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Business Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is a link to the professional community and industry practices for our department. They provide input on relevance of the overall program of study and specific aspects of the curriculum in today's business landscape. They assist us in identifying specific competencies and skills students should possess to make the program more competitive and generate a better product. And they help assess the college's competitive environment by advising on strategies to not only recruit students to the major, but also to hire the faculty.

 

 

Susan Boggs headshot
The Energy Authority
Susan Boggs
Vice President, Administration & Chief People Officer

Nelson Bradshaw headshot
BBVA Compass
Nelson Bradshaw
Northeast Florida Chief Executive Officer
   

David Emanuel headshot
JEA
David Emanuel
Interim CHRO 

Jessica Evans headshot
Regions Bank
Jessica Evans
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking

Brian Fay headshot
Deutsche Bank
Brian Fay
Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer - Operations & Technology

Cynthia Haines headshot
WRH Realty Services, Inc.
Cynthia Haines, CPM
Chief Operating Officer

Tim Hamilton headshot
Truist
Tim Hamilton, SVP
Senior Commercial Relationship Manager

Amy Herron headshot
Adecco Group
Amy Herron 
Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Erik Hoag headshot
Fidelity Information Services (FIS)
Erik Hoag
Chief Financial Officer, Banking and Payments

David Honig headshot
The Parts House
David Honig
Chief Executive Officer

Mary Jansen headshot
Total Military Management
Mary Jensen
Senior Manager, Business & Customer Intelligence

Elaine Johnson headshot
Florida Blue
Elaine Johnson
Principal - Corp Development & Strategic Investments

Mike Jones headshot
CIT
Mike Jones
President of Business Capital 


Julie Lamey headshot
Grant Thornton LLP
Julie Lamey
Partner

Anna Lebesch headshot
JAXUSA
Anna Lebesch, Ed. D
Vice President, Talent Development
   
Michael Mas Headshot Regency Centers 
Michael Mas 
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer 
   
Swarup Patra Headshot TIAA Bank 
Swarup Patra 
Treasurer 

Sara Pomposo headshot
Jacksonville Business Journal
Sara Pomposo
Market President & Publisher

Peter Reynolds headshot
Pivot CPAs
Peter Reynolds
Managing Partner

David Sillick headshot
Sillick, Inc.
David Sillick
Consultant


Lindsey Strubhar headshot
CSX Corporation
Lindsey Strubhar
Vice President of Tax

Bill C. Van Law III headshot
Bill C. Van Law III, CFP
Retired, Raymond James and Associates 

Patrick Wallace headshot
Crowley
Patrick Wallace
Vice President of Supply Chain


Accounting Advisory Council  

Our Advisory Council is a link to the professional community and industry practices for our department. They provide input on relevance of the overall program of study and specific aspects of the curriculum in today’s business landscape. They assist us in identifying specific competencies and skills students should possess to make the program more competitive and generate a better product. And they help assess the college’s competitive environment by advising on strategies to not only recruit students to the major, but also to hire the faculty.



Scott Batsch headshot   Scott Batsch
Managing Director of Tax Services
Grant Thornton LLP
Chelsea M. Carroll headshot   Chelsea M. Carroll
Audit Senior Manager
KPMG LLP
           
Gregory L. DeVino headshot   Gregory L. DeVino
Partner
RSM US LLP
    Anthony Glenn
Head of Jacksonville Office
Macquarie Global Services (USA)
           
Dwin Horne headshot   Dwin Horne CPA
Shareholder, Vice President
Ennis Pellum & Associates, CPAs
Thomas M. King headshot   Thomas M. King, CPA
Vice President and Market Leader
Accretive Solutions
           
Amy R. Kistka headshot   Amy R. Kistka
Director
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Rob Loverich headshot  

Rob Loverich, CPA
Managing Partner
Smoak, Davis & Nixon LLP

           
    Barbara Finke
BDO
    Michael W. Middleton
Partner
Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP
           
Jim Murphy headshot   Jim Murphy
Johnson Lambert LLP
Partner
    Peter Reynolds
Managing Partner
Pivot CPAs
           
James. L. Smith, Jr. headshot   James. L. Smith, Jr. CPA/PFS
Tax Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Mark J Shorstein headshot   Mark J Shorstein, CPA
Managing Partner
Shorstein & Shorstein PA
           

Economics Advisory Council 

Our Advisory Council is a link to the professional community and industry practices for our department. They provide input on relevance of the overall program of study and specific aspects of the curriculum in today’s business landscape. They assist us in identifying specific competencies and skills students should possess to make the program more competitive and generate a better product. In addition, they help assess the college’s competitive environment by advising on strategies to not only recruit students to the major, but also to hire the faculty.

