Alumni & Friends

Jim Heaney

A Surprising Passion

After graduating from the UF MBA program in 1988 and working for two non-travel related companies, Jim Heaney was offered a position with Royal Caribbean Cruises. He had only one hesitation. “I had never been on a cruise ship or even thought about it as a career,” Heaney said. Being

Devin Williams

Fisher School alumnus wins award from American Accounting Association

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fisher School of Accounting alumnus Devin Williams received the Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award from the American Accounting Association in January. Williams graduated from the Fisher School of Accounting Ph.D. program in 2016. He has been consistently recognized for his work in accounting education, including being named an

Finance alumnus named a Rising Star on Wall Street by Business Insider

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Warrington College of Business finance alumnus Eric Evans was named to Business Insider’s “Rising Stars age 35 and under on Wall Street” list. Evans, 26, is the head of research and an investment analyst at Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, a hedge-fund firm in New York

Alumnus named to Hispanic Executive’s 2017 Top 10 Leaders list

Karl G. Gouverneur (BSBA ’88) was recently named to Hispanic Executive‘s 2017 Top 10 Leaders list. Gouverneur was named “The Digital Leader” for his work as Northwestern Mutual’s VP and Head of Innovation for Workplace and Corporate Solutions. Read more about Gouverneur and how he helped Northwestern Mutual embrace change

Finance alumnus named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

Since 2012, Forbes has recognized the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers who are transforming business and the world on its 30 under 30 list. The list contains 600 individuals across 20 different industries, many with inspiring stories, impressive backgrounds and Ivy League educations. This year, the 30 under

Accountant and Advocate

Barbara Jean Raskin (BSBA ’73) recalls that when she graduated in 1973 from the Warrington College of Business the accounting students she walked across the stage with were mostly male. “There were maybe 3 or 4 women in the program, tops,” she said. While it was something that she never

Ted Fernandez

A Calculated Risk

Ted Fernandez (BSAc ’78) was staring at what most would consider a dream opportunity. He was the youngest of six candidates for the open Chairman position at KPMG while already running the firm’s strategic consulting business and serving as a member of its executive committee. However, he was also beginning

Impacting the world through service

UF Warrington College of Business alumni and veterans Kimberlee Campbell-Smith and Nicholas Schumann have distinguished themselves as leaders in the military and in the business world. We highlight their stories in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 10, 2017. … Kimberlee Campbell-Smith For most people, two weeks is not a

Why I Hire Business Gators

David Silvestain (BSBA ‘97) walked in to Career Showcase his senior year with one goal in mind – get a job. A determined and prepared student, he made sure to do his research beforehand. However, in his planning, he ran into a roadblock. Silvestain enjoyed studying finance, but after researching

Jane Sun

Warrington alumna named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Powerful Women International

Ctrip CEO Jane Sun (BSAc ’92) was selected as one of Fortune’s top 50 most powerful women in business. She made her debut on the list at No. 38. Fortune Magazine highlighted the Fisher School graduate’s recent accomplishments and the benefits Ctrip offers female employees: In November, Sun was appointed