Career and Professional Development Staff
The Career and Professional Development team at Stetson Law empowers students and alumni to be competitive, market-ready candidates through our employer engagement activities and student preparedness services. Through our involvement in the legal, business, nonprofit, and government communities in our career markets, we gather valuable insight from the employer community, identify job opportunities, and compile job market intelligence.
In addition to employer outreach, we provide our signature Career Toolkit curriculum. This curriculum forms the basis of our student preparedness services, which aim to help students and alumni master career competencies via programming as well as individual coaching and feedback throughout the academic year. We also produce and lead the Stetson Solo Practice Network, which offers education, network building, and mentoring opportunities for our entrepreneurially minded alumni, regardless of practice setting.
As you will see below, we have a robust team of dedicated professionals with a diverse mix of backgrounds, skills, and experience to help serve our clients.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at 727-562-7815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catherine B. Martin
Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development
Catherine Martin has held professional, senior executive, and consulting positions in human resources, organizational development, performance management, and strategic planning in a range of enterprises, including small entrepreneurial firms as well as global organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and joint venture initiatives. Active in Florida’s statewide community, Martin has also held voluntary leadership or board roles with Workforce Florida where she served on the executive committee as First Jobs/First Wages chair, Florida Craftsmen, the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Conference of Community and Justice, Leadership Florida (Class XVIII), the Salvador Dali Museum, and other organizations.
Since 2009, she has published The Job Whisperer, a career development blog, and her articles on nonprofit strategy, including social enterprise, are published in West’s Legal Forms, 4th ed., Vol. 29.
Martin earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Business Administration from Stetson University. She lives in St. Petersburg with her husband Jim, an attorney and Stetson adjunct professor.
Associate Director, Career and Professional Development
Prior to joining the Stetson team, Beth Casey practiced marital and family law and served as a guardian ad litem in family court. She received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law after graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism.
Casey is a St. Petersburg native and stays active in her community. She is very involved in the Young Lawyers Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, serving on various committees and chairing “Holidays In July” – a bowling event for foster children and their families. She puts her journalism degree to work too, sitting on the Journeys in Journalism Advisory Board for Pinellas County Schools. She is also a member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group. Casey lives in St. Petersburg with her husband Mike.
Career and Professional Development Coordinator
Stacy Elizondo manages and administers the Symplicity platform for the Career and Professional Development Office, students, alumni and employers, works with employers on postings, and assists students and graduates with reciprocity needs. Elizondo also maintains the office calendars and helps students, alumni, and employers with appointments. She oversees Career Development student assistants.
In 2013, Elizondo was one of three employees named Employee of Year. Elizondo graduated from Charles Stewart Mott Community College with an Associate of Arts degree. She has also attended the University of Michigan and University of South Florida. In her spare time she likes to run, volunteer for youth athletics and coach Little League soccer. She lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband and two children.
Joann Grages Burnett
Associate Director of Career and Professional Development
Joann Grages Burnett specializes in employer engagement and readiness for students and alumni and oversees postgraduate Judicial Clerkship initiatives within the Career and Professional Development Office. Prior to entering career services, Burnett practiced law as an assistant public defender for the 6th Judicial Circuit where she handled misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases.
Burnett received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law after graduating with honors from the University of Florida. While at Stetson, Burnett served as the chief ambassador, a judicial intern, and a certified legal intern for the Public Defender’s Office.
Burnett has been appointed to serve as the member resources director for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division where she leads the division's professional development and wellness initiatives. She is a member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and a member of the Stetson Lawyers Advisory Council. Burnett lives in Gulfport with her husband Andy and their daughter Charlotte.
Associate Director of Career and Professional Development
Korey Henson, an unwavering optimist, helps build happy and fulfilled lawyers. As a leader in the career and professional development strategy and advancement of law students and lawyers, Korey helps his clients find work and workplaces that give them the long term career satisfaction and fulfillment they need to thrive in their careers. For Stetson Law, he leads law firm employer relations efforts and the expansive On Campus Recruiting (OCR) program, conducts programs on law firm careers, previously co-chaired the 1L Professional Development Conference, and counsels students and graduates on fulfilling and successful career outcomes.
He graduated with his J.D. from Stetson Law where he served as managing editor of the Journal of International Aging Law & Policy and a research assistant to Professor Rebecca C. Morgan, and received the Cecil C. and August M. Bailey Scholarship, the Matthew Bender Elder Law Book Award, and the Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award. After graduating from Stetson, he practiced in South Carolina, focusing on elder law, estate planning, and business law, before returning to the Tampa Bay area.
Korey currently serves the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) as Co-Chair of the JD Advisors Section’s Employer Outreach Working Group and Vice-Chair of the Newer Professionals Section’s Ask the Experts Webinar Working Group. Korey is also an active member of the South Florida Association for Law Placement and Tampa Bay Legal Recruiters.