April 23, 2014

Rising Young Professionals

Florida's young professionals are making their presence felt in government, non-profits and business.

Barbara Miracle | 10/1/2009

[Photo: Kelly LaDuke]

JOHN ALLMAND, 31, Jacksonville

JOB: Project architect with RS&H

ALTHOUGH HE SAYS
he’s not a preservationist, per se, John Allmand wants to maintain the viability of neighborhoods. “There needs to be new architecture done well.” One focus is mixed-use projects with retail on the bottom and residential on top, designs, he says, that combat suburban sprawl.

RANDALL VITALE, 32, Fort Lauderdale

JOB: First vice president, SunTrust Private Wealth Management/Legal Specialty Group

JUST OUT OF COLLEGE, Randall Vitale joined SunTrust Bank’s management training program. Along the way, he’s worked in the international private banking group, the private wealth management group and the medical specialty group. While this year has been challenging for financial services, Vitale says that the basics of working with clients hasn’t changed. “In good times and bad, it’s important to be in communication with your clients.”

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES:
After participating in College Leadership Florida while at FSU, Vitale returned the next year as a facilitator. He helped plan and organize Connect Florida, Leadership Florida’s group for young Floridians, and later helped form Emerge Broward, which now has 600 members.

INTERESTS: He has visited 26 countries; Vitale’s next trip will be to Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.

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Tags: Politics & Law, Banking & Finance, Government/Politics & Law

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