Diverse Alumni-Owned Companies

As part of Diversity in Leadership Week (Feb. 22-25, 2021), the College of Business recognizes its alumni from underrepresented groups who own or have founded a business. By spotlighting these individuals, the college aims to broaden students’ perspectives on their own possible career paths and encourage them to strive for similar successes. Please note: These company listings are self-reported and thus not a comprehensive listing. 

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E-Commerce
Condola Brivitte (BS ACG ’08; MAcc ’10)
Danielle Skeen (BS COMM ’09)
Travis Pinnock
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

 

A Celebrated Moment, LLC

Retail
Tiffany Hallback (BS MAN/HR ’07)
Brandon, Fla.

 

A. Sharper CPA, PLLC

Accounting
Anthony Sharper (BS ACG ’07; MAcc ’08)
Charlotte, N.C.

 

Added Incentives Inc

Advertising Specialty/Promotional Products
Richard Jacobson (BS MAR ’80)
Atlanta, Ga.

 

Advantage Plus Insurance

Insurance
Jaime Louisdhon (BS FIN ’07)
Sunrise, Fla.

 

Alexia Baillow Consulting

Marketing and Communications
Alexia Baillow (BS MAR & MAN ’14)
Washington, D.C.

 

Allegra of Bozeman

Marketing
David Dickey (BS Family, Child & Consumer Sciences ’95; MS-MIS ’04)
Bozeman, Mont.

 

Alluvionic, Inc.

Professional Services/Space & Defense
Wendy Romeu (MS MAN ’12)
Melbourne, Fla.

 

Alpha Representatives Payee Services, Inc.

Payee Services
Melissa Wilson (BS RMI ’02)
Raleigh, N.C.

 

Ameritek Industrial Corp.

Distribution of Industrial Goods
Pedro L. Rodriguez (BS BUS ADM ’82)
Miami, Fla.

 

Asset Builders, LLC d/b/a Messam Construction

Construction Management
Wayne Messam (BS MIS ’97)
Angela Messam (BS MIS ’96)
Miramar, Fla.

 

Astek Inc. and On Air Designs

Design/Digital Print
Aaron Kirsch (BS BUS/HTL MAN ’78)
Calabasas, Calif.

 

BKM Sowan Horan, LLP

Public Accounting
Richard J. Sowan (BS ACG ’80)
Richardson, Texas

 

Bright Tax Solutions FL, LLC

Katharina Reekmans (BS ENG ’13; MBA ’20)
Miami, Fla.

 

Brisas Empanadas

Wholesale Frozen Food Trade
David Orozco (BS MAR ’13)
Elizabeth, N.J.

 

Dean Insurance Agency, Inc

P&C Insurance
Deborah J. Turner (BS RMI ’80)
Orlando, Fla.

 

Definitive Sports Group

Business and Legal Consulting
Tenisha Patterson Brown, Esq. (BS MAN ’07; MS SPORTS MAN ’08)
Charlotte, N.C.

 

Dimension Works

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Mindy Beegle (BS MULT BUS & MAR ’01)
Ocala, Fla.

 

Edukos Beer House

Restaurant/Retail
Xeqniel John Guilarte (BA MAN ’05; MBA ’08)
Miami, Fla.

 

Faircloth Insurance

Insurance
Barbra Faircloth Harless (BS RMI ’92)
Tallahassee, Fla.

 

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

Non-Profit
David C. Jones (BS BUS ’94)
Tallahassee, FL

 

Greenwood Ice Cream Company, Ltd

Manufacturing
Mitchell Williams (BS ACG ’83)
Atlanta, Ga.

 

Headsets, Inc./Mr. Headset, Inc./State Sales

Retired
Communication/Communication/Office Equipment
James Lamar Powell (BS BUS ’53)
Leesburg, Fla.

 

Honey, Love, Etc.

Food
Madiha Beg (BS MAR ’03)
Lahore, Pakistan

 

iPEO Solutions, LLC

Professional Employer Organization
Michael Ortoll (BS BUS MAN ’84)
Tampa, Fla.

Jeff Stubins, PA

Commercial Real Estate
Jeff Stubins (BS BUS/HTL RES MAN ’76)
Miami, Fla.

 

K & G Construction Co., Inc.

General Contractor/Developer
Aaron Galley (BS REE ’04)
Jacksonville, Fla.

 

KB Studio

Online Marketing
Hemal Patel (BS FIN & MAR ’08)
Tallahassee, Fla.

 

Kona Ice of Horry County

Food Services
Marvin Keene (BS APP ECO ’99; PhD MAR ’00)
Carmaletia Robinson Keene (BS MAN ’99; MBA ’00)
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

LANDMARK TAX GROUP

IRS Tax Resolution
Michael Raanan (BS BUS ’03)
Irvine, Calif.

 

Lottes Law Group

Law
Lisa Carozza Lottes (BS HOS ADM ’87)
Naples, Fla.

 

McCall Commercial

Real Estate – Commercial Brokerage & Development
Chris McCall (BS REE & FIN ’98)
Panama City Beach, Fla.

 

Next Impact, LLC

Insurance/Health Benefits
Lester J. Morales (BS RMI ’02)
San Juan, P.R.

 

Peter Boulware Toyota

Automotive
Peter Boulware (BS MIS ’97)
Tallahassee, Fla.

 

Powell Contracting Group

Construction
Jada Powell (BS BUS & HOS ADM ’04)
Fulshear, Texas
 

Rendina

Healthcare Real Estate
Michael Rendina (BS REE & FIN ’05)
David Rendina (BS FIN & ECO ’10)
Richard Rendina
Jupiter, Fla.

 

Rent-all City, Inc.

Party/Special Event Rentals
Howard Pinsker (BS MAR ’71)
St. Petersburg, Fla.

 

Spread Your Sunshine

Inspirational Speaking, Products & Consulting
Melanie S. Griffin, Esq. (BS FIN ’03; MBA ’06)
Tampa, Fla.

 

Stewart Simmons

Retail + Wholesale Apparel
Shena Simmons (BS MAR & FIN ’07; MBA ’12)
Atlanta, Ga.

 

Strety Software

Software
Larry Garcia (BS FIN ’03)
Miami, Fla.

 

Success Uncensored Coaching

Coaching and Consulting
Dr. Keita Joy (BS MAR ’04)
Orlando, Fla.

 

Sumner Marketing, Inc

Construction
David Sumner (BS BUS ADM ‘74)
Lakeland, Fla.

 

Surgical Resources Group LLC

Healthcare Sales
David Enrique Johnson (BS HOS ADM ’06)
Clearwater, Fla.

 

Tamarack Capital Partners

Hotel Real Estate
Heather Turner (BS BUS ’82)
Santa Monica, Calif.

 

The Community Solutions Group

Housing and Community Development
Priscilla Willis Howard (BS BUS ’82; MS URB REG PLN ’86)
Tampa, Fla.

 

The Nieves Law Firm, APC

Legal
Jo-Anna Nieves (BS FIN & MULT BUS ’05; JD ’09)
Oakland, Calif.

 

The White Label Creative

Marketing Consulting
Lindsay White (BS FIN ’12)
Tampa, Fla.

 

United Sports Properties

Sports
Christopher Keeney (BS MAR ’92)
Tucson, Ariz.

 

Vet Gear, LLC

Apparel/Brand
Michael Abernathy (MBA ’17)
Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Wakefield Aiken Law

Legal
Kimberly Wakefield Aiken (BS MIS ’02; MSF ’02)
Kingsland, Ga.

 

Wealthly

FinTech
LaToya Westbrooks (BS FIN ’08)
New York, N.Y.

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