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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)Class of 2023

Casey Sowers Casey Sowers
Systems Administrator, Project Lead | University of Miami
Casey Sowers is a 14-year Army veteran serving in Artillery and Military Intelligence branches, serving on deployments to Afghanistan, and separating as an officer at the rank of Captain. He has two children, both girls, ages twelve and three. Casey earned a Bachelor of Science from the Atlantic Intercontinental University, a Master of Intelligence Operations from the American Military University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami. With over 8-years of project management experience, he excels at identifying and creatively exploiting synergies by combining systems or operations and has a passion for making an impact. Casey has held multiple leadership positions in the U.S. Army, serving as Company Commander in his last assignment. After separating from the military, Casey served as Assistant Vice President with Detente, LLC, where he spearheaded business development in Central and South America. His contributions played a vital role in building a $349 Million contract waterfall within the company's first three years leading to the acquisition of Detente, LLC, by Ansible Government Solutions. He stayed on through the acquisition by Ansible, where he served as Aviation Program Manager. He provided program development and management of simultaneous defense contract operations with military and government agencies from Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ecuador, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, and the United States. In his most recent position, with the University of Miami, Casey utilized his experience as a military intelligence officer and innovation to design and develop an information collection and management platform. This platform addressed information silos between the different schools within the university. Before this platform, each school operated on international research and activities entirely independently, without a central repository for the university's global research and operations. Currently, Casey is pursuing a Master of Business Analytics at the University of Miami and a Doctorate in Business Administration at Florida International University. He also provides consultation for the restructuring and rebranding of a non-profit organization supporting equal and shared parenting. Most recently, he designed, developed, and delivered a phone application, for the non-profit, on both Android and iPhone, to make their services more accessible to those they support.
Clara E. Arango Clara E. Arango
Principal Broker | ACE International Realty LLC
As the owner and president of this boutique real estate office, Clara serves the South American commercial and residential real estate investors. Before starting her own practice, she performed as the Financial Director of Fantasy Theatre Factory, a non-profit organization, for seven years. Born and raised in Colombia, she has over fifteen years of experience in the Colombian financial services industry, including commercial banking. In 2015, Clara graduated with her Master of Science in International Real Estate from Florida International University and will graduate with her Master of Accounting from Florida Atlantic University in August 2020. Afterwards, she will work on her Certified Public Accounting (CPA) certification.
Dionne Merritt Dionne Merritt
Security Analyst/IT Risk Analyst | UHealth - University of Miami
Dionne currently serves as a Risk Analyst in Cybersecurity on the UHealth Systems of University of Miami. Since 2008 she has held several roles on both the academic and medical campuses. In her current role she reviews and analyzes IT Risks for all medical devices and software solutions used throughout the UHealth system. Prior to working for the University of Miami, Dionne worked in various roles and industries from a general manager in the Financial Industry to an educator in the Academic Industry. Dionne received her Master of Science in Management Studies degree from University of Miami as wells as a graduate certificate in Leadership.
Hope Greene Hope Greene
CEO & Principal Consultant | Workday
Hope is an accomplished manager of human resources (HR) and a HR technology implementation professional who offers more than 20+ years of key experience. She is a generalist skilled in varying HR functional areas with proven ability to work collaboratively with leaders to plan and integrate the human resource function and its technological aspects within the overall business operating strategy. Hope is a leader who applies strong ethics, who administers comprehensive policies and procedures on a daily basis and who is a key point of contact throughout organizations, non-profits, and Educational institutions.  She is a personable and focused professional with a robust track record of results and subject matter expert (SME) who provides oversight and continual improvement of HR digital transformation.
Humberto R. Noguera Humberto R. Noguera
Systems Administrator | Greenlane Holdings, INC.
Humberto has over eighteen years of experience in the Information Technology and Information Systems field in support of commercial and pharmaceutical operations. MSIS, MIS, CIS, CJIS, MCPS, CCNA, Network+, A+ certified with a strong background in Information Technology Management, Computer Programming and Systems Administration. Founder and CEO of Manage Development Systems https://www.managesystems.net.
