Alumni & Friends: page 2

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.

Steve Raney

Lessons in leadership

When Steve Raney (BSBA ’88, MBA ’99) first came to the University of Florida, he thought that law school would be his next step upon completing his bachelor’s degree. One semester working in the UF Law library, though, was enough

Jerome Fulton Jr.

Using the past to create a better future

Jerome Fulton Jr. (BSAc ‘15) isn’t afraid of hard work. Driven by past experiences and his hopes for the future, Fulton Jr. pursues his goals with determination and tenacity. At a young age, Fulton Jr. tragically lost both of his

Jazz Naglee

UF MBA alumna named MBA to Watch by Poets&Quants

Every year, Poets&Quants compiles a list of the MBAs who deserve your attention as they graduate and make their way into the world. Who makes up this year’s MBAs To Watch list? You’ll find them in every corner of their

Exum Family

Fisher in the family

When Chris (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’92) and Chelly (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’92) Exum met as undergraduate students in the UF accounting program in 1989, they never could have imagined the legacy that was beginning. Today, Chris and Chelly manage Exum

Mark Dawkins

Sustaining the ‘language of business’

Mark Dawkins (MBA ’87, MAcc ’88) had long been interested in tinkering with objects, like clocks, radios and other mechanical items. His interest ran deep enough to persuade him to begin his college career at Georgia Tech as a mechanical

Kate Mays

Relentless forward motion

For Kate Mays (BSBA ’06), the decision to bolster her education with a degree from the University of Florida was straightforward. The Jacksonville native’s father was an alumnus of UF Law, and her older brothers were both Warrington graduates. Her

Sissy Oliver

Young Alumni Spotlight: Sissy Oliver

Sissy Oliver’s life was shaped in more ways than one growing up the daughter of a banker. Originally born in Lima, Peru, and later moving to Caracas, Venezuela and then immigrating to Weston, Florida with her parents and three siblings

Always risk on

Editor’s note: Sadly, Steve Schnall unexpectedly passed on August 2, 2022. You can view his obituary in The New York Times.  From an early age, Steve Schnall (BSAc ’89) had to learn how to hustle. As one of two sons

Sarah Rosner in front of the Eiffel Tower

MIB Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Rosner

Sarah Rosner recently completed her Master of International Business (MIB) online. After completing her undergraduate degree at UF, Rosner worked with Ferrari, and in August, she goes on to work with Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Miami. Q: Tell us

Group photo of students in the UT-Austin Incubator classroom

Entrepreneurship students visit with the stars of Austin’s entrepreneurial scene

In recent years, more and more companies have made the eastward move from the tech hubs of California to Texas. The state’s capital city, Austin, has become a popular new home for established businesses, startups and venture capital firms. Twenty-seven