GOLD Phin Committee

Meet our current members:

Chris Moye

Chris Moye '12


Degree: BBA

Major: Finance

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Current Employment: Senior Manager, Financial Services at Regency Centers

Student Involvement at JU: Baseball team

Involvement as Alumni: GOLD Phin Society; GOLD Phin Committee

Community Involvement: Extensive volunteer experience with various organizations including but not limited to Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, North Brooklyn Angels, and New Covenant Center

Favorite JU Memory: Qualifying for and playing in the 2011 Gainesville regional playoff tournament

Why GOLD Phin Society? The GOLD Phin Society is a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded alumni, add value to the University, and give back to the Jacksonville community.

Sarah Mecklenburg

Sarah Mecklenburg '13/'16

Vice Chair

Degree: BA and MBA

Major: Communication and Business Administration

Hometown: Germany

Current Employment: Product Discovery Analyst at Insight Global

Student Involvement at JU: MBA Graduate Assistant, Station Manager & Reporter for the Dolphin Channel News, Residential Life, ISA, Green Key Society, Track & Field

Involvement as Alumni: GOLD Phin Society, GOLD Phin Committee

Community Involvement: Habitat for Humanity, New Heights of NE Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Laufen mit Herz

Favorite JU Memory: There are so many good memories, but I think my favorite one is arriving in the US and being welcomed with open arms. My team, host family and the international student association helped me adapt and kick off so many great times here at JU. 

Why GOLD Phin Society? To reconnect with my alma mater, get involved with university initiatives, and network with other JU alums. 

Shannon Etheredge

Shannon Etheredge Tesche '13

Philanthropy Coordinator

Degree: BBA and BFA

Major: Management and Dance

Hometown: Leesburg, FL

Current Employment: Procurement Analyst II at Black Knight, Inc.

Student Involvement at JU: I was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, during which I was the Alumni Relations Chair and Chaplain. I was a member of the JU Dance Program and participated in several on campus and community performances. During my senior year, I was a candidate for Ms. Dolphina during Homecoming.

Involvement as Alumni: I enjoy attending JU sports games, the dance concerts, homecoming events, and most recently joining the GOLD Phin Committee.

Community Involvement: Involvement in United Way Baptist Campaign, Ronald McDonald House, and raising money for Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital.

Favorite JU Memory: I always enjoyed the Homecoming festivities. My favorite event was the Mock Rock competition.

Why GOLD Phin Society? I am excited and honored to be a member of the JU Gold Phin Society! Being a member of JU Gold Phin Society, not only helps us reunite and network with JU alumni, it also gives us a chance to positively impact the students of JU. I received a scholarship to attend JU, and presently I am able to contribute to a scholarship fund for JU students in turn. JU Gold Phin Society provides the opportunity of comradery between peers, and fun networking events among JU alums. It has allowed me to reconnect with JU alumni and to also meet new fellow JU grads. Together, we are able to share a common JU bond and help improve our school, network and community.

Blake Myregaard

Blake Myregaard '15/'19

Student & Campus Engagement Coordinator

Degree: Bachelors and MBA

Major: Aviation Management and Business Administration and Management

Hometown: Clearwater, FL

Current Employment: Property Administrator at Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Student Involvement at JU: Kicker for the Dolphins football team, Sigma Chi, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Presidential Leadership Advisory Committee, Student Ambassador, Aviation Ambassador

Involvement as Alumni: GOLD Phin Society, GOLD Phin Committee, continued outreach with the JU Aviation Program

Community Involvement: Jacksonville Humane Society, K9's for Warriors, Hunger Fight, Hubbard House

Favorite JU Memory: Working as a Student Ambassador with JU Admissions was a great time! I was able to explore more of the University outside of the Davis College of Business & Technology (DCOB) where I spent nearly all of my academic career and share with prospective JU students the endless opportunities Jacksonville University has to offer!

Why GOLD Phin Society? The GOLD Phin Society provides a great opportunity for not only me, but for all graduates of the last decade. JU has given me some of the best friends, great memories, and set me up for success in my current field of aviation. I will soon be a double alum from JU, and this society affords an excellent platform to give back to the University that has given me so much.

Lindsey Craft

Lindsey Craft MBA '15

Events Coordinator

Degree: MBA

Major: Business Administration & Management

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Current Employment: Project Manager at Black Knight, Inc.

Student Involvement at JU: Grad Assistant for the women’s volleyball indoor and sand volleyball program

Involvement as Alumni: GOLD Phin Society; GOLD Phin Committee; Plan Black Knight alumni events

Community Involvement: JU's Charter Day of Service

Favorite JU Memory: Winning the Atlantic Sun Conference my very first year coaching volleyball in 2014

Why GOLD Phin Society? Great networking opportunity amongst some of the best JU grads in the area!

Katharina Dinsmore ’19

Katharina Dinsmore ’19

Degree: BS

Major: Double major in Marketing and Management

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Current Employment: Business Development Representative at Focura

Student Involvement at JU: Member and captain of the women’s rowing team, the Female Athletic Representative for SGA, a member on the board of National Society of Leadership and Success, and a DCOB Student Ambassador

Involvement as Alumni: GOLD Phin Committee

Community Involvement: JU's Charter Day of Service

Favorite JU Memory: My favorite JU memory is being on the women’s rowing team Sophomore year and having a group of 25+ girls come together to accomplish our main goal of winning our Conference Championship and end up sweeping the competition in all 3 races.

Why GOLD Phin Society? I am very excited to be a part of the Gold Phin Committee and to have the opportunity to network and connect with my fellow JU alumni. I’m looking forward to all of the connections and friendships that are soon to come!

Katherine Steele

Katherine Steele '13

Degree: BBA

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Current Employment: Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Student Involvement at JU: Alpha Epsilon Phi, Student Government (JUSA), Student Ambassador, Accounting Club, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Dolphin Productions, Relay for Life, Student Alumni Association, Intramural sports

Involvement as Alumni: GOLD Phin Committee, Alpha Epsilon Phi Chapter Advisor

Community Involvement: Volunteer experience with United Way, City Year, Junior Achievement, and Deloitte’s Impact Day

Favorite JU Memory: All of them! Getting involved with Greek Life was probably the biggest contributor to forcing me to break out of my shell and shaping the person I am today. I held many leadership positions within my organization which lead me to connecting with leaders around campus and continuously opened doors for me.

Why GOLD Phin Society? To connect with local alumni on a broader level and encourage others to do the same. Looking forward to give back to JU and stay connected as the years progress.

Justin Gold

Justin Gold MBA '20

Degree: MBA

Major: Business

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Current Employment: Risk & Reporting Analyst at Bank of America

Student Involvement at JU: U.S. Military Veteran student from 2018 – 2020

Involvement as Alumni: GOLD Phin Committee

Community Involvement: Communications Chair with Bank of America’s Military Veterans Employee Network. 

Favorite JU Memory: Shifting from the Merrill Cohort program to being able to attend classes on campus and debating in Professor Julius Demps classes.

Why GOLD Phin Society? A University is not only as strong as it’s Students and Professors, but also by our Alumni getting involved and helping to foster a strong community outreach. It is a privilege to give back to Jacksonville University as it has given me so much.