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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!

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In Memoriam | October 2022

Larry W. Davis Sr. | BA ‘57 | 1935-2022 | Davis, of Umatilla, Florida, passed on September 10. Once he completed his education at UF, Davis went on to become the director of several businesses across North Carolina and Florida,

Eric Everett (BSBA ’89) | November 2022

Following the merger of Woodside Petroleum and BHP Petroleum, Everett (BSBA 1989) has assumed the role of Senior Commercial Manager – Caribbean for the new Woodside Energy. He leads commercial strategy and negotiations for Woodside’s assets in Trinidad & Tobago

Kelly Garcia

Kelly Garcia (MBA ’14) | October 2022

Garcia (MBA 2014) was recently reappointed to the Florida Virtual School Board of Trustees by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.  Garcia began her career in education as a 2009 Teach for America Corps member in Houston, Texas. She was a founding

Victoria Liu

Victoria Liu (BSAc ’19, MAcc ’19) | October 2022

Liu (BSAc 2019, MAcc 2019) is Founder and CEO of Byppo Technologies. Liu was recently profiled in two new articles from Forbes and CEO Weekly.  Students, Community, And Food, How The Food Delivery App BYPPO Is Changing On-Campus Food Delivery For

Craig Kirsner (BSBA ’98) | October 2022

Kirsner (BSBA 1998), MBA, President of Stuart Estate Planning Wealth Advisors, was just named Forbes Magazine’s #26 Top Best-in-State Financial Security Professionals for the entire State of Florida in 2022.  Forbes Top Best-in-State Financial Security Professionals is a ranking of

Jay Wolszczak

Jay Wolszczak (BSBA ’90, JD ’93) | October 2022

Wolszczak (BSBA 1990, JD 1993) is the Chief Legal Officer for First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. (“First Watch”). First Watch is an award-winning Daytime Dining restaurant concept serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch using fresh ingredients. There are more than

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In Memoriam | September 2022

Patrick M. Dempsey | BSBA ’79 | 1957-2022 | Dempsey, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, passed on August 15. Upon graduating from UF with a degree in accounting, he was awarded the Four Year Outstanding Scholar award as the top student

Travis Wright

Travis Wright (BSBA ’14) | October 2022

Wright (BSBA 2014) is the CEO of Tigerlily. Established as Australia’s leading Premium Swimwear brand, Tigerlily has evolved to deliver the ultimate Holiday Edit wardrobe all-year-round; fusing unique textiles, distinguishable prints with a strong ethical and sustainable focus. Wright was

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In Memoriam | August 2022

Charles C. Burton, Jr. | BSAc ’48 | 1923-2022 | Burton, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed on July 18. Although Burton was born in Georgia, he moved to Florida shortly thereafter and spent most of his life in the Sunshine

Stephanie Plaines

Stephanie Plaines (BSBA ’90) | September 2022

Stephanie Plaines (BSBA ’90) was named the new Chief Financial Officer at JCPenney. Plaines will lead all financial activities across the enterprise. She will drive best-in-class execution across functions including financial strategy, real estate, capital deployment, credit services, sourcing and