Alumni In the News
6/19/2020 Patrick Verdugo '07 opens new dog park and craft beer bar in Tampa.
5/22/2020 Jake Nellis '96 and Todd Fultz '92 lead panel discussion on construction effort for TBBJ.
5/18/2020 Chance Arias '03 featured in TBBJ "People on the Move".
4/30/2020 Mitchell Johnson '19, Notre Dame freshman, helps create Catholics vs. Corona t-shirt to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.
4/27/2020 Bill Federspiel '74 featured for work to provide ventilator alternatives for COVID-19.
4/16/2020 Pat Carroll '98 leading with generosity and compassion.
4/11/2020 Sam Marsonek '96 featured on mlb.com.
4/10/2020 Jose Martinez '91 featured on CBS News for COVID-19 effects on NYC transit authority workers.
4/9/2020 Chris Whitney '01 talks transportation innovation with Tampa Bay Times.
4/8/2020 Rick Fernandez '72 running for Hillsborough County Commission seat.
3/30/20 Dave Burton '95 leads by example.
3/25/2020 William Yount '17 and Dalton Garrett '17 demonstrate engineering prowess at Purdue University.
3/21/20 Ty Rodriguez '91 featured in Washington Post.
3/20/20 Dr. Tony Lazzara '60 hopes to return to Peruvian chidren's home.
3/17/20 Brett McGill '87 leads MarineMax acquisition.
2/5/20 Bill Garcia '76 featured in Law360.
2/4/20 Mike Perotti '90 enters Hillsborough County's State Attorney Race.
1/17/20 Joie Chitwood '87 joins Mecum Auctions as strategic advisor.
12/21/19 Dr. Erol Belli '00 performs life saving surgery on family friend.
12/19/20 Troy Atlas '84 elected chairman of St. Joseph's Hospitals Foundation.
12/18/19 Matthew Evans '03 named a South Tampa '40 under 40'.
12/19/19 Michael Bagge-Hernandez '99 appointed to bench by Gov. DeSantis.
12/12/19 Jose Rodeiro '67 featured in magazine for his unique artistic style.
12/11/19 Dr. Bill Federspiel '74 elected Fellow at National Academy of Inventors,
12/5/19 Chris Morata '05, of Qgiv, proud of product that provides clients with record breaking Giving Tuesday.
11/21/19 Mike Petters '77 featured on Today Show for his dedication to early education.
11/15/19 Troy Atlas '87 and Stonehill Innovation acknowledged by TBBJ.
11/13/19 Light Townsend '06, co-founder of GPR, featured in Markets Insider for partnership with FSU.
11/12/19 Brad Bondi '92 named a 2019 MVP by Law360.
11/5/19 Preston Reid '03 featured in ConnectMedia for new role with Berkadia.
11/4/19 Law Smith '02 named president of MDI.
11/4/19 Anthony Valdes '85 leading with tools to improve patient care.
10/30/19 Mike Galantino '86 of Gino's Bar and Restaurant featured on Fox13news.
10/29/19 Dr. Stephen Vose '98 making a difference at UF Health.
10/28/19 Lou Prida '68 named Chair if Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.
10/18/19 Bobby Soroory '03 named to "40 under 40" list by Business Observer.
10/16/19 John Yodzis '03 leads DOW Electronics expansion.
10/10/19 Michael Valdes '81 named #39 of America's Top Wealth Advisors by Forbes.
9/23/19 Michael Hageloh '79 featured in Writers Life for book on his time at Apple.
9/12/19 Pat Carroll '98 honored with 2019 Stan Dobbs Award
9/12/19 George Pollock, Jr. '85 featured by vXchnge.
9/10/19 Eric Blankenship '92 named " The Heights" Chief Marketing Officer.
9/1/19 George Franklin '69 pens book on running for political office.
8/28/19 Preston Reid '03 leads major transaction of Tampa Hotel.
8/22/19 Billy Jordan '02 named to TBBJ's "40 under 40".
