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Donghui Wu (MBA ’17) | March 2021

Wu (MBA 2017) has been named Vice President of Data Science and Analytics Officer at Southwestern Health Resources. Wu was previously with Texas Health for two years, infusing machine learning and artificial intelligence in all aspects of the hospital system’s

Vedant Patel

Vedant Patel (MBA ’17) | January 2021

Patel (MBA 2017) has been named Assistant White House Press Secretary by President-elect Joe Biden. Patel served as Regional Communications Director on the Biden-Harris Campaign. During President-elect Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western Primary-States Communications Director.

Scott Raffa

Scott Raffa (MBA ’17) | January 2021

Raffa (MBA 2017), spine surgery expert and neurosurgeon at the Memorial Neuroscience Institute, has extended his medical practice to Boca Raton with Dr. Daniel Aghion where patients now can be seen for a variety of spine disorders.  Raffa is a

Loren Parra

Loren Parra (MBA ’17) | August 2019

Parra (MBA 2017) is the Director of the George Barley Water Prize, a $10 million science prize, and the largest of its kind, from The Everglades Foundation. The program catalyzes innovation to develop technologies that remove phosphorus from water, the

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Larry Cruz (MBA ’17) | July 2019

Cruz (MBA 2017) is Assistant Vice President at Citigroup. Since his time at UF, Cruz has been selected by Citigroup management to participate in the company’s 2018 Talent Development Program held in New York City, which helped him further showcase

Lilly Leas Ferreira

Lilly Leas Ferreira (MBA ’17) | July 2019

Ferreira (MBA 2017) was appointed the general manager of The Royal Poinciana Plaza, an upscale mall in Palm Beach known for its food, fashion and entertainment. In her role, she is responsible for the property’s success and serving as a

Lindsay Sowa

Lindsay (Mullen) Sowa (MSISE ’16, MBA ’17) | February 2018

Sowa (MSISE 2016, MBA 2017) was promoted to Manager, FOS Environmental Programs at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts in August 2017. In this role, she is responsible for the environmental programs, policy and technical solution development and implementation, in support of

Erik Bon Fleur

Erik Bon Fleur (MBA ’17) | November 2017

Bon Fleur (MBA 2017) was named the general manager at Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP). In this role, he will be responsible for day-to-day operations and business activities. Prior to joining BCGP, Bon Fleur served in various other roles inside

Brad deBorde

Brad deBorde (MBA ’17) | August 2017

deBorde (MBA 2017)  was highlighted on the Poets & Quants 100 MBAs To Watch in the Class of 2017 list.  

Craig Schaefer

Craig Schaefer (MBA ’17) | August 2017

Schaefer (MBA 2017) was highlighted on the Poets & Quants 100 MBAs To Watch in the Class of 2017 list.