Bachelor of Science in Accounting Articles: page 1

Thomas Olmsted (BAA ’65, MBA ’71) | January 2021

Olmsted (BAA 1965, MBA 1971) retired from the accounting industry after 25 years of working at a Gainesville firm. He is an avid collector, with over 100 collections in his possession.  Read more about Olmsted and his collections, from coffee cans to left-handed tools to banana labels, in this story about his unique life from WUFT. 

Lara Long (BSAc, MAcc ’93) | January 2021

Long (BSAc 1993, MAcc 1993) is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at AGCO Corporation.  She was recently appointed to the Financial Accounting Foundation’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on strategic and technical issues, project priorities and other matters that affect standard setting. The FASAC provides the FASB with diverse perspectives from individuals with varied business and professional backgrounds. In her new appointment, Long will serve a three-year term beginning on

5 Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Congratulations are in order for five students from the Warrington College of Business for being honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards from the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) on November 17. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2020 are: Man Xie (Ph.D. ’21): Xie, originally from China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of marketing. She earned a bachelor’s

Corinne Turcotte (BSAc, MAcc ’11) | November 2020

Turcotte (BSAc 2011, MAcc 2011) has been named Partner at James Moore & Company. Turcotte, CPA, has been a member of the firm for nearly ten years. She focuses on nonprofit organizations, addressing their taxation issues and providing audit, assurance, and accounting and controllership services. Based in James Moore’s Gainesville office, she is one of the leaders of the firm’s Nonprofit Services Team and is a certified member of the Not‐For‐Profit section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

John Haven (BSAc ’00, MAcc ’00) | October 2020

Haven (BSAc 2000, MAcc 2000) recently began as the new Vice President for the Business and Financial Services Division at the University of West Georgia.  Haven comes to the University of West Georgia from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he led the Finance and Administration division, which included Purchasing, Budget, Controller, Human Resources, Housing, University Centers, Police, Risk Management, Travel, Auxiliaries, Pablo Performing Arts Center, Facilities, and the Children’s Academy.  Previously he was the Executive Director of

Scott Sherman (BSAc, MAcc ’05) | August 2020

Sherman (BSAc 2005, MAcc 2005) is the co-founder and managing principal of Teicera Capital. He is responsible for strategic direction, sourcing investment opportunities, capital markets and operations for the firm. He was recently named to the South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.  Previously, Sherman was Vice President of Acquisitions at Thor Equities. He was responsible for acquisitions in the Southeast United States including Miami, Washington, DC, Nashville, Austin and Charleston. Additionally, he was a key member of

Justin Allbright (BSAc ’09, MBA ’13, JD ’13) | August 2020

Allbright (BSAc 2009, MBA 2013, JD 2013) is now the third generation of family ownership and President of Security Alarm Corporation, a 40-year-old systems integration company with two branches and 40+ employees operating in West Florida. Allbright transitioned from corporate banking and structured finance having closed $880,000,000 of senior secured credit facilities in six years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President at a national bank. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Brad Gould (BSAc ’98, MAcc ’98) July 2020

Gould (BSAc 1998, MAcc 1998), a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Stuart and Fort Pierce offices, has been appointed as chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) S Corporations Committee for 2020-2022, effective today. Gould previously served as vice chair of the ABA S Corporations Committee.

Warrington alumni in China donate masks to UF and the world

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus, medical equipment supplies have dwindled, leaving first responders and health care workers with a shortage of much needed personal protection equipment. Business Gators from around the world have stepped up to the plate to help those in need during the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. Two of those alumni, Jane Sun and Hillary Wang, have donated more than 3 million masks to medical and essential workers around the globe. Read more

Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy (BSAc ’96, MAcc ’96) | April 2020

Gulacsy (BSAc 1996, MAcc 1996) is the Chief Accounting Officer at SeaWorld Entertainment. She was recently appointed interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, while retaining her role as CAO.  Gulacsy has been with the company for seven years and has previously served as interim CFO and Treasurer. Prior to her appointment as CAO, Gulacsy served as Corporate Vice President, Financial Reporting since 2016 and Director, Financial Reporting from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining SeaWorld, from 2011 to 2013, Gulacsy served as