Alumni Class Notes: page 85

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Bryan Williams (MBA ’14) | October 2015

Bryan (MBA 2014), the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of South Lake, was recently profiled in the Orlando Sentinel. He leads the organization’s fundraising efforts, which provide approximately $300,000 annually to nonprofits and individuals in the South Lake area

John Oliver (BSBA ’81) | September 2015

John (BSBA 1981) was recently named Senior Vice President of Finance for U.S. Immigration Fund—the parent company of EB-5 Regional Centers around the country that raise capital from foreign investors. John works at the company’s headquarters in Jupiter. Previously, he

Lee Wertheim (BSBA ’68) | September 2015

Lee (BSBA 1968) sold his CPA practice and is “semi-retired.” He stays busy consulting for Boys & Girls Club of America, and helps clubs with budget revisions and fundraising. Lee, who resides in Sevierville, Tenn., also performs special assignments for

Susan Thompson (MAcc ’90) | September 2015

Susan (MAcc 1990), a Principal at CS&L CPAs, a full-service public accounting firm headquartered in Bradenton, was recognized with the “Women to Watch” award from the Florida Institute of CPAs. The statewide honor recognizes outstanding women in the accounting industry.

Jennifer Lodge Grosso (BSBA ’99, JD ’02) | September 2015

Jennifer (BSBA 1999, JD 2002), a Shareholder at the Sarasota law firm Williams Parker, has been selected as a Fellow of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. Jennifer’s practice focuses on probate and trust

Natasha Novikov (BSBA ’05) | September 2015

Natasha (BSBA 2005) was named the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2015 Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year. The award is presented to a CFE who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fraud examination. She was evaluated based

Ben Artis (BSBA ’09) | September 2015

Ben (BSBA 2009) was featured in Fortune as one of “five execs changing the face of the Fortune 500.” Ben, a Senior Category Manager, Connected Home at Whirlpool, led the company’s strategic partnerships with Google’s Nest and Amazon’s Dash Replenishment

Teresa Beard (BA ’96, MBA ’11) | September 2015

Teresa (BA 1996, MBA 2011) is the new Marketing Director for Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Melbourne. She previously served as Guest Communication Manager at The Walt Disney Resort in Orlando where she oversaw the design and management of more

Wade Johnson, III (MBA ’14) | September 2015

Wade (MBA 2014) recently joined the law firm Broad and Cassel. Based in the firm’s Orlando office, Wade is an Associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He previously was a commercial litigation and real estate associate at Winderweedle,

Jorge Benitez

Jorge L. Benitez (BSAc ’81) | August 2015

Jorge (BSAc 1981) was recently appointed to the Fifth Third Bancorp Board of Directors. Jorge, who serves on the College’s Business Advisory Council, retired last year from Accenture after more than 33 years of service—the last three years of which