Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)Class of 2022

ALEJANDRO REGALADO ALEJANDRO REGALADO
President | Above and Beyond Learning
As President and Founder of Above and Beyond Learning, Alejandro has created a full-service education company that offers supplemental education and tutoring services to customers in several states throughout the US. Mr. Regalado has also established a learning center in the South Florida area where the focus is on early childhood education. Alejandro has been instrumental in creating a platform to support an online tutoring service which has allowed customers to easily access his company's services. Alejandro graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barry University where he studied Public Administration and went on to obtain his master’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.
CARLOS E. BARED CARLOS E. BARED
Managing Director | 3e11 LLC
Carlos E. Bared is Managing Director and Founder of 3e11, LLC. 3e11 was founded and organized by a group of like-minded individuals dedicated to incubating and developing Blockchain related solutions for the world of tomorrow. Mr. Bared was formerly the CEO of Farm Stores Corporation and of Gardner’s Super Markets, Inc. Mr. Bared attended Loyola University in New Orleans and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in 1995 from the University of Miami. Mr. Bared joined Farm Stores in 1997 as the CFO. In 1999, he became the Chief Financial Officer of United Petroleum Corporation, a publicly traded corporation and was a member of its Board of Directors. He served in those capacities until 2001, when he returned to the management of Farm Stores as its President and Chief Executive Officer. From 1992 to 1997, he was the President and CFO of the Bared Company, Inc., an electrical and mechanical engineering contracting firm. He was the President of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) from 1994 to 1997 and was a director of CFMA from 1993 to 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Bared worked briefly at Merrill Lynch as an Assistant Financial Consultant. In October of 2002, Mr. Bared joined the Board of Directors of Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc., the largest grocery wholesaler in the State of Florida. He served in this capacity through 2008 and was a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Bared was a Director and Past President of the Board of Directors, and was past Treasurer, of the non-profit Miami Children's Museum. He was also a Director of MCM Charter School. In December 2006, Mr. Bared was elected to the Board of Directors of the non-profit South Florida After School All-Stars, Inc, and served as Chairman of the Finance Committee until 2009. During 2007, Mr. Bared joined the Board of Directors of the Soccer Academy of the Americas-Real Madrid, CF Miami and oversees its Finance and Audit Committees. Mr. Bared was a Founder and Vice President of non-profit Network Miami, Inc. He was an advisory board member of the Miami-Dade County Commission’s Business Impact Committee during 1995-1996.
CLAY DICKINSON CLAY DICKINSON
Managing Director | Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Clay Dickinson is a Managing Director of JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group, responsible for Advisory and Asset Management Services in the Latin America region. Clay has held various senior management roles with other top tier firms, including: KPMG, where he became Partner of the Caribbean and Latin America region for the real estate and hospitality line of business in 1998; and to IBM and EDS, where he became a Client Industry Executive focused on Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. He has a dual master’s degree in international management and master’s in business administration from American Graduate School of International Management and ESADE as well as a Master of Science in the Management of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology. 
CLAUDE KERSHNER IV CLAUDE KERSHNER IV
President | Reef Tropical
Claude serves as the President for Reef Tropical, a mid-size company founded in 1998 with focus on serving customers in the high end pool & landscape industry. The company operates from Key West to Boca Raton. He has been responsible for leading over 90 team members and implementing progressive changes for ten years. Claude has worked closely with his staff members to help them reach new heights in their careers in the service industry. His goal is to create value and opportunities for his staff and customers alike. Claude received his Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma State University.
DAVID FREER DAVID FREER
Professor | Miami-Dade Community College
David is a full-time professor in Miami-Dade College with a focus in Management Systems and programming. He teaches courses in Android Programming, Java, Advanced Java, Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, C++ and Visual Basic .NET. David received his Master of Science in Decision and Information Systems from the University of Florida.
