1980 Articles: page 1

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In Memoriam | July 2022

Charles Kerekes | BSBA ’50 | 1925-2022 | Kerekes, of Clearwater, Florida, passed on May 30. Born in Ft. Pierce, Florida, he served in the Navy during WWII as an EOD technician and later graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in

Outline of a hand placing a rose down in front of a single candle.

In Memoriam | June 2022

Clarence “CT” Todd | BSAc ’57 | 1932-2022 | Todd, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed on May 7. He found the loves of his life in college, the first one being Betti Gloria, who he later married, and the second one being Gator Football,

Lillian Mills

Lillian Mills (BSAc ’80, MAcc ’81) | June 2021

Mills (BSAc 1980, MAcc 1981) was named dean of the University of Texas – Austin McCombs School of Business. Mills is the first woman to serve as permanent dean of McCombs in the school’s nearly 100-year history. She previously held

Doyle Bartlett

Doyle Bartlett (BSBA ’80) | July 2019

Bartlett (BSBA 1980) is Managing Director at GrayRobinson’s Government Affairs & Lobbying office in Washington, D.C. This office is the first outside of Florida for GrayRobinson. In his early career, Bartlett served for five years as Chief of Staff to

Johnnie James

Johnnie P. James, Jr. (BSAc ’80, MAcc ’81) | July 2019

James (BSAc 1980, MAcc 1981), CPA, was named CEO of the Lykes Bros., a Tampa-based agribusiness. James joins Lykes Bros. after a 30+ year career in public accounting serving large agricultural family businesses throughout the southeast. In addition to being

Bob Dow

Robert Dow (BSAc ’80) | July 2019

Dow (BSAc 1980) joined the Birmingham law firm Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., as a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Corporate, Securities and Tax Group and a member of the Public Company Advisory practice. He advises clients and their senior leadership

Tobias Mendelson

Tobias Mendelson (BSBA ’80) | April 2018

Mendelson (BSBA 1980) recently joined the faculty at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as a clinical assistant professor of accounting teaching taxation and business law.

John Hofmann

John Hofmann (BSAc ’80) | December 2017

Hofmann (BSAc 1980) has been named partner at Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT). In his role, he helps multi-national businesses and high-net worth individuals navigate a complex landscape of cross-border tax laws. With more than 35 years of

Steve Weiss

Steve Weiss (BSBA ’80) | February 2017

Steve (BSBA 1980) was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Accelera Solutions, an industry leader in cloud, mobility, and virtualization software. He has more than 30 years of proven senior-level operations and acquisition management experience. Prior to joining Accelera Solutions,

Joseph Peyrefitte (BSAc ’80) | October 2016

Joseph (BSAc 1980) was appointed Chair of the Department of Management and International Business at the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business. His research interests include managerial and organizational cognition, communication and symbolism, and stakeholder management. He’s been a member