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Katherine Saez

Katherine Saez (BSBA ‘99) | January 2023

Saez (BSBA ’99) is executive vice president and Georgia regional president for Truist Financial Corporation.  She serves as the senior leader in the Georgia Market, responsible for direction and integrating client management business development efforts with privately-held companies operating in

Jason Jhonson

Jason Jhonson (MBA ’99) | August 2022

Jhonson (MBA 1999) was named Chief Marketing Officer of Genesis Global, the low-code application development platform purpose-built for financial markets organizations.  Jhonson’s more than 20 years of experience building world-class brands for pioneering technology companies like Improbable, GitHub, PayPal and

Steve Morrison

Steve Morrison (BSAc ’99, MARE ’01) | May 2022

Morrison (BSAc 1999, MARE 2001) is a Partner and National Director of Audit at CohnReznick, the nation’s 14th largest CPA firm. Recently, he was also named to a PCAOB advisory group that advises on existing standards, proposed standards, potential new

Yesenia Scheker Izquierdo

Yesenia Scheker Izquierdo (BSAc, MAcc ’99) | October 2021

Scheker Izquierdo (BSAc 1999, MAcc 1999) was recently named KPMG’s New York Office Managing Partner and New York Market Hub Leader. She is the first woman and Latina in the role.  Scheker Izquierdo has over 20 years of experience providing tax

Laurie Spector

Laurie Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-ISOM ’00, MBA ’09) | August 2021

Spector (BSBA 1999, MS-ISOM 2000, MBA 2009) and her real estate team at Compass, Spector Advisory Group, were recently listed in the REAL Trends ‘America’s Best’ real estate small teams by volume. The ranking puts the team in the top

Jeff Strasser

Jeff Strasser (BABA ’99) | August 2021

Strasser (BABA 1999) is Sr. Director and General Manager at Microsoft leading the productivity, collaboration, communications and business intelligence sales organization for the US Retail & Consumer Good vertical. Strasser joined Microsoft after graduating from UF in May 1999 and

Daryn Gardner

Daryn Gardner (BABA ’99, MSE ’10) | July 2021

Gardner (BABA 1999, MSE 2010) is one of the co-founders of Plantology, a new restaurant opening at the Midpoint Park & Eatery in Gainesville. Opening on July 1, Plantology has its sights set on helping to transform the way people

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Shanna Dorresteyn (BSBA ’99) | January 2020

Dorresteyn (BSBA 1999) is an ACS Manager for the Accounting & Controllership Services department in James Moore’s Gainesville office. She will oversee client accounts and supervise James Moore ACS staff members in their work. She has over 15 years of

Rebecca Reynolds Russell

Rebecca Reynolds-Russell (BSBA ’99) | December 2019

Reynolds-Russell (BSBA 1999) is Vice President, Government and Not-for-Profit Banking, at JPMorgan Chase. She was recently appointed to the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) by Governor Ron DeSantis. The FDFC works to help fund for-profit and non-profit businesses through the

Don VanDemark Jr

Don VanDemark Jr. (BSBA ’91, MBA ’99) | July 2019

VanDemark (BSBA 1991, MBA 1999) is COO at Construction Specialties. He has led two companies, as COO and CTO, to be honored on the Gator100, the list of the fastest-growing companies led or owned by Gator alumni. Connect with him