Byal Named VP of Finance
Tim Byal has joined Miromar Development Corp. as the vice president of finance. Byal was initially with Miromar Development from 2000 to 2003 as vice president of operations. In that position he played an integral role in the development of Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club from the ground up. In the ensuing years, Byal moved to St. Augustine where he was a division president for WCI Communities. More recently Byal was senior vice president for The Related Group in Miami where he was involved with business development and project management.
Byal is a certified public accountant in the state of Florida and holds an MBA and bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Florida. He is also a Florida licensed real estate broker.
FGCU Hosts SEC Speaker on Corporate Governance
Florida Gulf Coast University’s Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance invites current and former corporate directors, senior executives, governance professionals and other interested parties to hear and interact with Kayla Gillan, senior advisor and deputy chief of staff for the Securities & Exchange Commission, as she speaks about changes in corporate governance practices 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at the Sugden Welcome Center on campus. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and a speaker reception follows from 5 to 6 p.m. Register online for IRCG season series or individual programs at fgcu.edu/cob/ircg/programs.html. The cost is $100 for the five season series or $25 per session with advanced registration; or $35 at the door. Seating is limited. Info: 239-590-7322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FGCU in Princeton Review
Florida Gulf Coast University Lutgert College of Business is recognized once again as one of the best business schools in the nation according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the Lutgert College of Business in the recently published 2010 edition of its “Best 301 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review).
“Best 301 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the highest ranking schools with write-ups on academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services. In the profile on FGCU, the Princeton Review editors describe the Lutgert College of Business as having a solid preparation in general management, operations, teamwork, and doing business in a global economy. Students cited the University’s location and cost among the top reasons for attending; students also cited the Lutgert College of Business is very well established in the local community. In addition, the students praised the professors for their willingness to help students and for the experience they bring to their jobs. Lutgert College of Business’ success was noted in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools.” Students cited the University’s modern facilities and the program’s emphasis on teamwork and team building as plusses. The lists are posted at PrincetonReview.com.