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In Warrington’s Alumni Class Notes, you have the opportunity to let your classmates know what’s going on in your life and career.

Did you get a promotion, new job or retire (lucky you!)? Maybe you got married, bought a house or had a baby (congrats!)? Are you just kicking butt and taking names (snaps for you!)? Let your fellow Business Gators know by submitting your Class Note!

Submitting a Class Note is also a great way to expand your network of Business Gators. By sharing what you’re up to, along with a link to your LinkedIn page, you give other Business Gators the opportunity to connect.

Share about yourself and connect with other Business Gators by submitting your Class Note today!

David Kushner

David Kushner (BSBA ’79) | May 2022

Kushner (BSBA 1979) was recently hired as the Chief Investment Officer of the $3.5 billion City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System. He is also a founding partner at Global Asset Management Consultants.  Previously, he was the CIO for the Los

Gordon Fair

Gordon Fair, Jr. (BSBA ’78) | May 2022

Fair (BSBA 1978) is a Senior Financial Advisor with Vanguard.  In 2021, he authored and published a fictional novel. “Lethal Light” is available through Amazon Books and Barnes and Noble. An audiobook version is available on Audible. Check out more

Jay Sakalo

Jay Sakalo (BSBA ’95, JD ’98) | May 2022

Sakalo (BSBA 1995, JD 1998) was recently named Chief Executive Officer of Scott Holdings, LLC, a single-family office based in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 2008, Scott Holdings oversees all facets of investments, including institutional and private equity investments on

Cliff Wilson

Cliff Wilson (BSBA ’04) | May 2022

Wilson (BSBA 2004) was recently named chief executive officer of Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Kentucky. Wilson will serve as LifePoint’s Central Kentucky market president with operational oversight of Bluegrass Community Hospital, Bourbon Community Hospital and Clark Regional Medical Center. Wilson will

Justin West

Justin West (MBA ’22) | May 2022

West (MBA 2022) is the First Vice President Regional Manager of the Orlando and Jacksonville markets for Marcus & Millichap. He joined the firm in 2010 after owning a commercial real estate firm for three years, prior to which he was

Christina Cabino-Weldon

Christina Cabino-Weldon (MAcc ’96) | May 2022

Cabino-Weldon (MAcc 1996) was recently promoted to Controller/Water Division for DXP Enterprises, Inc. based out of Houston, Texas. She brings years of experience in the Water/Wastewater industry while working for Carter & Verplanck inc., which DXP acquired in May of

Tom Bruger and Nicky Bruger

Tom Bruger (MBA ’21) & Nicole Bruger (MBA ’22) | April 2022

Tom Bruger (MBA 2021) & Nicole Bruger (MBA 2022) are the co-founders of Digital Twin Marine, a maritime services company that uses cutting edge tools and techniques to build 3D As-Built models of ships. Nicole serves as CEO and Tom

Ashleigh Bryan

Ashleigh Bryan (BSBA ’11) | April 2022

Bryan (BSBA 2011) recently started a new position as a Digital Marketing Growth Manager in Cox Communication’s New Growth & Corporate Development group. She is also an MBA Candidate at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Connect with her on

Class Notes - General

Charles L. Ruffner (BSBA ’58) | April 2022

Ruffner (BSBA 1958) is a self-employed tax attorney in Miami. He previously worked as an IRS agent and a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. 

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Geoffrey Gaberino (MBA ’88) | April 2022

Gaberino (MBA 1988) is the owner and founder of Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc. With his wife Susan, the Gaberino’s design, build and manage investment vacation rental properties on the Gulf Coast of Alabama.  With a recent 4th generation legacy