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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.

6 ways a master’s degree will prepare you for the post-COVID-19 job market

COVID-19 has undoubtedly shaken up the world we once knew. With the pandemic forcing people and industries to constantly adapt as the situation progresses, it can make your career search even more challenging than it already is. Rest assured, though. There is one thing that will make finding a career easier and more likely to land you a great position – a master’s degree. A master’s degree is a great way to differentiate yourself in a crowded market, increase your

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

Mike Silva (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’94, JD ’94) | April 2020

Silva (BSAc 1990, MAcc 1994, JD 1994) is partner at McDermott Will & Emery. The office recently expanded its Miami Tax and Private Client presence with a six-member team including Silva.  Silva advises on international tax law, focusing on US investment structures, cross-border tax issues, tax treaty planning, withholding obligations of US real property investments and US activities of foreign banks. He has significant experience advising on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in respect of third-party reporting obligations by

Kris Hutchins (BSAc ’11, MAcc ’13) | January 2020

Hutchins (BSAc 2011, MAcc 2013), a CPA, has been promoted to Director, Client Service in James Moore’s Gainesville office. She will provide expertise and leadership in the tax department for individual and business tax clients. Hutchins has been a member of the firm since August 2013. 

Samantha Carlisle (BSAc, MAcc ’14) | January 2020

Carlisle (BSAc 2014, MAcc 2014), a CPA, has been promoted to Tax Manager in James Moore’s Gainesville office. She will manage and monitor tax projects for individuals and businesses and will be responsible for interacting closely with clients to provide innovative tax planning, consulting and compliance services. Carlisle joined the firm in 2014. 

It all adds up to love

In March of 1998, Adrienne Figur (BSAc, MAcc ’98) was just a few months away from completing her master’s degree in accounting. She had a successful summer internship at Ernst & Young’s tax practice under her belt and an offer for a full-time position in the company’s New York City office. While Adrienne thought she was going to begin her career in the Big Apple, that quickly changed when she met Randy Figur (BA ’92) at a bar mitzvah the

Student Spotlight: Christy Evans

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional students from across Warrington.  While working as a student in the Fisher School of Accounting’s Master of Accounting program, Christy Evans has also spent time outside of the classroom to become a more well rounded person and professional. She works as a citizen scientist for the UF

John VanDuzer (BSAc, MAcc ’08) | January 2020

VanDuzer (BSAc, MAcc 2008) will moderate the 10th Annual Gainesville Real Estate Forum on February 6, 2020. The annual event is held to allow industry professionals and those who work with them an opportunity to discuss the current state of business and real estate.  VanDuzer is a CPA and Partner at James Moore’s Gainesville office. 

Jeremy Wright (BSAc ’09, MAcc ’09) | November 2019

Wright (BSAc 2009, MAcc 2009), CPA, has been named Partner at James Moore & Company.  A member of the firm for nearly nine years, Wright focuses on commercial businesses and has experience across a wide range of compliance and advisory services. Based in James Moore’s Gainesville office, he leads the firm’s Construction Services Team and is also a member of the Manufacturing and Technology Services Team. Wright has made invaluable contributions both to the firm and to the industries he