Cody Jones

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Editorial Manager

Cody Jones is the Editorial Manager for the UF Warrington College of Business. In his role, he serves as the writer for digital and print related branding materials for Warrington while maintaining a strategic vision for communications and working closely with staff to create and manage the College’s voice. Before joining Warrington’s marketing and communications team, he spent six years as a sports journalist. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida.

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Stories by Cody

Real Estate Executive named Bergstrom Center’s Alumnus of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Cliff Taylor was recognized as the Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Alumnus of the Year on Friday at the program’s Trends & Strategies Conference hosted at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Taylor is the Senior Vice President in the Jacksonville office of CBRE, focusing on retail investment sales as a member of the company’s Investment Properties Group. He focuses on representing sellers and developers of retail centers ranging in size from unanchored strip centers to grocery-anchored and power centers.

Vera Bradley co-founder to headline UF symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host its 2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 30 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The featured speaker will be Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, the co-founder of Vera Bradley who currently serves as the company’s Chief Creative Officer and Director. The event begins at 9 a.m. and is free for UF faculty, staff, students and other members of the UF community. Those outside the UF community are still encouraged to attend for an early bird registration price of $55,

Warrington alumna featured by Forbes China

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jane Sun (BSAc ’92) was featured by Forbes China with a cover photo and story in the publication’s most recent issue. You can read the article about her success, “Passion And Purpose: Ctrip CEO Jane Sun Talks About China’s Travel Boom, Ageing Threat”. Sun ranked No. 15 on the 2017 Forbes China list of outstanding businesswomen in the country that was unveiled last week. She joined Ctrip, a small online travel service company, as CFO in 2005 with the belief

Second annual Heavener International Case Competition a success

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener International Case Competition honored Corvinus University of Budapest as the winner of the second annual event that took place from February 5-11, 2017. Corvinus emerged out of a 20-team field that traveled to Gainesville from all over the world to compete. Joining them in the top four were Singapore Management University (second place), Nanyang Technological University (third place) and University of New South Wales (fourth place). Asia, Canada, Europe, Oceania and the United States were

Third annual Gator100 Awards honor UF entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2017 Gator100 honorees on Friday at the university’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The Gator100, presented by UF, the Warrington College of Business and its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, celebrates the world’s 100 fastest-growing businesses led or owned by UF alumni. Companies are ranked by compound annual growth rate over the past three years. Nine companies topped a 100% compound annual growth rate this year after only five companies reached that mark at last year’s event. View the

Warrington honors four with teaching, advising awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Professors David Ling and Adam B. Munson joined Associate Director of Master of International Business Dena Roberts and academic advisor and career coach Leigh Smadbeck as the recipients of the College’s 2016-2017 Teaching/Advising Awards. DAVID LING: Dr. Ling teaches courses in commercial real estate finance and investment at the graduate level and serves as Director of the Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program. His academic and professional publications have included articles on housing policy and

UF honors young alumni from Warrington

Warrington College of Business graduates Justin Jackrel, David Tarabocchia and Aaron Topol received the University of Florida’s 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award was established by UF’s Alumni Association to recognize alumni ages 35 or younger who have distinguished themselves in their profession and community. David Tarabocchia – Hough Graduate School of Business Honoree Tarabocchia (BSBA-MGT ’04, MS-DIS ’06) is a managing director in KPMG’s management consulting practice, based in Tampa and specializing in CIO advisory

Heavener School wins 2017 Champions Trophy Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four Heavener School students won the Champions Trophy Case Competition on Jan. 29-Feb. 4 in Auckland, New Zealand. It was the University of Florida’s second time winning the competition in the last three years. Simone Benscher, Connor Boles, Mateo Galvis, and Amanda Rorabaugh came out on top of a group that included teams from 12 universities around the world. Asia, Canada, Europe, Oceania, and the United States were all represented at the competition. The

UF MBA begins case competition season with win in Pittsburgh

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four students from UF MBA at the Hough Graduate of Business’s Full-Time Program won the 2017 Katz Invitational Case Competition on Jan. 27-28 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. The result marked UF MBA’s third win in this event in the past four years. Lilly Leas, Ryan O’Farrell, Kate O’Hara, and Jonathan Siragusa bested a field of 14 teams from the U.S., Canada, and Germany, and won the $10,000 grand

Emerging Entrepreneur

Nick Reader (BSAc ’97) remembers the conversation with his wife, Melanie (B.A.E ’97, M.Ed. ’98), before he started his entrepreneurial journey—a scary departure from his lucrative and prominent position as Chief Financial Officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “The bad news was that I was going to make next to nothing, we’d have no health insurance, and she probably needed to go back to work,” Reader recalls. The good news? Said Reader: “We would own something.” That something turned out