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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Gessie Lipscomb

Gessie Lipscomb (BSBA ’01) | October 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Lipscomb (BSBA 2001) is a Financial Advisor with Centennial Bank. She is a Certified Financial Planner who has dedicated more than a decade to providing her clients with the guidance to better align their financial and lifestyle goals. Prior to joining Centennial Bank, she served as a wealth advisor at Wealth Advisors of Tampa Bay.

Davis Bean

Davis Bean (MSM ’16) | October 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Bean (MSM 2016) was promoted to Government Affairs Consultant in The Fiorentino Group’s (TFG) Jacksonville office. In his new role, Bean will utilize his skills in legislative affairs and policy development to create strategies to assist TFG clients with appropriations, local governmental matters, economic development and education issues.

John Yanes

John Yanes (MHS/MBA ’88) | October 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Yanes (MHS/MBA 1988) accepted a position to serve as President for Saint Joseph Hospital-London and Saint Joseph Hospital-Berea as of September 9, 2019. Both hospitals are within the Catholic Health Initiative Saint Joseph Health Lexington, Kentucky Market.

Paul Carr

Paul Carr (BSBA ’00, MSF ’02) | October 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Carr (BSBA 2000, MSF 2002) was hired as Executive Managing Director, Investment Services at Colliers International Tampa Bay. In his new role, Carr will focus on representing institutional and private investors in the acquisition and disposition of income-producing office properties along the west coast of Florida. During his career, Carr has been directly involved in commercial real estate sales totaling over $2.4 billion, including over 14 million square feet and $1.5 billion of office and industrial sales throughout Florida. He

Nicole Malik

Nicole Malik (BSBA ’05, MBA ’07) | October 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Malik (BSBA 2005, MBA 2007) is the president and founder of Hook & Porter Media, a digital media company. Leveraging her 15+ years of marketing experience, Malik grew the organization to a multi-six figure business within a year of its opening in 2018. It encompasses 11 websites with a global reach of over 5 million readers, including the popular food site, Delicious Everyday, and a travel site, Wandertooth.  Connect with her in LinkedIn. 

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Scott Foelgner (BSAc ’07) | October 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Foelgner (BSAc 2007) has been named Regional Controller for Acreage Holdings, the largest vertically integrated, multi-state owner of cannabis licenses and assets in the U.S. In his role, he will oversee all accounting and finance activities in the Southern United States. Scott was previously the Controller for Triad, a WPP company. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

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Clifford Stern (BSBA ’76) | October 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Stern (BSBA 1976) is retiring from a 43 year career in information technology. Most recently, he was an IT Specialist (Operating Systems) at Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). He will be spending time with his grandson and doing volunteer work.  Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Daniel Nielubowicz with wife Hailey and their two children pose for a family photo in front of trees.

Daniel Nielubowicz (MSM ’15) | October 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Nielubowicz (MSM 2015) and wife Hailey (BSBA Finance 2011) are pleased to announce the adoption of their children Van, 6, and Maggie, 4. Nielubowicz is currently a PhD candidate at Clemson University.  Connect with him on LinkedIn.     

Heather Conley

Heather Conley (BSBA ’89) | September 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Conley (BSBA 1989) was named the Director of Marketing and Membership at the Florida Senior Living Association. She brings 20 years of experience in marketing and communications for environmental protection, elections and education sectors. The Florida Senior Living Association serves professionally managed senior living communities offering independent, assisted living and memory care services. 

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Alex King (BSBA ’97) | September 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute King (BSBA 1997) is an advisor and investor in Chicago. Most recently, he’s been lending his expertise to A.M. Money, a student loan company that provides low-interest, no-cosigner loans to low and middle-income Chicago college students based on academic performance and future earning potential. Read more about the company from Markets Insider and Crain’s Chicago Business.