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Our alumni make a difference

January 2019

Martha Bejar, M.B.A. was appointed to the Board of Directors for Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, inc

Deborah Koch, M.B.A. was named the new executive director of the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross

Martha Bejar, M.B.A. was appointed as an independent director of Neopost

Andrew Koenig, M.B.A. was promoted to president of City Furniture

February 2019

Nadege Borgat, M.B.A. was honored with the News-Press Young Professional of the year award

Jim O'Loughlin, M.B.A. was selected as the new CEO of Aiken Regional Medical Centers

March 2019

Albert I. Wertheimer, M.B.A. was awarded the ASHP Board of Directors' Donald E. Francke Medal honoring pharmacists who have made significant international contributions to advance pharmacy practice

Don Webber, M.B.A. was promoted to CEO of SynCardia Systems

Alan Goldsmith, M.B.A. is now chief administrative office and executive vice president of Broward Health

David Clark, M.B.A. has been promoted to senior vice president of operations at Broward Health

Chris Diaz, M.B.A. was promoted to co-CEO at Seminole Financial Services

Myrna Soto, M.B.A. joined Digital Hands as its new Chief Operating Officer

Caroline Sturgis, M.B.A. was appointed a assistant chief administrative officer for Montgomery County Maryland

Valrie Campbell, M.B.A. was the first woman to be appointed terminal manager at Kingston Wharves

Peter Scott, M.B.A. was announced as the next executive director of the American Academy of Optometry

Evans Gedeon, M.S.R.E.D. joined EDEN Multifamily as a Senior Financial Analyst

Dellesa Kirk-Johnson, M.B.A. was honored as a Palm Beach Distinguished Achiever by ICABA

April 2019

Karen Kerr, M.B.A., president of South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Fla., was also named president of Bartow (Fla.) Regional Medical Center

Michael A. Cabanas, M.B.A., was named Regional Managing Director of Fiduciary Trust's Coral Gables office

Manuel "Manny" Fernandez, M.B.A., was named vice president of operations for Armor Correctional Health Services

Gaia Calcaterra, M.B.A., had her charity benefiting child led households in South Africa featured on Ivanhoe's broadcast channel

Bill Shibley, M.B.A., was elected to the Washington Wine Industry Foundation Board of Directors

Robert (Bobby) Pettit, M.B.A., was appointed Vice President, Finance & Operations for the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation

Christopher L. Boerm, M.B.A., became president of grain at ADM in addition to his current role as president of ADM's transportation group

August 2019

Drew Saito, M.B.A., was named senior vice president-commercial banking for Pacific National Bank

Ronald Giffler, M.B.A., became president of the Florida Medical Association

Siman Qaasim, M.B.A., was named to the board of directors for Vitalyst Health Foundation

October 2019

Elizabeth V. Davie, M.S.R.E.D., was named director of operations for the Southeast region of Bridge Development Partners

Mark Thierer, M.B.A., was appointed to the Board of Directors of Xeris Pharmaceuticals  

Domingo Castillo, M.B.A., was named Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Arkansas

Milena Radakovic, M.B.A., was appointed Canadian Ambassador of  Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO)

November 2019

Ryan Shea, M.B.A., was been promoted to president of Right Management - Florida/Caribbean

February 2018

Mike Noyes, M.B.A. was named Rapid Micro Biosystems Vice President of Operations

April 2018

Michael Cabanas, M.B.A. was elected to the Orange Bowl Committee

Gale Allen, D.B.A. was named Executive Director of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research

May 2018

Valle del Sol honored Siman Qaasim, M.B.A. as Mom of the Year

Susan Newton, M.B.A. was appointed COO of Broward Health North

Laura Shtrax, M.B.A. joined Nordis Technologies as director of client relations

June 2018

Michelle Cartwright, M.Acc. was promoted to CFO of St. Mary’s Medical Center and The Palm Beach Children’s Hospital

Karen Rolle, M.B.A. was appointed Deputy Inspector of Banks & Trust Companies and Supervised Licensed Institutions by the Central Bank of the Bahamas

July 2018

Gaia Calcaterra, M.B.A. started a non-profit to benefit South African children

Daniel Dawes, J.D. was interviewed about ways Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh could affect healthcare

August 2018

Robert LeFavi, Ph.D. was named Founding Dean of USCB's Beaufort Campus

Katherine Ross, M.B.A. was named chief information officer at Broward Health.

Devin Adderley, M.B.A. was named Vice President of Sales for GA Telesis' MRO Services Group.

