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The Business of…Valentine’s Day gifts

Business principles are prevalent throughout almost all industries that impact your life. We decided to take a look at how business leaders implement these principles in their companies and how academic experts explain the impact business principles have on the decisions business leaders make. From real-world practice to years of study, our experts break down the business of everything you’ve wanted to know about. Love is in the air this month, and with it comes gift giving. Read on to

A higher calling for higher education

It’s said that the only constant in life is change, and for Kylo Williams (DBA ’18) that couldn’t be truer. The Texarkana, Texas-native spent his early life traveling around the nation as a military brat. The moving didn’t stop after he joined the United States Army in 1997 and later in his life in corporate America. Amongst all of his moves, and current home base in Atlanta, Williams found a place where he felt he belonged – the University of

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 of Business Administration program. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Accounting to academia

How Susan Henderson transitioned from a career in public accounting to academia thanks to the UF Doctor of Business Administration program.   If you believe in things like destiny, you might say that Susan Henderson (DBA ’18) was destined to work in accounting. She is a third-generation public accountant and the eighth member of her family to work in the field. “Looking back, it is not that surprising that I have chosen public accounting as the basis of my career

A Balancing Act

Tom Arnold has spent most of his life balancing disparate commitments. The last three years of his life have been no exception, balancing his UF academic goals with his demanding global professional responsibilities.  As a student in the University of Florida Warrington College of Business’ Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program and the Deputy Global Head & Head of Americas Real Estate at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), based in Abu Dhabi, the demands of both required considerable travel. After his recent completion

Making an impact with analytics

Travel has been a constant in Jim Hoover’s life. Born in Gainesville to parents who both attended the University of Florida, his family moved frequently before settling outside of Tampa in Plant City, Fla. Hoover (MBA ‘96, DBA ‘17) continued bouncing from location to location as a supply officer in the United States Navy before retiring as a Captain in 2009. In his current role as Managing Director and Client Account Lead for Accenture’s account with the Navy, he continues

Taking the next step

Dr. Jennifer Cainas had been teaching at the University of South Florida (USF) for nine years, but she wanted to keep growing in her career. Enrolling in the University of Florida Warrington College of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program helped make that happen. “I was extremely impressed with the high-quality faculty teaching in the program,” Cainas said. “They were committed to teaching us about academic research while still appreciating our different interests.” It was important to Cainas that her job at USF

Doctor of Business Administration Class of 2017: Where are they now?

One year ago, this month, the Warrington College of Business Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program conferred the degrees of its inaugural class. Fourteen students received their doctoral degrees as part of the first class, many of which immediately put their education in action as faculty members at higher education institutions across the nation. We checked in with some of the members of the inaugural DBA class, including Dr. Brian Hasson, Dr. Jamey Darnell and Dr. Jose Iglesias, about what

Brewing a Starbucks from the ground up

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student Warner Walker starts his day like many in the world – with a cup of coffee. Recently, because of the heat in Atlanta, he’s been drinking a vanilla sweet cream cold brew from Starbucks. If, like Walker, you’ve ever ordered a coffee from a Starbucks, it’s actually him you can thank for your morning java. As the Director of Store Development in the Southeast, Walker leads a team responsible for all Starbucks’ real estate

Alumnus named to influential list of global executives

Tom Arnold (BSBA ’80, JD ’83) ranked No. 10 in Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s ranking of the “100 Most Significant and Impactful Asset Owner and Public Executives of 2016.” Arnold, a candidate in the Hough Graduate School of Business’ Doctor of Business in Administration Program, is Head Americas Real Estate for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages one of the largest investment portfolios in the world.