Alumni Class Notes: page 1

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!

Timothy Hartung II (BSBA ’20, MIB ’21) | April 2021

Hartung (BSBA 2020, MIB 2021) is moving to Charlotte, NC to start his career at Bank of America as a Financial Management Analyst.  Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Jinesh Gheewala (BSBA ’20) | April 2021

Gheewala (BSBA 2020) recently graduated from UF and is now working full time as a Middle Market Banking Financial Analyst at Wells Fargo in Charlotte, NC.  Connect with Gheewala on LinkedIn. 

Murat Mercan (Ph.D. ’90) | April 2021

Mercan (Ph.D. ISOM 1990) has been appointed Turkey’s ambassador to Washington, D.C. the United States.  Previously, he was ambassador to Tokyo, Japan. Before being appointed to Tokyo in 2017, Mercan served as deputy minister of energy and natural resources. He also served as the chairman of the Turkish Foreign Affairs Committee during the 23rd term of the Turkish Parliament (2007-2011). Mercan also held the position of chairman of the Turkish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Christopher Pernicano (MBA ’93) | April 2021

Pernicano (MBA 1993) is Chief Technology Officer at Tellus, the leading electronic visit verification (EVV) provider/software manufacturer providing EVV software and claims processing technology designed specifically for the home health and long-term care markets. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at FPS Group. Pernicano was recently appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners. 

Brian Trupo (BABA ’19, MSE ’20) | April 2021

Trupo (BABA 2019, MSE 2020) is the co-founder of Trupo Treats LLC, a vegan milk chocolate company in New York.  Trupo Treats has raised almost $70,000 in funding thanks to its Kickstarter Campaign. 

Kamila Chytil (MBA ’06) | April 2021

Chytil (MBA 2006) has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) at DentaQuest, a Boston-based company that provides outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses, and individuals nationwide.  Under Chytil’s leadership, the Office of the COO will include operations, information technology and marketing and will reimagine a new path for the customer experience while optimizing digital efforts, overall technology and operations.  Before joining DentaQuest, Chytil served as Chief Operating Officer at MoneyGram International in Dallas, where she

Mark Goodson (BSBA ’73) | March 2021

Goodson (BSBA 1973) is the retired President of Goodson Electric. He was recently appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees.  Goodson has been involved with the Manatee Memorial Hospital Board, Manatee Memorial Hospital Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Electrical Council of Florida and the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society. 

Isaac Hetzroni (BSBA ’20) | March 2021

Hetzroni (BSBA ’20) is the Founder and CEO of Imprint Genius, a current business in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center’s Gator Hatchery.  He was recently named among the top 5 at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university.  The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards empowers student entrepreneurs to become the world’s most influential change makers. Hetzroni started his company his freshman year of college and was

Susan Fournier (Ph.D. ’94) | March 2021

Fournier (Ph.D. Marketing 1994) is Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.  She was recently named the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society of Consumer Psychology (SCP). The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award “recognizes excellent, lasting research contributions to consumer psychology.” Twenty-four consumer research scholars have been recognized since the inception of the award in 1991. Fournier is only the third woman to receive the honor. At the time of this publication, Fournier’s

Donghui Wu (MBA ’17) | March 2021

Wu (MBA 2017) has been named Vice President of Data Science and Analytics Officer at Southwestern Health Resources. Wu was previously with Texas Health for two years, infusing machine learning and artificial intelligence in all aspects of the hospital system’s transformation. He now joins SWHR, the nation’s leading Next Generation Accountable Care Organization, to guide data-driven decision-making across the organization. Wu is a results-driven, hands-on leader and data scientist with more than 20 years of industry and academic research experience.