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Business Alumni Career Panels

Event Detail
Date: Friday, October 25th
Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Description:

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. HOWEVER, YOU CAN STILL SUBMIT A QUESTION FOR THE PANELS AT HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/UCFCBA.

Join fellow students, alumni and UCF College of Business faculty and administration for the first annual Business Alumni Career Knight event. Hear insights and advice from alumni who have been in your shoes and are now successful in business! Resumes and business cards are strongly suggested! Following the panels, students are invited to attend a complimentary networking luncheon with alumni, faculty and recruiters. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. RSVP online by Tuesday, October 22 to reserve your spot!

Date: Friday, October 25

Time: 10:00 a.m. Check-In; 10:30 a.m. Panel Breakout; 12:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon

Location:Business Administration Building 1 (BA1), UCF Main Campus

Attire: Black and gold business professional

Students may choose to attend one of the following panels:

Accounting: Career Path Possibilities

Moderator: TBD

Stacey Brannan, '06 & '07 (Senior Audit Associate, CliftonLarsonAllen)
Sean DiMercurio, '06 & '08 (Director of Finance, William C Demetree Family Office / Demetree Global)
Melanie Fernandez, '86 & '91 (Partner, Assurance Services, Cross, Fernandez and Riley LLP)
Penny Kohler Mander, CPA, ’98 & ’00 (Managing Owner/CFO, Salamanders Sports Grill)
Julia Simchuk, '08 & '10 (Manager, Protiviti)
Gabe Sugar, '04 (Manager, Property Accounting, Darden Restaurants)

Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss

Moderator: Cameron Ford, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UCF Department of Management; Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Blackstone LaunchPad at UCF)

Josh Strzalko, '02 (Founder, Eleet Technologies)
Scott Busby, '93 (President & COO, Charter One Hotels & Resorts)
Heather Squires, '05 & '08 (Manager of Competitive Strategies, Enterprise Florida
Chris Castro , '10 (Social Entrepreneur / Co-founder, IDEAS For Us / Citizen Energy)
Adam Rimes, '99 (Founder, Administrivia)
Tom Cannon, '99 (Co-Founder, Bungo Box)

Financial Sector & the Economy

Moderator: Paul Gregg, '74 & '76 (Chair, UCF Department of Finance)

Steve Fricke, '86 (Senior Vice President / Branch Complex Manager, Raymond James & Associates - Private Client Group)
Nicholas Godinho, '10 (Production and Planning Control, Lockheed Martin)
Chris Phillips, '97 & '01 (Senior Director of Finance & Strategy, Darden Restaurants, Inc.)
Joe Regenstein, '03 (Certified Financial Planner, Rainstone Financial)

Marketing & Sales Profession

Moderator: Carolyn Massiah, Ph.D. (Lecturer, UCF Department of Marketing)

Greg Kaleski, '13 (Sales Director, AT&T)
Jamie Kneebone, '12 (Resident Services Manager, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts)
Matthew Polk, '10 (Manager of Marketing and Sales, ABB, Inc.)
Dan Smith, '96 (Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual)
Monica Thorsen, '02 (Sales Representative, Brenntag Mid-South, Inc.)

Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate

Moderator: Josh Harris, ’04, ’07 & ’12 (Director, UCF Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate)

Drew Belani, '05 (Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams Realty)
Sandra Edmond, '95 (President,CFRI)
Christina Mahon, ’04 & ’06 (CEO, DR Horton)
Melissa Marcolini Quinn, '03 (Senior Director, Senior Vice President, NorthMarq Capital
Trey Vick, '06 (President, Equinox Development Properties, Inc.)

Trends in HR, Management & Leadership

Moderator: Christopher Leo, ’05 & ‘11 (Visiting Instructor, UCF Department of Management)

Heather Deyrieux, MSM, SPHR, '03 & '09 (Director of Client Services, OrlandoJobs.com)
Stephen Hong, '05 (Director of Human Resources, Levy Restaurants)
Richard Montes, '06 (HR Operations Manager, Florida Virtual Schools)
Michael Steinberg, '04 (Human Resource Manager, Bloomingdale’s)

Women in Business: Tips for Success

Moderator: Mari Rains, ‘06 (Instructor, UCF Department of Management)

Kelly Dowling, '09 (Senior Director of Development, UCF Foundation, Inc.)
Carrie Hall, '86 (Partner, Assurance Services, Americas Family Business Leader, EY)
Ashley Lascelles Santomauro, '06 & '08 (Commercial Project Manager, Strategic Business Improvement Analyst, Siemens Energy, Inc.)
Marissa Maingot, '02 (Multi-Functional Finance Manager, Lockheed Martin)
Dianne Owen, '93 & '97 (Executive Vice President, Marketing, FAIRWINDS Credit Union)
Darci Safreed, ’04 & ’09 (Program Manager of Nutritional Analysis, Darden Restaurants, Inc.)

Website: http://www.ucfknightsnetwork.com/businesspanels2013
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Contact:
Bridget Downes
(407) 823-3899
businessadmin@ucfalumni.com

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