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The Power of the Gator Nation in NYC Series 2

  • American Express Tower 26 Floor 200 Vesey Street New York, NY, 10080 United States (map)


What Does It Take to be a Gator Great in The Big Apple?

Learn from some of New York’s most successful UF alumni how to succeed in the Big Apple and beyond. Event benefits the Gotham Gators scholarship program, supporting New York students attending the University of Florida and completing internships in NYC.

Tuesday, April 4th

200 Vesey Street
American Express Tower
26th Floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10080

Check in: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Panel: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

$20 UFAA members
$30 General Admission, Non-Members
(Tickets include complimentary appetizers, wine, and beer during networking reception)

Special thanks to our sponsor: Pitch Publicity

Not a member? JOIN the UFAA and receive free membership to Gotham Gators, The Official University of Florida Alumni Club for New York City and the Greater New York area:



Tammy Weinbaum, Executive Vice President, Global Business Services at American Express, a shared services organization that brings together key internal functions to support all of American Express. Recipient of the 2014 Women of Excellence Award for Mentorship by the National Association for Female Executives.

Rebecca Patterson, Chief Investment Officer at Bessemer Trust, managing approximately $65 billion in client assets, and member of the firm’s Management Committee. Regular contributor for CNBC and named, “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance,” by American Banker for three consecutive years.

Kim Kaupe, Co-founder of ZinePak, a custom publication company that creates engaging fan packages for entertainers, brands and celebrities, named “Top 30 Startups to Watch” by Entrepreneur, and dubbed an “overnight success” by Inc. Magazine. ABC’s Shark Tank winner and Forbes “30 Under 30,” Advertising Age’s “40 Under 40,” and Inc.’s “35 Under 35.”

Cat Lindsay, top tier interior designer and Head of Workplace and Design Global Real Estate for HBO, Turner, CNN and Warner Brothers, currently spearheading the move of Time Warner companies to Hudson Yards.

Pat Fastook, Founder of New Moon Company and Executive Television and Digital Producer responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of digital business; reputed as a thought leader in the industry with experience producing high-profile digital series delivering millions of unique visitors to websites and growing brands. Former primetime digital lead at NBC Universal/CNBC, overseeing the network’s multimillion-dollar new primetime initiative and played a pivotal role in forming MSNBC from initial concept to the launch of the 24-hour network.

UF Alumnus Moderator:
Jonathan D. Lovitz, Senior Vice President at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community worldwide. Regular media contributor on the economic empowerment and the vital role business plays in creating equity for the LGBT community for MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, The Advocate and Out Magazine.

Special thanks to our sponsor: Pitch Publicity