Alumni & Friends

Leading furniture store owner receives UF’s highest alumni achievement

Keith Koenig, President of City Furniture and Warrington alumnus, received the University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in December 2017 at the undergraduate commencement ceremony. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest award an alumnus can receive from the university. It signifies a graduate’s contributions to his or her chosen

UF entrepreneurs honored at fourth annual Gator100

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2018 Gator100 honorees on Friday at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. 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

Impacting an industry

When Marta (Zenoz) Cotton walked into her first class at the University of Florida, she was hooked. Once she saw Dr. David Denslow scribbling on the board and drawing multiple graphs in her economics class, Cotton had no doubt she was in the right place. Dr. Craig Tapley’s Introduction to

Alumna Jane Sun speaks at World Economic Forum

Fisher School of Accounting alumna and Ctrip CEO Jane Sun (BSAc ’92) spoke at the 48th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She highlighted the current security challenges facing the travel industry and how tourism is conducive to the promotion and momentum of global economic growth. Read more about Sun’s

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