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MILES WILKIN (BSBA ’70)

Wilkin has been named the Vice Chairman of The John Gore Organization, the parent company of Broadway.com, Broadway Across America, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. As Vice Chairman he will provide strategic guidance for the company. Wilkin was formerly the Chief Operating Officer at The John

Meet the newest Full-Time MBA students

In 2017, 54 people started the UF MBA Full-Time program. Here are a few numbers that give a snapshot of the new students and the diverse perspectives they bring to the program. Learn more about UF MBA and how you can be a part of it.

JON HAMRICK (MBA ’01)

Hamrick is the Chief Strategy Officer at Therigy, a patient-focused specialty therapy management company. As Chief Strategy Officer, Hamrick drives continuous product and technology innovation through strategy development, market expansion, and a network of partnerships and alliances with charms manufacturers, technology developers, and other analytics and outcomes partners.

Heavener School of Business climbs into top 15 among publics in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business continued to rise on the U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings list to the No. 14 position among U.S. public undergraduate business programs. The Heavener School, which ranked 17th among publics last year, also rose to No.

A diversified educational portfolio

When Gina Martin Adams (BSBA ’98) first came to the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, finance was not what she expected to spend her time studying, much less make a career out of. In fact, she initially decided to pursue marketing as a major. It wasn’t

JAMES L. O’LEARY (BSBA ’87)

O’Leary has been appointed the President and Chief Operating Officer of Haskell, a Jacksonville-based architecture, engineering and construction firm. Since starting with Haskell in 1989, O’Leary has worked on over 150 projects with Frito-Lay. In addition, he has worked with Nestlé, Gatorade, Kraft, ConAgra, Procter & Gamble, Nike, General Dynamics,

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ELLEN TAAFFEE (BSBA ’83)

Taaffee was named among Directors & Boards’ top women directors in its Directors to Watch 2017 report. Currently, Taaffee is an independent board director and member of the audit, compensation and nominating/governance committees for both John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc. and Hooker Furniture Corporation where she chairs the nominating/governance committee.

Should power lines go underground?

Dr. Ted Kury, director of energy studies for the Public Utility Research Center in the Warrington College of Business, observes that installing power lines underground to prevent outages during hurricanes may not be the magic bullet many are seeking. Read Dr. Kury’s article here. Dr. Kury has provided additional expert

KAMIL KURAN (MBA ’92)

Kuran was appointed the group CEO of Grey MENA. He previously worked in advertising at Leo Burnett, MS&L and Publicis Groupe.

Dr. Gary McGill

Fisher School ranks in top 10 among U.S. publics in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program ranked sixth among U.S. public programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” edition released Tuesday. Overall, the Fisher School was ranked 11th in the U.S. “I am very pleased to see recognition of