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Angeline Gross and Juan P Lopez

UF MBA students named among Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest Online MBAs

Reading Time: 1 minute Two UF MBA students, Juan P. Lopez and Angeline Gross, were recognized by Poets & Quants on its Best & Brightest Online MBAs: Class of 2019. Check out what Juan and Angeline had to say about why they chose UF MBA Online, how they’ve grown throughout their time in the

Kelly Lanier

Kelly Lanier (MBA ’20) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Lanier (MBA 2020) received her CPA license in May 2018 and started her new role at CJW, a Sedgwick Company, as a Senior Financial Services Specialist in June 2018.    

Laurie Richter Spector

Laurie Richter Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-ISOM ’01, JD ’06, MBA ’10) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Spector (BSBA 1999, MS-ISOM 2001, JD 2006, MBA 2010) moved her luxury residential and commercial real estate business to Compass’ Fort Lauderdale office on Las Olas Boulevard. Last year, Spector was the highest producing individual Realtor agent in Broward County with Coldwell Banker, selling approx. $20M in real estate. She

Brian Ray

Poe Center director selected as a Wall Street Journal contributing professor

Reading Time: 1 minute Dr. Brian Ray, Director of the Poe Business Ethics Center, has been selected to serve as a contributing professor to The Wall Street Journal in the fields of leadership and ethics. The Wall Street Journal selects top tier faculty members in the fields of accounting, business law, ethics, finance, leadership, marketing,

Dennis B. Murphy Jr.

Dennis B. Murphy Jr. (BSBA ’02) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Murphy (BSBA 2002) is President/CEO of Gulfside Bank in Sarasota. He was recently named one of Florida’s “Bankers of the Year” by the Florida Bankers Association.

Beth Kigel

Beth Kigel (BSBA ’90) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Kigel (BSBA 1990) was named Vice President of HNTB Corporation’s ITS and Emerging Mobility Solutions practice. Based in the firm’s Miami office, she will work nationally to assist transportation agencies, cities and regions as they develop smart and connected infrastructure solutions. Kigel recently served as President and CEO of the

Andy Spears

Andy Spears (BSBA ’93) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Spears (BSBA 1993) recently became the sole owner and broker of RE/MAX IMPACT in Hobe Sound, Florida and looks forward to working with Gators on their real estate needs.

Brad Bondi

Brad Bondi (BSBA ’95, MBA ’98, JD ’98) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Bondi (BSBA 1995, MBA 1998, JD 1998), Partner at Cahill, Gordon and Reindel, who chairs the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group, will be honored by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) at the 2019 NACD Directorship 100 Gala on June 26, 2019. Bondi has been named to

Sarah Burnett

Sarah Burnett (MIB ’05, MBA ’10) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Burnett (MIB 2005, MBA 2010) is Director of Investor Relations at Discovery, Inc. She was recognized in the inaugural class of 40 Under 40 by the National Investor Relations Institute’s (NIRI), which honors the most talented young individuals in the investor relations (IR) community, who have made noticeable contributions to

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Micheal Ball (MBA ’18) | June 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Ball (MBA 2018) retired from military service after serving 20 years as a Naval Officer on June 1, 2019. His last duty station was Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida. He is now works as a financial advisor for Edward Jones in the Apollo Beach/Tampa Bay region. He credits his