 

 

Sarah Arteaga headshot   Sarah Arteaga 
Regional Economic Info Network Director
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Justin R. Damiano headshot   Justin R. Damiano 
Govt. & Reg. Affairs
Comcast NBC Universal
           
Daniel R. Gilham headshot   Daniel R. Gilham 
Financial Advisor at Forbes, 
Thompson and Gilham Wealth Management Group 
Wells Fargo Advisors
Rich Goeldner headshot   Rich Goeldner 
Executive Director
FairValue Advisors, LLC
           
John Gol headshot   John Gol 
Chief Financial Officer
Borland-Groover Clinic
Julie O’Meara headshot   Julie O’Meara 
Wealth Advisory Associate
Morgan Stanley
           
Justin Riddell headshot   Justin Riddell
Risk Analyst - Credit
The Energy Authority
earle traynham headshot   Earle Traynham, Ph.D.
Emeriti Professor of Economics
Former Provost
University of North Florida
           
Shane Wilson headshot   Shane Wilson 
Financial Advisor 
Merrill Lynch 
     
           

Finance Advisory Council  

Our Advisory Council is a link to the professional community and industry practices for our department. They provide input on relevance of the overall program of study and specific aspects of the curriculum in today’s business landscape. They assist us in identifying specific competencies and skills students should possess to make the program more competitive and generate a better product. And they help assess the college’s competitive environment by advising on strategies to not only recruit students to the major, but also to hire the faculty.

 

 

    Scott Coble
Lead Region President for Florida
Wells Fargo

    Sam Inman
CFO
Community First Credit Union
           
    Shannon Coles
Vice President, Strategic Business Development & Investments
TIAA Bank

    Chris Kalin
Senior VP - Relationship Manager
BBVA Compass Bank
           
    Kenneth Duong
Managing Partner
Merrill Lynch

    Kevin Leen, CFP
Onboarding Director, Client Services
Fidelity Investments
           
    Bryan Hipsher
Senior VP, Finance
Black Knight Financial Services

    David Warren
Director Customer Support
SS&C Advent
           
    Bridgett Horne
Vice President, Accounting
The CIT Group, LLC

    Mike Zaccardi
Assistant Portfolio Manager
The Energy Authority
           

Financial Planning Advisory Council 

Our Advisory Council is a link to the professional community and industry practices for our department. They provide input on relevance of the overall program of study and specific aspects of the curriculum in today’s business landscape. They assist us in identifying specific competencies and skills students should possess to make the program more competitive and generate a better product. And they help assess the college’s competitive environment by advising on strategies to not only recruit students to the major, but also to hire the faculty.

 

 

headshot of Dawn Alexander   Dawn Alexander, MBA
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley 
headshot of Cheryl Canzanella   Cheryl Canzanella, LUTCF
Brokerage Director
MassMutual- Financial Design Associates
           
headshot of William Grub   William Grub
Managing Partner
New York Life Insurance 
headshot of Trevor Harkness   Trevor Harkness, CFP
Partner
Montoya & Associates
           
headshot of Larry Kirk   Larry Kirk 
Investment Advisor and Broker 
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. 
headshot of Dan Mahoney   Dan Mahoney 
Senior VP - Sales & Strategy 
Huntington Technology Finance
           
headshot of Jason Sanders   Jason Sanders, MBA 
Managing Director 
Principal Financial Group 
headshot of Jim Schless   Jim Schless, CFP 
District Advisor 
First Command Financial Services  
           
headshot of Kelley Shaw   Kelley Shaw
Client Executive
Hylant
    Scott Snider
Principal
Mellon Money Management
           
headshot of Tara Showalter   Tara Showalter, CFP. JD
Financial Advisor 
headshot of John F. Thompson   John F. Thompson, CIMA, CPWA
Managing Director | Investment Officer
Forbes, Thompson & Gilham Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
           
headshot of Catherine Tinder-Miller   Catherine Trinder-Miller
Financial Advisor
Raymond James
     
           

International Business Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is a link to the professional community and industry practices for our program. These dedicated individuals provide input on relevance of our overall programs of study and specific aspects of the curricula in today’s global business landscape. They assist us in pinpointing specific competencies and skills students should possess to make the International Business Flagship Program more competitive and generate better informed, more interculturally aware graduates. Our members also help assess the college’s competitive environment by advising on strategies to not only recruit students to the major or degree programs, but also to identify internship and career opportunities.

