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

The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chains

Empty shelves. Lately, you see them every time you go to the grocery store. Essential items are missing while grocery stores struggle to keep up with demand. Dr. Asoo Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director, Supply Chain Management Center in the Warrington College of Business discusses challenges faced by supply chains during a pandemic and how businesses are doing their best to keep shelves stocked. Q: How taxing can a pandemic like COVID-19 be on the supply chain? Vakharia: The pandemic

9 tips for students in online classes

This is a unique time for everyone. Amidst global health concerns, Warrington and University of Florida students are taking online classes exclusively after being encouraged to return to their hometown. But how can students who are new to online learning succeed in their classes? We asked Warrington students and alumni for advice. Here is what you can do to make sure you still experience a transformational education while taking online classes: “Try to have a designated place in your home

Executive MBA Spotlight: Leah Stokes

The UF MBA Executive program provides high-ranking business leaders with a transformational MBA experience. Learn more about Leah Stokes and her experience in the Executive program. Q: What year will you graduate from the Executive MBA program? Stokes: “I’m in the EMBA Class of 2020.” Q: What undergraduate degrees do you hold and from what institutions?  Stokes: “Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Economics — both from Converse College in South Carolina. I also have a

Trends Conference provides transformational experience

By Andrea Johansson (MSRE ’20) The Trends Conference assembles annually and this year the conversation did not disappoint. Trends brings together professionals that may practice in vastly different areas within the commercial real estate sector, but for two days, they congregate to discuss overarching topics that effect national and global economic trends. Within that room you are just a few degrees away from every key player in global commercial real estate. This year, the conference began just one week before

On Apple’s ‘Batterygate’: Why settling for $500 million is the wrong move

Apple recently settled a class-action lawsuit over 2017’s Batterygate, a lawsuit that was filed when Apple’s software updates resulted in the throttling of iPhones with older batteries, in effect slowing down older models, leading users to believe that they needed to replace their phones. Read more about how Warrington professor Dr. Larry DiMatteo’s recent paper was highlighted by Forbes in this recent article about Batterygate.

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Hilsdon

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional students from across Warrington.  As she pursues her bachelor’s degree in marketing, Jennifer Hilsdon is also working towards a Master of International Business degree as part of Warrington’s combined degree program. She also participated in study abroad programs through the Heavener School of Business with trips to

Warrington ethics team finishes in top four

A team of undergraduate students from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business finished in the top four of 20 teams at the Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility. Jacob Orlick, Carly Ritterband and Isabella Roman-Secor made up the Warrington team. The ninth annual competition took place from on February 28 on campus at the University of Washington – Tacoma, Milgard School of Business. The Warrington team competed against schools from the University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, University

Avison Young managing director named Bergstrom Center’s Alumnus of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla.—Nick Banks was honored as the 2020 Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Alumnus of the Year at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Banks (BSBA ’90) is a principal and managing director with Avison Young and responsible for overseeing the firm’s activities in North Florida. He is the global leader of Avison Young’s Retail Affinity Group and also a member of the company’s US Executive Committee. “It was an amazing honor,” Banks said

Warrington entrepreneurs showcased at Gator100 event

The University of Florida recognized the 2020 Gator100 honorees on Friday, February 28 at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Presented by the UF Alumni Association and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business, the Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. The event serves not only as a setting where UF’s elite entrepreneurs can gather and share their talents and wisdom, but as an inspiration to fellow Gators to

Atlanta C-suite views | Lara Long

Lara Long didn’t know much about accounting when she visited her then-boyfriend after her freshman year of college at UF. She planned to be a lawyer, but after not enjoying her first political science classes, she was curious what her boyfriend’s parents did in New York City. His father was a tax partner with a Big 8 accounting firm, which caught her interest on the trip. After returning to Gainesville that week, she enrolled in Introduction to Accounting and never