Monique Hamaty-Simmonds (BBA ’96) named as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders.

AACSB International (AACSB), the global accrediting body and membership association for business schools, has announced that an alumna of Florida International University (FIU) College of Business has been recognized as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders. Monique Hamaty-Simmonds (BBA ’96), entrepreneur and founder of Tortuga Imports, Inc., is among the group of AACSB […]

Database on women-led businesses grows with third year of input.

Researchers exploring the special challenges and achievements of business women in leadership roles will find a wealth of data in an annually enriched database being built within Florida International University. For the third consecutive year, the College of Business Administration; the Center for Leadership; and the Metropolitan Center, all part of the university; along with […]

Alumni Notes

Mary Cuervo (BBA ’83) has been promoted to senior director of compensation and benefits for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. Lyle D. Larson (BBA ’87) recently was named chairman of the American Bar Association’s Gas and Electricity Marketing Committee, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Larson also was selected as “Best Lawyer in America” for the […]

Entrepreneurship Week USA comes and goes, but its impact remains.

Bruce Welch (left), graduate student assistant in the Pino Center, at Entrepreneurship Week USA Fair When Entrepreneurship Week USA took place across the country from February 24-March 3, 2007, the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business Administration was a lively participant. Sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation—a grant […]

First-ever study of women-led Florida businesses opens eyes.

Do women business leaders have it all? Yes. That’s what a first-of-its-kind study, conducted by three entities within Florida International University, showed. The College of Business Administration, the Center for Leadership, and the Metropolitan Center, along with The Commonwealth Institute of South Florida, which initiated the project, surveyed women-led businesses in Florida with revenues of […]

Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame ceremony enjoys sweet success.

Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Inductee (Founder) Albert Santalo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Avisena; College of Business Administration Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam; and SunTrust Bank President, Miami-Dade County, Nicholas Bustle. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Inductee (Builder) Glenn J. Rufrano, Chief Executive Officer, New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc.; College of Business Administration Executive Dean […]