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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

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

Rod Loschiavo

Rod Loschiavo (BSBA ’81) | April 2019

Loschiavo (BSBA 1981) has joined Colliers International South Florida as executive managing director for office services. Previously, he was an executive director at JLL.  

Jim Vanderbleek

Jim Vanderbleek (BSBA ’81) | March 2019

Vanderbleek (BSBA 1981) is President of Valor Fitness, a fitness equipment company based in Seminole, Florida. In addition to providing fitness equipment for fitness professionals, studios, and personal and commercial gyms, his company has donated fitness equipment to the Tampa

Craig Hill

Craig Hill (BSAc ’81) | October 2016

Craig (BSAc 1981) was named Chief Financial Officer of Engage PEO, which provides HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S. In his role, Craig will be responsible for all financial aspects of the company, including strategy, planning,

Robert Hood (MBA ’81) | March 2016

Robert (MBA 1981) was recently appointed Senior Vice President of Population Management at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson, N.J., one of the New York metropolitan area’s most respected healthcare providers. In his new role, Robert will be creating a

Rob Carter (BSBA ’81) | March 2016

Rob (BSBA 1981) was elected to the Board of Directors of New York Life Insurance Company. He is the Chief Information Officer of FedEx Corporation, and Executive Vice President of FedEx Information Services.

Jim Westman (BSAc ’86) | March 2016

Jim (BSAc 1986) was recently featured in Plastics News, a leading publication focused on news and innovations in the plastics industry. Jim is the Chief Executive Officer of Octex, an injection moldings solutions provider that services the medical, consumer and

John Oliver (BSBA ’81) | September 2015

John (BSBA 1981) was recently named Senior Vice President of Finance for U.S. Immigration Fund—the parent company of EB-5 Regional Centers around the country that raise capital from foreign investors. John works at the company’s headquarters in Jupiter. Previously, he

Jorge Benitez

Jorge L. Benitez (BSAc ’81) | August 2015

Jorge (BSAc 1981) was recently appointed to the Fifth Third Bancorp Board of Directors. Jorge, who serves on the College’s Business Advisory Council, retired last year from Accenture after more than 33 years of service—the last three years of which