Alumni News Roundup: Business Gators making their mark in 2017-2018Reading Time: 3 minutes
Over the 2017-2018 academic year, Warrington College of Business alumni proved why they are difference makers. With their eyes set on innovation and results, Business Gators across the world made a positive and robust impact on their businesses and in their careers. From making deals with The Sharks to being named among the world’s top-tier business leaders to building businesses from the ground up, read more about how Warrington College of Business alumni made an impact in 2017-2018.
Warrington alumni accomplishments know no bounds. Here are just a few of the impressive achievements made by Business Gators this year.
Our alumni make their mark around the world. Working at companies like Goldman Sachs, Disney, Anheuser-Busch, Apple and beyond, we spotlight some of our talented alumni, highlighting where they are today and how they got there.
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Adrielle L. Conner (BSBA ’17) was awarded Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ annual diversity scholarship.
Jordan Myers (BSBA ’05) was named to the Board of Directors for the ALS Association of Georgia and is counsel with Alston & Bird in Atlanta.
Bret Adcock (BSBA ’08) and Adam Goldstein (BSBA ’01) sold their company Vettery to The Addecco Group for over $100 million. They continue to lead the Vettery team.
Laura Clark (BSAc ’05, MAcc ’05) was promoted to shareholder at certified public accounting firm Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter and Veil, P.A.
Michael Lessne (BSAc, MAcc ’06) was appointed a board member of Leadership Broward and is a partner at Broad and Cassel in Ft. Lauderdale.
Peter Weidner (BSBA ’04, MSF ’05) joined Wells Fargo Asset Management as the head of Factor Solutions within the Multi-Asset Solutions Team based in London.
Jet Theriac (MSF ’05) was named to Institutional Investor’s 2018 30 Hedge Fund Rising Start list.
Matthew Scafidi (MSM ’04) was hired as the Advertising and Operations Manager at Healthgrades.
Lindsay Brennan (MSM ’06) was named Marketing Manager for Automation at Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.
Brian Biada (MSM ’13) wrote a book about his experience from 2009-2012 as a Florida Gator’s walk-on football player.
Kaley Miller (MS-ISOM ’00) was named the Marketing & Communications Manager of the Punta Gorda Airport.
Dean Foreman (MA ’92, Ph.D. ’95) was appointed Chief Economist at the American Petroleum Institute.
Michael McManus (MBA ’11) received the Oticon Focus on People Award for his accomplishment and contribution as an outstanding individual with hearing loss. He is a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Kathleen Plinski (MBA ’12) was named the new Executive Vice President and Provost at Valencia College.
James Spradlin (MBA ’14) is the Founder, Executive Creative Director and Executive producer of Orlando Creatives.
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