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Brian Hoh (MBA ’19) | September 2020

Brian Hoh, M.D. (MBA 2019) has been elected the 2020-21 president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, one of the largest international neurosurgical societies, with over 9,800 members. Hoh, the James & Brigitte Marino Family Professor and chair of neurosurgery in the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery in the UF College of Medicine, is an internationally known expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. He was named chair of the department in

Kimberly Stangle (BSBA) | September 2020

Stangle (BSBA) has joined the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (The Corridor Council) as business and operations manager, bringing over 20 years’ experience managing operations and finances for Florida organizations to support the economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF).

Jim Heaney (MBA ’88) | September 2020

Heaney (MBA 1988) was appointed Chief Financial Officer of The Fresh Market.  Heaney has over 30 years of experience in finance leadership at some of the most distinguished companies in the world, Disney Cruise Line, Sea World Entertainment, Inc. and Carnival Cruise Line. Most recently, Heaney has served as Chief Financial Officer for Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise operator for the last 5 years. Prior to that Heaney spent 3 years as CFO for Sea World Entertainment overseeing

Robb Porter (MBA ’03) | September 2020

Porter (MBA 2003) was named Chief Customer Officer at Choice Logistics. As the Chief Customer Officer, he is responsible for developing and deploying a comprehensive customer strategy to maximize customer acquisition, retention and profitability while leading the Client Services, Sales and Marketing organizations. Porter joined Choice as EVP, Client Services and Sales in 2017. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Ken Bruener (BSBA ’96, MBA ’03) | August 2020

Bruener (BSBA 1996, MBA 2003) was recently named President and CEO of NOUS Imaging, a medical imaging software company that created biofeedback – based MR quality improvement software, called Framewise Integrated Real-Time MRI Monitoring (FIRMM).  Bruener has more than 20 years of medical technology experience, including commercialization, business development and general management roles in the areas of neuro, spine, orthopedics and digital health. Bruener’s last position was President of Jan Medical where he worked closely with key leaders from across

Da Chang (MBA ’19) | August 2020

Chang (MBA 2019) was promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS). Previously, he served as Senior Vice President – Chief of Regional Operations.  Chang joined ADCS in 2015 with a background in business development and healthcare and bioscience operations, as well as business analytics. He helped build the organizational structure of ADCS’s field operations that support the organization’s dermatology practices and improved visibility of field performance with key metrics and reporting protocols. He also fostered

Sydney Jamieson (BSBA ’14) | August 2020

Jamieson (BSBA 2014) is VP of Operations for iLS Network, parent company of the local Gainesville apartment search SwampRentals.com. She was recently named one of the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) 20 in Their Twenties.  Jamieson began her career in the apartment industry in Gainesville, Florida during college, as she was working toward a BSBA in marketing at the Warrington College of Business. Working as a Leasing Manager at a local apartment community, she discovered her passion for the apartment industry. Just

Scott Sherman (BSAc, MAcc ’05) | August 2020

Sherman (BSAc 2005, MAcc 2005) is the co-founder and managing principal of Teicera Capital. He is responsible for strategic direction, sourcing investment opportunities, capital markets and operations for the firm. He was recently named to the South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.  Previously, Sherman was Vice President of Acquisitions at Thor Equities. He was responsible for acquisitions in the Southeast United States including Miami, Washington, DC, Nashville, Austin and Charleston. Additionally, he was a key member of

Elizabeth Pierce (PDB ’13) | August 2020

Pierce (Post-Doctoral Bridge Program 2013) served as Acting Assistant Dean for the past two years at Saginaw Valley State University. She recently moved to Department Chair of Accounting, Law and Finance at Saginaw Valley State University, a role she will hold for the next two years before coming up for a new vote.     

Michael Hemlepp (BSBA ’02) | August 2020

Hemlepp (BSBA 2002) is CEO of Honorlock, an online proctoring service that is transforming how educational institutions protect academic integrity in online assessments.  Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Redilearning, which won a Gator100 award in 2015. The Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. He also served as co-owner, President and CFO at Alliance Care, a healthcare organization specializing in the delivery of integrated medical services, including rehabilitation, home health and physician services.