“I am thrilled about what we are doing here at Stetson focusing on experiential learning,” said Bakamitsos in the release. “We have great faculty and dedicated alumni who are willing to champion innovative ideas and do great things for and with our talented students in a collaborative environment. I am excited as we continue to evolve and accomplish all that we set out to do.”
In June 2021, Bakamitsos became interim dean of the School of Business Administration after serving as associate dean since 2013. He is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Association for Consumer Research, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Consumer Psychology, the Hellenic Management Association and the Hellenic Institute for Marketing.
Before joining Stetson, Bakamitsos was the assistant dean for executive education at Tulane. He has served on the faculty and as a research director for consumer behavior and electronic commerce at the Glassmeyer-McNamee Center for Digital Strategies at Tuck School of Business as well as on the editorial board of the Journal for Consumer Psychology.
Roney Gutierrez has joined the North Florida Land Trust as chief operating officer. In this role he will oversee all day-to-day operations and administrative functions for the nonprofit including human resources and information technology. He will lead NFLT’s strategic financial planning and will monitor operations to maximize effectiveness and organizational stability. Gutierrez will report directly to the president and work closely with the directors of conservation acquisitions, stewardship and philanthropic services, according to a media release.
“We are happy to welcome Roney to our team and look forward to having his guidance as we continue to preserve land throughout north Florida and within the critical O2O wildlife corridor,” said Allison DeFoor, interim president of NFLT, in the release.
Gutierrez comes to NFLT after working with the USDA National Resources Conservation Service where he managed multiple land conservation programs with a more than $1 billion combined budget in multiple states including North Carolina, California, Hawaii and Florida.
He is a graduate of Cornell University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy. He also earned his master’s degree in soil science from North Carolina State University.