Alumni Notes

  • Rene M. Cibran (BBA ’80) is a princor registered representative and financial advisor for Principal Financial Group. He has sixteen years’ experience in the financial services industry, and it is his twelfth year as an investment adviser representative.
  • Elena Stetsenko (BBA ’80) was promoted to controller at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
  • Edward Gannon (BBA ’81) has been named a principal in accounting firm Kaufman Rossin & Co.’s litigation practice. He focuses on commercial and family law.
  • Habib A. Chaudhry (BBA ’84) was featured in an article in the local newspaper, El Mensajero, in New Mexico. He is a Spanish-speaking IRS employee who volunteers to work in Amarillo, Texas to aid the Hispanic community with its tax and accounting issues.
  • Sol Sotheby’s International Realty has appointed J.C. Padial (BACC ’86) president and interim CEO. Padial was a real estate investor and investment manager.
  • Juan J. Martinez (BACC ’90) was promoted to vice president of finance in addition to his role as treasurer for the Knight Foundation.
  • Howard Shore (EMBA ’96, BBA ’91), Alumni Circle member, and Pablo J. Perez (MS ’93) announce Elite Advisory Group is changing its corporate name to Activate Group, Inc. to reflect the next stage in the evolution of their firm.
  • Accounting firm Kaufman Rossin & Co. has named Nick Tootle (BACC ’91) a principal in the firm’s audit practice. He joined the firm in 1993 and has extensive experience in public and private enterprises with a concentration in financial services.
  • Ocean Bank has promoted Nelson Hidalgo (BBA ’93), Guillermo Molina (BBA ’84), and Barbara Morizot-Leite (BBA ’93) to senior vice presidents.
  • Peggy Navaja (BBA ’95) has been promoted to senior vice president, controller for Premier American Bank.
  • Accounting firm Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLP, has promoted Alex Crespo (BACC ’96) to director. Crespo was a senior manager in the audit department.
  • Dayne del Valle (BBA ’97) has been named chief financial officer of Century Homebuilders. Del Valle previously was chief financial officer at EFC Holdings.
  • Lia Raquel Martinez (BBA ’99) has joined the Knight Foundation as an account manager.
  • Premier American bank recently named banker Luis Rodríguez Jr. (BBA ’00) as vice president of financial reporting at its main branch in South Miami.
  • Demian Bellumio (BBA ’00) CEO of Hoodiny Entertainment Group, parent company of, announces management additions to the company and a new office location in Los Angeles. named Scott Brogi as chief operating officer and Fabian E. Schonholz as chief technology officer.
  • Frederic Lafleur (IMBA ’03, BBA ’02) is a consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC, where he joined the Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure Group. He oversees its Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) in Latin America and the Caribbean. His efforts have been instrumental in the approval of a US $6 million grant to improve the quality of electrical services in Haiti. Additionally, he is working on an off-grid rural electrification project of US $12 million with the government of Nicaragua.
  • Madeline Rosado Valdes (MBA ’03) was promoted from property manager to assistant director in October, 2005, for the City of Miami.
  • Eduardo Salinas (BBA ’05) has joined the team at The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald as an account executive and has enrolled in the Chapman Graduate School of Business to earn an Executive MBA.

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