The founder of an engineering consulting company, an insurance executive and a former start-up CEO were inducted into the College of Business Administration Hall of Fame at a recent banquet held on campus.
Nearly 180 people attended the event.
Class of 2010 includes:
George F. Gramatikas, ‘04, founder, Turbine Technology Services (TTS). TTS is a full-service firm that provides gas turbine technology leadership and engineering consulting services. Gramatikas has held numerous positions within the company including president and strategic development officer. Today, he serves as an active board member and advisor. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and his Executive MBA from UCF in 2004. He is active in the central Florida community and is a strong advocate of our EMBA program.
Jeff B. Lagos, ’89, president, Insurance Office of America. Upon graduating with a B.S.B.A. in finance, Lagos joined Auto-Owners Insurance where he worked for nearly 10 years. Today, he is president of Insurance Office of America (IOA). The IOA group of companies employs over 600 people with offices from coast to coast and includes a traditional insurance agency, wholesale insurance, payroll company, two different technology groups and a promotional items company. Revenues from 2010 will exceed $100,000,000. Lagos has served on the Golden Knights Club Board of Directors, and as a judge in the annual Joust Business Plan Competition hosted by our Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Jeff J. Lehman, ’78 and ’80, chief executive officer, Lehman Holdings. Lehman has over 20 years of experience in selling, managing and mentoring others who sell. He is a former start-up CEO and has been the chief revenue officer of two companies. Currently, he is the CEO of Lehman Holdings, in Seattle, WA. Lehman mentors UCF marketing students and spent five years working with the College of Business Administration’s National Collegiate Sales Competition team. He has written two books, The Sales Manager’s Mentor and The Frugal Millionaires. He earned his B.S.B.A. in finance and economics in 1978 and his MBA in 1980. He received the Professional Achievement Award from the college in 2003.
Induction into the program is the highest recognition given by the college. Inductees must be a graduate, and are selected based on their career achievements and their commitment to UCF, specifically the business school. “Hall of Fame inductees give back to the college by serving as mentors to our students and hiring our graduates,” said Thomas L. Keon, dean of the college.
With the addition of the latest class, 56 graduates have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 1999. For a complete list, visit our alumni website.