 

 

Earle Traynham Headshot   Earle Traynham, Ph.D.
Emeriti Professor

Previous Provost

University of North Florida

John R. Duda Headshot   John R. Duda
Chairman and CEO

Summit Exercises and Training

           
Kerry Flack Headshot   Kerry Flack
Vice President

National Account Management

Allstate Benefits

Juan Sebastian Marentes Headshot  

Juan Sebastian Marentes

Manager

PGA Tour

           
Andrea Hartley Headshot   Andrea Hartley
Executive Director

GlobalJax, Inc.

Joffrey Heine Headshot   Joffrey Heine
Director, Operations Technology

APR Energy Company

           
tami mak headshot   Tami Mak
Vice President

T.Mak’s International Inc.

Jonathan Mann Headshot   Jonathan Mann
Sales Executive

Aon Risk Solutions

           
Karina Person Headshot   Karina Person
Senior Accountant

CIT Group

kristin culleton headshot  

Kristin Culleton

Vice President, CIB Central Management

Deutsche Bank

           
maria isabel montoya headshot  

Maria Isabel Montoya

Executive Director

MiAddvantage Global Marketing & Communication

Carsten Demuth headshot   Carsten Demuth
Founder/President
Demuth Capital
           
Alexis Vigil headshot  

Alexis Vigil

Owner

Outstanding Contract Management, LLC

     
           

Management Advisory Council

 

 

Christian Allard headshot   Christian Allard
Manager, Consumer and Patient Engagement
Baptist Health 
Bill Armstrong headshot   Bill Armstrong
Board Member
Energizer Holdings
           
Ernesto Garcia headshot  

Ernesto Garcia

Director of Process Engineering

Crowley Maritime

John Gol headshot   John Gol
Chief Financial Officer
Borland-Groover Clinic
           
Yogesh Kumar headshot   Yogesh Kumar 
Vice President - Analytics
Deutsche Bank
Joseph Maltese headshot   Joseph Maltese, CFP
JJM Financial Services, LLC
           
Terry Haber headshot  

Terry Haber

Managing Director

St. Onge Company

Craig Smith headshot   Craig Smith
Managing Partner
Alhambra Theatre
           
James Smith headshot   James Smith
Senior Director of Operations Optimization, Medicare
Florida Blue
Yannis Tialios headshot   Yannis Tialios
Managing Partner
Alexander Group International

Marketing Advisory Council 

The Marketing Advisory Council’s mission is to help provide highly qualified marketing graduates to regional employers. To this end, the MAC works directly with UNF faculty, advisors and students to provide valuable experiential learning—from informational interviews to internships. The MAC supports specific programs, such as the Honors in Marketing program. In addition, MAC members advise on the relevance of the overall marketing program of study and specific aspects of the curriculum in today’s business landscape.

 


Organizations

For-profit and not-for-profit companies alike are members of the Marketing Advisory Council. All member organizations regularly hire marketing professionals and all individual members are hiring managers or above who are experience and prepared to provide advice to our students. All members are willing to provide occasional informational interviews to Honors students to help students learn more about the member's industry, skills, or career. Member organizations may also offer Case Projects and provide internships. To schedule an informational interview with a MAC member, email marketing.honors@unf.edu.

 

Roxie Reeve Headshot
3D Digital
Roxie Reeve
Director of Digital Marketing
3D Digital is a digital first agency with a focus on creative strategy. They focus on at strengthening the emotional glue between brands and their target audiences. As a team, we help magnify brands and drive sales with a cross-channel, digitally-led approach.

Headshot Placeholder - Osprey Logo
Headquartered in St. Augustine, Cause Inspired Media is the world’s largest Google Ad Grant service provider managing more than $48 million in Google ad spend on behalf of more than 550 non-profits.

