financial officer for the City of Plant City in Plant City, Fla. Reichard previously served as CFO/assistant city manager for the City of Ocala and has nearly 30 years' of local government finance experience in Florida, including seven years as Temple Terrace's finance director and 19 years as Leesburg's deputy finance director and budget manager.
  • Michael Presta ('00,MBA) has joined Florida Polytechnic University as assistant director of marketing and communications, leading FPU's a team of marketing, social media and graphics professionals.
  • Kelly Talamo ('00, Accounting) is a marketing director and staff accountant with Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants in Naples, Fla. Additionally, she was recently elected as treasurer of the board of directors for the American Business Women's Association Palms of Edisonia Chapter.
  • Ian A. Norkin ('04 BS ECO,06 MBA) has joined BankUnited in Tampa as executive vice president, retail executive, West Coast market, responsible for leading the implementation of strategic and annual plans. He will also oversee the coordination of branch activities as they relate to deposit and loan growth.
  • Max Oligario ('04, MBA) is a senior vice president and senior client manager with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tampa. He works with companies with annual revenues of $50 million to $2 billion and is responsible for building and maintaining full banking relationships with businesses throughout Tampa Bay.
  • Terry Wood ('08, MS) has joined Right Management, Florida/Caribbean in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. as an executive vice president. He will direct the company's professional talent management and career management teams.
  • Martin Bergdugo ('10, MBA) was promoted to cost accountant III at Coca-Cola Refreshments in Tampa. He has been with the firm since 2010.
  • Sarah (Reynolds) Daly ('12, Finance) is an acquisitions underwriting association at Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT in Tampa. Carter Validus is a commercial real estate investment company. Daly is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
  • Rochelle Graham ('11, Marketing) has opened Alikay Naturals in Fort Myers, Fla. Graham employs people in two locations: two employees and 12 contractors at her salon in Fort Myers, and another six full-time employees and five part-timers and interns at company headquarters. Alikay Naturals products can be found in 1,100 Sally Beauty Supply stores. She plans to open a second salon next year.
  • Ivan Gil ('12,BS Marketing) has joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as an E-Communications Coordinator in the national office, located in Tampa. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network.
  • Michael Hand (12, Accounting) has joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co., certified public accountants, as a tax senior in Sarasota, Fla. He focuses on business and individual taxation.
  • Sarah Rasheid ('12, Marketing) is now a marketing manager at Westfield Countryside Mall. She previously worked at The Shops of Wiregrass, a retail mall in Wesley Chapel.
  • Simon Valcin ('12, Finance) is now a relationship banker at JPMorgan Chase Bank in New York City. He previously served as a retail accounts management specialist and as a retirement specialist at T. Rowe Price in Tampa.
  • Samuel Waldron ('12,MS Marketing) was recently appointed branch manager of Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management office in Venice. Fla.
  • Maylin Morera ('12, Marketing) is a television host at Telemundo in Tampa.
  • Evan Burroughs ('13,BA Finance) is now a financial analyst at Northrop Grumman Corporation. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree and participated in the Student Managed Investment Fund when working toward his finance degree at USF.
  • Eric McNew ('14,Finance) has joined Raymond James, working as a research analyst-AMS in the firm's St. Petersburg, Fla. offices. He was previously with Sequoia Financial Group. McNew is a former Student Managed Investment Fund participant.
  • Klenton Perry ('15,Finance) has joined SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, working as an analyst in the firm's Miami offices. Perry is a former Student Managed Investment Fund participant.
  • Daniel Dorman ('15, Finance and Management) is now a financial analyst at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.
  • Stephanie McDaniel ('15, Accounting) has joined SK Financial CPA LLC, accepting an accounting associate position with the company. SK Financial provides a full accounting department, bookkeeping, tax preparation, payroll, HR services, reviews, marketing and business consultations for small and mid-size businesses.
  • Aaron Mederos ('15,BS Finance) has joined Kopernik Global in Tampa as an analyst. He was a participant in the Student Managed Investment Fund.
  • Bianca Rodriguez ('15, Finance) is taking part in Raymond James' OPTIONS program in St. Petersburg, Fla. This prestigious program provides analysts a one-year rotational job where they work in four different units over the course of a year. She was a participant in the Student Managed Investment Fund while at USF.
  • Autumn Yoakum ('15, International Business) is now a marketing associate at Colliers Tampa.
  • Josh Kelly ('16, Executive MBA) was recently promoted to warehouse superintendent at Mosaic in Pekin, IL. Mosaic is the world's leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash in crop nutrition development.
  • Todd Wilhite ('16, Executive MBA) was promoted to program manager at CACI International, Inc. in Tampa. CACI International is a multinational professional services and information technology company that works with branches of the federal government, including defense, homeland security, intelligence and healthcare. Wilhite will manage a portion of the U.S. Special Operations Command's Global Battle-Staff and Program Support program. 

September 2015

  • Thomas R. Oliveri ('86, Finance) has been appointed market executive for the Broward region of Northern Trust and will be based in Fort Lauderdale. Oliveri was previously managing director of the wealth advisory services firm based in Miami.
  • Angela Lakin ('06, MBA) has been appointed as the new vice president of marketing for the Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, South Carolina. Lankin has worked in the performing arts industry for more than 13 years.
  • Ryan Spellins ('11, Finance) joined Lockheed Martin as an analyst on several of the largest programs awarded in the Defense Industry. He is now living in Santa Barbara, California, and working toward his MBA with a focus in Supply Chain Management and Finance.
  • Jessica (Barber) Spellins ('12, Finance) has been appointed as a new analyst for Citrix Online in Santa Barbara, California. Spellins will be working with some of the most innovative products in the technology world.
  • Antoinette Aburime ('13, Marketing) has been hired by Studio brand Collective, a Houston-based marketing and branding agency, as a digital media marketing associate.
  • Diana Devitt ('13, Marketing) was appointed as the market research coordinator at Clickbooth in Sarasota.
  • Syed Hasan ('13, Finance) started working as an audit specialist at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Hasan is involved with auditing the financials of Fortune 100 companies.
  • Gina Ferrara ('14, International business and Marketing) established her own consulting company, GF Global LLC, which facilitates communication between factories in China and companies in America. She moved to China in 2013, where she is pursuing a master's degree in international trade and continues to study Mandarin Chinese. 