Huston Pullen Huston Pullen
Chief, Energy Workforce & Economic Development Division
Huston Pullen serves as the Chief of the Energy Workforce Division for the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity in the U.S. Department of Energy. As Chief, Mr. Pullen oversees the minority workforce development and entrepreneurial development programming. Mr. Pullen also oversees the Department of Energy’s Equity in Energy Initiative, a nationwide initiative that is focused on building an energy economy for everyone. Mr. Pullen provides strategic oversight and implementation for the initiative and its programs throughout the United States. Mr. Pullen has a strong background in program management, economic & workforce development, and strategic communications. Mr. Pullen has led successful programs in economic and workforce development with the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the City of Henderson Nevada, and the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development. Mr. Pullen has also held positions with the U.S. Department of Justice and Booz Allen Hamilton where he led and supported public affairs and strategic communications programs. Considered a subject matter expert in economic and workforce development programming, Mr. Pullen is focused on building programs that build resiliency and sustainable job creation for communities. Mr. Pullen was awarded the 2015 Small Business Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration for his work in leading technical assistance programs serving small businesses and significantly contributing to job creation efforts for the State of Nevada. Mr. Pullen has a passion for working within communities to help build opportunities and strengthen economic prosperity. Mr. Pullen holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration as well as a Master of Science in Crisis & Emergency Management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada Reno, and a Master of Music in Conducting from Azusa Pacific University.
Jaime Tobin Jaime Tobin
Global Grant Chair | Rotary International
Currently as the Global Grant Chairwoman, all grants that are formed between the US and any foreign country will go through her rigorous analysis. She is part of the $3 billion dollars devoted to thousands of projects in 29 currencies from 156 countries. The current goal is to see that all grants have performed plan management, cost analysis and can have lifelong sustainability. Combined with Lean Six Sigma training and 15 years of management experience working with industry leaders such as Walgreens, American Express and ATT, she has a wealth of business leadership knowledge. She has a Master's in Business Administration from FIU, a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a Healthcare specialty from College of Central Florida and a Pre-Medicine associate degree from College of Central Florida.
Jason J. Juarez Jason J. Juarez
Operation Specialist for the Department of the Army at United States Army Garrison
Jason J. Juarez currently serves Operation Specialist for the Department of the Army at United States Army Garrison – Miami. Previously, he was assigned as a Department of Defense contractor supporting the Human Rights Office at U.S. Southern Command. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami in December of 2019. Jason also received his Bachelor Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009. Jason has served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve since 2001, enlisting in San Antonio, Texas, and is currently a Gunnery Sergeant at U.S. Southern Command J33 in Doral, Florida since 2019. From 2012 to 2017 he was part of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South as an infantry training advisor and then Operations Chief for the Theater Security Cooperation Branch. While serving as an infantryman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004 and 2012 respectively. While in Afghanistan, he was a team leader for a small Marine training detachment in support of the NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan, working with a variety of multi-national military and police forces. He also served on several training deployments to the South and Central America regions, conducting bilateral training with partner nation militaries in infantry tactics and theories.
Lena Pinkston Lena Pinkston
Program Coordinator, Instructor | Business Owner
Lena is a full-time professor at South Carolina State University. She teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Product Development, Retailing, Apparel Merchandising, Retail Buying, and Merchandising Quantitative Analysis. She previously served as an adjunct professor in the School of Business at Johnson and Wales University in North Miami and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. Lena has been an entrepreneur for over 13 years as the owner of Lavish Hair Studios, LLC, a boutique salon/spa in Columbia, South Carolina. She received her Masters of Retailing from the University of South Carolina.
Lisandro Sciutto Lisandro Sciutto
Senior Product Director | Infor Nexus
Lisandro is a product professional with more than 25 years of experience in the software industry. He has developed an extensive background in management, software development, technology, and enterprise applications providing solutions for manufacturing and supply chain. In the early ’90s, he led the development of one of Peru’s first prepaid cellular service. He was a pivotal contributor to the Mongoose development framework single-handedly design and development of the integrated development environment (IDE) component. Lisandro was Infor’s first LATAM product manager working with customers to enable regional requirements, introducing the transformation to the cloud, and keynote speaker at events explaining the business value of technology. Currently, Lisandro is working to integrate enterprise applications (ERP) with supply chain networks to solve complex sourcing, fulfillment, and transportation problems. Along the way, he has enjoyed adapting to new cultures with living experiences in Argentina, Peru, Brazil, and the USA. Lisandro has an MBA from Ohio Dominican University.
