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 鈥11
Founder, Ferncreek Farms
Degree: Bachelor鈥檚 in nursing

Stefanie Catania 鈥08
CEO, Catania Product Development
Degree: Bachelor鈥檚 in mechanical engineering

Jeffrey Forrest Jr. 鈥16
Managing partner, WPC
Degree: Bachelor鈥檚 in management

Rob Garay 鈥09
Executive director, Orange County Bar Association
Degree: Bachelor鈥檚 in psychology

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

Kali Hammond 鈥10MS
Vice president, Poston Communications
Degree: Master鈥檚 in criminal justice

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

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

Jane茅 Olds 鈥16MNM 鈥16MPA
Director of workforce special projects, CareerSource Central Florida
Degree: Master鈥檚 in nonprofit management and master鈥檚 of public administration

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

Yasar Sheikh 鈥07
CEO/President, Guard Dog Security
Degree: Bachelor鈥檚 in marketing

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