Withum Partner, Dr. Phillips Charities CFO/CIO & Retired Supply Chain Management Exec Slated for Induction

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2024) — Hold onto your hat and grab your leather jacket as UCF College of Business hosts an action-packed 24th annual Hall of Fame gala Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Rosen Shingle Creek. Guests will be taken on an elegant adventure inspired by Hollywood’s favorite faculty member — Indiana Jones, as the college celebrates its most distinguished alumni and partners. 2024 Indiana Jones-Themed Hall of Fame graphic for March 12 event at Rosen Shingle Creek

This year the college will induct Eva Tukdarian ’90 ’91, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Dr. Phillips Charities; Russell Goldberg ’89, Orlando Partner-in-Charge, Withum, and Dean’s Advisory Board member; and Charlie Lousignont ’81, Supply Chain Management Executive. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor given to business graduates.

The college also will recognize Dean’s Advisory Board member and longtime donor Mark Plaumann ’74 ’79 with its Legendary Knight Award. BNY Mellon will receive Corporate Partner of the Year. The Entrepreneurial Alumni Awards will honor Justin Buzzi ’13, CEO and founder of Get Up and Go Kayaking; Adam LZ ’16, founder and owner of LZMFG and professional drifter; and Jeff Stafford ’04, Vice President at J.D. Power and CEO of FishingAmmo and Golden Knights Investment Group.

The Honorable Knight Awards, which recognize alumni with more than 10 years of experience, will be presented to Sara Bernard ’00, Partner, Holland & Knight; Derek De Salvia ’03 ’11, Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President, Hilton Grand Vacations; and Paul Hagge ’99 ’00, Tax Managing Director, Grant Thornton.

The Notable Knight Award, which recognizes alumni who have displayed promise and excellence early in their careers, will be presented to Victor D. Almeda ’19, Wardrobe Consultant, Tom James Company.

Tickets Still Available

More than 700 guests are expected to attend Central Florida’s biggest networking night of the year. The event will begin with a cocktail party, followed by the always interactive and entertaining Hall of Fame gala and awards ceremony. Individual event tickets are $150, or guests may purchase up to 10 table seats for $1,500, which includes sponsor recognition. Purchase tickets or a table