Development and Alumni Affairs
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
Warrington College of Business
University of Florida
Email (alumni at warrington.ufl.edu)
Bryan Hall 100
1384 Union Road
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
1384 Union Rd
Bryan Hall 125
Gainesville, FL 32611
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, responsible for the college's fundraising and alumni relations programs. 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, 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 Corporate RelationsEmail (stacey.willenborg at warrington.ufl.edu)
Stacey Willenborg is Director of Corporate Relations for the Warrington College of Business, responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of corporate engagement activities for the college. Prior to joining Warrington in 2014, she served four years as the Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Development at the University of Kansas and seven years as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Illinois Springfield. Stacey is a member of the Board of Directors, and is currently serving as Past President, of the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO), a professional organization serving over 300 corporate relations professionals from research colleges and universities around the world. She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master's degree in Political Studies from the University of Illinois Springfield.
Director of DevelopmentEmail (alison.law at warrington.ufl.edu)
Alison Law is Director of Development in the Warrington College of Business. 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 DevelopmentEmail (rebecca.lakkis at warrington.ufl.edu)
Rebecca Lakkis is Associate Director of Development in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs for the Warrington College of Business, where her primary responsibilities include developing relationships with alumni and friends as well as securing resources for the College. Rebecca recently was the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at Warrington, where her primary focus was 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 Introduction to Business, 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 has been awarded a Superior Accomplishment Award from the Division of Academic Affairs.
Associate Director of DevelopmentEmail (c.houston at ufl.edu)
Chris Houston is Associate Director of Development for the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business. Prior to joining the College he was Assistant Director of Development for the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Chris was raised in Gainesville, FL and has a lifelong connection with the University of Florida. He began his career at the Community Foundation of North Central Florida as the Donor Services Coordinator. He earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College where he was a four year member of the Varsity Baseball team.
Assistant Director of DevelopmentEmail (kris.plunkett at warrington.ufl.edu)
Kris Plunkett is Assistant Director of Development for the Warrington College of Business. Kris joined Warrington in 2017 after serving as a Graduate Development Assistant with Gator Boosters, where he provided support for all aspects of athletic advancement. Prior to moving to Gainesville, Kris served as a Graduate Assistant for the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management at Texas Tech University. Kris has pending research publications in the field of sport management and is a member of NAADD (National Association of Athletic Development Directors). A native Texan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Texas Tech and is currently finishing a master’s in sport management, also from Texas Tech.
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement and Annual GivingEmail (katharine.burks at warrington.ufl.edu)
Katharine Burks is Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Coordinator in the Warrington College of Business where she has been responsible for alumni programming and annual fundraising initiatives since 2015. Katharine joined Warrington in 2003 and held a number of operational, fiscal and administrative positions in the College’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center. Prior to Warrington, in her University of Florida career, Katharine held positions in the Office of the President, Office of Technology Licensing, and the offices of the Sr. VP for Health Sciences, and VP for Research and Graduate Programs.
Executive AssistantEmail (jennifer.beback at warrington.ufl.edu)
Jennifer Beback is the Executive Assistant for the Warrington College of Business Development and Alumni Affairs Office. Jennifer joined the Warrington College of Business 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 role 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.
Administrative Support AssistantEmail (joan.lyon at warrington.ufl.edu)
Joan Lyon is Administrative Support Assistant for the Warrington College of Business Development and Alumni Affairs Office supporting seven Development Officers. 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.