TAMPA, FL – Feb. 20, 2023 – The University of South Florida Alumni Association announced today that six Florida alumni aged 35 and younger have been named 2023 USF Outstanding Young Alumni in recognition of their exceptional professional and community accomplishments.
The award recipients will be recognized Thursday, April 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at a reception, panel discussion and networking opportunity at the Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center on USF’s Tampa campus. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at usfalumni.org/OYAA2023.
The 2023 Outstanding Young Alumni, listed with USF degrees only, are:
Kristen Corpion, Anthropology and Political Science ’10, is an award-winning lawyer and the founder and chief legal officer of CORPlaw in Miami. An entrepreneur and university law and business professor, she is dedicated to supporting the success of small businesses, mentoring students and transforming the legal profession through innovation.
Candace Braun Davison, Mass Communications ’10, serves as executive editor of PureWow, one of the country’s most popular lifestyle websites. She oversees the brand’s home and food coverage, which ranks 35th nationally for culinary content, and she’s the author of three cookbooks, including “Collegiate Cook,” which donates 25% of its proceeds to scholarships.
Chris Fils, Finance ’08, leads the Chicago metro market for Raymond James and Associates, where he was the 2022 Complex Manager of the Year and recognized nationally as a 40 Under 40 financial professional by InvestmentNews. Fils has volunteered as a former Junior Achievement of Sarasota board member and Special Olympics basketball coach.
Catlin Skufca, History ’11, is the Ohio state director of Best Buddies International, the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused on fostering inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As Best Buddies’ Ohio director since 2018, Skufca has grown volunteer-led programs by 80%.
Kayvon Webster, Health Sciences ’13, co-founded and co-owns two successful Miami eateries: Smith & Webster Restaurant and Bar and Vybe305. Entrepreneurship marks his second career. From 2013 to 2020, he played in the National Football League, earning a 2015 Super Bowl ring.
Jordann Windschauer, Mass Communications ’12, is the founder and CEO of Base Culture, a next-generation bakery that distributes its best-for-you baked goods to 15,000-plus stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Kroger, Publix, Albertsons and Sprouts.
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