Summer 2015

  • Denise D'Aprile ('85, Management) joined Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. as partner. D'Aprile focuses her practice primarily on personal injury law. She will work out of the firm's Port Charlotte office.
  • Craig Beggings ('90, Business Administration) and Ben DeBroke ('96, BS in Finance) recently accepted the 2014 Company Technology Award on Behalf of Century 21 Beggins Enterprises. The award goes only to one of Century 21's 6,900 offices worldwide, recognizing intense focus on technology in support of business.
  • Carrie Schramek ('00, Finance) was recently promoted to controller at Franklin Street Management Services, a real estate management company in Tampa.
  • Sabine Jolitz ('10, Accounting) has joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, in Sarasota as a senior accountant in the International Tax segment. 
  • Rich Grieder ('10, Accounting) was appointed as the manager of management reporting at Sealed Air Corporation. The company is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Anthony Morrison ('11, Business Administration) works at CNN in New York and was promoted to associate producer for its morning show, "New Day." Morrison is also frequently found behind the lens as his photography company, Anthony Morrison Photography, is fast becoming a go-to for PR and fashion clients at New York's Fashion Week events.
  • James Hansen ('11, MAcc) was promoted to senior in the in the Assurance Services practice doing financial statement audits for Ernst & Young. 
  • Megan Blizard ('12, Marketing & Management) is now the traffic coordinator at FKQ Advertising + Marketing.
  • Chris Coomer ('13, International Business) joined Sentinel Background Checks as director of business development. The company is a global provider of background screening services in Brandon.
  • Alvaro Ruiz ('13, Finance) has been hired as an analyst on the Investment Finance team at Citi Private Bank in Miami.
  • Tirey Williams ('14, Marketing) has joined Choice Marketing in downtown Tampa.

May 2015

  • John Roy ('75, Management) joined the Bank of Tampa as a senior vice president and talent management director.
  • Kevin Bakewell ('86, Management) was appointed chief volunteer officer association chair on the national board of Prevent Blindness. Bakewell is the senior vice president and chief public affairs officer for AAA-The Auto Club Group.
  • Conrad "Chuck" Kearns ('89, MBA) was appointed president of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, the nation's largest advocacy group for emergency medical service practitioners.
  • Jim Gosset ('98, MBA) has joined the Tampa Bay WaVE's First Wave Accelerator mentor team. Gosset is chief operating officer for SCTC, a risk mitigation company for the petrochemical industry, and a member of the USF Connect Council of Professionals.
  • Jennifer Monahan ('93, Business Administration) has published two books: "My First Three Husbands," and "An American in Oz – Discovering the Island Continent of Australia," which won a 2011 global Ebook Award in the action/adventure non-fiction category.
  • Domingo "Mitch" Hernandez ('03, MAcc) has been elected president of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg. A CPA and owner of Mitch Hernandez Accounting and Tax Services, Hernandez has served for the club's board since 2009.
  • Brenda Jacobsen ('01, MBA) was featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal for her accomplishments as CEO at Lakeside Occupational Medical Center in Central Florida. She previously served as Lakeside's chief's financial officer.
  • Nicola Peterson ('06, Business Administration) joined accounting firm Shinn & Co. of Bradenton as an audit principal.
  • Garret Shinn ('08, Accounting) was promoted to partner at Shinn & Co. LLC accounting firm in Bradenton.
  • Michael Smith ('08, Finance) has been appointed as the new director for investor relations at Vectrus Inc., a $1.1 billion government service provider. Smith will be working at the company's headquarters in Colorado Springs.
    Alan Veitengruber ('07, Economics) joined CBIZ MHM LLC, the financial services division of CBIZ Inc. with offices in Tampa, as a transaction advisory project lead.
  • Ben Williams ('08, Economics) became a deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Williams is a former USF football player.
  • Travis Arango ('11, Economics) co-authored an article that was recently published in Bloomberg BNA, which provides news and information to professionals in business, law, and government.
  • Darren Hubay ('12, Accounting), joined CBIZ MHM LLC, the financial services division of CBIZ Inc., in Tampa as a tax associate.
  • Shannon Addington ('15, Marketing) has been hired at Greenway Health to work in inside sales.
  • Leah Bebey ('15, Marketing) has been appointed at Lilly Pulitzer International Mall as its new manager.
  • Marcela Duarte Saavedra ('15, Business Administration) has been hired at Kuehne and Nagel as their Export Logistics Coordinator.
  • Fabian Hernandez ('15, MIS) has accepted a software consulting position from Sogeti starting on June 15.
  • Joel Asirvatham Jesudoss ('15, MS in MIS) has accepted a full time offer from Deloitte for the position of solution engineer.
  • Jordan Moyes ('15, Management) is now part of the First Command Financial team as he accepted a financial planner position with the company.
  • Joseph Nestor ('15, Business Administration) is going to work full time as an operations analyst at JPMorgan Chase in Tampa starting in July.
  • Natalie Pearson ('15, Finance) will be traveling on behalf of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, as a collegiate leadership consultant after graduation.
  • Sarah Schmidt ('15, MIS) has been hired at Lockheed Martin as a systems engineer associate.

February 2015

  • Jack Robb ('82, Finance) has been named a mortgage loan originator at Cadence Bank, bringing 30 years of industry experience to the company.
  • Donna Henson ('96, Finance and Accounting) joined Shinn & Company CPA Firm as its audit manager.
  • Randy Thorton ('00, Finance) has joined York Risk Service Group, a premier national provider of claims-management, as president of risk control.
  • Jill M.H. Notz, ('04, MBA) was named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal's "Up & Comers" roster recently. Notz works for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a financial strategy and business operations leader.
  • Jake Schoolfield ('07, Finance) joined the Sunshine State Bank as vice president, commercial lending officer. In his role, Schoolfield will be responsible for business development in the Tampa area.
  • Aysegul Timur ('07, PhD in Business Administration) was selected as the new professor of economics and program chairman for business administration and public administration at Hodges University.
  • Daniel Ramsey ('08 BS in Finance), a financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, has completed the requirements to earn the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation.
  • Briana Giganti ('09, MBA) joined Sunshine State Bank as vice president, credit administration.
  • Jose C. Jarquin ('13, BS in Marketing), was assigned as the Americas product manager, Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data.

