Everyone is looking: why it’s important to own your online brand.

First impressions make lasting impressions. That is certainly true of the image you project via social media channels such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter—where colleagues, partners, bosses and clients head to check you out online. No matter your professional or personal path, it makes good business sense to take control of your online image. Recently, […]

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 […]

New group plays key liaison role between current and future alumni.

“We see ourselves as the United Nations of the College of Business Administration—a place to share ideas for achieving greater success through more cooperation, and where student leaders come to offset weaknesses through others’ strengths.” With those words, Francesco Orofino, student liaison to the college’s Business Alumni Chapter (BAC) at Florida International University (FIU) set […]

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 […]

Alumni Notes

BankUnited has named Nicholas G. Bustle (MIB ’88) senior executive vice president, Commercial Banking. Bustle will oversee commercial, middle market, small-business banking and commercial real estate services to customers in BankUnited’s Florida footprint. Bustle is the chair of the Dean’s Council. Jeremy Ahwee (BACC ’95) was promoted to principal at Goldstein Lewin & Co. Albert […]

Pay it forward: Dean’s Alumni Circle revolves around leadership theme.

Gloria Romero Roses (BBA ’92), past Dean’s Alumni Circle chair, believes that leadership should travel full circle—around alumni, faculty, staff and students. From her perspective, “the Alumni Circle in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) is an outlet for continuing to hone my skills through access to the talented deans and […]

New Business Alumni Chapter Board members devise engaging alumni programming.

A team of 12 dedicated individuals have come together to serve the Business Alumni Chapter this fiscal year. Summer meetings yield ideas for innovative programs focused on leadership. The enthusiastic group met several times over the summer to begin planning the coming fiscal year’s alumni program. The theme is leadership: “Lead in life, lead in […]

Alumni Notes

The post-college career of Joseph Brown (BBA ’76) has included several years working for the Department of Defense during which he deployed and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. In 2008, he accepted a promotion to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Marianne Reich Howanitz (BBA ’89) heads up the litigation department at Daniel […]