Class Notes: page 2

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Tadia James (BSBA ’11) | April 2020

James (BSBA ’11) is a venture capitalist with GingerBread Capital. In her role, she works closely with GingerBread’s portfolio of companies to drive operational efficiencies and generate revenue growth.  James started her career at J.P. Morgan in the Investment Bank in Sales Strategy covering the Latin American region before moving to the Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence team. Working at the intersection of business and technology, she was responsible for managing the strategy and distribution of timely, actionable, and highly secure threat

Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy (BSAc ’96, MAcc ’96) | April 2020

Gulacsy (BSAc 1996, MAcc 1996) is the Chief Accounting Officer at SeaWorld Entertainment. She was recently appointed interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, while retaining her role as CAO.  Gulacsy has been with the company for seven years and has previously served as interim CFO and Treasurer. Prior to her appointment as CAO, Gulacsy served as Corporate Vice President, Financial Reporting since 2016 and Director, Financial Reporting from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining SeaWorld, from 2011 to 2013, Gulacsy served as

Mike Silva (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’94, JD ’94) | April 2020

Silva (BSAc 1990, MAcc 1994, JD 1994) is partner at McDermott Will & Emery. The office recently expanded its Miami Tax and Private Client presence with a six-member team including Silva.  Silva advises on international tax law, focusing on US investment structures, cross-border tax issues, tax treaty planning, withholding obligations of US real property investments and US activities of foreign banks. He has significant experience advising on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in respect of third-party reporting obligations by

Brent Healy (MBA ’12) | March 2020

Healy (MBA 2012) and his wife Emma (MBA 2013) moved to the Atlanta area in January 2020 for Brent’s opportunity with Salesforce as a Senior Solution Engineer at Salesforce Tower Atlanta. Emma works remotely for Slate Advisors of San Francisco. They look forward to networking and making new Gator friends in the ATL! Connect with Healy on LinkedIn. 

Mary Jane Brunel (BSBA ’00) | March 2020

Brunel (BSBA 2000) is Commercial Acquisition and Leasing Specialist with Portal Realty. She earned her CCIM designation in 2015.  “Best Regards to my Graduating Class of 2000!” she said. “As this year is 2020, it’s time to look back with amazement at all I have accomplished since graduating that year. The Warrington College of Business provided me with a fine foundation for my chosen path of Commercial Real Estate. Last year was my best year yet. I needed help, so

Jason Roxburgh (MBA ’13) | March 2020

Roxburgh (MBA 2013) was hired as the Director of Innovation at Grabber Construction Products. Roxburgh will lead Grabber’s activities in developing new-to-the-industry products and systems, primarily focused on creating productivity solutions for contractors. Roxburgh is well versed in identifying growth ideas and bringing them to market, the company said in a press release. Roxburgh joins Grabber from USG where he was a senior manager in product development and commercialization. Prior to that he was with ITW/Ramset in a variety of roles. Roxburgh

Dan Stewart (MBA ’12) | March 2020

Stewart (MBA 2012) joined PreferredOne as Vice President of Sales in 2017. After 5 years in Florida, Stewart welcomed an opportunity to return to Minnesota with Willis Towers Watson in 2013, where he was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader for Reporting and Analytics. Stewart’s sales roots pulled him toward his right fit with PreferredOne, leading the organization toward achievement of current and future goals. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

David Hogan (BSAc ’85) | March 2020

Hogan (BSAc 1985) was named the managing partner of Ronald Blue & Co. CPAs. In this role, he will be responsible for leading firm operations, strategic planning and vision casting. Hogan joined Ronald Blue & Co. in 1995 and previously was the Atlanta office managing director. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Matt Clark (BSBA ’01, JD ’04) | February 2020

Clark (BSBA 2001, JD 2004) is President at Broadway Real Estate Services and StoreRight Self Storage. He recently became the chairman of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. Clark is a long time Lakelander who began his professional career as a commercial litigator, with a strong focus on commercial real estate litigation. He began his legal career with one of Atlanta’s largest law firms, Troutman Sanders LLP, before returning to Lakeland and joining Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A. In 2009,

Robert Wright (BSBA ’62) | February 2020

Upon Wright’s 1962 graduation, he received a draft notice into the U.S. Army, so he quickly entered Officer Training School in the U.S. Air Force. He became a “90 day wonder,” a 2nd Lt., and served 5 years in the United States and in Tripoli, Libya. After he was discharged as a Captain, he received his MBA from Michigan State. He then joined DuPont Company in the Plastics Division starting a 35-year career in plastic executive sales management, including as VP