2015 Inductees

Manuel D. Medina

Lifetime Achievement Award

Manuel "Manny" Medina
Founding and Managing Partner, Medina Capital

Mario de Armas

Growth Award

Mario de Armas, BACC '85
Florida Audit Partner and Market Managing Partner, PwC

Francis Hondal

Global Award

Francis Hondal, BBA '87, MBA '94
Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Credit and Loyalty Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide

Jose I. Juncadella

Entrepreneurship Award

Jose I. Juncadella, BBA '81
Principal, Fairchild Partners

Michael Kappitt

Innovation Award

Michael Kappitt, BACC '92
SVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Bloomin’ Brands

Pamela Silva Conde

Young Alumnus Award

Pamela Silva Conde, BS '03, MBA '12
Journalist & Anchor, Univision


2015 Hall of Fame Sponsors

Sapphire Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Gift in Kind

2015 Hall of Fame Events

October 22, 2015 Alumni Panel
6:00-9:00 pm
Modesto Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street
Special Events Center, CBC 232
Miami, FL 33199


October 29, 2015 Hall of Fame Awards Dinner
6:30-10:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
Miami, FL 33131



“It is the recovery from failure, the willingness to stand up once you have gotten beaten up [...] and one of those times that you get up it's when success comes and attaches to you.”

Cesar Alvarez
South Florida CEO of the Year

Committee & Team Members

Hall of Fame Committee Members

  • Claudio Cury MBA '01
    Managing Director, Wells Fargo
  • Lorenzo Perez Jr. MS '07
    President, Premier International Properties
  • Barbara Pestana BBA '02
    VP of Sales, Loreal

FIU College of Business Team Members

  • Silvia Arrastia
    Associate Director, Events and Stewardship
  • Sergio Tigera
    Executive Director, Office of Advancement College of Business
  • Jennifer Quintana
    Director, Advancement & Alumni Relations
  • Yanyn San Luis
    Assistant Director, Alumni Relations