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In 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!

John Smoak

John Smoak (BSBA ’92) | August 2022

Smoak (BSBA 1992) is the president and CEO of Smoak Groves, Inc. based in Lake Placid, Fla. He was recently reappointed to the Florida Citrus Commission by Governor Ron DeSantis.  Smoak is a third-generation citrus grower with nearly 30 years of

Joseph Camerlengo Jr.

Joseph Camerlengo Jr. (BSBA ’91, JD ’94) | August 2022

Camerlengo (BSBA 1991, JD 1994) is the founding partner of the first and only specialized transportation law firm in Florida, and one of the only law firms in the country, that exclusively handles tractor trailer, bus, and commercial motor vehicle

Michael Todd

Michael Todd (MSM ’17) | August 2022

Todd (MSM 2017) was recently promoted to a Senior Product Manager. He oversees SumTotal’s career mobility and internal development product strategy, and is bringing an innovative skilling product to market later this year. Outside of work he is a national

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Fernando Chang (BABA ’11) | August 2022

Chang (BABA 2011) is the CEO of Spirit Uniforms. He started at Spirit Uniforms in 2019. It is now among the leading uniform companies in Guatemala.  “Thank you to UF for allowing me to learn how to seek excellence in

Bill Rogner

Bill Rogner (BSBA ’87) | August 2022

Rogner (BSBA 1987)  is the founder of HR Law, P.A. After graduating from UF Warrington, Rogner went on to UF’s Levin College of Law. After graduating in 1990, Rogner practiced briefly with another firm before founding his current firm, which

Amrita Patel

Amrita Patel (BSBA ’00) | August 2022

Patel (BSBA 2000) will lead Wells Fargo Equipment Finance (WFEF), which offers specialized financing for purchase, acquisition or leasing of assets pertaining to equipment, transportation and rental fleets, as well as comprehensive vendor and dealer programs. Previously, Patel was head

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Marco Hurtado (MAcc ’92) | July 2022

Hurtado (MAcc 1992) was featured on NBC’s first season of Dancing with Myself. Hurtado’s dancing has gained him over 890K followers on TikTok and 126K on Instagram. Check him out @bearded_boomer. In addition to his dancing, Hurtado is a Brazilian

Garritt Bader

Garritt Bader (MSRE ’06) | July 2022

Bader (MSRE 2006) was recently named the 2022 Businessperson Of The Year by the Greater Green Bay Chamber. This award recognizes a local business leader who has demonstrated achievement in ownership or management of a small business. Bader is principal

Stelios Kapandais

Stelios Kapandais (MSE ’15) | July 2022

Kapandais (MSE ’15) is the CEO and founder of nudgem, which helps eCommerce retailers grow their businesses more profitably by combating rising advertising costs and increasing revenue through personalization.  nudgem is a member of the NextView Ventures Accelerator program. Kapandias was

Chloe Stanton (BSBA ’22) | July 2022

Stanton (BSBA 2022) is a founding member of Abilitare, formerly BrainForce, a company that empowers the disabled by providing hands-free operation of phones and computers to those who cannot use their upper limbs through head-wearables (either glasses or earpieces) containing