Class Notes: page 71

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Jeff Roman (MBA ’12) | May 2014

Jeff (MBA 2012), the National Director of Engineering at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting in Charlotte, N.C., was recently named to Building Design + Construction magazine’s “40 Under 40 Class of 2014.” Jeff is active in Little’s business planning and manages a staff of 20 MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) and structural engineers.

Brian Baleno (MBA ’08) | April 2014

Brian (MBA 2008) recently published his second book, “50 Halfs from First to Last,” chronicling his three-year endeavor of running a half-marathon in all 50 states. The book is available on Amazon.

Betsy Hunsicker (MBA ’96) | April 2014

Betsy (MBA 1996) was recently named Chief Executive Officer at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. She had served as the Chief Operating Officer at Rose Medical Center in Denver.

Rodney McKendree (BSAc ’91, MAcc ’91) | April 2014

Rodney (BSAc 1991, MAcc 1991) was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Nemours, an internationally-recognized integrated children’s health system headquartered in Jacksonville. Rodney has served Nemours in various capacities in Finance and Administration for 15 years.

Navid Zolfaghari (BSBA ’08) | April 2014

Navid (BSBA 2008) was featured in a Forbes.com article on Feb. 20 titled “Being Scrappy, Lean and Successful: The Do’s and Don’ts of Startup Spending.” Navid is a 500 Startups Mentor.

David Seifer (BSBA ’94, MBA ’98) | April 2014

David (BSBA 1994, MBA 1998) was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of his law firm, Stearns Weaver Miller, where he is a Shareholder in the Corporate Department located in the Miami office.

Dennis Campbell (BSBA ’75) | April 2014

Dennis (BSBA 1975), the founding member of Campbell Law Firm PLLC in Coral Gables, was again selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America (bestlawyers.com). He also was included in the South Florida Legal Guide’s “Top Lawyers” list.

Kim Kaupe (BSBA ’08) | March 2014

Kim (BSBA 2008) was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Music List. Kim is the co-founder of ’ZinePak, which creates custom, interactive publications for targeted super-fans of music, movies, sports, events and brands.

Richard Hatfield (PH.D., ’98) | March 2014

Richard (PH.D., 1998) was recently named Editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting, one of the accounting field’s leading journals. He is the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at the University of Alabama.

Roddy Melendez (BSBA ’92, BSAc ’95) | March 2014

Rodrigo (BSBA 1992, BSAc 1995) has been named Managing Partner at KPMG’s Miami office. He previously served as an Audit Partner in the South Florida Business Unit.