From risks, come rewards: How FIU Business alumnus Glenn Rufrano navigates turbulence and steers companies to success.

From risks, come rewards: How FIU Business alumnus Glenn Rufrano navigates turbulence and steers companies to success.

Glenn Rufrano’s foray into the business world began by taking a risk. As a new college grad with a computer analytics degree, Rufrano couldn’t find a job in his chosen field, so he accepted one as a property appraiser on Long Island. “I didn’t even know what a real estate appraiser was,” he said. “I […]

Torch Award recognizes distinguished FIU College of Business alumni.

Torch Award recognizes distinguished FIU College of Business alumni.

Four College of Business alumni will be honored with the 17th annual Torch Award, given to leaders who exemplify the best of FIU and serve as an inspiration to all. This year’s FIU Business torchbearers are: Alumna of the Year Diane M. Faulconer (’74, MS ’74) Former nurse and healthcare executive, philanthropist   Entrepreneurial Leadership […]

A conversation with… FIU College of Business alum Frank Gonzalez, managing principal at accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra (MBAF)

A conversation with… FIU College of Business alum Frank Gonzalez, managing principal at accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra (MBAF)

FIU Business alumnus Frank Gonzalez (BAcc ’90) was planning to study law when an accounting class at FIU captured his attention. The rest is history. Today Gonzalez leads accounting firm MBAF’s audit department across all offices as well as the firm’s financial institutions and SEC practices. MBAF is South Florida’s largest accounting firm by billings, […]

FIU Business alumni shared lessons and challenges in diversity.

FIU Business alumni shared lessons and challenges in diversity.

The challenges and opportunities presented by issues of diversity and inclusion are an increasingly important part of business’ growth strategy. For many businesses, ranging from global ventures to small businesses, creating new initiatives and enhancing existing programs is a top priority. As the topic commands greater attention, FIU Business brought together a group of human […]

Marakas family gift supports a new level of doctoral student collaboration at FIU Business.

Marakas family gift supports a new level of doctoral student collaboration at FIU Business.

Since his days as a doctoral student at FIU, George Marakas has seen magic happen when doctoral students from different disciplines get together: innovative scholarship, new ideas, and, in a nod to the Beatles, a “Lennon and McCartney” kind of creative energy. And, from his own experience, Marakas knows that these students benefit when they […]

Alumnus Conor Flynn finds the road to success through intuition, networking, and heart.

Alumnus Conor Flynn finds the road to success through intuition, networking, and heart.

In finding his way to success in South Florida, Conor Flynn has followed what he considers the most reliable guides: his heart and intuition. The FIU alumnus, who received his Master of Business Administration in 2010, is deeply committed to public service and advocating for those in need. He volunteers with The Education Fund, which […]

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 […]