Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1990 Articles: page 1

Jay Wolszczak

Jay Wolszczak (BSBA ’90, JD ’93) | October 2022

Wolszczak (BSBA 1990, JD 1993) is the Chief Legal Officer for First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. (“First Watch”). First Watch is an award-winning Daytime Dining restaurant concept serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch using fresh ingredients. There are more than

Stephanie Plaines

Stephanie Plaines (BSBA ’90) | September 2022

Stephanie Plaines (BSBA ’90) was named the new Chief Financial Officer at JCPenney. Plaines will lead all financial activities across the enterprise. She will drive best-in-class execution across functions including financial strategy, real estate, capital deployment, credit services, sourcing and

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In Memoriam | July 2022

Charles Kerekes | BSBA ’50 | 1925-2022 | Kerekes, of Clearwater, Florida, passed on May 30. Born in Ft. Pierce, Florida, he served in the Navy during WWII as an EOD technician and later graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in

Carolyn J Messinger

Carolyn J. Messinger (BSBA ’90) | December 2020

Messinger (BSBA 1990), CEO of UNIVERSALPREQUAL.COM, is proud to announce the launch of their standard, nationwide system for construction prequalification. The system serves the construction industry as the resource for firms to manage their prequalification process in one reliable, easy,

Beth Kigel

Beth Kigel (BSBA ’90) | December 2020

Kigel (BSBA 1990) has been appointed to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees. Her term on the board will run from 2020 to 2025.  Kigel serves as national practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president at HNTB Corporation.

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Sal Melilli (BSBA ’90) | July 2019

Melilli (BSBA 1990) is EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Hooters Management Corp. Melilli has been in senior management with Hooters Management Corp. for 15 years, most recently as vice president for the 11 Chicago restaurants. He started at Hooters

Renee Elsner

Renee Elsner (BSBA ’90) | July 2019

After being a stay at home mom for almost 15 years, Elsner (BSBA 1990) is jumping back into the sales industry at Peach, a women’s athleisure brand, as executive director. “I am also thrilled to be working in Direct Sales,

Beth Kigel

Beth Kigel (BSBA ’90) | June 2019

Kigel (BSBA 1990) was named Vice President of HNTB Corporation’s ITS and Emerging Mobility Solutions practice. Based in the firm’s Miami office, she will work nationally to assist transportation agencies, cities and regions as they develop smart and connected infrastructure

Stephanie Piko

Stephanie Piko (BSBA ’90) | July 2017

Piko (BSBA 1990) is the Mayor Pro Tem in Centennial, Colorado, home to about 110,000 residents. She is running for Mayor in the city’s November 2017 election, and she currently serves on Centennial’s City Council and FiberWorks Commission, which is constructing

Rob Samuels (BSBA ’90) | December 2016

Rob (BSBA 1990) was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, which promotes and enhances Downtown West Palm Beach through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities. Rob has