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Ani Mathers

Ani Mathers (Ph.D. ’12) | June 2021

Mathers (Ph.D. Finance 2012) received the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence, one of USM’s highest honors. She is associate professor of finance and associate dean of Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. In addition to teaching, she is credited with advising students

Alicia Holden

Alicia Holden (BSBA ’12) | June 2021

Holden (BSBA 2012) has joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) as Associate Counsel – Technology, Events and Team Marketing and Business Operations (TMBO). Prior to joining the NBA, Holden worked at Wargo French LLP where she regularly supported companies in

Kathleen Plinske

Kathleen Plinske (MBA ’12) | February 2021

Plinske (MBA 2012) was recently named the next president of Valencia College in Orlando. She is the fifth and first female president of Valencia.  Previously, Dr. Plinske served as Executive Vice President and Provost and as Campus President of the

Emma and Brent Healy take a selfie with their two small children

Brent Healy (MBA ’12) | March 2020

Healy (MBA 2012) and his wife Emma (MBA 2013) moved to the Atlanta area in January 2020 for Brent’s opportunity with Salesforce as a Senior Solution Engineer at Salesforce Tower Atlanta. Emma works remotely for Slate Advisors of San Francisco.

Dan Stewart

Dan Stewart (MBA ’12) | March 2020

Stewart (MBA 2012) joined PreferredOne as Vice President of Sales in 2017. After 5 years in Florida, Stewart welcomed an opportunity to return to Minnesota with Willis Towers Watson in 2013, where he was promoted to the position of Senior

Samuel Lopez, Jr.

Samuel Lopez, Jr. (MBA ’12, DBA ’20) | July 2019

Lopez (MBA 2012, DBA 2020) is a Surface Warfare Officer with the U.S. Navy. After 24 years of service, Lopez will be retiring from the U.S. Navy in September. He is currently in his last year of the UF Doctor

Jordan Podhurst

Jordan Podhurst (MSM ’12) | April 2019

Podhurst (MSM 2012) started with Amazon as an Area Manager at a Fulfillment Center in Lexington, Kentucky right after graduating from the MSM program. Since then, he launched an Amazon Robotics FC in Tampa, Florida and has since moved to Seattle,

Dan Drotos

Dan Drotos (BSBA ’09, MS ’11, MSRE ’12) | March 2019

Colliers International Northeast Florida has expanded its regional presence into Alachua County with the appointment of Dan Drotos (BSBA Finance 2009, MS 2011, MSRE 2012) as Senior Director of the firm’s Gainesville operations. Drotos earned his Nathan S. Collier Master

Kathleen Plinske

Kathleen Plinske (MBA ’12) | August 2018

Kathleen Plinske (MBA 2012) was named the new executive vice president and provost at Valencia College.

Andrew Daechsel

Andrew Daechsel (BSBA ’12) | May 2018

Daechsel (BSBA 2012) has joined Carlton Fields as an attorney in the firm’s Property and Casualty Insurance Practice Group. His practice focuses on insurance coverage.