January 2015

  • Vey Weaver ('77, Business) was inducted into Greyhound Hall of Fame in Abilene, Kan., this past October.
  • Jay Phillips ('88, Master of Accountancy) was recently selected by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation to serve on its People with Parkinson's Advisory Council.
  • Chuck Chucri ('92, BA Finance) qualified to attend The Prudential Insurance Co. of America's Sunshine State Agency's prestigious President's Conference recently held in Maui, Hawaii.
  • Jason Morris ('93, MBA) current SVP/GM at Techtronic Industries, has launched a new range of hand tools under the HART brand.
  • Constance ('95, Accounting) joined the Stahl Consulting Group located in Central Florida.
  • Douglas Stein ('96, Finance) was elected president of the National Home Service Contract Association in Florida.
  • Meredith Zdon ('98, Accounting), COO of Power Design in St. Petersburg, was recently featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal for her work in job creation within the company.
  • Brian Lamb ('98, Accounting), president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, has recently been elected vice chair of USF's board of trustees.
  • Aprel Phelps Downey ('01, Marketing), has published her first book, Mending the Broken Parts, an inspirational self-help book for overcoming challenges in everyday life.
  • Chris Harden ('07, MBA), has cofounded and education toy startup in Orlando called TROBO, The Storytelling Robot.

December 2014

  • Jennifer Closshey ('76, Marketing) produced "An Evergreen Christmas," which premieres Dec. 21 on Netflix.
  • Aline Maurer Smith ('86, Accounting) has been named chief operating officer for Bush Ross PA in Tampa.

October 2014

  • Tony La Russa ('69, Management) was hired as the Chief Baseball Officer by the Arizona Diamondbacks. La Russa, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, is a three-time World Series champion and has 33 years of baseball management experience.
  • Rhea Law ('77, Management) has been appointed to the board of Enterprise Florida Inc., a public-private partnership that works to expand the state's economy through job creation. Law is also chair of the Florida offices of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Fowler White Boggs.
  • Wendy Beck ('87, Accounting) was appointed to the board of directors of At Home, a home décor superstore. Beck will also serve as chair of the audit committee. She brings more than 25 years of experience to the company in the finance and operations fields.
  • John Polson ('87, Finance) was appointed to the management committee of Fisher & Phillips LLP's Irvine office. Polson represents employers and staffing industry clients in the area of labor and employment law.
  • Scott Boyd ('96, Marketing) was promoted to senior assistant vice president in human resources at Amica Mutual Insurance Company in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Michael Giles ('91, Accounting) was promoted to partner at Crowe Harwath LLP in Tampa.
  • Rich Heruska ('99, Business) is co-founder of AirHeads Trampoline Area, which was recognized as a 2014 Certificate of Excellence winner by TripAdvisor. This certification is given to the top 10 percent of attractions worldwide.
  • Tiffany Ingram ('09, Marketing) was hired as branch manager of Synovus Bank, one of the largest community banks in the southeast.
  • Karen L. Moore ('08, MIS) was promoted to data analytics manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Tyler Johnson ('13, Business Economics) accepted a public relations and communications assistant position at Elevate, Inc., a strategic business development consulting firm.
  • Denise Marton Menendez ('14, Economics) received the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, with which she plans to attend the Korbel School of International Studies to study global trade, finance, and economic integration.
  • Joshua Varon ('14, International Business) was recently featured on the Tampa Tribune's website for the work of his company, Viviza, in importing Peruvian pisco into the Tampa Bay area.

September 2014

  • John Martucci ('79, Business Administration & Marketing) has joined NetDocuments as senior account manager. Martucci has more than 25 years of law firm technology sales and management experience.
  • Kimberly Ross ('92, Accounting) has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company. Ross previously worked as executive vice president and CFO of Avon Products, Inc. She will begin her new role on October 22.
  • Eileen A. Sarris ('92, Accounting) has been awarded the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive of the Year recognition by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals. Sarris will be honored at the organization's trade show in New Orleans in October.
  • Michael Walker ('96, Marketing) has been appointed chief financial officer for Allen & Company of Florida Inc. Walker joined the investment firm in '99 as a client services associate.
  • Gina Balducci ('01, International Studies & Economics) has joined Lincoln Financial Distributors as a retirement plan specialist covering the western San Francisco Bay Area and northwest California. Balducci has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry.
  • Jakub Kowalczyk ('01, Marketing) has been appointed branch sales manager for Purolator International for the Minneapolis/ Twin Cities region. Kowalczyk has nearly 15 years of sales and management experience, and will be responsible for generating new sales and supporting existing customers.
  • Kelly Talamo ('01, Accounting) has been elected as treasurer of the board of directors for the American Business Women's Association. Talamo is the marketing director of Myers, Brettholtz & Company.
  • Kristy Terenzio ('11, Finance) has joined Boyd Insurance & Investment Services as an account executive. Terenzio will focus on financial services and benefits.
  • Steven Fage ('12, Entrepreneurship) was honored by Tampa Bay Technology Forum as a finalist in the Young Professional of the Year category. Fage is the founder of 5 Nines Automation, an industrial robotics, automation, and plastics manufacturing technology provider.
  • Andrea Spina ('12, Accounting) has accepted a position with Citi as a project analyst 2.
  • Matthew Casey ('13, Accounting & Finance) has accepted a position with Logan Circle Partners as a junior research analyst.
  • Brittany Evans ('13, MBA) has been promoted to marketing services manager at Cox Media Group.
  • Amanda Tappan ('13, Management & Marketing) has accepted a position with Life Improvement Media Group as marketing manager. Tappan will handle social media management for the multimedia company's clients.
  • Ileana Ebanks ('14, Marketing) has joined Tower, a Cayman Islands-based marketing and communications firm, as a junior client services representative. Ebanks was an intern at the company in 2013.
  • Jodi McFarlane ('14, Marketing & Management) has been hired by ConnectWise as lead management coordinator. McFarlane will work with the sales and marketing departments of the software solutions company.