  
DAVID RAMOS DAVID RAMOS
Executive Vice President | Hotwire Communications
David Ramos is the Executive Vice President and General Manager, Southeast Region for Hotwire Communications. As EVP/GM, he is the market’s senior executive tasked with increasing subscriber growth, providing a stellar customer experience, and for maximizing the region’s overall financial performance for its residential, commercial, and hospitality brands. Prior to Hotwire, he held senior leadership roles for national telecommunications organizations encompassing sales, customer support, and business operations in direct to consumer, B2B, indirect retail, and alternative markets. He graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
EVEROD DAVIS EVEROD DAVIS
Business Adjunct Professor | Valencia College
Everod Davis is an adjunct Business Professor at Valencia College where he teaches Management Theory & Practice, Business Writing & Communication, Marketing Management and Operational Decision Making. He previously served as a lecturer of business at the University of Technology West Campus in Jamaica where he taught International Business, Strategic Management, Organizational Development Design & Change Management and Advance Principles of Management.  Everod has a wealth of experience in banking & finance, oil & gas, logistics & retail management, advertising & marketing, construction materials and hospitality as a result of spending over 20 years in various corporate and executive positions. This includes 12 years of management at companies such as Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum Company and Gruppo Financo/International Materials Inc. USA. He is a strong believer in continuous leadership development which saw him introducing and spearheading the simulcast of John Maxwell’s annual one day leadership training for corporate executives to his native Jamaica for approximately 7 years. Everod earned his Master in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from the University of the West Indies. 
FREDERICK WHITE FREDERICK WHITE
Senior Housing Finance Officer | Office of the Mayor-City of Los Angeles
Fred White is a seasoned real estate capital markets professional with over 20 years of commercial real estate and housing experience.  Currently, Mr. White is part of the recently created Mayor’s Housing Crisis Response Team (HCRT).  Fred’s responsibilities include implementing the City's $120MM Housing Challenge RFP in partnership with the LA Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) and providing HCIDLA and the Mayor's office with strategic advice on the development of alternative loan products.  Fred also served as the Head of the West Region for State Street Bank’s inaugural core Commercial Real Estate lending platform helping the firm achieve $1 billion in mortgages nationwide in its first year.  Prior to his most recent roles, Fred was a Senior Director in TIAA’s Global Real Estate business with responsibilities for all aspects of mortgage origination and real estate acquisitions as well as underwriting real estate social impact investments nationally. Fred graduated with his master’s in business administration from North Carolina Central University. 
  
HERNAN MORALES HERNAN MORALES
Claims Supervisor | Progressive Insurance Company
Hernan is a successful insurance professional who has over 25 years of experience in the insurance and customer service industries. He has worked for Progressive Insurance Company since 1998 in various positions of increasing responsibility, scope and complexity. In his current role, he leads a unit of experienced field auto appraisers. He has managed several Diversity and Inclusion initiatives as part of the Progressive Latino American Networking Association, where he was a National Executive Board member for three years and mentored several individual contributors and leaders. Hernan earned his Master of Arts in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix. 
JASON WILLIAMS JASON WILLIAMS
Vice President and Head of Human Resources| Tabacalera USA (Imperial Brands PLC)
As the Vice President of Human Resources for Tabacalera USA, Jason is responsible for all Human Resource aspects for Imperial Brands' premium cigar operations in the United States. Previously, he served as a Human Resources Director for CarMax where he was responsible for CarMax dealerships in the southeast United States. During his career, he has led and supported teams in a variety of sectors including e-commerce, manufacturing/distribution, retail, food and the automobile industry. He holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree from Florida International University, an MBA from LaGrange College, and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
JUAN C. REY JUAN C. REY
Chief Executive Officer | A+ Achievers, LLC
As the Chief Executive Officer of A+ Achievers, Juan has various years of experience working in the education management industry. His company focuses on skilled coaching, tutoring, and Supplemental Educational Services. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Juan has opened 30+ Educational Centers throughout Florida and Texas, helping his company to become a leader among 100+ educational providers and achieve the rate of “Excellent Provider of Supplemental Educational Services” by the Florida Department of Education for three consecutive years. He graduated with his Executive MBA from Florida International University. 
LUIS ANGEL GONZALEZ JR. LUIS ANGEL GONZALEZ JR.
Property Service Sales Representative (PSR) | Sherwin Williams 
As PSR in the Miami Metro areas of Downtown, Brickell and Miami International Airport, Luis is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with individual properties such as multi-family apartments, condos, multiple occupancy HOA’s and hotel and hospitality facilities. He is an experienced business professional with over twelve years of management and sales experience. Luis is a graduate of St. Thomas University, where he received his Master of Business Administration. 
