2008 Articles: page 4

Justin Price (BSBA ’08) | June 2015

Out of a field of more than 1,200, Justin (BSBA 2008) finished in the top 10 of Operation: Take Command, a competition where a U.S. Military veteran would be awarded a 7-Eleven franchise. The competition included meeting 7-Eleven’s franchising qualifications,

Evan Tyroler (BSBA ’07, MSRE ’08) | April 2015

Evan Tyroler (BSBA 2007, MSRE 2008) and Rachel Grunberger were married Feb. 15 at B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, Md. Evan is a Vice President for Project and Development Services at DTZ Commercial Real Estate in Washington D.C. Rachel is a

Scott Merl (BA ’08, BABA ’08) | October 2014

Scott (BA 2008, BABA 2008) has opened his own law firm—Scott Merl, P.A.—located in Miami at 3006 Aviation Avenue, Suite 4B. Scott’s firm focuses on Personal Injury, Family Law, and Unclaimed Property through the State of Florida.

Michelle Johnston (PDB ’08) | October 2014

Michelle (PDB 2008), a graduate of the Hough School’s Post-Doctoral Bridge program, was appointed President of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College (Ohio) on Sept. 2. Michelle, who became Rio Grande’s second female president in its

Jarrod Schilling (BSBA ’07, MSF ’08, MSE ’14) | October 2014

Jarrod (BSBA 2007, MSF 2008, MSE 2014), along with fellow MSE 2014 graduate, Samantha Rosenbaum, have launched a new wearable technology company, WOOband. WOOband is a stylish wristband that connects to any Bluetooth enabled phone. When the user becomes separated

Anthony Ballo (BSBA ’91, MS-ISOM ’08) | July 2014

Anthony (BSBA 1991, MS-ISOM 2008) is celebrating 20 years of IT experience in catalog/retail, manufacturing and higher education. He was recently promoted to Manager, Systems and Programming for the Enrollment Management division at the University of New Mexico. He previously

Kristee Leonard (BSBA ’08) | June 2014

Kristee (BSBA 2008) was named one of the National Association of REALTORS® Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for 2014. She is the Broker and Owner of The Leaders Realty, LLC in Austin, Texas. Kristee was also recently named a 2014 Platinum

Brian Baleno (MBA ’08) | April 2014

Brian (MBA 2008) recently published his second book, “50 Halfs from First to Last,” chronicling his three-year endeavor of running a half-marathon in all 50 states. The book is available on Amazon.

Navid Zolfaghari (BSBA ’08) | April 2014

Navid (BSBA 2008) was featured in a Forbes.com article on Feb. 20 titled “Being Scrappy, Lean and Successful: The Do’s and Don’ts of Startup Spending.” Navid is a 500 Startups Mentor.

Kim Kaupe (BSBA ’08) | March 2014

Kim (BSBA 2008) was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Music List. Kim is the co-founder of ’ZinePak, which creates custom, interactive publications for targeted super-fans of music, movies, sports, events and brands.