August 2014

  • Ram Kancharla ('85, '87, Business Administration, MBA) has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. Kancharla is currently the vice president of planning and development for Port Tampa Bay.
  • Kirby Salgado ('87, Finance) has joined Aaron's, Inc. as vice president of merchandising. He will focus on sourcing and cost efficiency for the company.
  • Stacy Prouty ('89, Business) was recently hired as chief operating officer for the Institute for the Ages. She will oversee day-to-day operations of the organization.
  • Tami Cindrich ('96,'97, Accounting) has become a Certified Healthcare Business Consultant. She will work with administrators and physicians to provide efficiency and management solutions.
  • Gamal Megherfi ('97, Finance) was named vice president and retail branch manager of HomeBanc N.A.
  • Brian Lamb ('98, Accounting) has been elected vice chair of USF's board of trustees.
  • Mary Pocengal ('02, Accounting) has been hired as an audit manager at PDR Certified Public Accountants. Pocengal has eight years of experience in offering assurance services to clients in various industries.
  • Ryan Radigan ('05, Accounting & Management) was promoted to credit administration manager at HomeBanc N.A.
  • Josh Bloom ('07, '08, Accounting) has been promoted to supervisor of BlumShapiro's accounting and auditing department. The company is the largest regional accounting, tax, and business consulting firm based in New England.
  • David Cumberland ('08, Accounting) has joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co., certified public accountants, as a tax supervisor. The company is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida.
  • Brittany Evans ('09, Marketing & Management; '13, MBA) has been promoted to marketing manager at Cox Media Group. In addition to her expanding role, she will be responsible for hiring marketing interns for the department.
  • Candace Davison ('10, Business Administration) has been named web editor for O, The Oprah Magazine. She works in the New York City area.
  • Kelly Hunt ('10, Management) has joined Wallace Welch & Willingham as a commercial insurance marketing manager.
  • Michael Sasso ('10, MBA) has been hired by Bloomberg News to cover airlines out of its Atlanta bureau. Sasso has worked for The Tampa Tribune for 11 years, where he covered economic development and commercial real estate.
  • Michelle D'Aquino ('11, Marketing) was hired by Unique Digital as an inside sales representative. Unique Digital specializes in data storage and management.
  • Eric Holland ('11, Business Economics; '14, Sport & Entertainment Management) has been hired as the coordinator of analytics at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Marisa Varian ('11, Finance) has been promoted to financial analyst at Foodbuy, LLC. Varian is responsible for providing decision support to management through analysis and reporting.
  • Blaine Dedenbach ('12, Marketing) joined Paychex as a small business consultant. Dedenbach will be presenting Paychex services and products to small business clients.
  • Nick Vojnovic ('12, MBA) has expanded his Little Greek Restaurant chain into three new markets, including one in Texas. There are 13 Little Greek locations in the Tampa Bay area.
  • Ryan Dierberg ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has been hired as a sales associate for the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Diana Devitt ('13, Marketing) was hired as a marketing assistant at the Home Shopping Network. Devitt was a 25 under 25 honoree in 2013.
  • Abhyona Grant ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has become a member relations specialist with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Jamie Grant ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has accepted a position with Wasserman Media Group working in New York.
  • Katie Hatch ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has joined the new NBA D-league team the Westchester Knicks. She is now the director of marketing and public relations for the team.
  • Eric Holland ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has been hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a coordinator of analytics, responsible for analyzing
  • José Jarquín ('14, Marketing) has accepted a position with TechData, an IT distributor, as the Americas product manager for Cisco Solutions Group.
  • Allae Kartit ('14, Finance & Economics) has been hired as an actuarial analyst at New York Life, and will begin his career there after traveling overseas this summer.
  • Kyle Kortum ('14, Management Information Systems & Finance) has been hired as IT project manager for Verizon.
  • Michael Lambert ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has accepted a position at North American Sports group. He is the director of Florida for the organization.
  • Rebecca Maltbie ('14, Marketing & Management) has accepted a claims adjuster position with USAA and will begin working there this summer.
  • Jagadeeson Mariappan ('14, Executive MBA) has been hired as a project executive for IBM, constructing partnerships between clients, IBM, vendors, and subcontractors. He is also launching his own start-up, V-Curious Systems, which aims to provide medical professionals, patients, and consumers with wearable sensor products for wellness and medical applications.
  • Josh Momberg ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has been hired as a sales, service, and analytics specialist for the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Lauren Natalie ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has joined the Tampa Bay Sports Commission as an event development institute coordinator.
  • Stephen Neldner ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has been hired by Feld Entertainment as a marketing analyst.
  • Charles Poliseno ('14, Business Economics) has been hired at Axis Group LLC, a master general agency for professional employer organizations. He will work as an assistant account manager working with a variety of businesses for PEO services.
  • Amanda Puccinelli ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has joined the Tampa Bay Lightning after working as a resident for the organization.
  • Peter Redfern ('14, Executive MBA) has been promoted to Canadian sales leader for Tyco Integrated Fire & Security. Redfern was previously a national sales manager with Tyco Simplex Grinnell.
  • Matt Schick ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has been hired as an assistant event manager for the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California near Los Angeles.
  • Justin Tewey ('14, Business Administration) has accepted a position with Techtronic Industries as a field sales representative.
  • Gregg Williams ('14, Sport & Entertainment MBA) has accepted a position with Anthony Travel, an NCAA partner that coordinates athletic travel.
  • Jeannine Yawn ('14, Marketing) has been hired by the Home Shopping Network as a digital merchandise assistant, pursing her Business Honors Program research in consumer engagement in the fashion industry.

