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Advisory Councils

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.

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.


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Deepak Arora
Vice President, Corporate Strategy

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First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company
Geoffrey Black
Managing Director, Business Capital - Lender Finance

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Nelson Bradshaw
Managing Director of Banking Strategies

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

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David Emanuel
Chief Human Resources Officer 

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First Citizens 
Jessica Evans
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking

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Sterling Valuation Group
Murrary Grenville
Chief Executive Officer

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Valley Bank
Tim Hamilton, Chair
North Florida Market President

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Lift Power Inc.
Don Hune

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Adecco Group
Amy Herron 
Senior Vice President - Human Resources

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Julie Hindall
Manager, Workforce Development

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Total Military Management
Mary Jensen
Director, Business & Customer Intelligence

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Excelan Advisors
Elaine Johnson
Founder and Chief Vision Officer

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Chris Kalin
Regional President

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Grant Thornton LLP
Julie Lamey

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Anna Lebesch, Ed. D
Vice President, Talent Development

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Regency Centers
Michael Mas
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Swarup Patra

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The Suddath Companies
Scott Perry
President, Moving & Logistics

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Jacksonville Business Journal
Sara Pomposo
Market President & Publisher

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Clint Pyle
Senior Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

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Deutsche Bank
Magdalyn "Maggie" Renz
Chief of Staff

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Sillick, Inc.
David Sillick

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CSX Corporation
Lindsey Strubhar
Vice President of Tax

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

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 Wyman Winbush


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.

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Grant Thornton LLP
Scott Batsch
Managing Director of Tax Services

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Chelsea M. Carroll
Audit Senior Manager

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Gregory L. DeVino

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Macquarie Global Services (USA)
Anthony Glenn
Head of Jacksonville Office

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Ennis Pellum & Associates, CPAs
Dwin Horne CPA
Shareholder, Vice President

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Accretive Solutions
Thomas M. King, CPA
Vice President and Market Leader

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Deloitte & Touche LLP
Amy R. Kistka

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

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Barbara Finke

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Ernst & Young LLP
Michael W. Middleton

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Johnson Lambert LLP
Jim Murphy

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Pivot CPAs
Peter Reynolds
Managing Partner

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Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
James. L. Smith, Jr. CPA/PFS
Tax Partner

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Shorstein & Shorstein PA
Mark J Shorstein, CPA

Managing Partner


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BBVA Compass
Nelson Bradshaw
Northeast Florida Chief Executive Officer

Nelson Bradshaw is the NE Florida CEO for BBVA, USA. A graduate of LSU with a degree in Finance, he started his banking career 35 years ago with J.P. Morgan Chase in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has spent the last 26 years as a banker in Florida with SunTrust (now Truist) and BBVA. Bradshaw relocated to Jacksonville in September 2008 as the market executive, after holding the same position in Pensacola since 2001.He has held numerous civic leadership positions over the years including state board positions with the Florida Development Finance Corporation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Florida Bankers Association, and NAIOP. Local board positions include Association for Corporate Growth, Jacksonville Downtown Rotary, World Affairs Council, JAX Chamber of Commerce, Hubbard House Foundation, and UNF College of Business Advisory Board.

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Community First Credit Union
Sam Inman
Chief Financial Officer
Sam Inman has served as chief financial officer (CFO) of Community First Credit Union since 1993 and has been with the credit union since 1990. Inman is responsible for ensuring the healthy financial condition and viability of the credit union, while developing and implementing long-term strategies, policies and operating objectives. He has been instrumental in the growth of the credit union’s total assets from $156 million to $1.9 billion while improving key operating and efficiency ratios. He also serves as the credit union’s chief risk officer, responsible for assessing and mitigating risk, especially related to technology and cyber-attacks. As part of the executive team, he is responsible for guiding innovation and planning for the future of the financial services industry. He has led the credit union’s Branch Transformation Project, the most radical and comprehensive branch redesign and renovation in the organization’s history that seeks to align physical branches with the way people bank today.  Inman is active in the Northeast Florida community. He is a graduate of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2002.  He serves on the board of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida and previously served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. In 2014, Inman was named an “Ultimate CEO” by the Jacksonville Business Journal. A Jacksonville native, Inman earned an MBA from Brenau University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Florida.  

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Jason Parry
Chief Strategy Officer
Jason Parry has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, analyst, consultant, and executive. He has a long track record of helping companies better understand market conditions and developing effective strategies for success. Jason is currently one of the founding partners of Waybright, a consulting company focused on the acceleration and deployment of technological solutions for current energy, water and environmental crises. He was formerly the Chief Strategy Officer for Peerfit, a digital health tech company acquired by FitOn. Jason earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his MBA from the University of North Florida.

