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Lourdes Boue (BAcc '78) has been named CEO of West Kendall Baptist Hospital.


Alberto Llodra (BAcc '86) has been named managing director at Vaco South Florida, a talent and solutions firm specializing in consulting, recruiting and staffing in technology, accounting and other fields.


Alejandra Argudin (MBA '01, BBA '98) has been appointed CEO of the Miami Parking Authority.

Angel Medina (MBA '12, BBA '92) has joined First National Bank of South Miami to lead its Private Client Services and Private Client experience.

Eddie Diaz (BBA '97) has been promoted to senior vice president and head of corporate lending at Ocean Bank.

Sonia Fong (MBA '13) has been named vice president of convention sales at The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Victoria "Vicky" Lowell (BBA '97) founded Empowered Worth, a Miami-based financial education platform designed for women by women. She is the author of the book, Empower Your Worth: A Woman's Guide to Increasing Self-Worth and Net Worth.


Arianna Urquia (MBA '11, BBA '07) has been named chief financial officer for Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Most recently, she was CFO for North Shore Medical Center, part of Tenet Healthcare.

Desa Burton (MBA '01), was named executive director of Zip Code Wilmington, a nonprofit coding boot camp.

Frederic Lafleur-Parfaite (MBA '03, BBA '02) has joined the Global Infrastructure Hub (a G20 initiative) as the Africa Infrastructure Fellowship program manager to build infrastructure procurement capacity across 54 countries in Africa. It is an international role based in Sydney, Australia, supported by the World Economic Forum, governments, multilateral development banks and private partners.

Jennifer Pinto (MBA '06) has been promoted to vice president of organizational effectiveness at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, responsible for the talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, culture/engagement and talent innovation strategies and teams within human resources.

Juan Carlos "JC" Acosta (MBA '01, BAcc '95) has been promoted to president of ViacomCBS Networks Americas.

Leo Portes (BBA '09) has joined JAG Insurance Group, a commercial insurance agency, as chief insurance officer.

Moises Ariza (BAcc '08) has been promoted to audit partner at Marcum LLP's Miami office.

Rasha Cameau (MBA '07) has been named interim executive director of the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency.


Daniela Isturiz (MAcc '17) has been named senior associate with Alvarez & Marsal in Miami.

Iryna Vouk (MAcc '17, BAcc '16) has been named senior associate with Alvarez & Marsal in Miami.

Jorge Abreu (MBA '11) has been named manager of exhibits and community engagement at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition.

Olga DeGroot (MAcc '13) has been named senior associate with Alvarez & Marsal in Miami.

Paola Colmenares (BAcc '18) has been named Tax Manager at Ravan + Blanco CPAs.