1983 Articles: page 2

Class Notes - General

Ellen Taaffee (BSBA ’83) | September 2017

Taaffee (BSBA 1983) was named among Directors & Boards’ top women directors in its Directors to Watch 2017 report. Currently, Taaffee is an independent board director and member of the audit, compensation and nominating/governance committees for both John B. Sanfilippo & Son

Steve Youngblood

Steve Youngblood (BSBA ’83) | July 2017

In 2015, Youngblood (BSBA 1983) sold his ownership in Salestrakr LLC. He was CEO and co-founder of the company. Salestrakr delivered a SaaS CRM application to small- to medium-sized businesses. At the end of last year, Youngblood founded RoomsDone. The company

Michael Hancock

Michael Hancock (BSBA ’83) | February 2017

Mike (BSBA 1983) was recently named President of the Carrollwood Bar Association for the second year in a row. Established in 2000, the mission of the Carrollwood Bar Association is to serve its members and the residents of the Carrollwood area

Michael Hancock (BSBA ’83) | November 2016

Mike (BSBA 1983) is the Founder and Partner of Hancock Injury Attorneys, which ranked No. 54 in on the 1st Annual Law Firm 500 Honorees List, showcasing the top 100 fastest-growing law firms in the U.S. the firm, which has offices

Bill Taulbee

Bill Taulbee (BSBA ’83) | April 2016

Bill (BSBA 1983) was named Chief Executive Officer and President of Lykes Insurance, a premier commercial insurance firm with offices in Winter Park, Tampa, Fort Myers and Sarasota. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the firm’s Winter Park

Mike Hancock (BSBA ’83) | April 2016

Mike (BSBA 1983) is proud to be named President of The Carrollwood Bar Association. Established in 2000, the mission of the Carrollwood Bar Association is to serve its members and the residents of the Carrollwood area by fostering respect for

Jeff Holding A.J. Belt

Jeff Holding (BSBA ’83, MBA ’85) and A.J. Belt (BSBA ’07) | April 2016

Jeff (BSBA 1983, MBA 1985) and A.J. (BSBA 2007) both recently joined Cushman & Wakefield, a global commercial real estate services company. Jeff is an Executive Director based in the firm’s downtown Fort Lauderdale office. Jeff, who previously served as a

Silvia Chestnut Evans (BSBA ’83) | November 2015

Silvia (BSBA 1983) was recently appointed Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Milagro Center, a non-profit agency in Delray Beach, Fla., whose mission is to enrich the lives of children through cultural arts, living values and academic support.

Charlie Fitzgerald III (BSBA ’83) | December 2014

Charlie (BSBA 1983) was recently selected to serve a four-year term on the Board of Directors for Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., beginning Jan. 1, 2015. He is a principal and founding member of Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC,

Bethann Johnston (BSBA ’83) | July 2014

Bethann (BSBA 1983) was promoted to Managing Director and Product Executive in the Global Transaction Services division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Her responsibilities include designing and delivering treasury management services for specialized industries. Bethann lives in Atlanta with