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2020 40 Gators Under 40 list includes seven Warrington alumni

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business alumni made a strong showing on the second annual 40 Gators Under 40 list, with seven individuals named as honorees.   

Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Gators Under 40 honors alumni who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018.

Of the Warrington alumni named to the list, two are graduates of the UF MBA program, one is a graduate of the William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance, another is a graduate of the Master of International Business program and all completed their undergraduate degrees in the Heavener School of Business.

Read more about the outstanding alumni representing the Warrington College of Business on the 2020 40 Gators Under 40 list.

Courtney Bovee

Courtney Bovee – BABA ’07

Bovee is a doctor at Mid Florida Eye Center in Mount Dora, Florida. She earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed ophthalmology residency training at UCLA Harbor in Los Angeles and Eastern Virginia Medical School. She served as chief resident of EVMS Department of Ophthalmology and completed glaucoma fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a division of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. During her fellowship, Bovee was named the 2015-2016 Ruthanne and Richard Simmons Glaucoma Fellow by the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology

Bovee is active with numerous professional and medical societies, most notably: the Young Ophthalmologist Advocacy Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Board of Governors of the Florida Medical Society. Currently, she serves on the board of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, and is acting vice president and delegate to the Florida Medical Association. During residency, Bovee was awarded the Kenneth Tuck Award for her commitment to advocacy.

For her contributions to the field, she received the Leadership Award for Excellence in Medicine from the American Medical Association Foundation and was awarded the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 title and the American Business Journal’s “Influencers: Rising Star” award, an honor given to young executives influencing business across the country.

Licensed to practice medicine in Florida, California, Connecticut and Massachusetts, she has participated in basic science and clinical research investigating glaucoma, advanced cataract surgery techniques and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. She currently conducts clinical research at the Mid Florida Eye Center, which enjoys the reputation for providing cutting-edge treatments for sub-specialty eye care.

 

Tony Hill

Tony Hill – BSBA ’02, MBA ’06

Hill is Vice President of Strategic Business Development at Trivest Partners in Miami. He is responsible for driving growth across the firm’s three fund strategies, including leading Trivest’s expansion into new cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Earlier in his career, Hill worked in investment banking at Cross Keys Capital and then co-founded two technology companies. He recognized the need for a more intelligent and secure way to exchange actionable deal opportunities, which led him to co-found Dealnexus. Acquired by Intralinks, Inc. in 2013, Dealnexus became the largest online community of its kind for mergers and acquisitions professionals. More recently, Hill co-founded Carepass, a mobile-first platform aimed at making essential information about licensed preschool and family child care programs more easily accessible to the public.

In his free time, Hill enjoys sailing, cooking, ballroom dancing and spending time with his family.

 

Edouardo Jordan

Edouardo Jordan – BABA ’03, BSESS ’03

Jordan is chef and owner of Salare, JuneBaby and Lucinda Grain Bar in Seattle, Washington. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg and attended college at the University of Florida. After graduating with dual degrees in business administration and sports management, he enrolled in culinary school at the Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando. Following graduation from culinary school, Jordan’s ambition brought him to renowned restaurants such as The French Laundry, where he apprenticed, Per Se and Lincoln Ristorante in New York.

With thought of raising a family and opening a restaurant, Jordan moved to Seattle where he began working at Sitka and Spruce as sous chef. In 2013, he was asked to open Bar Sajor as chef de cuisine and used this as an opportunity to learn as much as he could about restaurant business. Using that knowledge and experience, he opened his own restaurant, Salare, in June 2015.

Salare takes influences from France, Italy, the American South and Caribbean, and is now one of Seattle’s hottest restaurants. In April 2017, Jordan opened his second restaurant, JuneBaby, and in December his third, Lucinda Grain Bar. He has been nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award and been named one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs. Likewise, both JuneBaby and Salare have been recognized as best new restaurants.

 

Kristin Laneri Olson

Kristin (Laneri) Olson – BSBA ’04, MSF ’05

Olson is Vice President at Wood Partners in Atlanta, Georgia. In her role at Wood Partners, one of the nation’s largest multifamily developers, Olson manages a portfolio of assets from development through disposition. Her broad real-estate background includes asset management, development, acquisitions, dispositions, valuation and strategy across most product types and major U.S. markets.

Prior to joining Wood Partners, Olson was a real-estate and asset manager at Atlanta BeltLine, which planned and implemented the largest redevelopment effort ever undertaken in Atlanta. Her prior experience includes development, asset management and transaction management roles with companies such as Cousins Properties, CBRE and EY.

Olson has been deeply involved with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) for the last 14 years. She is a graduate of the ULI Atlanta Center for Leadership Class of 2015 and was awarded a scholarship from the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative that year.

Outside of work, Olson serves on the board of directors for Kate’s Club, a nonprofit organization in Atlanta focused on children’s bereavement. Having experienced the death of her father when she was 12, Olson is passionate about the work Kate’s Club does to help grieving children.

 

Adam Sotomayor

Adam Sotomayor – BSBA ’10, MIB ’10

Sotomayor is Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. In his role, he has worked with multilateral organizations and foreign governments to advance global counterterrorism, political-military, public diplomacy, economic development, sanctions and human rights objectives. Sotomayor currently supports professional, educational, cultural and sports exchange programs to foster people-to-people connections between the United States and foreign countries.

Previously, Sotomayor represented the Office of the Director General of the Foreign Service on the White House National Security Council Initiative to Promote Diversity in the National Security workforce, which resulted in two executive orders to strengthen the pipeline of diverse candidates. Sotomayor has advanced U.S. foreign policy priorities as a political officer as U.S. Embassy Asuncion and deputy press attaché at U.S. Embassy Paris, where he supported the president’s first visit to France. He was named a 40 Under 40 Hispanic in Foreign Policy by the Huffington Post and a Latino national security and foreign policy leader by New America. Sotomayor is an alumnus of the French American Foundation Young Leaders Program, U.S. Spain Council Young Leaders Program and Presidential Management Fellows Program.

He has managed commercial advertising for Turner Broadcasting networks in Latin America, and graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s in international business and bachelor’s in finance. Sotomayor was part of the inaugural class of Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars, and was recently interviewed by U.S. News & World Report. He serves as a member of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Advisory Council to help make college accessible to students from diverse backgrounds.

 

Damon Sununtnasuk

Damon Sununtnasuk – BSBA ’06

Sununtnasuk is an entrepreneur and Principal at SUNT Group in Mexico City, Mexico. He has an internationally decorated career in technology marketing and entrepreneurial leadership. He led marketing efforts at Microsoft, Google and Samsung in London, Berlin and Seoul, and is the founder and president of two startups: an award-winning dietary supplement company and a strategy consulting firm with a global client base.

Sununtnasuk has served on the board of multiple Gator Clubs® around the world, from Seattle to London, Seoul to New York, in addition to serving on the board of the Cambridge Alumni Association, Mexico. Sununtnasuk earned his bachelor’s in business administration (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Florida in 2006, and his MBA from the University of Cambridge, England.

He is an avid traveler, having lived in five countries and traveled to more than 60.

 

Ryan Moseley

Ryan Moseley – BSBA ’07, MBA ’08, JD ’11

Mosley is Vice President at Cressey & Company in Chicago, Illinois. He helps identify, evaluate and execute investment opportunities in the health care services sector. Before joining the Cressey team, he worked for Barclays Capital as an analyst for their Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group.