Diverse Alumni-Owned Companies

As part of Diversity in Leadership Week in 2021, the College of Business recognized 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.

The college is in the process of updating this list for 2022. If you’d like to be added to our list of diverse alumni-owned companies, please contact Alex Massey, director of corporate sponsorships, by March 21 at amassey@business.fsu.edu.


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


A Celebrated Moment, LLC

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


A. Sharper CPA, PLLC

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

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

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

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


Faircloth Insurance

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


Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

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


Greenwood Ice Cream Company, Ltd

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


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

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


Honey, Love, Etc.

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.



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


Lottes Law Group

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

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


Powell Contracting Group

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


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

Larry Garcia (BS FIN ’03)
Miami, Fla.


Success Uncensored Coaching

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


Sumner Marketing, Inc

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

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

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


Vet Gear, LLC

Michael Abernathy (MBA ’17)
Jacksonville, Fla.


Wakefield Aiken Law

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



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

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