Alumni Class Notes: page 92

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.

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Charlie Fitzgerald III (BSBA ’83) | December 2014

Charlie (BSBA 1983) was recently selected to serve a four-year term on the Board of Directors for Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., beginning Jan. 1, 2015. He is a principal and founding member of Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC,

Michael Balter (BSAc ’88) | December 2014

Michael (BSAc 1988) was named Partner-in-Charge, Florida Region of Marcum LLP—one of the nation’s largest independent public accounting and advisory services. He has more than 25 years of client service experience, and has worked extensively in the construction, manufacturing, distribution

Dara Simon (BSAc ’94) | December 2014

Dara (BSAc 1994) was admitted to Cherry Bekaert’s Partner group effective November 1. She is based out of the firm’s Tampa office, and was recently appointed to the Fisher School of Accounting’s Advisory Board.

David (Houyu) Wang (MBA ’95) | December 2014

David (MBA 1995) is the Chief Operations Officer at Standard Fiber LLC, a global home bedding supplier. The company’s products are in major U.S. retail stores with manufacturing based in China, India and Pakistan. David sends his best wishes to

Nick Banks (BSBA ’90) and Juan Segarra (BABA ’02) | December 2014

Nick (BSBA 1990) and Juan (BABA 2002) were both honored at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business of the Year Awards. Nick is the Managing Director of Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group, which was named “Best Overall

Alex Setzer (MBA ’11) | December 2014

Alex (MBA 2011) was selected to the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 issue. Alex is a Partner at Southern Strategy Group’s Orlando office and is Chairman of Seminole State College of Florida’s District Board of Trustees.

Devon Grimmé (MBA ’14) | December 2014

Prometheon Pharma, where Devon (MBA 2014) serves as Director of Business Development, won the $10,000 grand prize in the MIT-CHIEF Business Plan Contest in Boston. The global health company has created a platform technology to allow large molecule drugs like

Mark Schlander (BSBA ’80) | November 2014

Mark (BSBA 1980) was selected for the “Best of IBM” award in 2014. He is an IBM Business Development Executive working with Fortune 500 clients. Mark was one of 500 IBM employees selected for the award. IBM employs 440,000 scientists,

Robert Utsey (BSBA ’82) | November 2014

The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) has named Robert (BSBA 1982), a senior vice president with Skanska, as secretary/treasurer of its 2014-15 Board of Directors. Skanska is among Florida’s largest construction and development firms. Robert has been an active member

Nermine Khouzam Rubin (BS ’83, MBA ’86, MHS ’86) | November 2014

Returning to the workforce after being a “stay-at-home mom”, Nermine (BS 1983, MBA 1986, MHS 1986) is currently involved in launching Thermal Balance Products’ Patented Thermal Cycling Process. The proprietary temperature modulation process (best described as “advanced cryogenics”), improves the