Jewel Edwards, M.B.A. was appointed appointed Executive Chairman of the Bahamas' National Training Agency.

Alvaro “Al” Hernandez, M.B.A. was reappointed to the District Board of Trustees for Pasco-Hernando State College.

September 2018

Dean Bartles, D.B.A. was appointed President of the National Tooling and Machining Association.

November 2018

Sandra Changkija, B.S.B.A. earned LGPA Status At Inaugural LGPA Q-Series

Tia Whitfield, B.S.B.A. created a pop-up truck bringing thrifted fashion to students

Vishal Vaswani, B.S.B.A. was appointed general manager of Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa.

Stephen Strum, M.B.A. interviewed Jim Moseley Jr. of Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones for Buzz TV

December 2018

Diane Williams-Cox, M.B.A. was elected to the Tallahassee City Commission

January 2016

Martha Bejar, M.B.A., was appointed to the CenturyLink board of directors

March 2016

Pauline Grant, M.B.A., was named interim president and CEO of Broward Health, becoming its first female top executive

Peter Danielson, M.B.A., was promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience at Cannon Safe

Michael Cabanas, M.B.A., rejoined Fiduciary Trust Company International as Head of Relationship Development for the South

April 2016

Andreas Schreiner, M.B.A., was named a South Florida Rising Star Restaurateur by Star Chefs

May 2016

Eduardo Fábrega, M.B.A., was a speaker at the 5th Annual Latin American Insurance and Reinsurance Forum

Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado, M.B.A., the first woman elected vice president of Panama reflected on her career

June 2016

Greg Brown, M.B.A. led Sharks baseball to their first Division II national championship

Raquel Hickey, M.B.A. was appointed director of development for Alfalit International Inc.

Myrna Soto, M.B.A. Corporate SVP and Global CISO at Comcast Corporation was named one of 2016's Women Worth Watching by Diversity Journal

July 2016

Kim Ottman, M.B.A. was promoted to assistant vice president of claims for GEICO's Florida operations

August 2016

William Alonso, M.B.A. became City Manager and Finance Director of the City of Miami Springs

Kelsey DeSantis, B.S.B.A. and veteran opened a military themed gym and cafe, Military Muscle

September 2016

Gale Allen, D.B.A. mentored a University School student on his Real Investigation Science Experience

Chris Diaz, M.B.A. spoke at the U.S. Solar Market Insight conference

October 2016

Gale Allen, D.B.A. mentored a University School student on his Real Investigation Science Experience

November 2016

Alan Koenigsberg, M.B.A. was honored as a distinguished alumnus

John Lewis, M.B.A. was featured on

December 2016

Tricia Bijou, M.B.A. FineMark National Bank & Trust as a Credit Analyst

January 2015

Richard P. Goudis, M.B.A. and Herbalife COO spoke as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series

Rachel McLarty, M.B.A. joined the law firm Myers, Fletcher and Gordon as an associate

February 2015

Steven Hansen, M.B.A. rejoined Levenger as CEO

April 2015

Randall Williams, M.P.A., former White House intern, was honored as the Jacksonville campus' alumni of the year

Shawn Quill, M.Acc., was named chief financial officer at Gulf Building

May 2015

Ray Jimenez, M.B.A., was named regional vice president of Nissan's Infinity South Region

June 2015

Ryan Shea, M.B.A., was named executive vice president for strategic planning and service delivery for Right Management, Florida/Caribbean

Taj Hunter Waite, M.B.A., was named a Caribbean-American Heritage Month Achiever by South Florida Caribbean News

Martin Petro, M.B.A., joined Tower MSA Partners as vice president of clinical services

July 2015

Peggy Madill, M.B.A., was appointed Oak Hill Hospital's vice president of quality and patient safety

August 2015

Shane Strum, M.B.A. was named a senior vice president at Memorial Healthcare System

September 2015

Donald J. Bivacca, M.B.A. was named executive vice president and president of Hospital Operations Support for Capella Healthcare

Michael Cox, M.B.A. joined Comcast as Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition

October 2015

Adam Horowitz, B.S. was named chief financial officer at 3AWORLDWIDE

November 2015

Lynne Wines, B.S. was honored as a distinguished alumna

Kella Price, D.B.A. was named one of Top Ten Business Women of the Year by The American Business Women's Association

Elida Arias, B.S. was named director of catering and events for The Villa, Casa Casuarina

December 2015

Robert Granda, M.B.A. was appointed by Franklin Street as director of retail investment sales for the South Florida market

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