Class Notes: page 2

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J. Preston Silvernail (BA ’72, MBA ’74, JD ’77) | December 2020

Judge Silvernail (BA 1972, MBA 1974, JD 1977) was a judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. Now retired, Judge Silvernail was elected by the Judiciary of 18th Circuit as Chief Judge and is Past Chairman of the Judicial Qualification Commission on which he served for 8 years. Eight years ago, the Judiciary established the Judge J. Preston Silvernail Civility Award, which is bestowed annually to a lawyer who demonstrates these same qualities of professionalism, collegiality and personal

Carolyn J. Messinger (BSBA ’90) | December 2020

Messinger (BSBA 1990), CEO of UNIVERSALPREQUAL.COM, is proud to announce the launch of their standard, nationwide system for construction prequalification. The system serves the construction industry as the resource for firms to manage their prequalification process in one reliable, easy, online platform. For more info visit https://www.universalprequal.com/. Connect with Messinger on LinkedIn.

Beth Kigel (BSBA ’90) | December 2020

Kigel (BSBA 1990) has been appointed to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees. Her term on the board will run from 2020 to 2025.  Kigel serves as national practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president at HNTB Corporation. HNTB is an infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Kigel is based in the firm’s Miami office. Previously, Kigel served as president and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce covering a 10-municipality region

Jason Altmire (DBA ’20) | November 2020

Altmire (DBA 2020) was named the President and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU), a for-profit college group. He will officially join CECU on December 1, 2020.  Altmire is a former Democratic member of Congress from Pennsylvania. He served on the Higher Education Subcommittee during all three of his terms as a member of Congress and has served as a trustee or member of advisory boards at several colleges and universities. Altmire was appointed to serve on the

Corinne Turcotte (BSAc, MAcc ’11) | November 2020

Turcotte (BSAc 2011, MAcc 2011) has been named Partner at James Moore & Company. Turcotte, CPA, has been a member of the firm for nearly ten years. She focuses on nonprofit organizations, addressing their taxation issues and providing audit, assurance, and accounting and controllership services. Based in James Moore’s Gainesville office, she is one of the leaders of the firm’s Nonprofit Services Team and is a certified member of the Not‐For‐Profit section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Nelly Wilson (BSBA ’17, MS-ISOM ’19) | November 2020

Wilson (BSBA 2017, MS-ISOM 2019) was promoted to Cloud Consultant specializing in infrastructure and data analytics at Google after completing the Cloud Technical Residency, a one year rotational program through four different technical roles within Google Cloud.  As part of her Cloud Technical Residency, Wilson wrote a Google blog post focusing on how retailers can prepare for a successful holiday season, while their workforce continues to function remotely.

Isabel Sanchez (BSBA ’19, MIB ’20) | October 2020

Sanchez (BSBA 2019, MIB 2020) is a digital marketing specialist. She recently published a cookbook, “Quarantine Quisine,” with fellow UF alumna Grace Ubben.  Filled with 35 recipes inspired by idle time in the kitchen during quarantine, this is a collection of easy, straightforward recipes that not only taste good, but also make you feel good.   

John Haven (BSAc ’00, MAcc ’00) | October 2020

Haven (BSAc 2000, MAcc 2000) recently began as the new Vice President for the Business and Financial Services Division at the University of West Georgia.  Haven comes to the University of West Georgia from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he led the Finance and Administration division, which included Purchasing, Budget, Controller, Human Resources, Housing, University Centers, Police, Risk Management, Travel, Auxiliaries, Pablo Performing Arts Center, Facilities, and the Children’s Academy.  Previously he was the Executive Director of

Chad Remaly (MBA ’20) | October 2020

Remaly (MBA 2020) was promoted to Network Director of Provider Recruitment for St. Luke’s University Health Network, which is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated network with ten hospitals and more than 200 sites. He will oversee a team of 12 professionals, who serve all sourcing, recruitment and onboarding processes and initiatives for our network’s advanced practitioner and physician populations. 

Cristian LaCapra (BSBA ’00) | October 2020

LaCapra (BSBA 2000) is senior vice president, wealth strategist at Northern Trust, where he actively represents the bank within the South Florida community, working closely with community partners on boards, and maintaining consistent involvement in community events. He is a committed civic and community leader, serving as a Tocqueville Society co-chair and member of Connect Florida/Leadership Florida, Strong Girls, Inc. and The Cushman School. Recently, LaCapra was named co-chair of the United Way Tocqueville Society. Along with Brian Y. Goldmeier and