Class Notes

With their eyes set on innovation and results, Business Gators across the world make a positive and robust impact on their businesses, in their careers and in the world. In the Class Notes, check out what Business Gators across the nation and world are up to.

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Emma and Brent Healy take a selfie with their two small children

Brent Healy (MBA ’12) | March 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Healy (MBA 2012) and his wife Emma (MBA 2013) moved to the Atlanta area in January 2020 for Brent’s opportunity with Salesforce as a Senior Solution Engineer at Salesforce Tower Atlanta. Emma works remotely for Slate Advisors of San Francisco. They look forward to networking and making new Gator friends in the ATL! Connect with Healy on LinkedIn. 

Mary Jane Brunel leans against one of her commercial property windows in Gainesville, FL

Mary Jane Brunel (BSBA ’00) | March 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brunel (BSBA 2000) is Commercial Acquisition and Leasing Specialist with Portal Realty. She earned her CCIM designation in 2015.  “Best Regards to my Graduating Class of 2000!” she said. “As this year is 2020, it’s time to look back with amazement at all I have accomplished since graduating that year. The Warrington College of Business provided me with a fine foundation for my chosen path of Commercial Real Estate. Last year was my best year yet. I needed help, so

Jason Roxburg

Jason Roxburgh (MBA ’13) | March 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Roxburgh (MBA 2013) was hired as the Director of Innovation at Grabber Construction Products. Roxburgh will lead Grabber’s activities in developing new-to-the-industry products and systems, primarily focused on creating productivity solutions for contractors. Roxburgh is well versed in identifying growth ideas and bringing them to market, the company said in a press release. Roxburgh joins Grabber from USG where he was a senior manager in product development and commercialization. Prior to that he was with ITW/Ramset in a variety of roles. Roxburgh

Dan Stewart

Dan Stewart (MBA ’12) | March 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Stewart (MBA 2012) joined PreferredOne as Vice President of Sales in 2017. After 5 years in Florida, Stewart welcomed an opportunity to return to Minnesota with Willis Towers Watson in 2013, where he was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader for Reporting and Analytics. Stewart’s sales roots pulled him toward his right fit with PreferredOne, leading the organization toward achievement of current and future goals. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

David Hogan

David Hogan (BSAc ’85) | March 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hogan (BSAc 1985) was named the managing partner of Ronald Blue & Co. CPAs. In this role, he will be responsible for leading firm operations, strategic planning and vision casting. Hogan joined Ronald Blue & Co. in 1995 and previously was the Atlanta office managing director. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Matt Clark

Matt Clark (BSBA ’01, JD ’04) | February 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Clark (BSBA 2001, JD 2004) is President at Broadway Real Estate Services and StoreRight Self Storage. He recently became the chairman of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. Clark is a long time Lakelander who began his professional career as a commercial litigator, with a strong focus on commercial real estate litigation. He began his legal career with one of Atlanta’s largest law firms, Troutman Sanders LLP, before returning to Lakeland and joining Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A. In 2009,

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Robert Wright (BSBA ’62) | February 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Upon Wright’s 1962 graduation, he received a draft notice into the U.S. Army, so he quickly entered Officer Training School in the U.S. Air Force. He became a “90 day wonder,” a 2nd Lt., and served 5 years in the United States and in Tripoli, Libya. After he was discharged as a Captain, he received his MBA from Michigan State. He then joined DuPont Company in the Plastics Division starting a 35-year career in plastic executive sales management, including as VP

David Hazels

David Hazels (MBA ’02) | February 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hazels (MBA 2002) was named the National Managing Partner of Advisory Services at Grant Thornton. In this role, he will oversee the strategic direction and operations for a range of service areas – from growth and operations to risk and diligence, as well as public-sector capabilities. Hazels joined Grant Thornton in 2002 and most recently served as the firm’s national managing partner of Risk Services. He has more than 25 years of public accounting and consulting experience. 

K. Alex Daneshmand

K. Alex Daneshmand (MBA ’16) | February 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dr. Daneshmand (MBA 2016) was promoted to Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer at Lee Health. In this role, Dr. Daneshmand will be responsible for quality and safety across Lee Health, including national hospital grading, hospital accreditations, conformance risk assessments and process improvement throughout the health system. He will also oversee infection prevention and continue leading Lee Health’s safety program. Before this promotion, Dr. Daneshmand served as VP for quality and safety for the health system, where he provided leadership

Christopher Harle

Christopher Harle (BSBA ’02, MS-ISOM ’03) | February 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr. Harle (BSBA 2002, MS-ISOM 2003) has been named chief research information officer for UF Health. In this role, Dr. Harle will provide leadership around operations and governance of information technology that support research activities across the UF Health campus, including UF Health Shands Hospital, UF Health Jacksonville and associated practices. He will play a leadership role in strategy and operations around the UF Health Integrated Data Repository, part of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and in innovative