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Pincomb Group LLC
Myron Pincomb
Myron Pincomb is the founder of the Pincomb Group LLC., which advises and invests in companies in the fields of education, healthcare, and corporate learning. Myron has demonstrated a lifelong passion for business and education. As a successful entrepreneur and leader, his innovative ideas have enhanced teaching and learning in the U.S. and beyond. For nearly 20 years, Myron built and ran successful companies in the fields of industrial chemistry, technology, medicine, and education. In 1999, he founded Educational Tools Inc., which in a few short years grew from a small technology startup to a major player in digital curriculum for children with special needs, with a valuation of nearly $50 million. In 2013, Myron and his family established a foundation, Girls for Africa Inc., with the purpose of transforming the lives of orphans in Ghana, West Africa. The foundation helped build a STEM academy in Ghana which provided education for close to 500 children. A proud alum of UNF, Myron received a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry. Myron served as chairman of the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, the largest independent credentialing and continuing education organization with a focus on special needs. He is also a board member for UNF, Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, and the Jacksonville Zoological Society.

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Jim Stallings
Jim Stallings is an internationally recognized business leader, entrepreneur and investor who specializes in launching and scaling early-stage companies in areas of technology and ecommerce. Jim is the Founder and CEO of PS27 Ventures and has been involved in starting dozens of new ventures in FinTech, HealthTech and Software as a Service. He believes innovation should be viewed as the core offensive strategy of any company, "either disrupt of be disrupted.".  Jim's career spans over 30 years as IBM General Manager of several major lines of business including the company's $7-billion Linux software business, its intellectual property division with 39,000 patents and its $21-billion global hardware sales group. He started his business career as a data analyst in the Space Division at General Electric. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Naval Academy and served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is on the Board of Directors at Fidelity National Informations Systems (FIS), UGI Corporation (UGI) and Cannae Holdings, Inc. (CNNE). He also serves as a Trustee on the Folded Flag Foundation which provides scholarships to descendants of fallen warriors in the US Military. 

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Vystar Credit
David Walton
Senior Vice President
David Walton is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Services for VyStar Credit Union, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. David has 30 + years of experience in the banking industry with a specialization in Consumer and Small Business banking management. A strong believer in the fact that a foundation of strong and healthy small businesses leads to a strong and healthy community, David enjoys going the extra mile to help find solutions for Small Business needs. Anchored by his marriage to his wife Andrea for 37 years and his four daughters, David finds enjoyment in spending time with grand kids and fostering relationships with co-workers. A native of Jacksonville, David graduated from University of North Florida and thinks the NE Florida area is the hidden gem of Florida.


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.


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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Sarah Arteaga
Regional Economic Info Network Director

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Comcast NBC Universal
Justin R. Damiano 
Govt. & Reg. Affairs

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Wells Fargo Advisors
Daniel R. Gilham 
Financial Advisor at Forbes, 
Thompson, and Gilham Wealth Management Group 

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FairValue Advisors, LLC
Rich Goeldner 
Executive Director

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Borland-Groover Clinic
John Gol 
Chief Financial Officer

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Morgan Stanley
Julie O’Meara 
Wealth Advisory Associate

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The Energy Authority
Justin Riddell
Risk Analyst - Credit

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University of North Florida
Earle Traynham, Ph.D.
Emeriti Professor of Economics, Former Provost

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Merrill Lynch
Shane Wilson 
Financial Advisor


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.


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Morgan Stanley
Dawn Alexander, MBA
Financial Advisor

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MassMutual- Financial Design Associates
Cheryl Canzanella, LUTCF
Brokerage Director

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New York Life Insurance 
William Grub
Managing Partner

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Montoya & Associates 
Trevor Harkness, CFP

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Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. 
Larry Kirk 
Investment Advisor and Broker

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Huntington Technology Finance
Dan Mahoney 
Senior VP - Sales & Strategy

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Principal Financial Group 
Jason Sanders, MBA
Managing Director

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First Command Financial Services  
Jim Schless, CFP 
District Advisor 

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Kelley Shaw
Client Executive

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Mellon Money Management
Scott Snider

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Financial Advisor
Tara Showalter, CFP,  JD

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Forbes, Thompson & Gilham Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
John F. Thompson, CIMA, CPWA
Managing Director | Investment Officer

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Raymond James
Catherine Trinder-Miller
Financial Advisor


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.

