Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Articles: page 1

Andres (Andrew) Alminana

Andres (Andrew) Alminana (BSBA ’05) | September 2022

Alminana (BSBA 2005) is a Senior Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch. He is happily married with one son.   

Ben Malik

Ben Malik (BSBA ’86) | September 2022

Malik (BSBA ’86) recently joined Truist Bank as a vice president/commercial banker. Most recently, Malik was vice president/commercial relationship manager at SouthState Bank. Malik, who also is mayor of Cocoa Beach, is active with the Cocoa Beach Kiwanis Foundation Inc. and is a

Nathan Hagemeier

Nathan Hagemeier (BSBA ’02) | September 2022

Hagemeier (BSBA 2002) was appointed vice president of sales at DMF Lighting, a leading designer and manufacturer of premium modular LED downlighting systems. Hagemeier will be responsible to lead the company in developing and executing sales strategies to drive continued

Kate Mays

Relentless forward motion

For Kate Mays (BSBA ’06), the decision to bolster her education with a degree from the University of Florida was straightforward. The Jacksonville native’s father was an alumnus of UF Law, and her older brothers were both Warrington graduates. Her

Outline of a hand placing a rose down in front of a single candle.

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

Adria Starkey

Adria Starkey (BSBA ’77) | August 2022

Starkey (BSBA 1977) was reappointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Starkey, of Naples, is the Collier County President of FineMark National Bank and Trust. Previously, she was Chief Operating Officer of The Sanibel Captiva

Colt Ridgeway

Colt Ridgeway (BSBA ’20, MIB ’20) | August 2022

Ridgeway (BSBA 2020, MIB 2020) is the Chief Operating Officer at Trupo Treats, a vegan milk chocolate company in California. Trupo Treats has recently launched its crispy wafer bars, the first and only vegan and gluten-free wafer chocolate bars in

John Smoak

John Smoak (BSBA ’92) | August 2022

Smoak (BSBA 1992) is the president and CEO of Smoak Groves, Inc. based in Lake Placid, Fla. He was recently reappointed to the Florida Citrus Commission by Governor Ron DeSantis.  Smoak is a third-generation citrus grower with nearly 30 years of

Joseph Camerlengo Jr.

Joseph Camerlengo Jr. (BSBA ’91, JD ’94) | August 2022

Camerlengo (BSBA 1991, JD 1994) is the founding partner of the first and only specialized transportation law firm in Florida, and one of the only law firms in the country, that exclusively handles tractor trailer, bus, and commercial motor vehicle

Bill Rogner

Bill Rogner (BSBA ’87) | August 2022

Rogner (BSBA 1987)  is the founder of HR Law, P.A. After graduating from UF Warrington, Rogner went on to UF’s Levin College of Law. After graduating in 1990, Rogner practiced briefly with another firm before founding his current firm, which