Alumni Notes

  • Longtime Dean’s Council member, Florida International University foundation chairman, and local corporate/community leader, Carlos Migoya (BBA ’74), leaves his seventeen-year post as regional president, Wachovia, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Migoya will move to New York City to be the CEO for Wachovia’s Atlantic region, which includes New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. “We are so sad to see Carlos leave our community. Not only has his influence been felt by the College of Business Administration and the university as a whole, but he will be missed tremendously by our local business and civic communities,” said college Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam. “Carlos is one of our most prominent and active alumni and has been instrumental as a member of my Dean’s Council, helping to set strategy for the college. We will miss him dearly, but we look forward to hearing about the great work he will do for Wachovia in New York.”
  • Cesar Pizarro (BBA ’78) has been promoted to vice president/El Nuevo Herald and business manager at the Miami Herald Media Company.
  • The Adler Group has promoted Lincoln Lopez (BACC ’79) to chief financial officer and vice president of finance.
  • Lester Law (BBA ’86) recently was appointed as senior vice president for the Naples office of U.S. Trust.
  • The Easton Group, a commercial real estate firm, has hired Alberto F. Couto (BBA ’89) as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Couto, who is the chairman of the Chapman Graduate School of Business’ International MBA program’s advisory board, joined The Easton Group after a long career with the Burger King Corporation.
  • Angel Medina, Jr. (BBA ’92), who is the chairman of the college’s Dean’s Council, recently was honored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s “A Salute to Miami’s Leaders” awards program during its 2006 Goals Conference. Medina is president, Regions Bank, Miami-Dade County.
  • Saul M. Kredi (MACC ’92) has been hired by American Media as chief accounting officer.
  • Daniel D. Díaz (BBA ’94) and Raul Incera (MST ’91) were recognized as finalists in the 2006 South Florida Business Journal’s “Up and Comers Award” in the Banking/Finance and Accounting categories, respectively.
  • Jair Longo (EMBA ’05) has been promoted by Citrix to head its Brasil division.

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