Recently, Orlando Business Journal celebrated its 2024 40 Under 40 honorees, which include 13 Knights

Meet the alumni, students and staff who are making an impact in their industries and across The City Beautiful.

Zac Alfson
Senior director of marketing and communications, Central Florida Community Arts
Degree: Former stage management and integrative general studies student

Jenny Austin ’11
Founder, Ferncreek Farms
Degree: Bachelor’s in nursing

Stefanie Catania ’08
CEO, Catania Product Development
Degree: Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering

Jeffrey Forrest Jr. ’16
Managing partner, WPC
Degree: Bachelor’s in management

Rob Garay ’09
Executive director, Orange County Bar Association
Degree: Bachelor’s in psychology

Darryl Gordon ’23PhD
Program manager, UCF College of Undergraduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate in education

Kali Hammond ’10MS
Vice president, Poston Communications
Degree: Master’s in criminal justice

Karlon Johnson ’18
Business development officer, Black Business Investment Fund
Degree: Bachelor’s in finance; current master’s in business administration student

Jessica King ’10 ’11MS ’14MAT
Founder/CEO, Flowintell
Degree: Bachelor’s in chemistry; bachelor’s in history; master’s in material science and engineering; master’s in teacher education

Janeé Olds ’16MNM ’16MPA
Director of workforce special projects, CareerSource Central Florida
Degree: Master’s in nonprofit management and master’s of public administration

Megan Paquin ’05
CEO, Paquin Public Relations
Degree: Bachelor’s in organizational communication with a legal studies minor

Yasar Sheikh ’07
CEO/President, Guard Dog Security
Degree: Bachelor’s in marketing

Rubin York ’16
Project Research Engineer, Orlando Utilities Commission
Degree: Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering