Joseph Wood


Joe was Founding President of the Panama Canal Museum, established in 1998 to preserve the United States’ history in Panama. The museum’s collection was transferred in 2012 to UF’s Smathers Library, where a new Panama Canal Gallery will be dedicated on April 1, 2017, to provide a permanent display area


Alex co-founded a startup with fellow Gators Patrick Archambeau and Pieter Gorsira in January 2015. Their company created the Lawnmower iOS & Android apps for investing into and researching bitcoin, ether, and other cryptocurrencies. It was acquired in January 2017 by CoinDesk, the leading media firm in the blockchain industry,

C. Michael Powell


Michael was named Teacher of the Year at the University of North Georgia’s Cottrell College of Business. He is an Associate Professor of Marketing, and teaches the courses Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Principles of Marketing, and Personal Selling. Michael has an MBA and a Ph.D. from the University of South

Steve Weiss


Steve was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Accelera Solutions, an industry leader in cloud, mobility, and virtualization software. He has more than 30 years of proven senior-level operations and acquisition management experience. Prior to joining Accelera Solutions, Steve served as the Executive Vice President for Government Business Operations

Michael Hancock


Mike was recently named President of the Carrollwood Bar Association for the second year in a row. Established in 2000, the mission of the Carrollwood Bar Association is to serve its members and the residents of the Carrollwood area by fostering respect for the law and advancing the competent and

Ben Andrews


Ben has joined the law firm Pennington, P.A., as a Partner in its Tallahassee office. Ben is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and practices in the areas of professional malpractice defense, with particular emphasis on Agents and Brokers E&O claims, as well as general liability defense. He is also

Jon Albert


The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jon as the fifth Lightning Community Hero of the 2016-17 season during the Lightning’s Nov. 3 game against the Boston Bruins. Jon’s non-profit organization, the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes

Kevin D. Rosen


  Kevin was named a Partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen, where he is a member of the Financial Services Practice Group and the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Taskforce. He previously was Senior Regional Counsel, Department of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in Boca Raton.

Tony Conant


Tony was named Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Rental Association, the international nonprofit trade association for equipment rental businesses and manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment. Prior to joining ARA, Tony was the Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Supply Management in Phoenix. He

Seth Diamond


Seth was named a Partner at the law firm Sloto & Diamond (, formerly Sloto & Associates) in Miami. Seth’s practice focuses in the areas of trust and estate litigation, probate and trust administration, guardianship administration and litigation, estate planning, and real estate. He’s been with the firm since October