Alumni Notes: Fall 2017

Alumni Notes: Fall 2017

Maria C. Alonso (MBA ‘91) was named president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Miami-Dade. She was previously senior vice president and Miami market manager at Bank of America. Felipe Inoa (MS ’07) has started a new job as head of information technology for the Americas at TMF Group, which provides financial […]

A conversation with…COB alum Jose Tomas, now in the top ranks at GM.

A conversation with…COB alum Jose Tomas, now in the top ranks at GM.

Two-time College of Business graduate Jose Tomas began his rise to human resource leadership working at Publix Super Markets in Miami. Over the next 20 years he held top-level positions in the healthcare, food service and transportation and logistics industries. On July 1, 2017 Tomas became the senior vice president of global human resources at […]

Alumni Notes: Winter 2017

Alumni Notes: Winter 2017

Cristina di Mauro (BBA ’01) has been promoted to senior executive vice president at BankUnited. She is a member of the College of Business’ Dean’s Council. Biana Murnane (Bacc ’95, Macc ’01) has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer at BrightStar Credit Union. She began at the business in 1997 as a […]

Prominent FIU alums shared lessons learned, insights and successes with students.

Prominent FIU alums shared lessons learned, insights and successes with students.

Two high-profile College of Business graduates returned to FIU, sharing the importance of passion, determination and emotional intelligence–must-haves to stay ahead of the curve in the business world–with sales and marketing students. Michael Kappitt (BAAC ’92), president of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Eric Maldonado (BBA ’86), managing director of sales at information and analysis firm […]

Networking: beyond social media and email, a key to career success.

Networking: beyond social media and email, a key to career success.

In an increasingly complex business world, students know that building relationships is key to identifying and obtaining internships and jobs, as well as an important way to explore career options. Yet for many, networking – the most effective way to begin those relationships – remains a challenge. To help them build their skills, FIU College of […]

A commitment to service drives an FIU business student.

A commitment to service drives an FIU business student.

As someone who helped steer an immigrant family business through challenging times, Ralph L. Gazitua, President and CEO of Miami logistics firm WTDC, knows what it’s like to struggle for success. He hopes his story will inspire FIU students to reflect on their own experiences and values, and make community service a key component of […]