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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

Laurie Richter Spector

Laurie Richter Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-ISOM ’01, JD ’06, MBA ’10) | June 2019

Spector (BSBA 1999, MS-ISOM 2001, JD 2006, MBA 2010) moved her luxury residential and commercial real estate business to Compass’ Fort Lauderdale office on Las Olas Boulevard. Last year, Spector was the highest producing individual Realtor agent in Broward County

Laurie Richter Spector

Laurie Richter Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-DIS ’01, JD ’06, MBA ’10) | March 2019

Spector (BSBA 1999, MS-DIS 2001, JD 2006, MBA 2010), a Commercial and Residential Realtor with Caldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, was named Favorite Real Estate Agent of 2018 in the Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of Rio Vista.

Laurie Richter Spector

Laurie Richter Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-DIS ’01, JD ’06, MBA ’10) | December 2018

Spector (BSBA 1999, MS-DIS 2001, JD 2006, MBA 2010), a residential and commercial real estate agent with Caldwell Banker Real Estate, was recognized as a Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Award recipient due to sales at the top 2 percent