Melissa D. Patton

May 20, 2024
Dr. Melissa Patton is a seasoned educator and product management expert with 15+ years of experience leading cross-functional teams and scaling organizations through product-led growth (PLG). Her accomplishments include enterprise experience which led to a lean start-up that thrived in implementing technology solutions and executing innovative products in a data and customer driven environment. Additionally, […]

Charles Richardson-Gongora

October 27, 2023
Since receiving his bachelor’s in forensic chemistry from UCF, Charles has gained experience working in the fields of forensic and environmental chemistry while also participating on multiple non-profit boards. Currently, Charles is the senior chemist at Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC) contractor-run chemical analysis laboratory. His lab is one of four operational quality departments that support […]

Jay A. Shah

September 26, 2023
Jay A. Shah, MBA, LUTCF, CLTC is a financial advisor at Eagle Strategies/New York Life for over 16 years. In this role, he assists business owners and families with wealth management, planning for life events, legacy planning, retirement and achieving financial security. Additionally, he assists business owners with employee benefits plans, retirement plans and rollovers. […]

Jennifer J. “JJ” Mackle

September 22, 2023
JJ Mackle is a Realtor with Premier Sotheby’s. Originally from Texas, she has lived in Winter Park for the last 25 years and has been active in the real estate industry since 2011. JJ earned her Master’s in Communications from UCF in 2000 and her B.A. in History at Southern Methodist University in 1997. She […]

Dhanya Nair

May 2, 2023
Born in India, Dhanya Nair came to the US when she was 3 years old. After raising two college educated children, Dhanya made the decision to follow her passion and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCF. Studying as a non-traditional student impacted her view of the world and the struggles that college […]

Jeff Telep

March 16, 2023
With more than 25 years of experience, Jeff is the head of King & Spalding’s Section 337 practice at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He also represents clients in antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguards investigations at the ITC and U.S. Department of Commerce; Section 232 investigations at the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security; Customs […]

Gary Wentz

March 16, 2023
Gary L. Wentz, Jr. is vice president, Government and Commercial Programs for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, Wentz leads the mission management, hardware integration, program management and launch operations for ULA’s government and commercial customers, as well as the team responsible for ULA’s role in human spaceflight. Wentz previously served as ULA’s vice […]

Donna Lockhart

October 20, 2020
Donna graduated from UCF in 2003 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and later went on to earn her MBA from Rollins College. Donna is a 25-year research professional, consulting in the areas of guest satisfaction, concept/product testing, consumer behavior and segmentation, ad testing, pricing, needs assessments, employee engagement and workforce analytics. Donna […]

Ida Eskamani

October 16, 2020
Ida V. Eskamani a first generation Iranian-American and the daughter of working people. Born and raised in Orlando, Ida earned dual degrees in Political Science and Sociology as an undergraduate, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. UCF is a family tradition for her family; Ida’s father, big […]

John Mattone

October 9, 2019
Biography John Mattone is the founder and CEO of John Mattone-Global. Prior to this, John was the President of one of the top leadership consulting firms in the world, Executive Development Associates, Inc., (EDA) and prior to EDA he was the Vice President of Assessments for Linkage, Inc. Prior to Linkage, John was the Vice President of Sales […]

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