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University of North Florida
Earle Traynham, Ph.D.
Emeriti Professor, Previous Provost

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Summit Exercises and Training
John R. Duda
Chairman and CEO

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Allstate Benefits
Kerry Flack
Vice President, 
National Account Management

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PGA Tour
Juan Sebastian Marentes

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GlobalJax, Inc.
Andrea Hartley
Executive Director

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APR Energy Company
Joffrey Heine
Director, Operations Technology

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T.Mak’s International Inc.
Tami Mak
Vice President

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Aon Risk Solutions
Jonathan Mann
Sales Executive

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CIT Group
Karina Person
Senior Accountant

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Deutsche Bank
Kristin Culleton
Vice President, CIB Central Management

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MiAddvantage Global Marketing & Communication

Maria Isabel Montoya
Executive Director

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Demuth Capital
Carsten Demuth

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Outstanding Contract Management, LLC

Alexis Vigil


Looking for ways to get involved and give back the Management department? We're always looking for talented alumni or simply engaged professionals currently employed locally within the management, international business, information systems, and operations disciplines to contribute to the Department's curricular and co-curricular initiatives. Service on the Management Advisory Council (MAC) includes setting strategies to improve future graduates’ workforce readiness, integrating “real-world” business expertise into academic curriculum, growing UNF student internship and employment opportunities, and providing important linkages in the community that result in a stronger University and region. In return, members of the MAC will benefit from networking with other community leaders, influencing strategic initiatives in the College, and exposure to Coggin's brightest undergraduate and graduate talent.

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Wolfson Children's Hospital/Baptist South Hospital
Kimberly Hurse
Executive Director System Imaging

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Deutsche Bank
Yogesh Kumar
Vice President - Analytics

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Lincoln Electric Co.
David Nangle
Retired Vice President

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Florida Blue
James Smith
Senior Director of Operations Optimization, Medicare

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Jim Simak
Leader/Entrepreneur/M&A/Growth Strategist

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JJM Financial Services, LLC
Joseph Maltese
Certified Financial Planner



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.


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


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Headquartered in St. Augustine, Cause Inspired Media is the world’s largest Google Ad Grant service provider managing more than $80 million in Google ad spend on behalf of more than 560 non-profits. Cause Inspired works directly with the Google Ad Grants team and is trusted by organizations like the United Nations, National Academy of Medicine, VolunteerMatch,, and many others.

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Community First Credit Union
Deanna Silvey
Product Marketing Manager
Named "Credit Union of the Year" (2020) by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, Community First Credit Union of Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the 10 largest credit unions in the state, serving more than 155,000 members and with assets of $2.3 billion. Community First has 19 branches- including one on the UNF campus. A not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses across the First Coast. 

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Concepts in Focus, RD Team
Mary Pat Julias
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 full set-qualitative and quantitative research methods along with specialties including sensory marketing research.

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Crowley Maritime Corporation
Jackie Gonsalez
VP, Business Development
Crowley is a privately held, U.S.-owned and operated global logistics, government, marine, and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville. Providing supply chain solutions and consultative services to some of the largest companies in the world, Crowley is exponentially expanding our capabilities and growing our organization to support the vastly changing global supply chain. Technology, data and predictive analytics are a driving force behind our expansion of services, daily operations and company transformation.

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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.

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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.

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The Doyle Group
Nick Doyle
TDG is a health and wellness centric, full service marketing agency that provides data-driven strategies to drive results. We propel growth through the planning, execution and analysis of multi-channel marketing campaigns.

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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.

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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.

Firehouse Subs
Melissa Lee
Director of Digital Content
Firehouse Subs' piping hot sub-sandwiches can be found in more than 1200 franchised and corporate locations in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The Marketing Team supports the growth of the brand and the business via a focus on brand marketing, digital content, digital guest experience, field marketing, and media. From leading research for new national menu items to creating social media content to developing hyper-local efforts to support single locations, the Marketing Team uses a blend of digital, data, creative knowledge, and media experience to continue to propel Firehouse Subs' success. 

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HC Brands
Bryan Croft
HC Brands is a leading e-commerce retailer who specializes in designing and manufacturing personalized products ranging from personalized gift such as address stamps, cutting boards and drinkware to business products including signs, nametags and desk plates. All products are sold through a range of digital marketing channels, including ten boutique .com websites as well as leading e-commerce marketplaces such as Etsy, Chewy, and Amazon.

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Mark Stevens
EVP, Chief Growth Officer
High Reason is an analytical + creative marketing communications agency that helps brands find the right answers, faster – with a constant eye toward ROI. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., the agency takes an integrated, calculated approach to deliver seamless programs that intersect the customer journey when and where it matters most, with efficiency. We provide a wide array of services, including research, strategy and planning; digital marketing; branding and creative; media planning and buying; and public relations, content creation and social media.

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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.

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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.

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Kessler Creative
Dina Kessler
Formed in 2007, Kessler Creative has since then grown to become one of the leading providers of direct marketing services to clients nationwide. Every day, Kessler Creative offers results-driven marketing solutions to marketers, entrepreneurs, franchises, and small & medium businesses that are focused on targeting their ideal consumers with creative, engaging, and effective mail campaigns.

