July 2023 Professionals Networking Event Recap

Fellow Saintsmen, 

Thanks to you, the inaugural St. Augustine Alumni Professionals’ Network dinner event was a resounding success. 

The dinner event started around 6 pm at Bully’s East, where our fellow saintsmen arrived, then dropped their business cards at the check-in station, grabbed a nametag, and started networking before we kicked off the official agenda. 

At its climax, over 40 distinguished professionals were in the room, from graduating classes in the 1960s all the way up to 2018, mixing in industry as well. Including representatives in insurance, marketing, technology, finance, human resources, contracting, accounting, law, city officials, and commercial and residential real estate.

After prayer, thank yous, and Saints News, our first-ever speaker, Head Varsity Football Coach and entrepreneur, Ron Gladnick, gave an inspiring presentation on his business and football life. 

This event would not have been possible without the support of our Alumni Board, specifically Tom Doyle, Troy Gorostiza, and Chris Cashman. Nor would it have been possible without our first-ever sponsors, Matt Ryan of Focused Mission Financial, Mark Ignacio Estate Planning Attorney, Patrick Ferry with Aztec Paving, and Greg Park of Legacy Park Advisory Firm


Looking for wisdom, guidance, or an introduction? Running into an issue in your business that could use a second opinion? 

Respond to this email with your query, and I will help connect you with someone from the network. 


The St. Augustine Alumni Professionals’ Network is a quarterly dinner event. The next event will be held sometime in September, with the location and speaker TBD. Please reply to this email if you have a recommendation. 


There are 3 Alumni Association events coming up in the next 2 months: 

I also encourage you to grab a coffee or beer with someone you met at the event!