 

May 2014

  • Glenn Adams ('85, Accounting) has been appointed executive partner of Holland & Knight’s Orlando office. He will oversee management of the office while continuing his corporate practice. Adams is also president of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association and is on the board of directors of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission.
  • Jason Gurahoo ('86, MBA) has been named chief financial officer of EMQ FamiliesFirst, the largest children’s behavioral health provider in the western United States. He will oversee accounting and finance for the agency.
  • Deborah Garringer ('87, Accounting; 88, Accountancy MA) has been appointed chief financial officer at Sims Crane & Equipment Co., which specializes in construction and industrial project equipment.
  • Somnath Bhattacharya ('94, PhD Business Administration) has been appointed dean to the St. Thomas University business school in Miami, Florida.
  • Kristin Darby ('96, Accounting & Management Information Systems) has been appointed chief information officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In this position, she will be the principal architect of the organization’s hardware and software applications, data infrastructure, security informatics, and technology support services.
  • Robert Wachob ('98, Accounting; 01, MBA, Business Administration) has been promoted to vice president of accounting for ETCO Incorporated, a manufacturer of stamped medical electrical components. He was formerly the director of accounting for the company’s Florida and Rhode Island facilities.
  • Steven Botelho ('99, Finance) has been named as acting assistant to the Sarasota county administrator. He is currently the financial chief of the organization, supervising the county’s budget process and planning. His new responsibilities include overseeing information technology and human resource services.
  • Jason Scolaro ('03, Management Information Systems; 12, MBA) has been hired as Hillsborough County’s coordinator for process improvement and automation. He will be working in the fiscal and support services department.
  • Nina Plotkina-Mahadeo ('04, Accounting) has been hired as an accountant for Kenneth Jarvis PLLC. She has more than 11 years of accounting and tax experience, and is a certified fraud examiner.
  • Michelle Mohr Hange ('07, Business Management) has been named director of marketing for Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic. She previously served as the clinic’s outreach coordinator.
  • Karl Weber ('12, EMBA) has been hired as quality consultant for American Contractors Insurance Group, a Bermuda-based insurance group. He works in the Dallas area.
  • Matt Foreman ('13, Business Management) has been hired at Nickel Communications. He is the director of the agency’s Creative Cultivation project.
  • Mugdha Kadam ('13, Management Information Systems) was named fourth in the world in the IBM Master the Mainframe competing contest. She competed against thousands of other students over the course of three months at tasks the company called its biggest and toughest ever.
  • Jenna Withrow ('14, MBA) has been hired by BST global as manager of digital marketing. She will be responsible for the company's website, social media, digital advertising, and email marketing campaigns and will work at conferences in Australia and Brazil in the upcoming months.

January 2014

  • Mike LaPan ('81, Management) was recognized as the 2013 Bernie Little Sports Executive of the Year for Polk County. LaPan is the executive director of the Lakeland Center, and has served as executive director and president of the Sun Dome and on the USF Alumni Association Board of Directors.
  • Bradley Boyer ('85, Management) was appointed vice president of sales and marketing at Cody Consulting Services, a Philadelphia management consulting firm.
  • Eric Hoyer ('86, MBA) has been appointed as licensed real estate associate of forestry and timber at CBC Saunders Real Estate Forestry Group and Natural Resource Planning.
  • Jeremy Bradshaw ('93, Marketing) was recently appointed regional sales manager at Environmental Compliance Services, Inc.
  • Chris Pflueger ('00, MBA) was promoted to regional vice president of franchise sales at RE/MAX.
  • Michael Sink ('01, Finance) has been promoted to partner at Perkins Coie. He is a member of the firm's appellate, privacy & security and investigations & white collar defense practices. Sink has also earned the firm's prestigious Pro Bono Leadership Award.
  • M.W. "Larry" McLaren ('02, Finance) has been named president of Englewood Bank & Trust. McLaren's background is in commercial lending, serving most recently as vice president- senior commercial lender.
  • Mark Coffie ('06, Finance) has been appointed vice president of commercial lending at Bay Cities Bank.
  • Brian Richter ('07, Finance) was appointed director of golf/ assistant general manager at The Eagles Golf Club.
  • Andrea Reyes ('12, Finance) was recently promoted to private risk management relationship manager at Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, an independent insurance brokerage firm based in Tampa.