Karen Bowling Headshot
Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Karen Bowling
Executive Director
& UNF VP Employer Engagement
UNF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is Jacksonville’s first equity-free, comprehensive business incubator. Early-stage and startup companies are provided the services, space, and support critical to their development for one year at no charge.

Jonathan Hanson Headshot
Community First Credit Union
Jonathan Hanson
Director of Marketing
Founded in 1935, Community First serves more than 153,000 members with banking services in a 17-county area, including a branch on the UNF campus.

Mary Pat Julias Headshot
Concepts in Focus, RD Team
Mary Pat Julias
President
One of the area’s leading marketing research firms, Concepts in Focus has testing facilities in Orange Park as well as Limerick, PA offering a broad set of qualitative and quantitative research methods along with specialties including sensory marketing research.

Jackie Gonsalez Headshot
Crowley Maritime Corporation
Jackie Gonsalez
VP, Business Development
Started in 1892, Thomas Crowley rowed passengers and supplies to talk ships in the San Francisco Bay. Today, is a privately-held, U.S.-owned and operated logistics, government, marine and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Services are provided worldwide by four primary business units – Crowley Logistics, Crowley (Government) Solutions, Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels.

Casey Wagner Headshot
CSX
Casey Wagner
Director of Marketing
Headquartered in Jacksonville, CSX is a leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America. CSX covers the eastern US with 20,000 miles of track and access to 70 ports.

Joanna Blinn Headshot
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Joanna Blinn
Director of Communications and Marketing
Founded in 1961, the Cummer serves 150,000 visitors a year and holds more than 5,000 pieces in its collection including seven special collections. The Cummer has three formal gardens with a centerpiece live oak estimated to be nearly 200 years old.

Nick Doyle headshot
The Doyle Group
Nick Doyle
CO-CEO
Founded in 2009, the Doyle Group is a technology staffing consultant firm that helps start-ups to Fortune 500 companies overcome their most complex technological challenges.

Czarah Cabrera Headshot
Drive Logistics
Czarah Cabrera
Director of Brand Management & Digital Experience
Drive Logistics is recognized as the premier place for truckers to secure the most comprehensive business solutions, innovative tools and benefits committed to attaining their meaningful success and making their dreams a reality. Established half a decade ago in the heart of Jacksonville, to reimagine the landscape of trucking with a focus on weaving together a team with over a 100 years of industry experience and talented individuals from other industries to create the best experience for America’s truckers.

Elexia Coleman-Moss Headshot
Empowerment Resources, Inc.
Elexia Coleman-Moss
Founding Executive Director
Empowerment Resources, Inc. (ERI) is a private, nonprofit organization located in Jacksonville founded by Elexia Coleman-Moss. ERI’s meets its mission—to make children and families stronger and empower them to be successful leaders in the community today, for a better tomorrow—through programs for children and parents.

Kimberly Frye Alula Headshot
Fanatics, Inc.
Kimberly Frye Alula
VP, Global Inclusion & Innovation
Fanatics is the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, with Fanatics, FansEdge, Kitbag, and Majestic brands providing multi-channel commerce for the world’s biggest sports leagues, major media brands, and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties. Fanatics seeks to offer experiential learning primarily to students from an ethnic minority.

Kristen Majdanics Headshot
Firehouse Subs
Kristen Majdanics
SVP of Marketing
Firehouse has more than 1,200 franchise and corporate locations in 46 states and Puerto Rico. With a sophisticated marketing department, they manage both B2B and B2C communications, research, and strategy.

Bryan Croft Headshot
HC Brands
Bryan Croft
CEO
HC Brands specializes in personalized products and design, manufacture and retail a wide variety of items all of which can be personalized. HC Brands owns 10 brands which retail products by market via their own websites.

Sara Leutzinger Pomposo Headshot
Jacksonville Business Journal
Sara Leutzinger Pomposo
Publisher and Market President
The JBJ is a business-oriented paper and website that publishes Jacksonville region business news. Owned by American City Business Journals, JBJ is one a group of 44 publications nationwide.

Adam Chaskin Headshot
The JCA is non-profit community center affiliated with the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida, the United Way of Northeast Florida and the Jewish Community Centers of North America. The JAC contributes to the continuation of Jewish life and all people within the Jacksonville community, as well as providing a common meeting ground for everyone, and enhancing the quality of life for all segments of the community to strengthen family life.

