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Gabe Hensley

Student Spotlight: Gabriel Hensley

Air Force Combat Rescue Officer Gabriel Hensley lives in Cocoa Beach with his wife and four children. As an active officer of the Air Force, Gabriel balances his military duties and his entrepreneurial dreams. He completed UF’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, which inspired him to enroll in the Master of Science

Jeff Finkelstein

JEFF FINKELSTEIN (BSBA ’85)

Finkelstein is the CFO for Triad Manufacturing, Inc. and was awarded 2017 CFO of the Year by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Xavier Richardson

Making a difference in South Africa

Xavier Richardson, a 2017 graduate of the Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program, recently participated in the Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) program. EESA participants spend six weeks assisting historically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships around Cape Town, South Africa. The program aims to make

Chris Kurtz

Something’s Brewing

During his internship at Anheuser-Busch while a part of the UF MBA program, Chris Kurtz (MBA ’15) learned about the corporate side of the company. Meeting with the vice president of the company’s breweries gave him a new opportunity – brewing. His interest in Anheuser-Busch’s brewing turned into a job

Alex Llodra

Gaining Global Experience

Alex Llodra wasn’t sure what to expect when she started an internship at Vandergeeten Trading Co. in Beijing. Feeling uncomfortable at the beginning of her internship while in a foreign culture turned into one of the most beneficial experiences of her life. “I am always looking for ways to develop

JEREMY WRIGHT (BSAc ’09, MAcc ’09)

Wright has been promoted to Senior Manager at James Moore. A certified public accountant in the Gainesville office, he will manage and monitor auditing and accounting projects and client engagements for governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and individuals. He will be responsible for all phases of each assignment to

Lou Prida, Jr.

LOU PRIDA JR. (BSBA ’72)

Prida was named one of the 10 Leading People of Tampa by Tampa Magazine, highlighting leaders who play a distinct role in the city’s growth. He was profiled by the magazine here.

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TAYLOR ROCHELLE (MAcc ’15)

Rochelle has been promoted to Associate Accountant in the Gainesville office of James Moore, where she will assist with research and preparation of individual and corporate tax returns. A certified public accountant in the state of Florida, Taylor has been with the firm since October of 2016.

SHANE METZLER (BSAc ’17, MAcc ’17)

Metzler was hired as a Staff Accountant in the Gainesville office of James Moore, where he will provide a range of services including auditing and tax work for the firm’s Accounting department. Shane previously worked as an intern for James Moore in the same office.

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KYLE PAXTON (BSAc ’17, MAcc ’17)

Paxton has been hired as a Staff Accountant in the Gainesville office of James Moore, where he will provide a range of services including auditing and tax work for the firm’s Accounting department. Kyle previously worked as an intern for James Moore in the ACS, Tax and Auditing departments.