Class Notes

Ken Vitek

Ken Vitek (MAcc ’10) | January 2019

Vitek was promoted to director in Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants’ international tax services practice. He focuses on business consulting, tax planning and pre-immigration planning for high-net-worth families, entrepreneurs and real estate investors.

Laurence Bernstein

Laurence Bernstein (BSAc, MAcc ’07) | January 2019

Bernstein was promoted to director in Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants’ tax services practice. He leads the firm’s accounting intelligence practice, which provides outsourced cloud-based accounting to growing and mid-sized companies.

Jordan Myers

Jordan Myers (BSBA ’05) | January 2019

Myers was promoted to partner in the Finance Group at Alston & Bird LLP. He represents commercial banks, alternative lenders, private equity funds, and corporate borrowers in complex cash-flow and asset-based lending transactions, as well as workouts and restructurings. His primary industry focus includes retail and consumer products, restaurants, and

Jim Karrh

Jim Karrh (BSBA ’84, MA ’93) | January 2019

Karrh is a consultant, professional speaker and author. He recently launched The Manage Your Message Podcast, and his book The Science of Customer Connections: Manage Your Message to Grow Your Business will be released in fall 2019 by Career Press (with an audio book available as well).

Jennifer Beougher

Jennifer Beougher (MBA ’09) | January 2019

Beougher has been named chief financial officer of the Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, comprised of the Ruby Slipper Café and newly launched concept Ruby Sunshine. Beougher was vice president of financial planning and analysis at Cracker Barrel. She previously worked at Bloomin’ Brands, the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, for

Bryan Stapp

Bryan Stapp (BSBA ’84) | December 2018

Stapp is President at Medical Care Alert. His company was recently named the Best Home Medical Alert System by It was also the No. 68 company on the 2018 Gator100 list honoring the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. Read more about the award from in this

Henry Ngo

Henry Ngo (BSBA ’05, MIB ’06) | December 2018

Ngo was promoted to manager in CBIZ Tampa Bay’s audit department. Henry is a CPA and has been with CBIZ for over seven years. He is also a member of the AICPA and FICPA.

Joe Fullerton

Joe Fullerton (BSAc ’09, MAcc ’09) | December 2018

Fullerton was promoted to manager in CBIZ Tampa Bay’s tax department. Prior to joining CBIZ in 2015, he worked at Prida Guida & Company and has more than four years of experience working in the tax department at PwC. Fullerton is a CPA and a member of the AICPA, FICPA and

Laurie Richter Spector

Laurie Richter Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-DIS ’01, JD ’06, MBA ’10) | December 2018

Spector, a residential and commercial real estate agent with Caldwell Banker Real Estate, was recognized as a Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Award recipient due to sales at the top 2 percent worldwide. Spector works with residential & commercial buyers and sellers in South Florida, including Boca Raton, Dania, Davie,

Barbara Ryals

Barbara Ryals (BSBA ’83) | December 2018

Ryals was awarded the 2018 Sustainer of the Year Award by the Junior League of Tampa. She has served on the board of Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation for 18 years, as well as on the boards of Tampa Bay Super Bowl Task Force, Ronald McDonald House, Tampa Museum of Art and