Dina Kessler headshot
Kessler Creative
Dina Kessler
President
Kessler Creative is one of the leading providers of direct marketing services nationwide including design, digital, print, and direct mail.

Alan Worley Headshot
Money Pages
Alan Worley
CEO
Founded and headquartered in Jacksonville, Money Pages offers a direct mail advertising channel for local businesses to reach their communities. Money Pages has franchised to 20 cities.

Nan Kavanaugh headshot
Museum of Contemporary Art
Nan Kavanaugh
Director of Communications and Marketing
Founded in 1924, the MOCA is now a cultural institute of UNF. With 60,000 square feet of space across six floors including Café Nola, MOCA shows its permanent collection and is a vibrate space for rotating exhibitions of contemporary art.

Kristen Benjamin Headshot
Robin Shepherd Group
Kristen Benjamin
Vice President, Client Services
Founded in 1984, Shepherd is a full-service Jacksonville and Atlanta ad agency provides advertising, design, digital marketing, and public relations in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Orlando, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Toronto, France and more.

Frances Fisher Headshot
SCORE
Frances Fisher
Jacksonville Chapter Chair
SCORE is a national service organization that supports small businesses nationwide with a network of over 11,000 volunteers operating in 340+ local chapters around the country. The Jacksonville chapter provides advising in accounting, consulting, distribution, financial planning, franchising, human resources, marketing, operations, publishing, retail sales, strategic planning, sales, consumer products, Internet, technology, and nonprofit management, and doing business with the government.

Eric Bruder Headshot
UNF Marketing
Eric Bruder
VP, Marketing
UNF Marketing is responsible for promoting and protecting the University’s brand to ensure a strong and consistent identity with its stakeholders — both internal and external. Marketing staff assist units throughout the University with their marketing efforts through graphic design, photography, and the production and/or editing of high-quality communications. UNF Marketing is in Alumni Hall, Building 60.

Henry Ferris headshot
VENUS Fashion, Inc.
Henry Ferris
Director of Marketing
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Venus is owned by the German catalog company Bon Prix and serves a global market with women’s clothing, swimwear, and lingerie.

 


Executive Members

Executive members are individuals who have at least 10-years' experience in marketing or related business areas and have committed to mentoring Honors students through UNF’s Executive Mentor Program. To request an Executive Member as a mentor, email marketing.honors@unf.edu.

 

Greg Gutkowski headshot   Greg Gutkowski
Executive Member
Peter Routsis Headshot   Peter Routsis
Executive Member
           

 

 

Transportation and Logistics Advisory Council 

Our Advisory Council is a link to the professional community and industry practices for our department. They provide input on relevance of the overall program of study and specific aspects of the curriculum in today’s business landscape. They assist us in identifying specific competencies and skills students should possess to make the program more competitive and create graduates better prepared for the career field. And they help assess the college’s competitive environment by advising on strategies to not only recruit students to the major, but also to hire the faculty. 

 

 

Kristen DeMarco headshot   Kristen DeMarco
Chief Commercial Officer
Jacksonville Port Authority
Leonard (Len) Fritz headshot   Leonard (Len) Fritz
Director, Business & Quality Operations
Blount Island Command, USMC
           
Ernesto Garcia headshot   Ernesto Garcia, PhD
Director Process Engineering
Crowley Maritime Corporation
Paul Hitchcock headshot   Paul Hitchcock
Senior Policy Advisor 
Holland & Knight LLP 
           
Ed Hutchinson headshot   Ed Hutchinson
Office of Transportation Data and Analytics Manager
Florida Department of Transportation
John Lucas headshot   John Lucas
Retired
FEC Railway 
           
    Alan Mosley, P.E., CEO
Mo2, LLC
Tim Nelson headshot   Tim Nelson
President and CEO
Shoreside Logistics
           
Tyler Newman headshot   Tyler Newman, CCIM
Senior Director
Industrial Brokerage Services
Cushman & Wakefield
Todd Pye headshot   Todd Pye
Vice President, Operations
Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc.
           
Rick Thomas headshot   Rick Thomas
Senior Vice President Business Development 
GEODIS
Kirk Williams headshot   Kirk Williams
Chairman of the Board
Proficient Auto Transport