December 2013

  • John Avery ('78, Business Administration) has joined the University Park office of RE/MAX Alliance group as a sales associate.
  • Martin Garcia ('78, Accounting) was reappointed to a four-year term on the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. Garcia is also managing director of Pinehill Capital Partners Inc. and has served on the board of governors of the Florida Bar Association.
  • Jeffrey Tanner ('80, Finance) was appointed senior vice president of investment sales and leasing at NAI Realvest. Tanner is a veteran commercial property broker with more than 30 years of commercial broker experience.
  • Mike Gallentine ('87, Accounting) has been appointed senior vice president of investor relations for Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., a media developer. Gallentine's responsibilities include creating and maintaining relationships with financial analysts and communicating with domestic and international shareholders and investment communities.
  • Gary Henry ('88, Business Administration) has been named Colorado's Procurement Technical Assistance Center's executive director. PTAC supports more than 4,000 Colorado businesses.
  • Randall Smith ('91, Business Administration) was promoted to director of construction at Lennar in Tampa. Smith will be responsible for hiring and supervising construction staff as well as maintaining trade partner relations.
  • Robert Fleischmann ('92, Business Administration) has been promoted to vice president of BB&T Mortgage from mortgage loan officer.
  • Stacey Efaw ('93, Management and '99, MBA) has created local upcycling accessory company Flip Market. The business uses vintage fabrics to create bags, totes, and leather goods. Efaw also serves as the executive director of the nonprofit Emergency Care Help Organization. The company employs three single moms who needed an opportunity to earn extra income.
  • Daniel Murdock ('95, Accounting) has been appointed deputy chief accountant with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He will head the office's accounting group, working to advise the commission on auditing and accounting matters and working closely with private sector accounting bodies.
  • Bryan Benak ('97, EMBA) has been promoted to vice president and general manager of U.S. operations for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC. The company is a leading provider of HVAC services in North America.
  • Tyra Read ('97, Business Administration) has received an AV preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell. The rating is based on lawyers' legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication, and legal experience. Read is also a published author and serves on several leadership committees.
  • Dan Jenkins ('01, MBA) has been invited to speak to the Edison Inventors club at the Thomas Edison Museum in March of 2014. He will discuss marketing principles as well as Steve Jobs' early years. Jenkins currently runs his own industrial marketing and research business, Grapple Hook.
  • Thomas Jackson IV ('07, Management Information Systems) recently accepted a position with Hillsborough County as principal business analyst.
  • Kayla Richmond ('10, Management & Political Science) has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt PA as an associate. She will be practicing in the area of divorce, marital, and family law.
  • Donald Smith ('10, EMBA) has been recognized as an under 40 "up and comer" of Tampa Bay. Smith is the director of facilities environmental & safety at Yara North America.
  • Pedro Gomez ('11, Business Economics, Accounting, Statistics) has been awarded the KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to pursue a doctoral degree at Northwestern University.
  • Chris Grosser ('11, Marketing) has been hired at Naples Luxury Imports as the marketing & online inventory manager, overseeing six brands and developing social media marketing efforts. Chris also runs his own photography business.
  • Ingrid Mary Poole ('11, Accounting & Finance) has joined Warren Averett, the No. 1 pacesetter in growth among U.S. top 100 CPA firms.
  • Reuben Pressman ('11, Entrepreneurship) received the Rising Star Award at the Tampa Bay Technology Forum's 10th Annual Industry Achievement Awards. Pressman also co-founded Awesome St. Petersburg, Swings Tampa Bay, Reuben & Hunter, and Check I'm Here.
  • Nicklaus Augeri ('12, Marketing) currently has over 100 investors for his Snapback Slim Wallet from the United States, Singapore, and Chile.
  • Vladimir Cakareski ('12, Finance) travels as a Tour Business Manager with Feld Entertainment. Cakareski was offered the position after completing an internship with the company while pursuing his undergraduate degree.
  • Ryan Franco ('12, Marketing & Management) has opened Dos Manos Latin Diner with his brother and chef, Rick Franco. The restaurant opened in September and is located on South Parsons Avenue in Brandon.
  • Sean Smith ('12, MBA) has joined Agropur Ingredients as director of strategic sourcing. Smith will work to reduce costs and streamline supply chain processes.
  • Kevin VanUs ('13, Management Information Systems) has accepted a position with IBM as a systems analyst consultant consulting for the U.S. Department of Defense. VanUs studied abroad in India, training with Infosys, an information technology company.
  • Samantha Lutz ('13, Finance & Psychology) joined the marketing department at TAG Alliances. She attended the TAG Alliances 29th International Conference in Munich, Germany, assisting with the management of the three-day event.

November 2013

  • Michael Marder ('75, Finance) , co-founder of Marder Greenspoon, has opened his newest firm in Tampa. Marder's practice will be moving to a new space in the SunTrust Financial Centre downtown.
  • Jeffrey Foster ('85, Accounting) has been named as executive vice president and chief financial officer of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. He was previously the company's chief accounting officer, and has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry.
  • Terrance Anderson Jr. ('99, Business Administration) was promoted to shareholder at Florida-based law firm GrayRobinson.
  • Demelza Hays ('12, Business Economics) was accepted to the Toulouse School of Economics in Toulouse, France. Hays studied the Punjabi and Hindi languages in India under the Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. State Department.
  • Kristen Keese ('12, Marketing), a research analyst at Nielsen, has won the company's Watch All-Star award for media analytics. Keese was one of USF's 25 under 25 award recipients and has since worked in New York City and Los Angeles supporting some of Nielsen's largest clients.
  • Ashley Robinson ('12, Marketing) has accepted a position with Triad Retail Media as an account manager. Her responsibilities include managing media campaigns and developing targeted sales presentations.
  • Arian Howard ('13, Finance) has joined Morgan Stanley as an operations analyst in New York City. Howard was a part of the Muma College of Business Corporate Mentor Program and Student Managed Investment Fund.