8/22/19 Andrew Smith named to TBBJ's "40 under 40".
8/13/19 Rey Riveros '16 part of FBI Honors Internship class.
8/12/19 Frank Moya '01 named to 2020 Tampa Leadership class.
8/7/19 Trent Wessel '15 enjoying unique football career at FAU.
8/6/19 Jay Feely '94 serving his community as a "Man for Others".
8/1/19 Sam Dyson '06 helps Twins strengthen bullpen.
7/23/19 Davey May '04 competing in Bassmasters in NY.
7/15/19 Mike Petters '77 supports employees with preschool tuition.
7/8/19 Nick Plasencia '06 and John Plasencia '10 broker sale of Hyatt King of Prussia Hotel.
7/3/19 Brett McGill '87, CEO of MarineMax acquires Fraser brokerage house.
7/2/19 Charles Winship '10 of Technomic informs on burger trends.
6/12/19 Dave Burton '95 plans for Tampa Pizza Company in South Tampa.
6/7/19 Charlie Rousseau '70 named Teacher of the Year at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma.
2/11/19 Dan Doyle '89 continues to lead Dex Imaging after acquisition by Staples.
2/9/19 Rob Higgins '96 directs plans for SuperBowl LV in Tampa.
2/7/19 Ron Ficarrotta '76 reelected as Hillsborough's chief judge.
2/5/19 Steve Heese '79 CEO of Chris-Craft looking to expand corporate presence.
1/10/19 Manny Alvare '94 named corporate counsel for MarineMax.
12/11/18 Dave Magadan '80 hired by Colorado Rockies as pitching coach.
12/5/18 George Pollock, Jr. '85 races to raise awareness and fund a cure for FSH Muscular Dystrophy.
11/12/18 Dr. Anthony Lazzara '60, receives Loyola University's highest honor, the Integritas Vitae Award
10/31/18 Rob Higgins '96, part of the discussion to relocate the Rays to Tampa.
10/28/18 Mike Petters '77, and his commitment to a highly educated workforce.
10/25/18 Mark Woodard '76, and his 30 yr career serving Pinellas county.
10/23/18 Andy Peluso '06, selected as member of AMIkids Board of Trustees.
10/19/18 Blake Casper '91, has Oxford Exchange named most beautiful independent store in Florida.
10/2/18 - John Thompson '88, honored by Hillsborough County Arts Council for his 8 years of service.
9/29/18 - Jason Fernandez '87, wins Adela and Cesar Gonzmart award presented by Ybor City Chamber of Commerce.
9/25/18 - Preston Reid '03, of HFF secures financing for multi- housing community in Tampa.
9/22/18 - Michael Valdes '81, named to Forbes’ Top 50 list of America’s Wealth Advisors for 2018
9/21/18 - Tyler Hudson '03, lead efforts to have one percent sales tax referendum placed on November ballot to support transportation improvements in Hillsborough county.
9/20/18 - Blake Casper '91, wins city approval on plans to convert historic Stovall House to social club.
9/6/2018 - JT Mahoney '11, in partnership to open new Italian restaurant in South Tampa.
8/31/18 - Blake Casper '91, advances plans to convert historic Stovall House into social club.
8/3/18 - Chad Rupp '89, managing partner with Franklin Street real estate, marketing record high rents in Water Street's Sparkman Wharf.
7/21/18 - Tyler Dikman '02, co-founded LoungeBuddy, an app that rates airport lounges worldwide.
6/4/18 - Keith Meehan '04, joins the Business Trial Group of Morgan & Morgan, P.A.
6/4/18 - Stephen Heese '79, president of Chris-Craft, continues his leadership role as RV company, Winnebago acquires the iconic boat maker.
5/17/18 - Andres Torres '87 has been recognized by Black Enterprise as one of BE's Modern Man 100 Honorees.
