Alumni & Friends: page 1

Read the latest stories about University of Florida Warrington College of Business alumni and friends, a powerful network of business graduates who are leading industries around the world.

Mike Jones poses for a photo in front of his Cessna plane

Why most airports are poorly managed, with Mike Jones

Airports are missing out on $35 billion in economic impact because they’re not well run – that’s according to pilot, airport management expert and DBA alumnus Mike Jones (DBA ’23). He explains the cause of this underperformance and why the

Bruce Hawthorne

How much do you know of what there is to know?

Bruce Hawthorne (DBA ’22) went for his doctorate in business administration out of curiosity.  After a full career practicing law in a large firm and C-suite roles at three big companies, Hawthorne decided his next phase would be diving into

Ann Ruckstuhl

No limits

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Ann Sung Ruckstuhl (BS ’86, MBA ’92) describes her experience coming to the United States at 15 years old as that of many immigrants – a blessing and a curse. While she had to quickly learn

John Morris in Rio.

Warrington alumnus named New Mobility’s Person of the Year

John Morris (MBA ’22) is a self-proclaimed travel addict. When a car accident in 2012 left him a triple amputee, Morris didn’t let his wheelchair keep him grounded. Two years after the accident – over a year of that time

A group of about 15 people, including students and alumni, pose for a photo in the Omani desert while holding a UF MBA and University of Florida flag.

Alumni giving back their most valuable assets – time and expertise

The generous gifts of time, talent and expertise from alumni like Bill and Carol Moss, Marty Schaffel and Rick Scarola have enabled Warrington students to thrive. Read more about the different ways in which these alumni are giving back to

Rick Scarola speaks in front of a classroom of students.

Rick Scarola: Practical application of real estate knowledge

Since graduating from the University of Florida in 1982, Rick Scarola (BSBA ’82) has combined his educational background in business and passion for engineering into a career path in real estate. For 23 years, Covenant Capital Group, which Scarola co-founded

A group of about 15 people, including students and alumni, pose for a photo in the Omani desert while holding a UF MBA and University of Florida flag.

Bill and Carol Moss: Personal connections facilitate learning opportunities

When Carol Moss (MBA ’87) first enrolled in the University of Florida’s MBA program, she didn’t quite know what she was getting into. As a nurse taking classes while working full time at Shands Hospital, she realized that there was

Marty Schaffel stands in front of a classroom speaking to students

Marty Schaffel: First-hand insights from a successful entrepreneur

In the years after he graduated from the University of Florida, Marty Schaffel (BA, BSBA ’76) took on a few different roles in management and sales, but it wasn’t until he started his own company at age 27 that he

Six Warrington alumni named to 2024 40 Gators Under 40

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Multiple real estate professionals, a leader on Wall Street, a philanthropic specialist, an experienced trial attorney and a federal prosecutor are the Warrington College of Business representatives on this year’s list of outstanding alumni named to the

Brian Levine stands with a teammate next to a trophy.

Numbers Game: Gators, UF Team Up to Get Ahead in Growing World of Sports Analytics

As UF and the University Athletic Association are joining forces to develop a future that includes a deeper understanding of sports analytics, alumnus Brian Levine (BSBA ’92) is ready to assist with his professional background in analytics and personal passion