LUIS ARMELIO GONZALEZ LUIS ARMELIO GONZALEZ
Director of Finance | University of Miami
Luis serves as the Director of Finance from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. In his role, he oversees the Department of Surgery’s annual budget, provides financial variance analysis and reports and oversees the successful implementation of new clinical programs and service lines. Prior to working for the University of Miami, Luis worked with The Fresh Diet as a Director of Financial Planning where he developed and communicated companywide financial planning and forecasting activities. Luis received his Master of Science in Finance from Florida International University. 
MATTHEW BAUMANN MATTHEW BAUMANN
Assistant Vice President | Miami Cancer Institute
Matt Baumann is healthcare executive leader whose approach to problem solving and leadership is rooted in military planning and strategy. Matt spent the last several years in various leadership roles within Miami Cancer Institute (MCI), an entity within Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF). As the Assistant Vice President of Clinical Operations, Matt is responsible for the strategic leadership of Diagnostic Imaging, Breast Imaging, Laboratory Services, Safety, Transportation, Support Communications, Security and several other support departments. Prior to his current role in Healthcare, Matt spent seven years as an Infantry Leader in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). During this time, Matt led several infantry units and deployed to Afghanistan and South East Asia. As a Captain of Marines, Matt also led teams of statisticians, mathematicians and operations researchers in the test and evaluation of future weapons prior to Marine Corps acquisition. This technical and operational military experience shaped the thought processes and approach that drives Matt’s decision making today. Mr. Baumann received his MBA from University of Central Florida in 2010.
MAURO ECHEVERRI MAURO ECHEVERRI
Senior Finance Director | Hotwire Communications
Mauro Echeverri has worked for over 15 years as a Finance and Business Executive with global corporations like Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Tyco, and is currently the Senior Finance Director at Hotwire Communications. Prior to his recent role, he was the Head of Finance & Strategy at Swarovski for the Americas as well as the CFO, COO at Louis Vuitton for South America and the Caribbean. His major concentration is strategic growth, financial management, process improvement, transformations, and Shared Service Centers build up. He is a professor at several MBA programs with a concentration in Retail and Digital Business. He has been a Speaker in multiple large events, mainly in Corporate and Digital transformations. Mauro holds an Executive Leadership Degree from HULT Business School in London and master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
MICHAEL RUSSELL MICHAEL RUSSELL
President and Owner | Fastlane Marketing
Michael is the President and Owner of FastLane Marketing, a full-service marketing consulting, branding, and business development firm. It offers expertise in the areas of general market and diversity marketing, advertising, promotions, presence, events, product placement, entertainment, social media, and political marketing. The company has engaged and supports Fortune 500 worldwide companies, such as, Altria, Cisco Systems and Time Warner. Prior to starting FastLane Marketing, Michael Russell spent his entire career in marketing and sales, successfully managing some of the most revered international consumer brands such as IBM, Coca-Cola, General Motors, The Olympic Games, and Mercedes-Benz. Michael received his master’s in business administration degree from Atlanta University.
MOHIT MUKHERJEE MOHIT MUKHERJEE
Founding Director | UPEACE Centre for Executive Education
Mohit is the Founding Director of the Center for Executive Education at the University for Peace in Costa Rica, which was established by the United Nations. Over the past decade, he has developed and delivered transformational learning experiences that are both face-to-face as well as online. His three main areas of focus are positive leadership, social innovation, and organizational happiness. Mohit’s work experience includes management consulting, teaching, working with a global non-profit, managing a private-public partnership, developing programs for social entrepreneurs, and running a profitable Center for Executive Education. He has worked in the U.S., India, Ecuador and Costa Rica before moving to Florida in 2010. Mohit completed his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and his Master of Education at Harvard University.  
NOEL WIJESINHA NOEL WIJESINHA
Chief Executive Officer | Sciteqsoft Inc
Noel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sciteqsoft Inc., which provides enterprise solutions, architecture and information technology services to North American Fortune 200 companies. He is a Senior Technology professional with over 21 years of experience in software development and technology management. Prior to starting Sciteqsoft, Noel worked as a technology executive at various Fortune 200 companies in USA, Canada and Sri Lanka. Noel received his Master of Software Systems from University of St. Thomas and master’s in business administration from Wayne State University.
