Development and Alumni Affairs
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
University of Florida
Warrington College of Business Administration
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Email (alumni at warrington.ufl.edu)
Executive Director of Development and Alumni AffairsEmail (jon.cannon at warrington.ufl.edu)
Jon Cannon is Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs for the Warrington College of Business Administration, responsible for the college's fundraising and alumni relations programs. His responsibilities include directing the college's current $112 million Florida Tomorrow campaign, the largest in college history. Jon joined Warrington in 2004 after serving as an executive at the UF Alumni Association since 1997. At the Alumni Association he was responsible for affinity marketing, membership, and Gator club programs. He was previously Senior Brand Manager at Los Angeles-based Freeman Cosmetics, a family-owned natural ingredient hair- and skin-care products company. Prior to that, Cannon was with Getz Brothers and Co., an international marketing and distribution services company, during which time he held executive marketing management positions in San Francisco, Guam, Singapore, Taiwan and Hungary. Jon began his career with E. & J. Gallo Winery, Inc. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.
Senior Director of DevelopmentEmail (erin.hodge at warrington.ufl.edu)
Erin Hodge is Senior Director of Development for the Warrington College of Business Administration, responsible for managing all individual fundraising activities for the college. Erin joined Warrington in 2013 after serving as Senior Director of Development for UF’s College of Engineering. Prior to moving to Gainesville in 2010, she was Assistant Vice President of Development at Rollins College in Winter Park where she worked in the advancement division for 11 years. Erin began her career in fundraising at United Way in Daytona Beach. A Florida native, she earned a bachelor’s of business administration from Stetson University and her MBA from the University of Central Florida.
Director of Development and Alumni AffairsEmail (john.mcgrath at warrington.ufl.edu)
John McGrath is Director of Development and Alumni Affairs for the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration. His primary roles are major gift fundraising and cultivating relationships among the College's alumni and friends, with an emphasis on the MBA and Finance programs. Prior to joining Warrington in his current role, John worked in sales for Northern Trust Securities in Sarasota for five years. He holds two degrees from Warrington, including his MBA with concentrations in Finance and Securities Analysis, which he earned in 2007.
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, Fisher School of AccountingEmail (alison.law at warrington.ufl.edu)
Alison Law is Director of Development and Alumni Affairs for the Fisher School of Accounting in the Warrington College of Business Administration. Alison joined the Fisher School in 2008 after serving as Associate Director of Development for the University of Florida Foundation's Regional Office since 2005. While at the UF Foundation Alison traveled to eight key regional cities (Boston, Dallas, Denver, Charlotte, Chicago, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham and Seattle) developing relationships with UF alumni and friends. Alison began her career with Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, a continuing care retirement community where she worked in the marketing department. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Florida.
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual GivingEmail (rebecca.lakkis at warrington.ufl.edu)
Rebecca Lakkis is Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs for the Warrington College of Business Administration, where her primary focus is on alumni programming and special events, in addition to assisting with coordination of college marketing efforts. Rebecca joined the Warrington College full-time in 2003 after serving as the Dean's student assistant since 1999, where she assisted with day-to-day operations. Rebecca has also co-instructed Warrington Welcome, an introductory, one-credit freshmen course designed specifically for business and accounting students. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Florida and was just recently awarded a Superior Accomplishment Award from the Division of Academic Affairs.
Program AssistantEmail (jennifer.beback at warrington.ufl.edu)
Jennifer Beback is the Program Assistant for the Warrington College of Business Administration Development and Alumni Affairs Office. Jennifer joined the Warrington College of Business Administration after serving as Office Manager/Program Assistant in the Development and Alumni Affairs office at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she played an intricate roll in the colleges fundraising efforts. Prior to UF, Jennifer served as Executive Assistant in the Vice President's office at Whittman-Hart in Chicago, supporting the daily functions of the office's senior executives. Most recently, Jennifer was the recipient of the University of Florida 2012 Superior Accomplishment Award.
Senior SecretaryEmail (joan.lyon at warrington.ufl.edu)
Joan Lyon is the senior secretary for the Warrington College of Business Administration Development and Alumni Affairs Office supporting five Development Officers and Special Programs Coordinator. Joan is new to Florida and the University of Florida coming to us from the west coast. She started her career as a travel agent in the San Francisco Bay area and after many years booking corporate travel, joined MIPS Computer Systems as their Travel Manager. Joan relocated to Nevada and having always been interested in the Health Industry, pursued a career at Vitamin Research Corporation working for the manager of product development. She is originally from upstate New York.