Luis E. Giralt Luis E. Giralt
Managing Director l Citi Private Bank
Luis is a Managing Director, Team Leader and Private Banker, based in Miami. His team is responsible for deepening Ultra High Net Worth client relationships and for attracting and developing new relationships in Venezuela and Ecuador. Luis began his career in banking in 1988 as a Risk Manager with the Corporate Bank of Citi Ecuador, later becoming a Relationship Manager for the Local Corporate and Financial Institutions groups. After working for nearly six years with Merrill Lynch Private Finance in Miami, he joined Citi Private Bank in early 2001 and has worked with Ultra High Net Worth clients throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean. Luis received his MBA from the University of Chicago and his MA and BA degrees in Economics from the University of Florida. He is a CFA charterholder and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.
Maria N. Molina Maria N. Molina
Higher Ed Consultant | Huron Consulting Group
Maria is a full time Higher Ed Consultant, specialized in Workday Financials and has more than 27 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Management and Leadership. Maria participates in engagements pertaining to Workday Human Capital Management, Payroll and Financials for different clients and helps them define ERP business solutions. Prior to Huron, Maria held multiple roles at the University of Miami, including Assistant Director in the Controller’s Office – General Accounting area, Development Services in the Advancement area and Functional Lead during the ERP implementation. Maria received her Master of Science in Management and Leadership from the University of Miami.
Mariano Herrera Mariano Herrera
Senior Accountant & Consultant | Gentech Associates at United States Department of Veteran Affairs, Austin, Texas
Mariano Herrera is an experienced Accountant, Auditor & Financial Analyst with more than 15 years of experience working as a Financial & Management Accountant for the Federal Government, State Government, and Non-Profit Entities. Mariano graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico where he studied Business Administration with a major in Corporate Finance and minor in Business Management and went on to obtain his Master in Business Administration with a double specialization in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance, he has made a name for himself in this industry due to his sound decision-making abilities, analytical skills, business acuity, and problem-solving skills. He is experienced in strategic financial planning, budgeting, financial reports, funds management, revenue projections, and internal control.

Currently, Mr. Herrera is part of the Financial Service Center (FSC) Team of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The FSC is accountable for implementing, incorporating, and executing correct financial practices over the financial resources to be managed in the direct and indirect service through the Veterans. Mariano has also served as a Compliance Auditor over the Purchase Card Program. He was one of the cornerstones programs of the VA, with an allocation in expenses of more than $5 billion worth in transaction yearly. Before his most recent roles, Mariano has taken up roles in several positions, such as being a Senior Accountant and being an Interim Chief Financial Officer under a Non-Profit Organizations directly related to the U.S. Federal Government.
Marc A. Love Marc A. Love, MBA
State Chief Operating Officer (COO) | WellCare of Georgia
"Marc Love is the State Chief Operating Officer (COO) for WellCare of Georgia. WellCare is the largest Medicaid health plan in Georgia and the fourth largest Medicare Advantage plan. Marc is primarily responsible for Health Plan Operations, Network Management, and Member Experience. In addition he is responsible for driving financial performance, improving quality outcomes, and managing the relationship with the plan’s government partners. Marc’s experience and leadership in health administration spans more than 25 years, including hospital management, post-acute care management and big 3 consulting. Marc earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Howard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Talladega College. "
Michael Guglielmo Michael Guglielmo
Manager of U.S. Stores | Vilebrequin
With over 23 years of experience working in retail management, Michael has worked for brands such as Calvin Klein, French Connection, Guess Jeans, and Vilebrequin. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing the general performance of all stores in the U.S. Market. Michael earned a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from FIU as well as Senior Professional Certification from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). With a focus on Organizational Behavior, his goal is to align human capital performance with strategic business initiatives, in order to improve and exceed company objectives.