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Operation New Hope
Amanda Mahan
Chief Communications Officer
With over 24 years of experience providing job readiness training and reentry services in Florida, Operation New Hope is a leader in the field. Our Ready4ReleaseReady4Work, and Ready4Success programs improve reentry and employment outcomes by creating opportunities for people to become productive, responsible citizens after involvement with the criminal justice system. We build stronger communities through strategic partnerships with local businesses, community-based organizations, workforce alliances, educational institutions, and the judicial system. Our programs save Florida taxpayers millions of dollars by reducing recidivism, improving public safety, reuniting families, and encouraging self-sufficiency. 

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Jodi Nuszkowski
Director of Business Development
Founded more than 40 years ago, RF-SMART has cross-industry expertise in managing data on product inventory tracking and movement identifying the what, where, who, when and how long for every item. They help customers increase inventory and order-picking accuracy to nearly 100% while improving productivity, reducing inventory levels, lowering costs, and improving customer service.

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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.

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Frances Fisher
SE Regional Director
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.

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Heather Alves
Marketing Director
As an industry leader in transportation and logistics, TOTE Group is part of the Saltchuk family of companies, it was built to better serve our customers by connecting our full ship services and technical solutions with maritime operations and terminal services.

TOTE Group oversees independently managed subsidiaries in the Maritime, Terminals, and Services lines of business and TOTE Resources our shared services provider. The TOTE Group companies are dedicated to providing service excellence under the shared values of Safety, Commitment and Integrity. Our purpose is to deliver reliable and superior service to our customers and to the communities we serve.

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UNF Marketing
Isabel Pease 
Interim VP, Marketing & Communications

UNF Marketing and Communications is responsible for promoting and protecting the University’s brand to ensure a strong and consistent identity among all stakeholders. Similar to an agency structure, the office consists of media relations, web and digital services, social media and marketing and supports UNF's mission and strategic goals through integrated and unified messaging. UNF Marketing and Communications provides marketing support for departments and units through graphic design, photography and videography, as well as university-wide guidance and oversight for marketing and promotion. The office is located in Alumni Hall, Building 60. 

May Chiu
Senior Director, Marketing
Founded and headquartered in Jacksonville in 1984, Venus is a fashion, lingerie and swimwear e-commerce business with customers throughout the US and Canada. Venus is owned by the German multi-channel retailer Bonprix. 

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VyStar Credit Union
Jonathan Hanson
VP of Marketing Strategy and Member Engagement
VyStar Credit Union is the second largest credit union in Florida, serving more than 825,000 members with assets totaling over $12 billion. VyStar membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the 49 contiguous counties of Central to North Florida, 26 Georgia counties and past and present military members and their families all over the world. VyStar is a full-service credit union offering exceptional rates on loans, mortgages, checking, and deposit accounts for both consumers and small businesses.


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

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Henry Ferris
Executive Member

Henry has 25+ years' experience in traditional retail and e-commerce marketing with Sears, The Home Depot, Winn-Dixie, and Venus Fashion. He specializes in brand marketing partnership marketing / sponsorships, loyalty marketing and advertising.  Henry also received his J.D degree from Wake Forest University and is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association.

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Greg Gutkowski
Executive Member

Greg is a bestselling author and has over 30 years of multidisciplinary global business experience spanning marketing, sales, and IT management, as well as Internet software development, and advanced data analytics. He advises businesses on Internet technologies and teaches business analytics and digital strategies at the University of North Florida Coggin College of Business. 

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Kristen Majdanics
Executive Member

Kristen was the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Firehouse Subs where she led a team of 27 marketers focused on product development, brand strategy, traditional and digital media, field marketing, social media strategy, loyalty programs, and digital guest experience. She joined the brand in 2008 as a Manager of Brand Marketing. Her time at Firehouse Subs spanned the brand's growth from a regional sandwich chain to a national brand. Before joining Firehouse Subs, Kristen held various roles at public relations, advertising, and design agencies in Kansas City and Chicago. During her agency years, Kristen worked on clients ranging from Hostess Twinkies to the U.S. Army.

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Haim Shternshus
Executive Member

Haim is a data analytics leader with experience both as an analyst and a manager. He has a proven track record of success in using data to drive business decisions and enable users to easily interact with their data. Haim is passionate about data visualization and is a busy data-literacy speaker in conferences and meetups.  Haim is also the founder of the Kaplan Tableau User Group. In addition, he enjoys mentoring students and helping them develop the skills they need to successfully transition from academia to the work-world.

Transportation and Logistics

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. 


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Blount Island Command, USMC 

Leonard (Len) Fritz
Director, Business & Quality Operations

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Holland & Knight LLP

Paul Hitchcock
Senior Policy Advisor 

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Shoreside Logistics
Tim Nelson
President and CEO

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Cushman & Wakefield
Tyler Newman
Senior Director
Industrial Brokerage Services

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Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc.
Todd Pye
Vice President, Operations

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Rick Thomas
Senior Vice President Business Development