Class Notes

Kelly Lanier

Kelly Lanier (MBA ’20) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Lanier (MBA 2020) received her CPA license in May 2018 and started her new role at CJW, a Sedgwick Company, as a Senior Financial Services Specialist in June 2018.    

Laurie Richter Spector

Laurie Richter Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-ISOM ’01, JD ’06, MBA ’10) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Spector (BSBA 1999, MS-ISOM 2001, JD 2006, MBA 2010) moved her luxury residential and commercial real estate business to Compass’ Fort Lauderdale office on Las Olas Boulevard. Last year, Spector was the highest producing individual Realtor agent in Broward County with Coldwell Banker, selling approx. $20M in real estate. She

Dennis B. Murphy Jr.

Dennis B. Murphy Jr. (BSBA ’02) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Murphy (BSBA 2002) is President/CEO of Gulfside Bank in Sarasota. He was recently named one of Florida’s “Bankers of the Year” by the Florida Bankers Association.

Beth Kigel

Beth Kigel (BSBA ’90) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Kigel (BSBA 1990) was named Vice President of HNTB Corporation’s ITS and Emerging Mobility Solutions practice. Based in the firm’s Miami office, she will work nationally to assist transportation agencies, cities and regions as they develop smart and connected infrastructure solutions. Kigel recently served as President and CEO of the

Andy Spears

Andy Spears (BSBA ’93) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Spears (BSBA 1993) recently became the sole owner and broker of RE/MAX IMPACT in Hobe Sound, Florida and looks forward to working with Gators on their real estate needs.

Brad Bondi

Brad Bondi (BSBA ’95, MBA ’98, JD ’98) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Bondi (BSBA 1995, MBA 1998, JD 1998), Partner at Cahill, Gordon and Reindel, who chairs the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group, will be honored by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) at the 2019 NACD Directorship 100 Gala on June 26, 2019. Bondi has been named to

Sarah Burnett

Sarah Burnett (MIB ’05, MBA ’10) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Burnett (MIB 2005, MBA 2010) is Director of Investor Relations at Discovery, Inc. She was recognized in the inaugural class of 40 Under 40 by the National Investor Relations Institute’s (NIRI), which honors the most talented young individuals in the investor relations (IR) community, who have made noticeable contributions to

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Micheal Ball (MBA ’18) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Ball (MBA 2018) retired from military service after serving 20 years as a Naval Officer on June 1, 2019. His last duty station was Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida. He is now works as a financial advisor for Edward Jones in the Apollo Beach/Tampa Bay region. He credits his

Courtney Zurich

Courtney Zurich (BSBA ’08, MSBC ’10) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Zurich (BSBA 2008, MSBC 2010) relocated to Tokyo, Japan in August 2018 to support the expansion of Tokyo Disneyland through 2019 as Senior Project Manager. She joined Walt Disney Imagineering in 2010 after receiving a M.S. Building Construction and also 2014-2016 living in Shanghai, China for the development of Shanghai

Kristin Laneri Olson

Kristin (Laneri) Olson (BSBA ’04, MSF ’05) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  Olson (BSBA 2004, MSF 2005) recently transitioned into a new role with Wood Partners, one of the country’s largest multifamily developers, as a Development and Asset Manager covering Atlanta, Nashville, the Carolinas and southern Virginia. She is married to Matt Olson (BSCE ’05) and is the mom of three girls,