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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Rebecca Reynolds Russell

Rebecca Reynolds-Russell (BSBA ’99) | December 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reynolds-Russell (BSBA 1999) is Vice President, Government and Not-for-Profit Banking, at JPMorgan Chase. She was recently appointed to the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) by Governor Ron DeSantis. The FDFC works to help fund for-profit and non-profit businesses through the issuance of industrial revenue bonds. 

Gina Kinchlow

Gina Kinchlow (MBA ’00) | December 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kinchlow (MBA 2000) is the President and CEO of Kinchlow & Co., a professional consulting services company, and an instructor of marketing at Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry. She used her MBA to launch her consulting services company and said her MBA was “a life-changing experience.” She is also the recipient of the Women’s Business Council’s Catalyst Award from the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce for her efforts to help female entrepreneurs in the community grow

Henri Rojzman stands in front of the Google logo

Henri Rojzman (MBA ’16) | November 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rojzman (MBA 2016) is Head of Sales and Partnerships – Latin America at Google Hardware. He began working for the company in business development for Google Cloud, was promoted to enterprise sales manager, and attained his present position in April 2018.

Christian Martinez

Christian Martinez (BSBA ’98) | November 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Martinez (BSBA 1998) has been named regional president for Compass Florida. Based at Compass’ Miami Beach office, Martinez is focusing on growing the brokerage’s business throughout the state and overseeing its operations. Previously, he was interim country director – Mexico, and head of sales, U.S. multicultural, for Facebook. Before that, he held senior management roles at Univision. 

Kim Kaupe

Kim Kaupe (BA ’08) | November 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kaupe (BA 2008) will be presented with the EY Young Innovator of the Year Award from the Junior Achievement of New York at its 2019 Leadership Awards Gala. The EY Young Innovator of the Year Award is given to an individual who exemplifies the innovation and creativity driving the growth of New York’s economy. 

Evan Jenkins

Evan Jenkins (BSBA ’83) | November 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jenkins (BSBA 1983) was named Chief Justice for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia beginning in 2021.  Jenkins was appointed to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia by Governor Jim Justice on August 25, 2018, and took the oath of office on October 1. Justice Jenkins was elected on November 6, 2018, to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Justice Robin Davis until the end of that term on December 31, 2024. At the time

Jeremy Wirhgt

Jeremy Wright (BSAc ’09, MAcc ’09) | November 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wright (BSAc 2009, MAcc 2009), CPA, has been named Partner at James Moore & Company.  A member of the firm for nearly nine years, Wright focuses on commercial businesses and has experience across a wide range of compliance and advisory services. Based in James Moore’s Gainesville office, he leads the firm’s Construction Services Team and is also a member of the Manufacturing and Technology Services Team. Wright has made invaluable contributions both to the firm and to the industries he

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

Mary Jane Brunel (BSBA ’00) | November 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brunel (BSBA 2000) is Commercial Real Estate Specialist, CCIM with Portal Realty in Gainesville, Florida. She earned her CCIM in 2015. In her role she does corporate and local site selection as well as investment real estate.  “My heartfelt thanks to Dr. Archer and the Warrington College of Business!” she said. 

Traci Pumo

Traci Pumo (BSAc ’00, MAcc ’00, JD ’03, LL.M. ’04) | October 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pumo (BSAc 2000, MAcc 2000, JD 2003, LLM 2004) was recently promoted to Tax Partner at BDO. She is a member of the firm’s Private Client Services practice. She provides a unique, multidisciplinary approach to ensure clients achieve their family wealth, tax and personal financial planning goals. Her clients include family offices, multinational families, executives and closely-held business entrepreneurs. Pumo advises clients regarding cross-border estate and gift planning, the sale of closely held business interests and wealth transfer planning.  Pumo

Carlos Alfonso

Carlos Alfonso (BSBA ’18, MSRE ’19) | October 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alfonso (BSBA 2018, MSRE 2019) is a Tenant Representation Broker at The Shopping Center Group. As a tenant representation broker, Alfonso is responsible for site selection, lease negotiations and other brokerage services for regional and national tenants, including Sprouts Farmers Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and LA Fitness.