Alumni Class Notes: page 93

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!


Sue Washer (MBA ’92) | November 2014

Sue (MBA 1992) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), which recently received BioFlorida’s 2014 David J. Gury Company of the Year Award. AGTC develops adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of

Brent Healy (MBA ’12) | November 2014

Brent (MBA 2012) joined Valintry, a fast-growing technology and marketing staffing and consulting firm, as its new Vice President of Marketing. Based in Valintry’s Orlando office, he will lead Valintry’s digital marketing consulting group, and is responsible for providing customers

Roger Catchpole (MBA ’12) | November 2014

Roger (MBA 2012) was featured in the Oct. 26 edition of The Gainesville Sun. Roger is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sporting Odyssey and, a website designed for outdoor sports travelers. Outdoor enthusiasts can reserve outdoor sporting

Michael Perry (MSRE ’13) | November 2014

Michael (MSRE 2013) was recently named Director of the Tampa Region for Front Street Real Estate Group. Michael, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), specializes in tenant, landlord, acquisition, and disposition services.

Lesley Davidson (MBA ’13) | November 2014

Lesley (MBA 2013), a graduate from the Executive MBA program, has been appointed Vice President of Engineering & Technical Matters for Quick Tie Products, Inc., a structural component manufacturing firm headquartered in Jacksonville. Lesley will be responsible for overseeing Quick

Bruce Brandes (BSBA ’88) | October 2014

Bruce (BSBA 1988) was named Managing Director of Martin Ventures (formerly The Martin Companies) in Nashville. He has more than 25 years of experience in executive management and thought leadership, delivering innovative technologies and services to clinical and financial outcomes

Charlie Kleeman (BA ’03, BSBA ’03) | October 2014

Charlie (BA 2003, BSBA 2003), a Senior Financial Analyst for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, has been named to the Jacksonville Public Library Board of Library Trustees. Charlie has an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business with

Scott Merl (BA ’08, BABA ’08) | October 2014

Scott (BA 2008, BABA 2008) has opened his own law firm—Scott Merl, P.A.—located in Miami at 3006 Aviation Avenue, Suite 4B. Scott’s firm focuses on Personal Injury, Family Law, and Unclaimed Property through the State of Florida.

Michelle Johnston (PDB ’08) | October 2014

Michelle (PDB 2008), a graduate of the Hough School’s Post-Doctoral Bridge program, was appointed President of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College (Ohio) on Sept. 2. Michelle, who became Rio Grande’s second female president in its

Kevin Reilly (BA ’08, MSM ’09) | October 2014

Kevin (BA 2008, MSM 2009) was recognized as one of SaintPetersBlog’s “30 Under 30 Rising Stars in Florida Politics.” Kevin, who served as UF Student Body President in 2008-09, has worked as an aide for Florida House Representative and UF