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technology careers. Another partnership with Flight Works Alabama will soon offer educational programs there as part of an agreement with Airbus. And following growing aviation trends has helped to establish Worldwide locations in markets such as South Africa, Brazil, and Singapore. The university’s expansive reach is not lost on Watret. “What makes this so rewarding,” he claims, “is the positive impact we are making in the industry through our alumni. When our students graduate with an Embry-Riddle degree, they are prepared to enter into the workforce with the skills necessary to contribute to the growth and development of this evolving industry.” Reaching Embry-Riddle Worldwide around the world to shape the educations of students ready and willing to contribute to this people, with $17.5 million in salary and benefits. Including other growth is a large part of Embry-Riddle’s design support staff across 17 locations in Florida, a “2016 study found that for success. the university’s total economic impact on Volusia County at that time was at least $1 billion annually,” according to Watret. Looking forward, the university continues to pursue mutually Brigitte Hoarau is an English Professor and freelance writer. She earned a BA in Film & Video and an MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction. beneficial partnerships that help its students shape the industry they are poised to lead. Industry partnerships include the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, aimed at transitioning veterans into NELLIE KARGAR, CPA VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES ICI HOMES SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERS Nellie Kargar began analyzing numbers at the University of Michigan, where she earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and at Harvard Business School, where she earned her MBA. At the age of nine, she was filing for her family’s business, ICI Homes. Today she is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Nellie is Vice Chair of Food Brings Hope and Finance Chair of Harvard Iranian Alumni. She serves on the boards of the Daytona Regional Chamber and numerous other organizations. She is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, was recognized by the Volusia Flagler Business Report among its “40 under 40” business leaders and is a proud Board level investor in Team Volusia. TEAMVOLUSIAEDC.COM 386.265.6332 INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT MAY 2019 | 27 |