NUSHINE HOSSEINI NUSHINE HOSSEINI
Senior Manager & HR Business Partner, Operations (N.A. Region) | Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
Nushine is the Senior Manager & HR Business Partner for Operations (North America Region), for Del Monte Fresh Produce Company. She primarily oversees Employee Relations for team members working in Distribution Centers, Farms, Fresh Cut and Port Operations in the U.S. and Canada. While Employee Relations is her primary focus, Nushine's role also encompasses responsibility for immigration, safety compliance, workers compensation and assisting drivers in the Transportation Division. She works closely with the North America Leadership Team to strategize and plan objectives, to ensure alignment with overall company goals. Previously, Nushine served as the HR and Recruiting Manager, and held prior roles as Senior HR Analyst and Senior HR Coordinator for Del Monte Fresh Produce Company. She has also served in other industries including Call Center Operations and Banking. Nushine has tremendous "Panther Pride" and is a graduate of Florida International University (FIU), where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Human Resources. She then returned to FIU to earn her Master of Science in Human Resource Management.
PALPOUGUINI IDANI PALPOUGUINI IDANI
President |Lake Worth Church Inc.
Bids & Accounts Receivable Manager |Chi-Ada Corporation
Palpouguini is President of Lake Worth Church Inc., a religious organization. He is also Bids & Accounts Receivable Manager for Chi-Ada Corporation, a leading Firm in distribution and janitorial industry, where he manages accounts receivable and proposals with cities, counties, and public entities in Florida, New York and Georgia, and competed and won several million-dollar contracts. Previously, Palpouguini worked as Director of Missions for Church of All Nations and Administrator for Africa for Christian Ministries International, where he successfully coordinated humanitarian missions in Europe and Africa. He graduated from Lynn University with an MBA in Financial Valuation and Investment Management, and Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Accounting.
SABINA RAMDAS SABINA RAMDAS
Business Analyst III | NextEra Energy, Inc.
After joining NextEra Energy in Marketing & Communications, Sabina assumed responsibility for conducting in-house customer and employee research. She also manages all three of their online research communities. As a Certified Professional Researcher, her career spans both agency and corporate environments, working for clients in many different industries. She is an active member of the Insights Association and the Junior League. Sabina holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology (Tulane) and a Master of Science in marketing (FIU), along with certificates in marketing research (UGA) and human-computer interaction (MIT).
SELENA SEABROOKS SELENA SEABROOKS
Senior Internal Investigator | Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
As a Senior Internal Investigator, Selena is charge of investigating and analyzing internal employee relations complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and violations of company policy/procedures. She was previously a Senior Human Resources Investigator for Publix supermarkets. Selena is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 15 years of HR experience and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Florida International University.
 
TAMIKO SADLER TAMIKO SADLER
Chief Operating Officer | Fleetmaster Truck Parts Limited
Tamiko is currently the COO of Fleetmaster Truck Parts Limited, a Jamaican company that specializes in the wholesale and retail sales of truck & trailer parts and accessories. She is responsible for the day-to day administration, including oversight of the marketing, the finance & accounting as well as Human resources functions of the company. She was previously with Scotiabank for 20 years, with her last role being a District Vice President of Scotiabank, where she was responsible for profitable development of the retail & commercial portfolio, as well as high customer service delivery for a region of branches. She also takes great pride as a volunteer adult literacy teacher. Tamiko graduated with her MBA with honors from Nova Southeastern University.
TYRONE SAWYER TYRONE SAWYER
Chief Executive Officer | Jemima’s Playhouse
Tyrone launched Jemima’s Playhouse, a venture to combine and share a passion for music, learning, and languages with young minds. Today, Jemima’s playhouse serves multiple locations across the country and continues to expand in its effort to educate and entertain children everywhere. As the Chief Executive Officer, he leads operations and strategic direction for long term planning and has been instrumental in creating an innovative organizational strategy that increased annual company growth in five states within a five-year period. Tyrone graduated with his Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. 
UTHA BUTLER UTHA BUTLER
Chief Coordinator for Special Digital Projects | Ministry of Finance
As the Chief Coordinator for Special Digital Projects, Utha is responsible for modernizing public service through a paperless and cashless initiative. Previously, Utha worked as the Chief Financial Officer for the Bahamas Public Parks where she was responsible for overhauling the financial management system and implementing a sustainable process which leads to the required production of yearly audited financial statements. She has over twenty years of experience within the Government Sector of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.  Utha graduated with her Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. 

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