Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Articles: page 1

Pedro Allende

Pedro Allende (BA ’03, BSBA ’03, MS-ISOM ’07, JD ’07) | December 2023

Allende (BA 2003, BSBA 2003, MS-ISOM 2007, JD 2007) is the Secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services. Prior to his role as Secretary, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience Policy with the

Laurie Spector

Laurie Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-ISOM ’00, MBA ’09) | December 2023

Spector (BSBA 1999, MS-ISOM 2000, MBA 2009) was recently appointed as a Florida Realtors State Director, as well as appointed to the Broward-Miami Board of Governors for the Miami Association of Realtors. Spector is a Realtor with Compass in Fort

Gary Antenberg

Banking on success

Looking back on the beginning of his career, Gary Antenberg (BSBA ’89) is grateful that he didn’t get his dream job right out of college. At the University of Florida, he studied finance in the hopes that he’d land a

Growing citrus is the family business

Matt McLean (BSBA ’93) enrolled at the University of Florida in 1989 with plans to change what he always knew. Growing up with three generations of citrus farming before him, McLean was drawn elsewhere. He saw the bright lights of

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In Memoriam | October 2023

George Burritt Whitehurst | BSBA ‘58 | 1935-2023 | Whitehurst, of Brooksville, Florida, passed on September 26. He was a direct descendant of one of the early Brooksville pioneers, dating back to 1869, and spent his whole life in the

Brian Bush

Brian Bush (BSBA ’09) | November 2023

Bush (BSBA 2009) is Vice President of the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships and is part of the fourth generation of the Bush family in the car business. He is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Jacksonville. He was recently elected

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Four things to do with a finance degree

Every company needs employees who are skilled in finance. From increasing company profit to analyzing economic and market trends, a career in finance implies a multitude of opportunities, offering stability and consistent demand projections. With a degree in finance, you

Eric Darienzo

Eric Darienzo (BSBA ’00) | November 2023

Darienzo (BSBA 2000) is the Vice President of CHG Healthcare Services. Previously, he was the President of RNnetwork and an Account Manager for All About Staffing.  He was recently appointed to the Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners by Governor Ron

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AI is up and walking

Brett Adcock (BSBA ’08) has a knack for getting his businesses off the ground – flying and walking. Since founding his sustainable air mobility company, Archer Aviation, in 2018, Adcock has moved onto a new startup: Figure AI. Figure AI

Allie Becher

Allie Becher (BSBA ’18) | October 2023

Becher (BSBA 2018) joined Citadel Securities in 2021. Her main focus is growing counterparty relationships between Citadel Securities and leading hedge funds and asset managers across the world by offering best execution, liquidity and front-footed content. She leads the Content