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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!

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Shasta Almi

Shasta Almi (BSBA ’05) | February 2021

Almi (BSBA 2005) is Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator at the International School of Monaco.  Over the past ten years, she has worked in education, communications, advertising and digital marketing for a range of industries in Monaco. Prior to her

Alice Bonaime

Alice Bonaime (Ph.D. ’08) | January 2021

Bonamine (Ph.D. 2008) is Associate Professor of Finance and Philip Rhoads Fellow in Finance at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.  Prior to joining Eller, she taught at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include

Krishna Memani

Krishna Memani (MA ’82, MBA ’84) | January 2021

Memani (MA Economics 1982, MBA 1984) was named CIO at Lafayette in October 2020. Prior to Lafayette, Memani was vice chairman of investments at Invesco.  Memani joined Invesco when the firm combined with OppenheimerFunds in 2019, where he was chief

Thomas Olmstead with his coffee can collection

Thomas Olmsted (BAA ’65, MBA ’71) | January 2021

Olmsted (BAA 1965, MBA 1971) retired from the accounting industry after 25 years of working at a Gainesville firm. He is an avid collector, with over 100 collections in his possession.  Read more about Olmsted and his collections, from coffee

Robert Klein

Robert Klein (BSBA ’97) | January 2021

Klein (BSBA 1997) was recently appointed Chief Financial Officer at Postal Realty Trust.  Klein joins Postal Realty Trust with extensive experience in corporate finance, capital markets and real estate operations stemming from his over 20-year career. Prior to joining Postal

Kyle Kaplan

Kyle Kaplan (BSBA ’04) | January 2021

Kaplan (BSBA 2004) is Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Law at Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business.  As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Law, Kaplan recently received the most prestigious teaching award at the Smeal College of Business

Katie Hudon wears a cap and gown with blue stole while sitting next to a large Gator statue.

Dr. Kathleen “Katie” Hudon (MBA ’20) | January 2021

Hudon (MBA 2020) is Director of Student Affairs at Pensacola State College and Pathways Navigator at the Florida Department of Education. She earned her 8th degree (and 5th graduate degree) from UF in December. She completed her UF MBA with an

Lara Long (BSAc, MAcc ’93) | January 2021

Long (BSAc 1993, MAcc 1993) is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at AGCO Corporation.  She was recently appointed to the Financial Accounting Foundation’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on strategic

Vedant Patel

Vedant Patel (MBA ’17) | January 2021

Patel (MBA 2017) has been named Assistant White House Press Secretary by President-elect Joe Biden. Patel served as Regional Communications Director on the Biden-Harris Campaign. During President-elect Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western Primary-States Communications Director.

Rebekah Hammond Dorworth

Rebekah Dorworth (MBA ’15) | January 2021

Dorworth (MBA 2015) was promoted to the position of President of Kyra Solutions, Inc. effective January 1. Dorworth was hired in 2014 as the Director of Marketing and Communications and has served in various executive capacities since, most recently as Senior

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