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Maruchi Azorin

Maruchi Azorin (BA ’75, MBA ’78) | January 2023

Azorin (BA 1975, MBA 1978) is the founder and owner of Villa Rosa Distinctive Linens, one of Tampa Bay Area’s most successful specialty retail stores, established in 1984. She was recently appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Florida

Gordon Fair

Gordon Fair, Jr. (BSBA ’78) | May 2022

Fair (BSBA 1978) is a Senior Financial Advisor with Vanguard.  In 2021, he authored and published a fictional novel. “Lethal Light” is available through Amazon Books and Barnes and Noble. An audiobook version is available on Audible. Check out more

Cheryl Gordon

Cheryl L. Gordon (BSBA ’75, JD ’78, LLM ’79) | October 2021

Gordon (BSBA 1975, JD 1978, LLM 1979) is Partner at Shumaker’s Sarasota office. She has been selected to serve as a regional leader for Shumaker’s newly established Wealth Strategies Service Line. Gordon focuses her practice on estate planning and business

Glenn Latham

Captain Glenn Latham (BS ’76, MBA ’78) | July 2021

Captain Latham (BS 1976, MBA 1978) is the owner of GL Encounters, a fishing and boating excursion company in the Florida Keys. He began his new career as a fishing charter captain after 40 years in the medical device industry. 

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Robert Stilley (BSBA ’78) | July 2021

Stilley (BSBA 1978) is President and CEO of HeartCare Imaging, INC, which he just led into its 24th year of providing diagnostic imaging services to hospitals and physician practices throughout the USA.  HCI has been recognized by ‘Modern Healthcare’ as

Glenn Latham

Glenn Latham (BS Chemistry ’76, MBA ’78) | February 2019

Latham (BS Chemistry 1976, MBA 1978), after a wonderful career spanning 40 years in the medical device industry, most recently as SVP of Marketing at MicroVention, Inc., is retiring to the beautiful Florida Keys to enjoy his post-career passions. “It

Glenn Behr

Glenn Behr (BSBA ’78) | April 2018

Behr (BSBA 1978) won the Business Brokers of Florida’s 2017 Top Dollar Producer #1 Award, having sold the highest dollar volume of businesses in Central Florida for the fourth time in six years. He is Owner and Broker of Record at

Robert Stilley (BSBA ’78) | April 2016

Robert (BSBA 1978) as reappointed to Board of Trustees at Florida Atlantic University for a second five-year term. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of HeartCare Imaging, a leader in providing diagnostic imaging services to hospitals and universities

Leonard Johnson (BSBA ’78, JD ’80) and Marsha Powers (MBA ’79) | April 2016

Leonard (BSBA 1978, JD 1980) and Marsha (MBA 1979) were both appointed to the University of Florida Board of Trustees. Leonard practices law in the Tampa Bay area with a focus on real estate law, business law, banking law, construction

John Tranter (BSBA ’78) | September 2014

John (BSBA 1978) was recently sworn in as Chairman of the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) for the 2014-15 association year. He is the Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of CenterState Bank and has nearly 40 years of banking