Alumni Class Notes: page 2

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!

Class Notes - General

Jon “Chris” Peterson (BSBA ’85) | August 2023

Peterson (BSBA ’85) was recently reappointed to the St. Johns River Water Management District by Governor Ron DeSantis. Peterson is the President of Hell’s Bay Boatworks, Inc. and is also a board member of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and

Mark Zakota

Mark Zakota (Ph.D. ’23) | August 2023

Zakota (PhD ’23) joined the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business this fall. As assistant professor of accounting and information assurance, Zakota will reinforce the Smith School’s strategic plan on addressing grand challenges with business-first problem-solving techniques. 

Richard Bustamante

Richard Bustamante (MBA ’20) | August 2023

Bustamante (MBA ’20) was recently selected as one of five 2023 Kentucky Distillers’ Association Lifting Spirits Scholars. He will now be attending the University of Louisville Graduate Business School’s certificate for distilled spirits coursework. Bustamante is an experienced military officer

Class Notes - General

Michael Ring (BSBA ’82) | August 2023

Ring (BSBA ’82) has been reappointed by Governor Ron DeSantis as a Judge of Compensation Claims in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Ring has been a Judge of Compensation Claims since 2019 and was previously the owner of the Law Office of

Ralph Humphries

Ralph Humphries (BSBA ’74, JD ’76) | August 2023

Humphries (BSBA ’74, JD ’76) has been reappointed by Governor Ron DeSantis as a Judge of Compensation Claims in Jacksonville, Fl. Humphries has been a Judge of Compensation Claims since 2010 and was previously a partner at Boyd & Jenerette.

Outline of a hand placing a rose down in front of a single candle.

In Memoriam | July 2023

John Randolph, Jr. | BSBA ’53 | 1931-2023 | Randolph, of Burlington, Iowa, passed on June 27. While attending UF, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and of Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honors society. After

Brent Fischthal

Brent Fischthal (UF MBA ’08) | August 2023

Fischthal (UF MBA ’08) was recently promoted to Head of Global Integrated Marketing at Koh Young Technology. In his role, he will be entrusted with spearheading the company’s global marketing efforts, overseeing critical areas in marketing strategy, brand management and

Michelle Dunham

Michelle Dunham (BSBA ’88) | August 2023

Dunham (BSBA ’88) is the co-founder of the Jacksonville School for Autism and was recently named co-Godmother of the Celebrity Ascent ship, alongside her sister Captain Sandy Yawn, who is widely recognized for her appearance on Bravo TV’s hit series

Kelli Murray

Kelli A. Murray (BSBA ’06, MBA ’21) | August 2023

Murray (BSBA ’06, MBA ’21) recently joined Barnard College as chief administrative officer and executive vice president for Strategy.  Murray has worked in both private and public higher education with undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs and students. She values people

Drew Stuerman stands in front of his donut shop Halo Potato Donuts

Drew Stuerman (BABA ’19) | August 2023

Stuerman (BABA ’19) is the founder of Halo Potato Donuts in Gainesville, Fl. Halo Potato Donuts recently celebrated the opening of their fourth brick and mortar store. Starting out as a food truck, the company has grown to have multiple