Alumni Class Notes: page 1

In UF 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!

Kris Doan

Kris Doan (MBA ’13) | June 2024

Doan (MBA 2013) was recently appointed as President of Augusta Medical Group (AMG), effective June 3. Doan comes to Augusta Health from Health First, a $2 billion health system in Melbourne, Florida, where he worked for 18 years and most

Keith Blum

Keith Blum (BSAc ’85, MAcc ’86) | June 2024

Blum (BSAc 1985, MAcc 1986) is a Partner and a member of Berger Singerman’s Business, Finance & Tax Team, based in the Miami office. Blum provides advice to clients on a wide range of tax, transactional, business, and private wealth

Angela Tharpe

Angela Tharpe (MSRE ’05) | June 2024

Tharpe (MSRE 2005) was named among the 2024 Fierce Awards winners. The Fierce Awards are an annual celebration recognizing the strong, ambitious, and passionate women making a difference in the Greater Gainesville community.  Tharpe is Chief of Staff/Director of the Collier

Lukas Zanko

Lukas Zanko (MBA ’19) | June 2024

Zanko (MBA 2019) was appointed Chief Financial Officer at SilverSky, a cybersecurity innovator offering powerful managed extended detection and response (MxDR) services.  Zanko, a highly accomplished Certified Public Accountant, embarked on his professional journey in accounting and audit. His most

Erik Olson

Erik Olson (BSAc ’12, MAcc ’13) | May 2024

Olson (BSAc 2012, MAcc 2013) was named one of Poets&Quants’ 2024 Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors. He serves as Assistant Professor of Accounting at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He began his career as a tax associate at KPMG,

Erica Hughes Sterling

Erica Hughes Sterling (BSAc ’98, MAcc ’01, JD ’01) | May 2024

Sterling (BSAc 1998, MAcc 2001, JD 2001) was appointed to the Lower Florida Keys Hospital District by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.  Sterling is a Partner at Spottswood, Spottswood, & Sterling, PLLC. Active in her community, she serves as a member

Rob Carter

Rob Carter (BSBA ’81) | May 2024

Carter (BSBA 1981) was recently elected Director of Quest Diagnostics’ Board of Directors.  Carter is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at FedEx Corporation, where he is responsible for setting the technology direction of the FedEx applications, infrastructure and

Fred DiMeo hugs his wife

Fred DiMeo (BSBA ’86) | May 2024

DiMeo (BSBA 1986) is President of the Frederick H. DiMeo Insurance Agency, Inc.  Residing in California, DiMeo returns frequently to visit family who still live in Florida. “Life is good,” he shared. “Thanks, UF.”

Jennifer Cainas

Jennifer M. Cainas (DBA ’17) | May 2024

Cainas (DBA 2017) is among the recipients of the American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize, which is the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of

Irina Nashtatik

Irina Nashtatik (MBA ’10) | April 2024

Nashtatik (MBA 2010) was recently appointed Chief Financial Officer at Nicholas Financial, Inc. She had been serving as Nicholas Financial’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since November of 2019. During her tenure with Nicholas, Nashtatik has served as Controller and Vice President