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Terri Pepper

Terri Pepper (BS ’79, MBA ’09) | August 2023

Pepper (BS ’79, MBA ’09) is the CEO of TerraLex, a prestigious global network of law firms. Before her role at TerraLex, she held various positions in the legal industry, from strategy and marketing consultant to the head of operations for

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In Memoriam | July 2023

John Randolph, Jr. | BSBA ’53 | 1931-2023 | Randolph, of Burlington, Iowa, passed on June 27. While attending UF, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and of Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honors society. After

Parry Matt Thomas

Parry Matt Thomas (MBA ’79) | August 2023

Thomas (MBA ’79) celebrates his 75th birthday this month, as well as the 50th anniversary of obtaining his undergraduate degree. He currently lives in Baton Rouge, La. and is retired from the commercial nuclear power business, where he served as

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In Memoriam | February 2023

Sigmund Levine | BSBA ’49 | 1925-2023 | Levine, of Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, passed on January 28. Although Levine was born in Florida, he grew up in Israel and lived in many other places around the world, including Egypt

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In Memoriam | October 2022

Larry W. Davis Sr. | BA ‘57 | 1935-2022 | Davis, of Umatilla, Florida, passed on September 10. Once he completed his education at UF, Davis went on to become the director of several businesses across North Carolina and Florida,

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In Memoriam | September 2022

Patrick M. Dempsey | BSBA ’79 | 1957-2022 | Dempsey, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, passed on August 15. Upon graduating from UF with a degree in accounting, he was awarded the Four Year Outstanding Scholar award as the top student

David Kushner

David Kushner (BSBA ’79) | May 2022

Kushner (BSBA 1979) was recently hired as the Chief Investment Officer of the $3.5 billion City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System. He is also a founding partner at Global Asset Management Consultants.  Previously, he was the CIO for the Los

Katherine Pierce

Katherine H. Pierce (MAcc ’79) | July 2019

Pierce (MAcc 1979), CPA, one of two remaining founders of Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT), celebrated the firm’s 30th anniversary last December. Headquartered in Gainesville, ECT has 21 offices in 10 states. Pierce is quite proud of the reputation

Peter Lars Johnson (BSBA ’79) | December 2016

The Gainesville City Commission appointed Peter (BSBA 1979) to the Board of Directors of the Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority, which is tasked with oversight of Gainesville Regional Airport. Peter is the Founder and President of Goalmasters, a business consulting

Gary King (BSBA ’79) | November 2016

Gary (BSBA 1979) was named to the Board of Directors of SOASTA, a global leader in performance analytics headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Gary previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at T-Mobile, which doubled its subscribers and

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