Class Notes

Mageda Lechtner

Mageda Lechtner (BA ’14, BS ’14, MSM ’15, MIB ’16) | April 2019

Lechtner (BA 2014, BA 2014, MSM 2015, MIB 2016) is Operations Program Manager at e-commerce solutions company Jagged Peak. She offered this advice to Gator graduates: “In every graduation address, you will hear plenty of eloquent speakers share their philosophy on a fulfilled and successful life. I will leave the

Jordan Podhurst

Jordan Podhurst (MSM ’12) | April 2019

Podhurst (MSM 2012) started with Amazon as an Area Manager at a Fulfillment Center in Lexington, Kentucky right after graduating from the MSM program. Since then, he launched an Amazon Robotics FC in Tampa, Florida and has since moved to Seattle, where he worked as a Senior Program Manager focused on

Adam D’Augelli

Adam D’Augelli (BSBA ’09, MSF ’10) | April 2019

D’Augelli (BSBA 2009, MSF 2010) was named to CB Insights’ 2019 Top 100 Venture Capitalists list. He was ranked No. 84. CB Insights partners with The New York Times to provide an algorithmically-driven view into the question of who are the top VCs. D’Augelli is a partner at True Ventures, which

Heather Zatik

Heather Zatik (BSBA ’06) | April 2019

Zatik (BSBA 2006) is market president at Centennial Bank, South Florida Market, and will manage daily operations for the bank’s 13 county locations. She was previously relationship manager at Stonegate Bank.

Glenn Cooper

Glenn Cooper (BSBA ’95) | April 2019

Cooper (BSBA 1995) has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as a partner in the firm’s Miami office. He assists foreign companies and investors with the legal aspects of establishing and maintaining business and investment in the U.S., particularly in Florida. He was previously at Cooper Legal Consulting, and before that,

Rod Loschiavo

Rod Loschiavo (BSBA ’81) | April 2019

Loschiavo (BSBA 1981) has joined Colliers International South Florida as executive managing director for office services. Previously, he was an executive director at at JLL.

John Yanes

John Yanes (MHS/MBA ’88) | April 2019

Yanes (MHS/MBA 1988) is Chief Executive Officer at Lifepoint Health in Alabama. He recently successfully completed the Certified Professional in Patient Safety Examination. Certification requires a combination of education and experience, as well as successful completion of the evidence-based certification exam. Candidates are tested on five core patient safety domains:

Class Notes - General

Derek Rife (MBA ’15) | April 2019

Since his graduation from the UF MBA program, Rife (MBA 2015) was promoted from Sr. Project Manager to his current role as IT Security Risk Manager at Halifax Health, a community based health system with its primary campus in Daytona Beach, Florida. In his role, he oversees the IT cyber

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David Pope (BSBA ’16) | April 2019

Pope (BSBA 2016), now retired, calls the day he graduated from the University of Florida “one of the proudest days of my life.”

Mike Fletcher

Mike Fletcher (MBA ’04) | April 2019

Fletcher (MBA 2004) was named Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications at U.S. Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in the country. Most recently, Fletcher served 7 years as Director of Global Promotions, Partnerships and Live Experiences at Hasbro, Inc., one of the largest toy and entertainment companies in the