Alumni Class Notes: page 86

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 Howard (MBA ’02) | August 2014

John (MBA 2002) was promoted to Vice President of Finance at Horseshoe Casino-Cincinnati. He will have oversight for the accounting, cashiering, count room, risk/safety, and regulatory compliance departments, as well as directing all financial planning, analysis and reporting activities for

Louis Garcia (BSAdv ’94, MEd ’97, MSE ’05) | August 2014

Louis (BSAdv 1994, MEd 1997, MSE 2005) has been Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Tallahassee for five years. Recently, his agency has won numerous local and national awards, including 2014 National Small Agency of the Year,

Tom Surrency (BSBA ’60) | July 2014

Tom (BSBA 1960) spent 36 years working in international business with Celanese Corporation. Upon his retirement in 1997, he set up a consulting and trading operation establishing sourcing and contacts between U.S. firms and Asia. Tom’s granddaughter graduated from UF in

Bethann Johnston (BSBA ’83) | July 2014

Bethann (BSBA 1983) was promoted to Managing Director and Product Executive in the Global Transaction Services division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Her responsibilities include designing and delivering treasury management services for specialized industries. Bethann lives in Atlanta with

Anthony Ballo (BSBA ’91, MS-ISOM ’08) | July 2014

Anthony (BSBA 1991, MS-ISOM 2008) is celebrating 20 years of IT experience in catalog/retail, manufacturing and higher education. He was recently promoted to Manager, Systems and Programming for the Enrollment Management division at the University of New Mexico. He previously

Robert Peterson (BSME ’94, MBA ’96) | July 2014

Occidental Petroleum Corporation named Robert (BSME 1994, MBA 1996) president of its wholly owned subsidiary Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem). An 18-year veteran of OxyChem, Robert has held increasingly senior positions in manufacturing, sales and marketing. He served as Vice President,

Sarah Anderson (BSAc ’00, MAcc ’01) and Jason Natt (MAcc ’97) | July 2014

Sarah (BSAc 2000, MAcc 2001) and Jason (MAcc 1997) were admitted into PwC’s partnership effective July 1. Sarah, a partner in the Federal Tax Services practice, has more than 13 years of experience in international assignment services and business compliance

Kyle Kaplan (BSBA ’04) | July 2014

Kyle (BSBA 2004) is the new MBA Program Director and Assistant Professor of Business Law and Management at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Additionally, Kyle is the owner and CEO of PLAYRITE, LLC, the premier sports and recreation construction

Sarah Dethomasis (BS ’09, MSM ’10) | July 2014

Sarah (BS 2009, MSM 2010) recently joined the executive team of OFS Retail, an Atlanta-based e-commerce company, as Vice President of Marketing in June. She joins the OFS Retail team with a depth of experience in marketing and technology through

Patrick Myers (MBA ’11) | July 2014

Patrick (MBA 2011) was promoted from Chief Financial Officer to Chief Executive Officer at HealthCare Connection of Tampa in January. He has also been invited to join The Salvation Army Advisory Board.