Stephanie Chastain (BSBA ’14)

Stephanie graduated from UF in May, and has been named a CIO Advisory Associate at KPMG’s Tampa office. Says Stephanie: “I had the best experience during my four years as a Business Gator. Now it's time to rock the real world!”

Erika Parry (BSBA ’14)

Erika graduated from UF in May, and has been named a Client Services Associate at Fisher Investments in Portland, Oregon. Before beginning her career, Erika and fellow Warrington graduate Ashley Edmonston are travelling to Europe. They will visit Italy (Rome, Florence, Pompeii) and Greece (Delphi and Athens).

Sandra Johnson (MBA ’13)

Sandra recently joined the Tampa Bay chapter of Project Management Institute, the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for project, program and portfolio management professionals. She is a project manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs where she conducts projects spanning 43 hospitals across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Crystal Lauderdale (MBA ’13)

Crystal is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Florida Polytechnic University, the newest member of the State University System of Florida. She previously served as Communications Director at Triad Retail Media in Tampa where she helped to drive internal and external messaging for the digital media company and its clients.

Brad Casey (MBA ’12)

Brad was named the Managing Director of Tampa’s Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in February. Brad says this position “has been my dream job since I was 12, and the combination of my arts management experience and MBA education was the perfect background for this role.”

Krista Boyer (BSBA ’10)

Krista recently joined Alchemy Works, a new retail concept store located in the Arts District of Los Angeles, as its Retail Operations Director for this flagship location. She had previously worked in New York City for Kate Spade, Billy Reid and John Varvatos in various operations management roles.

Christopher Johnson (BS ’07, MS ’10, MBA ’10)

Christopher was recently named Director of Programs & Learning for the Florida Philanthropic Network in Tampa. He previously served as Executive Director of the Nonprofit Center of North Central Florida in Gainesville.

Caleb Quaid (MBA ’09)

Caleb was recently promoted to Senior Manager of Business Administration for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had served as the Bucs’ Business Administration Manager since 2012. He previously worked in Corporate Partnerships Business Development with the Miami Dolphins.

Kristee Leonard (BSBA ’08)

Kristee was named one of the National Association of REALTORS® Magazine's “30 Under 30” for 2014. She is the Broker and Owner of The Leaders Realty, LLC in Austin, Texas. Kristee was also recently named a 2014 Platinum Top 50 Realtors of Austin Winner and the Austin Business Journal's Top 25 Residential Individual Agent for 2014.

Rafael Castro (MBA ’06)

Rafael is the President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). He works for Citigroup as a Contact Center Leader, responsible for operations in Tampa and Mexico, and is the current Chair of its Hispanic Network Employee Research Group.

Abdul Lateef (MBA ’05)

Abdul, the Chief Executive Officer of Plasma-Therm LLC in Saint Petersburg, Fla., was named a 2013 “All-Star of the Chip-Making Industry” by VLSIresearch’s The Chip Insider. Plasma-Therm’s innovation that uses plasma technology to separate individual integrated-circuit chips was a major reason for Abdul’s selection.

Janet Felletter (MBA ’94)

Janet, a Program Director, Software Sales Business Operations and Channel Ops Integration for IBM in Tampa, has been appointed to the IBM Faculty Academy where top line leaders play an active role teaching in some of IBM’s signature global development programs. This is the first-ever cohort of IBM Faculty Academy.

Charlie J. Gillette, JR. (BSBA ’85, JD ’88)

Charlie is celebrating his 25th year practicing law. He is the founder of Gillette Law, P.A. in Jacksonville.

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