Class Notes — December 2012

Come read about what your UF classmates are doing … and maybe find your name, too. Our class notes are drawn from reader submissions and media reports. Listings are alphabetical by decade, and they are updated on the first of each month. So check back often to see what your classmates are doing!

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1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s

1960s

Ann Lurie (BSN ’66) is a member of the Conquer Cancer Foundation’s board of directors. She is founder and president of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation, Lurie Investments Inc. and Africa Infectious Disease Village Clinics Inc. and is an adjunct assistant professor in preventative medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Evanston, Ill. She lives in Chicago.

1970s

Jon Mills (JD ’72) moderated “The Importance of an Independent Judiciary,” a discussion featuring Florida’s Supreme Court justices, at the UF Levin College of Law in October. Mills is dean emeritus of UF’s law school.  He lives in Gainesville.

The Hon. J. Preston Silvernail (BA ’72, MBA ’76) will become chairman of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission in January. He has been chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Courts since 2009, a position he also held in 1999.

1980s

Molly Kraut (BSA ’87, DVM ’95) owns U.S. Mart, a store in Venice that carries only American-made products. She is also a veterinarian at Venice Pines Veterinary Clinic, which she established in 1996. She lives in Venice.

Robert Kritzman (BSBA ’81, JD ’84) is shareholder of the Fowler White Burnett law firm in Miami. He was partner of the K&L Gates law firm. He also worked as executive vice president and general counsel of Norwegian Cruise Line for 13 years. He lives in Miami.

Mark Prater (LLMT ’87) was a panelist at UF Levin College of Law’s Gelberg Lecture in October. The lecture, which was moderated by Lindy Paull (JD ’79, LLMT ’80), examined tax policies and the effects of their implementation. Prater is minority tax counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and former staff director of the House-Senate deficit reduction supercommittee. Paull is a managing partner of the PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting and consulting firm and former Joint Committee on Taxation chief of staff. They both live in Washington, D.C.

Randy Sloan (BSEAE ’89, MBA ’00) is director of sales for microwave subsystems at TRAK Microwave Corp. He was business development manager at Cobham, a company that works with aerospace and defense systems in San Diego, where he lives.

1990s

Bradley Bondi (BSBA ’95, MBA ’98, JD ’98) was lead investigator of a team of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft employees who uncovered Washington, D.C., Council member Jim Graham’s transgressions. The team was hired by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Bondi is partner of the law firm’s Washington, D.C., and New York offices. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Blair Foster (BA ’93) received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Special in September. The award recognized her and five others for their work on “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” an HBO documentary about the life of the late Beatles guitarist. Foster acted as supervising producer. She also received an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Research in 2009 thanks to her work on another HBO documentary, “Taxi to the Dark Side.” She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Craig Klein (BSBA ’99) is a global credit analyst at Janus Capital Group Inc., a global investment firm in Denver. He was previously executive director of the special situations group at UBS Securities and founder and managing member of Red Rock Capital Management. He lives in Breckenridge, Colo.

Dr. Jeremy Mirabile (BS ’98, MD ’02) works at LifeSource Group, a coaching and clinical counseling center in St. Augustine. He lives in Palm Coast.

2000s

Lauren Fernandez (BSBA ’01) is vice president of commercial banking at the Bank of Tampa. Fernandez, who has worked in banking for 10 years, previously worked at TD Bank. In 2006, she was included in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s list of “Top 30 Under 30.” She lives in Tampa.

Piers Dormeyer (BSES ’03) is chief business development officer of 3C Network, or Consumers, Contractors and Carrier Network, a technology and business services company that focuses on the roofing industry. He was the company’s vice president of sales. He lives in Tarpon Springs.

Anthony Payne (MSESS ’02) has joined the founding faculty of Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine in Hamden, Conn., which will accept its first class of students in fall 2013 for the New Hamden campus. He was a lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at UF. He lives in Hamden, Conn.

Scott Perry (BA ’09) is an associate at the Murray & Guari Trial Attorneys law firm in West Palm Beach. He worked as a clerk at the firm while earning a degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He lives in Wellington.

Keith Sonderling (BSTEL ’05) is a member of Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. He has been an attorney at the Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart law firm in West Palm Beach since 2008, where he works with business, labor and employment cases. He lives in Delray Beach.

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  1. Lance O. Leider, class of 2003, B.A., recently presented a lecture to Florida Hospital’s family medicine residents and medical students.

    Attorneys from The Health Law Firm delivered a seminar to Florida Hospital’s family medicine residents and medical students. The lecture took place on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Florida Hospital East Orlando. The topic focused on contracting for physicians and health professionals, primarily by discussing employment agreements.

    Attorneys Danielle M. Murray and Lance O. Leider highlighted many of the common provisions found in employment contracts. They also addressed common mistakes made by physicians and health professionals to help attendees avoid potential problem areas and legal entanglements.

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