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!

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

Charles Rickabaugh

Chad Rickabaugh (MSE ’22) | April 2024

After graduating from the MSE Program, Rickabaugh (MSE 2022) founded Revolution Ranch Marketing Agency with a transformative vision: to revolutionize how brands engage with their audiences through innovative Text Message Marketing. Drawing from the rich lessons of the MSE curriculum,

Charlie Render

Charlie Render (BSBA ’14, MS-ISOM ’15) | April 2024

Render (BSBA 2014, MS-ISOM 2015) is the owner and founder of Render Analytics. His company’s product ApplyGenie recently won a major tech start-up competition in Orlando, FL. Read more about ApplyGenie’s win in this story from the Orlando Business Journal. 

Lynn Maria Thompson author speaker in tiger jacket with cat

Lynn Thompson (BSBA ’79) | April 2024

Thompson (BSBA 1979) is serving in her second year as President of the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA), an international business association for communications professionals whose work focuses on cats. The organization encourages excellence in cat communications with an annual awards

Felice Klein

Felice Klein (BSBA ’03) | April 2012

Klein (BSBA 2003), Assistant Professor at Boise State University, recently had her research featured in Forbes Magazine. The research highlights that women are vastly underrepresented in CEO roles.  Read more about the research in this story from Boise State University.