Mohammed Mo S. Uddin Mohammed "Mo" S. Uddin
Civil Affairs Officer | U.S. Army
Mohammed “Mo” S. Uddin serves in various managerial positions within the U.S. Government, splitting his time between the United States Army-Reserve as a Commissioned Officer and the United States Department of Homeland Security as a supervisory law enforcement officer. Mo primarily serves as a manager of a vital trans-national maritime contraband interdiction team under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, positioned at a crucial Seaport in South Florida, focusing on several essential national security initiatives. In the United States Army, Mo has served and continues to serve in positions of increasing responsibility, managing units ranging in size of 42 to 172 uniformed servicemembers, positions ranging from Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, Deputy Provost Marshal, to include serving as a U.S. military representative to a foreign government overseas with a logistics focus impacting an entire area of operations. His operational deployment experience include Afghanistan in 2013-2014 and Iraq 2017-2018. During his tenure overseas he was instrumental in executing multiple logistic contracts in direct support of the U.S. and Coalition Forces mission, estimated to value over $500 million dollars. He currently serves as a 38G Civil Affairs Officer (Military-Government Specialist) within a subordinate command of the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Adelphi University and a Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University.
Oscar Hecht Oscar Hecht
Energy Project Manager | ABM Industries, Inc.
Oscar Hecht is an Energy Project Manager for ABM Building Solution, a Division of ABM Industries, Inc. In his current capacity, Oscar is currently managing an energy portfolio of projects totaling $38MM+ in the tri-county area. Passionate about project management, operations, and growth-driven professional, he has held different roles for Siemens Industry and Halliburton Energy Services. Like most engineers, always curious about the functioning mechanisms behind the many objects we use in our daily lives, Oscar is always looking to holistically manage and implement new technology that can save energy for technology projects. He has become highly adaptable, a detail-oriented team player, and has a great ability to engage with a diverse group. Oscar recently earned his Master of Business Administration from FIU and obtained his Engineer bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in 2014.
Patrick Dulcio Patrick Dulcio
Associate Professor | Miami-Dade College
Patrick is an Associate Professor at Miami Dade College (MDC) where he teaches Basic Business Statistics, Business Mathematics, Finance for Non-Financial Major, Investments in Stocks & Bonds, Managerial Finance, Principles of Finance and Principles of Management. Patrick received his Master of Business Administration degree from NOVA Southeastern University, specializing in Finance. His undergraduate studies were in marketing and finance from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Patrick come with a solid technical background with a strong interest in business and a passion towards strategy. He is passionate about teaching, especially within the business development and innovation practice areas.
Praveen Manimangalam Praveen Manimangalam
Academician/Administrator
"Praveen has 12+ years of experience as an Academician/Administrator, worked in different roles like Asst. Professor, Admin Manager, Head of ICT, and ICT Coordinator in India, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and China. Praveen is a passionate educator and has taught Business, Economics, ICT subjects. He is responsible for developing and managing in-house software projects like LMS, MIS, and School Administrative packages. Currently, Praveen is working as an Institutional Research Data and Reporting specialist at University of Alabama in Huntsville and Freelance Business Consultant(International Operations). He earned his Master Degree in Computer Applications from SV University, India in 2007, and his MBA from University of Alabama in Huntsville."
Ricardo Galeano Ricardo Galeano
Regional Sales Manager
Ricardo is originally from Colombia, 41 years old. He has been living in the US since December of 2013. He has an associate degree in chemistry from Colombia, Graduated Cuma Laude from Lynn University where he studied BS International Business, and went for a master’s in business administration with a concentration in Global Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His professional background started in the Textile Industry where he worked for ten years and moved to the chemical industry where he has 13 years of experience in the sales field; currently, he works for Sigura Water holding and is the Regional Sales Manager for the Caribbean territory. He loves to spend time with his family, workout and help people. His daugther is 20 years old and his wife works for Broward Public Schools as a World Language Teacher.
Rick Cabrera Rick Cabrera, PfMP, PMP
Founder and CEO | Promark Group
Rick Cabrera is the founder and CEO of Promark Group, a company that specializes in product, technology, portfolio, and project management consulting. Rick has empowered companies through the implementation and execution of technology and product-driven strategies. These implementations have led to client growth of 100% YOY, expanded market share allowing Promark to enjoy an impressive 100% client retention rate. Rick is dedicated to transforming traditional business models into smart business models by fusing modern technology and business strategies that accelerate growth. Rick specializes in building high-performing teams through recruitment, mentoring and, empowerment. These teams have led over 100 enterprise-level technology projects to completion with software releases in over 50 countries used by over 20 million users per year. Rick holds a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University and is a PMI-certified Portfolio Management Professional and Project Management Professional.
