Alumni & Friends

Taylor Williams

Want your business to be more productive? Try improv.

Taylor Williams (BABA ’05) has long considered herself a business-minded individual, but with a creative spark. “My dad was a small business owner, so I’ve had that background, but I am a very creative person,” she said. “I feel like I’ve always had both sides to me.” Growing up in

Odile Guinot

Moving up the business ladder

Odile Guinot (MBA ’07) originally came to the United States from France when she was 17 years old as part of a student exchange program. Now, in 2018, she can’t image living anywhere else. “I went back [to France] that following summer to tell my parents I was staying in

Dan Woodward

Tampa real estate veteran named Bergstrom Center’s Alumnus of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. –  Dan Woodward was honored as the 2018 Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Alumnus of the Year at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando on Friday. Woodward is the Vice President of Highwoods Properties, a real estate investment trust. He is responsible

Prioritizing a Degree

After 25 years of working in the field of civil engineering, Ray Piacente (BSBA ’17) has built strong leadership skills, learned how to manage a team, and developed robust communication abilities. However, there was something missing from his background that would help him further advance his skills and career opportunities.

UF Board of Trustees member inducted in Bergstrom Center’s Hall of Fame

ORLANDO, Fla. – Mori Hosseini will be inducted into the University of Florida Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Hall of Fame on Friday at its annual Trends and Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. The Bergstrom Center Hall of Fame was established in 2008 to honor leaders whose

Invibed Founders

Coaching millennials to a wealthier financial future

After Dani Pascarella graduated from the Warrington College of Business in 2010, she was leading a successful career in finance in New York City. As a private banker managing assets for wealthy clients with a net worth of at least $25 million at JP Morgan, Pascarella (BABA ’09, MIB ’10)

Making the sale: Key insights from three area experts

David F. Miller Retail Center Executive Director Emeritus Dr. Barton Weitz and McGriff-Williams Finance Insurance Advisor and finance alumnus Nick Deas comment on what strategies sales professionals should employ in order to be successful in this story from The Business Report of North Central Florida by Kamal I. Latham. Read why

A Winding Route to Success

Since graduating from the Warrington College of Business, Kevin Guthrie’s career path has been anything but traditional. After completing his undergraduate degree, Guthrie (BSBA Marketing ‘03, MADV ‘08) sharpened his skills in graphic design at the Edinburgh College of Art, then put his expertise in marketing and advertising to work

Empowering women through dance

There was never a dull moment during Lanita Patton’s (BSBA ’15) time at the Heavener School of Business. She spent her days studying for her finance courses, pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship, mentoring students in the Florida Leadership Academy and as a Career and Academic Peer Mentor, representing the Black

Five Warrington alumni named to Gator100 four years in a row

Since the inception of the Gator100 in 2015, more than 150 companies led by alumni from the Warrington College of Business have been named to the list that honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. Many of those businesses have been named to the Gator100 multiple