4/21/18 - Chris Fiore '12 wins Moot Court Competition as part of Ave Maria School of Law
4/18/18 - Pat Carroll '98 partners with PGIM real estate to extend their property portfolio to 1.3 billion
4/18/18 - Ty Rodriguez '91 breaks ground on street food concept restaurant, Nebraska Mini Mart
4/17/18 - Lincoln Tamayo '78 and Academy Prep announce new Lakeland campus coming June 2019
3/22/18 - Jon Albert '80, JAJF Founder, named 2018 CNN Hero
3/18/18 - FCC Spokesman, Neil Grace '98 addresses concerns as communities move closer to 5G technology
3/2/18 - Emiliano Setticasi '13 showcases at 2018 Festival of the Arts
2/21/18 - Michael J. Valdes '81 named the top Wealth Advisor in Florida by Forbes magazine
2/21/18 - Richard Gonzmart '71 has been named a 2017 semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur by the James Beard Foundation
1/9/2018 - Dr. Sam Martino '63 recently retired after practicing medicine for 42 years
1/8/2018 - Rex Barbas '69 featured on NBC's 'Sunday Closer' for providing a young man an opportunity at rehabilitation after a tragic mistake
1/4/2018 - John Pinckard '94's Off Broadway production celebrates a landmark performance
12/26/17 - Blake Casper '91 announces plans to transform historic Stovall-Lee House into private club
12/12/17 - Gavin Gamber '92 and ConnectWise partner with Entrust Certificate Services
11/20/2017 - Gilbert Casellas '70 received the alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania, the highest award for outstanding alumni achievement and dedication.
11/20/2017 - Phil Singleton '89 co-authored SEO for Growth which is a top Little Rock-area digital marketing agency for small businesses
11/13/2017 - Dave Burton '95 reveals new restaurant concept: Gen-X Tavern in downtown Tampa
11/13/2017 - Dr. Jose Lezama '89 talks humanistic medicine in his approach as Chief of Medicine at James A. Haley VA Medical Center (Published March 2008)
10/18/2017 -Vincent Testaverde '14 transfers to University of Albany as scout-team quarterback
10/10/2017 - Mike Perotti '90 was promoted to Colonel at the Hillsborough County Sherriff's Office
10/09/2017 - George Franklin '69 announces run for Michigan's 6th congressional district
10/06/2017 - Brett McGill '87 has been promoted by the board of directors at MarineMax Inc. to President and Chief Operating Officer
10/01/17 - Pat Carroll '98 featured in Wealth and Finance
10/01/2017 - Andrew Diaz '82 has recently secured $35,700,000 in compensation for his client from the Florida Department of Transportation.
09/29/2017 - Michael Valdes '81 named to Forbes inaugural "America's Top Wealth Advisors" list in 2016 and named to WealthManagement Magazine's "Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors in America" for the 2nd consecutive year
09/28/2017 - Blake Casper '91 and Oxford Exchange reveal plans to take the restaurant to historic Baltimore with new partnership of the Griswold family
09/06/2017 - Dr. William Federspiel '74 was selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council
08/25/2017 - Chris Diaz '85 and two fellow FSU alumni provided and installed 12 solar panels to their alma mater.
08/22/2017 - Phil Singleton ’89 and John Jatsch co-author best-selling book, SEO for Growth, now includes Radetich Marketing + Media as a new Certified Consultant
08/21/2017 - Dino Farfante '80 joins TrueCloud as President and will be responsible for the strategic growth of the business through expansion of Sales and Marketing initiatives
08/01/2017 - Jody Simon ’74 helps bring Japanese fans pay tribute to Karl Istaz, “Kamisama”, 10 years following his passing
07/27/2017 - Ralph Ghioto, III '82 and Chet Ghioto, IV '13 finished in First Place at the 21st annual FSGA Parent-Child Championship in the 22-31 division
07/17/2017 - Luis Martinez-Monfort '90 recognized as "Super Lawyer" and by Florida Trend Magazine as "Legal Elite" for 2017
07/07/2017 - John Fontana '02, co-founder Kraftologee, creates a place grownups and their children can co-mingle