Alumni Notes: October 2010

Jose Tomas (BBA ’92) has been promoted to executive vice president, chief human resources and communications officer at Burger King. He will remain based in Miami. TotalBank has named Nelson Hidalgo (BBA ’93) senior vice president and director of the banking center division. Benjamin Diaz (MST ’96, BACC ’95) was recently inducted into the Cuban […]

Alumni Notes: September 2010

Bank United has named Richard Garcia (BA ’88) assistant vice president and private banker. Total Bank has named Heidy Duarte (BACC ’02) vice president/internal control specialist. William M. Somerville (MBA ’02) was just named vice president at BenTrust Financial. Monique R. Catoggio (EMBA ’03) this year received her designation of associate certified coach (ACC) from […]

Alumni Notes: August 2010

Roberto R. Munoz (BBA ’80) has been named executive vice president and chief lending officer at Professional Bank. Gary Opper (MS ’83) is the managing member of Levie-Opper, LLC, a forensic accounting practice. He has been the National Association of Mortgage Brokers’ “Writer of the Year” and “Featured Writer of the Year.” Benjamin D. Bohlmann […]

Alumni Notes

Roberto R. Munoz (BBA ’80) has been named executive vice president and chief lending officer at Professional Bank. Rafael MacNamara (BBA ’98) was recently named chairman of the Internet Coast Economic Development Advisory Council (Internet Coast). Total Bank named Ana Navas (BBA ’98) vice president/loan review officer. Margarita Bernal (BBA ’00) has recently been named […]

Alumni Notes

Joaquin Urquiola (BACC ’88) has been appointed to the YMCA of Greater Miami’s board of directors. Christian Aitken (MBA ’97) will lead the expansion project into South America for Adroit Consulting. The firm focuses on helping mid-market companies (many with revenue in the $100 million to $500 million range) develop and implement new go-to-market strategies. […]

“Dinner with 12 Strangers” combines Chinese food, the business of global flowers and networking.

It’s an innovative idea that’s part business, part social—and totally interesting. “Dinner with 12 Strangers,” a brainchild of the Student Alumni Association at Florida International University (FIU), lets alumni and community partners host a dinner for a dozen FIU students to impart career and real-world insight. Carlos Oramas (BBA ’93), a seasoned marketing professional and […]

Alumni Notes

Tony Argiz (BBA ’74) has been installed as president and chairman of the Orange Bowl Committee Board. Steve R. Picha (MS ’95 in taxation), CPA, was elected treasurer of the South Florida Chapter of the NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) for 2010. Alvaro J. Luis (BBA ’99) has been promoted to senior vice president […]

Alumni Notes

Jocelyn R. Flynt (BACC ’82) was promoted to principal at Coral Gables-based accounting firm Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter & Sheer. Cherry, Bekaert & Holland has hired Consuelo I. Salcedo (BACC ’96) as a manager in the tax department of its Miami office. Nhayiry D. Arana (BBA ’99) has been named vice president and branch manager of […]

Leaders are not born . . . they are made.

  One goal the Business Alumni Chapter established for 2009-2010—to cultivate future Florida International University (FIU) business alumni leaders by enriching and enhancing the experiences of business students—is on the road to fulfillment. Thanks to chapter sponsorship, eight business organization leaders participated in FIU’s Center for Leadership and Service’s Academy of Leaders (AOL) certificate program […]