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.
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 […]
College of Business mentoring program grows, changes lives.
As she approached graduation, FIU Business student Benjamine Etienne realized she didn’t know a lot of people in her chosen field of wealth management. She joined the college’s mentor program, she said, because “I thought this would be a good place to start building connections.” At the October 12, 2017 breakfast kickoff for the 2017-18 […]
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.
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 […]
FIU graduate made a home in Miami. Then, Amazon came calling.
For Ina Thakur, moving from Shimla, India, to Miami to pursue her Master of Science in Information Systems at FIU’s College of Business meant leaving home and family. But she was ready. “I wanted to take a little risk,” said Thakur, who, as she moved through the program and came to know the region, decided […]
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 […]
Valuable gift of art made to business college, resulting from alum’s creative thinking.
A gift of over $800,000 of artwork has been made to the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) from Albert Scaglione, CEO and founder of Park West Gallery, a commercial art gallery well known for their art auctions on cruise ships around the world for almost 25 years. The collection given to FIU […]
College welcomes staff members in Department of Finance and Administration.
There are new faces in the Department of Finance and Administration as well as familiar ones in new positions. Sara Tippit is associate director. Sara Tippit (MSF ’12, BBA ’05) is new to the position of associate director of finance in the College of Business’ Department of Finance and Administration, but she has a long […]
Students benefit from early contact with professionals.
“Most of the problems I’ve had, he’s had, too. It was great to talk to somebody who had the challenges—and made it.” Those words from incoming accounting student Muhammad Ramjohn describe his conversation with FIU alumnus Lazaro Alfaro (MACC ’12, BACC ’11) during a “Meet the Employers” networking event on June 15, 2012, part of […]