October 2013

  • Kevin McBride ('76 , Marketing and Management) has been promoted to president of Airgas South Region. He was previously vice president of business development for Airgas Merchant Gases. Airgas is one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and hardgoods.
  • Yvonne Berry ('77, Accounting) has been selected as chief financial officer and vice president for Saint Joseph's College. She has served in financial leadership roles at Rollins College and Florida State University.
  • Robert J. Goetz ('79, MBA) has been hired as the director of the Small Business Development Center/Veterans Business Outreach Center at Gulf Coast State College. Goetz also writes the column "Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy" for Community College Entrepreneur Quarterly.
  • Juan Cocuy ('80, Accounting) has been appointed to the board of governors of Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida's largest property insurer. He is also a board member of the United Way of Palm Beach County, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, and the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Foundation.
  • Arnie Bellini ('82, MBA) was recently the 50th person over 50 years in age to complete a solo swim of the English Channel. He is just the 1335th person to swim the Channel alone. Bellini is the CEO of ConnectWise, a computer software company.
  • Jack Clark ('82, MBA) has been appointed to oversee growth of The Colony Group's Florida offices. The Colony Group is one of the fastest growing registered investment advisers in the country. Clark holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
  • David Terrell ('84, MBA) has joined Ball State University as the director of Economic Development Policy. He was previously the senior advisor to Indiana's lieutenant governor.
  • Ken Podlin ('85, Management) was appointed as National Sales Director of Bonded Builders Warranty Group. He will oversee daily sales operations for the new-home builder warranty company. He was previously regional vice president of American Land Lease.
  • Joseph B. Volpe III ('85, Information Systems Technology) has joined the board of directors of Liaison Technologies. He is also an investment principal for Merck Global Health Innovation Group, overseeing its evergreen health technology fund. His experience includes technology innovation in consumer, medical device, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical fields. Volpe has coordinated business development opportunities in the IT healthcare arena and worked with military systems and robotics.
  • Jeremy Wensinger ('89, MBA) has been named president of US Investigation Services Global Security & Solutions division, the largest commercial provider of background investigations to the federal government. Wensinger previously served as chief operating officer of GTSI and as chairman and president of Cobham Defense Systems.
  • Scott Dickler ('90, Accounting) has filled a new position at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. He will serve as vice president and general manager of senior products. Dickler is also a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Associations and is a Certified Healthcare Insurance Executive.
  • Charles W Lucas ('90, MBA) has been appointed to the board of directors of Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative. He is currently president of the Florida division of King Ranch, where he oversees agricultural operations.
  • Blake Guillory ('91, MBA) has been approved by the South Florida Water Management District to become its new executive director. He is the current director of the Southwest Florida district and a former executive at major engineering firms that specialize in water projects.
  • Joseph Low III ('93, MBA) recently spoke at Southeast Missouri State University about a book he co-wrote with his wife, Claudia, titled "They Don't Speak Spanish in Brazil." The book explores intercultural communication for foreigners who live and conduct business in Brazil. Low also has a consulting firm, and is a commercial director for SFE in Action.
  • Daniel Murdock ('95, Accounting) has been appointed as a deputy chief accountant in the SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant. He will head the office's accounting group, which advises the commission on auditing matters and works with private sector accounting bodies.
  • Daniel James Scott ('00, Marketing; '02, MBA; '06, Entrepreneurship) was named Small Business Advocate of the Year for 2013 by the Small Business Association South Florida Office. Scott is co-founder of the 2013 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Gary Garbelman ('01, Marketing) has accepted a position with Midwest Precision, Inc. specializing in sales, marketing, and value-added steel processing.
  • David Reali ('09, Accounting) was promoted to Tax Supervisor at CS&L CPAs. Reali is also an alumni of the Leadership Manatee program, and serves on the board of directors for Manatee Children's Services and Junior Leadership Manatee. He has also served on the planning committee for the annual University of South Florida Accounting Conference and is a member of the American Legion.
  • Kinga Huse ('09, Accounting) has been promoted to Tax Supervisor at CS&L CPAs. Huse is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Florida Institute of CPAs, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is also on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Sarasota County.
  • Dean Mirabella ('93, Economics) has been appointed president and general manager for the Florida and Caribbean markets for Cigna, a global health service company. Mirabella has served as the company's vice president of sales and account management for Florida.
  • Chuck Chucri ('92, Finance) has received the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael the Archangel Assembly. He has been given the title of "Sir Knight" of the Order. Chucri is a chartered life underwriter, financial consultant, and a fellow of the Life Management Institute.
  • Jessica Marquetti ('09, International Business) has been hired by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Safety and Sanitation Specialist.
  • Ferdian Jap ('07, entrepreneurship) has been named director of development for the Gasparilla International Film Festival. He will oversee annual fundraising and donor relations efforts. Jap is also a managing partner with Big City Events.
  • Brenda Kenny ('07, Accounting) has accepted a position with SK Financial CPA, LLC as the company's government contracting accounting specialist. Kenny has nine years of accounting experience, as well as experience in healthcare and small business budgetary preparation.
  • Ashleigh Gallant ('09, Marketing) has been hired by Florida Hospital Tampa as a marketing and communications contractor dealing with internal communications, physician marketing, and event communications.
  • Alexandria Davis ('10, Finance and Accounting) has passed the Certified Public Accountant license exam, and works as a tax staff accountant at CS&L CPA. She is also the treasurer of SISTAH, a local women's empowerment group.
  • Genine Morton ('10, Marketing) has accepted a position at Gerdau Long Steel North America in Tampa.
  • Anthony Morrison ('11, Business Administration) has accepted an offer from CNN as a production assistant for the morning show New Day.
  • Demelza Hays ('12, Economics) has been accepted to the Toulouse School of Economics in Toulouse, France. Since graduating USF, she has travelled through south and central Asia.
  • Steven Hillis ('12, Management Information Systems) A current student in the master's in Management Information Systems, Hillis has accepted a position with Convergence Consulting Group as part of the company's BO Data Services team.
  • Lt. Col. Md. Shawkat Osman ('12, MBA) was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and posted as the commanding officer of 32 BIR, the Bangladesh Infantry Regiment.
  • Ravi Dhanwani ('12, Management Information Systems) has accepted a position at Nielsen in Chicago. He is a consultant specializing in computer software.
  • Chafik Abdellaoui ('13, MBA) recently founded Pretty Argan, an organic cosmetics company which uses the kernel of the argan tree in all-natural products. He also operates Prettymanagement.com, a customer and inventory management service for beauty and spa businesses.
  • Chris Gryniewicz ('13, Finance) has joined Manning & Napier Advisors as an equity research assistant.
  • Ross O'Bryan ('13, Finance and International Business) has accepted a position with Tamarac Inc. as an operations associate.
  • George Papadeas ('13, Business Administration and Marketing) has accepted a position with Target as executive team leader in guest experience, located in Sarasota.
  • Kristina Placeres ('13, Business Management) has joined Preferred Travel of Naples as an executive assistant.

August 2013

  • Ernest Clark ('79, Finance) was appointed by the East Aurora School Board to be the director of business.
  • Stephanie E. Goforth ('82, Business Management) was appointed head of Northern Trust's west region of Florida, from Naples to Tampa Bay.
  • Scott Wiley ('84, Management Information Systems) is now the senior vice president of products and programs at Numerex Corp.
  • Nimish Doshi ('88, Finance) was appointed by Northrop Grumman Corporation as vice president, business management, and chief financial officer for the company's Technical Services sector.
  • Melanie McField ('00, Business Administration, Management Information Systems) was appointed by the Tourism Attraction Board as the new executive director for the Pirates Week office.
  • Scott Brown ('03, Management Information Systems) is the legislative office and web administrator for the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Dr. Galen Eversole ('06, Executive MBA for Physicians) has joined Ageology, a premier anti-aging medicine company.
  • Elspeth Spransy ('10, MBA) was promoted by Mortgage Contracting Services ('MSC) to vice president of vendor management.
  • Evie Chitty ('11, Executive MBA) is now the Wal-Mart market manager in Broward County, where she oversees store operations for eight stores.

