UCF College of Business Hall of Fame 2018
February 20th, 2018 @ 6:00pm EST
UCF College of Business Hall of Fame 2018

Rosen Shingle Creek

9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
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UCF College of Business Hall of Fame 2018

Rosen Shingle Creek

9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
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The University of Central Florida College of Business will host its 19th annual Business Hall of Fame gala Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Rosen Shingle Creek.   

More than 600 College of Business alumni, faculty, students, corporate partners and friends of UCF are expected to attend this signature annual event that honors the college’s most distinguished alumni and partners. Guests will celebrate in style at the Knights on Ice themed event, beginning with a cocktail party, followed by the interactive and entertaining Business Hall of Fame gala and awards ceremony.

2018 UCF Business Hall of Fame Inductees

The event will honor three UCF business alumni who have demonstrated exceptional professional successes in their fields. This highest honor given by the college to graduates is awarded to those who have been in the industry for at least 20 years and have brought notoriety to the university through their professional achievements.

  • Sheila Jordan, ’86, senior vice president and Chief Information Officer, Symantec. 
  • Terry McNew, ’86, president and CEO, MasterCraft Boat Company.
  • Dawn Olivardia, ’89, ’90, tax partner, Grant Thornton LLP.   

Partnership Awards

The Partnership Awards recognize organizations that have initiated a successful partnership with or on behalf of the UCF College of Business, resulting in the advancement of the college’s academic offerings or public outreach. 

  • Ravago Holdings America
  • Verizon

Entrepreneurial Alumni Awards

The Entrepreneurial Alumni Awards honor UCF business alumni from any discipline who exemplify commitment, vision, calculated risk-taking and growth potential. In their professional careers, these alumni demonstrate perseverance in the face of adversity and overcome obstacles.

  • Jorge Amaro, ’13, founder and CEO of A3i, Inc.
  • Ken Herndon, ’87, founder and Chief Executive Officer of KC Curb, Inc.
  • Carey Sobel, ’09, partner and chief strategy officer at Three21 Creative.

Honorable Knight Awards

The Honorable Knight Awards recognize UCF business alumni with more than 10 years of experience who have displayed excellence in their respective career paths.

  • Peter Laurinaitis, ’93 & ’95, partner in the Restructuring and Special Situations Group, PJT Partners.
  • Jason M. Reilly, CFA, ’95 & ’98, Managing Director and Market Investment Executive, U.S. Trust’s Central and North Florida markets. 
  • Woody Walker, ’92 & ’94, Senior Vice President of Alliances and Client Engagement, Convergence Consulting Group.

Notable Knight Awards

The Notable Knight Awards recognize UCF business alumni who have displayed promise and excellence early (first 10 years) in their respective career paths.

  • Daniel Conn, CPA, ’09 & ’10, Director of Finance, Demetree Global.           
  • Blaire Martin, ’11 & ’13, Co-founder and Executive Director of Florida Angel Nexus.

Tickets and Hotel Accommodations

Individual event tickets for the gala are $100, or guests may purchase up to 10 table seats for $1,000, which includes sponsor recognition. Discounted hotel rooms of $109 per night are available for guests at Rosen Shingle Creek, valid Feb. 18-21. For reservations, call 866-996-6338 and mention you are with the UCF College of Business Hall of Fame.

For more information regarding the UCF College of Business Hall of Fame, visit cbahalloffame.com or email business@ucfalumni.com.