Robert Alrod Robert Alrod
Chief Executive Office | Aldor LLC
"Robert Alrod was educated in Canada at McGill University in Montreal (BSc mathematics & physics) and subsequently acquired a Masters' Degree at New York's Columbia University Graduate School of Business. An accomplished entrepreneur and senior executive/CEO, his exposure has spanned activities performed in diverse industry and institutional sectors, and national and international, private and public, milieus. Thoroughly experienced in new enterprise development and expansion and highly motivated by the scope of such complex challenges, he was co-founder of Simalex Aluminum Company (sold to the Aluminum Company of Canada in 1966); Head of Operations Control for the 1967 World Exhibition (Expo '67); Principal and Executive Vice President of QSP Limited, an integrated Canadian steel fabrication and processing company (Montreal Stock Exchange); and President and Chief Operating Officer of Rozon Milling Inc., an independent flour milling company in Montreal. He has acted, as well, in a number of consulting capacities in marketing, merchant banking & finance and strategic planning involving complex relationships with private equity, debt sourcing, foreign and domestic business and various government agencies, inclusive of developmental and regulatory entities, in North America, Europe (west and eastern bloc) and Japan."
Russell Kaufman Russell Kaufman
Chief Information Officer
Russell is an experienced leader in Information Technology and is currently the Chief Information Officer for Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus. In this role, he serves on the President’s Cabinet, IT Leadership Team, Campus Crisis Management Team, and multiple committees. The division of Campus Information Technology, comprised of Network Services and Media Services, supports the College’s mission of providing a high-quality teaching and learning experience for over 40,000 students. He serves the community as a member of Broward County Public School’s Technology Advisory Committee, which provides strategic input and recommendations for the procurement and implementation of technology within the school system, and is an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College and Broward College. Russell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Florida International University. 
Sy Henderson Sy Henderson
Sr. Director of Procurement | Global PSIM (Professional Services, IT, and Marketing)
Sy Henderson has worked for over 15 years as a Global Procurement Executive with global corporations like Procter & Gamble, Mars, Coca-Cola, and is currently the Senior Procurement Director of Professional Services, Information Technology, and Marketing Services at The Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Prior to his recent role, he led the North American Sweeteners team for Coca-Cola and built an agile procurement team focused on sourcing logistics, professional services, and merchandise materials for the company.  Sy is active in his local community and serves as a volunteer and board member for Kate’s Club and the United Way’s African American Partnership. Sy holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University.
Varun Ramberran Varun Ramberran
Professor | Miami Dade College
Varun is a full-time professor at Miami Dade College for the School of Global Business focusing in the area of supervision and management.  For the past seven years, Varun has lectured on business management concepts ranging from the business environment, understanding economic systems, business ethics, operations management, quantitative methods in business as well as high-performance teams and leadership styles.  In addition, he serves on various academic committees and has designed and developed curricula for general business disciplines ranging from sales and customer service to digital marketing and advertising.  Prior to teaching, Varun spent five years as a Senior Finance Manager at the University of Miami, overseeing both internal and external funding portfolios.  In addition to working at the University of Miami, Varun also earned his Master of Business Administration from there as well.     
Yingbo Cao Yingbo Cao
Functional Architect | Boeing Distribution Service Inc
Yingbo Cao is a Business Partner/System Architect at Boeing Distribution Service Inc. Yingbo is responsible for delivering strategic IT projects and enhancements for Supply Chain and Operations business. He has extensive experience developing project scopes and objectives, finalizing business requirements, and coordinating efforts in completion. He works closely with business stakeholders to provide the best IT solutions to satisfy the business need. He also leads and manages both on-site and off-shore resources in the project team consisting of testers and developers using Agile and Waterfall methods throughout the Software Development Life Cycle. Yingbo graduated with his Master of Business Administration from Florida International University.

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