April 2013

  • B. Terry Aidman ('69, Accounting) recently joined the corporate advisory board of Celestar Corporation.
  • Michael K. Hammond ('81, Accounting) was hired by Atlanta-based accounting firm Moore Colson as director of risk advisory & compliance services in the business assurance practice, a newly created role.
  • Paul Hester ('03, Executive MBA), the owner of Be Medispa in Kentucky, opened a second location in Lexington Green, Ky.
  • Marc Karimi ('04, Finance) is joining the National Iranian American Council's ambassador program in the California Bay Area, serving as a liaison between the local Iranian-American community and the council's national efforts. He currently serves as vice president of commercial banking at Bank of the West.

March 2013

  • Tristan Chapman ('89, MBA) was recently appointed to serve on Edison State College's Board of trustees.

February 2013

  • Mitchel J. Laskey ('72, BA Accounting and Marketing) was appointed to the board of directors as chairman of IZEA, Inc., the pioneer of Social Media Sponsorship.
  • Ron Sanders ('73, BA) was recently promoted to be vice president of the strategy and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition, he has been named to two prestigious "blue ribbon" commissions: a National Academies of Science Panel on professionalizing the nation's cyber workforce, and a congressionally mandated panel of the National Academy of Public Administration assessing the impact of the STOCK Act.
  • Robert Graves ('86, MBA) received the Dale Carnegie North American Rookie of the Year Award and also was inducted into the $300,000 Sales club.
  • Gary S. Titus ('87, BA accounting) was appointed to the board of directors by ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. He is currently the vice President and chief financial officer of SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ken Giacobbe ('94, MBA) has been named chief financial officer of Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions ('EPS) business group.
  • Joe Ayoub ('00, MS Accounting) was sworn in as the mayor of Safety Harbor, Fla. He was first elected to the City Commission in 2007.
  • Ryan Fulmer ('03, Accounting, and 10, Marketing) practices auditing and assurance services at Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants. He has recently passed all four parts of the CPA exam to obtain the designation of a certified public accountant.
  • Jonathan Solomon ('09, MS Entrepreneurship) was recently accepted into the Entrepreneurs' Organization ('EO). He is the president of his company, SollyCo, which specializes in product development and distribution.
  • Mariano Moronta ('06, BA Finance) is the project manager and Latin America production support lead for the Anti Money Laundering Division at Citi.
  • Sunny Bokhari ('12, MBA and MS Finance) was recently offered a full-time position as a financial analyst in the Finance Division at Goldman Sachs in New York.
  • Anthony Gaenzle ('12, MS Marketing) recently accepted the position of online media strategist at EnVeritas Group.

November 2012

  • Michael Manning ('89, MBA) was appointed as chief financial officer of the AGC Composites & Aerostructures Group.
  • Lorna Kibbey ('93, MBA) of Kibbey Leadership Solutions accepted a position to serve on the National Advisors for Chapters of the American Society for Training & Development for a three-year term. The chapter is charged with providing strategic direction and leadership in the development and support of training and development chapters and members.
  • John A. Fallon ('98, Executive MBA) was appointed to Insulet Corporation's board of directors. A leading health management expert, Fallon's career includes 25 years of experience in health management, overlapping with two decades of clinical practice in internal medicine.
  • Nancy Harper ('01, Accounting) accepted a grant accountant position with Florida Home Partnership, Inc. She is responsible for accounts payable, bank account reconciliations, cash receipts and deposits, payroll processing, accounts receivable, project report.
  • Sage Kamiya ('06, MBA), currently the Manatee County Deputy Director of Traffic Management, was named Transportation Engineer of the Year by the Florida Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals.
  • Jay Taylor ('08, MBA in Finance and Marketing) is Founder & CEO of Leverage Digital Media, a Tampa-based digital marketing agency that specializes in search engine marketing and custom web development for small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Anthony Morrison ('11, Business Administration) accepted an internship in the licensing and syndication department for the LIFE Picture Collection, part of TIME, Inc. in New York City.
  • Jacri Stubbs ('12, Marketing) recently accepted a position in New York City with GHG Pharmaceutical, a division of Grey Advertising.

October 2012

  • Mike LaPan ('81, Management) was named as the 2012 Bernie Little Sports Executive of the Year for Polk County. LaPan is currently executive director of The Lakeland Center.
  • David M Caldevilla ('84, Finance and Business Administration) is a shareholder in the firm of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. He is a board certified appellate lawyer and has practiced law for more than 20 years.
  • Mike Brennan ('84, Accounting) was promoted to managing partner of the Tampa office of Ernst & Young. He previously was a partner.
  • Starr Hutchings Purdue ('87, MBA) joined her family's business and is now the funeral director at Hutchings Funeral Home.
  • John M. Polson ('87, Finance) was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013, a guide of lawyers that is based on a peer-review survey of more than 36,000 attorneys.
  • Jeff Knott ('91, MBA) is the president and CEO of Millennium Weavers for the U.S., Latin America, Caribbean and Canada. Millennium Weavers is a new global business model for global branding and expansion.
  • Brian Campbell ('93, Accounting) joined Hillsborough Community College as an accounting services officer. He also serves on the USF Alumni Association Board of Directors.
  • Domingo Vazquez ('98, Marketing) joined the Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services executive team with a promotion to vice president, corporate strategy & planning.
  • John Janick ('03, MBA) was named president and chief operating officer at Interscope Geffen A&M. Janick joined the company after sixteen years spent running the highly regarded indie label he co-founded, Fueled By Ramen, where artists such as Fall Out Boy, fun., Paramore, and Panic! at the Disco became commercial and critical hits. Since 2009, Janick was also simultaneously co-president of Elektra Records.
  • Alok Ranjan ('03, MS Management Information Systems) is the founder and chief executive officer of ifoodtv, a multi-platform video channel for food and cooking content based in Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Heather McLain ('03, Marketing), previously a senior account executive, was promoted to director of public relations for Clarke Advertising and Public Relations in Sarasota.
  • Carla Vila ('09, International Business) is now an EMR Specialist at NexTech.
  • John Burns ('12, Marketing) recently moved to Seattle and accepted a position with Amazon.com.