September 20, 2017

People Archive

Haskell, Jacksonville

Haskell, an architecture, engineering and construction firm headquartered in Jacksonville, announced today that COO James O'Leary has been appointed president. read more >

South Florida Manufacturing Association (SFMA), Pompano Beach, Florida

The South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA) has selected Matthew Rocco as its new President. He succeeds June Wolfe to carry on her legacy. Matthew's experience spans over 10 years combined in the corporate arena and higher education at Broward College. Serving as a SFMA Board of Director, he has a passion for manufacturing and is poised for success as President. read more >

Cardno, West Palm Beach

?Cardno is pleased to announce that Amy Long has joined the company as Regional Services Manager in its West Palm Beach office. read more >

The Weitz Company, West Palm Beach

The Weitz Company has hired James Auld as a director of business development for the firm's Florida operations. read more >

Corporate Synergies, Orlando

Corporate Synergies, a national insurance and employee benefits brokerage and consultancy, announces the appointment of accomplished healthcare executive, John Kern. read more >

ITEC Entertainment, Orlando

ITEC Entertainment Corporation has announced that Lisa Junkerman has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer & Director of Corporate Development. read more >

First Citizens Bank, Fort Lauderdale

Laura King has been named Southeast Florida commercial banking manager at First Citizens Bank. In her new role, she leads the bank's commercial banking team that focuses on developing and managing relationships with local companies in the market. King has more than 23 years of banking experience and has been with First Citizens Bank since 2004. read more >

Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc, Palm Harbor, Florida

NTC, the leading post-closing services provider for the nation's largest financial institutions, is proud to announce that Aaron Vause, NTC's AVP of Document Custody, has been recognized & won the HW Insiders Award™ .The program recognizes all-star employees nationwide in the finance industry that are considered the company's best-kept secret & vital to its success. read more >


Dawn Lazo has been named Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa's new Vice President of Food & Beverage. "Having spent more than two decades in the business, Dawn is highly regarded by her team and brings experience to the table that establishes her as a leader that we are proud to have at this property," said Seminole Hard Rock Tampa's President Joe Lupo. read more >

Magruder Laser Vision, Orlando, FL

Magruder Laser Vision (120 E Par St, Orlando, FL 32804) welcomes Dr. Michael Shumski, M.D. - Dr. Shumski's earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and his Master's degree. He then earned his M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and his residency training in ophthalmology at Emory University in Atlanta. read more >

Maria L. Sachs, Boca Raton

Maria L. Sachs, former State Sen. and current executive director of Innovation Florida, was awarded the prestigious Guglielmo Marconi Award by The Order Sons of Italy in America. Named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy, the award is presented to Italian Americans who have made significant contributions to the United States. read more >

Florida International University, Miami

Joanne Li has been appointed dean of FIU's College of Business. Most recently she was dean and professor of finance at the Raj Soin School of Business at Wright State University, a position she held since 2012. "I am very privileged to have the opportunity to serve a world-class faculty, dedicated staff, and talented student body in the FIU College of Business," Li said. read more >

Florida International University, Miami

John L. Volakis has been appointed dean of FIU's College of Engineering & Computing. Volakis comes to FIU with a distinguished career in academia, most recently serving as the Roy and Lois Chope chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering at The Ohio State University's College of Engineering, a position he held for 14 years. read more >

Stellar, Jacksonville

Stellar has hired Mike Chapman as Director of PSM Compliance and Technological Solutions. Chapman will lead the firm's Process Safety Management Team, which provides compliance solutions for clients. He is also tasked with developing advanced technology to enhance refrigeration operator/technician training. Chapman previously served Tyson Foods, Inc. for almost 17 years. read more >

Stellar, Jacksonville, FL

Stellar has hired Steve Gormley as Director of Business Development for its Commercial Group. Gormley has more than 30 years of experience as a marketing and business development executive in the construction, financial and health care industries. He will support efforts at the firm's Tampa office and Jacksonville headquarters. read more >

BDO USA, LLP, Miami, Florida

Alfredo Cepero, Miami Office Managing Partner for Assurance Services for BDO USA, LLP, has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) for his outstanding contributions to the organization. Cepero has been a staunch advocate for developing Latino professionals into positive leaders in their communities. read more >

Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg

The Poynter Institute has named Neil Brown, to be its new president. Brown, currently the editor and vice president of The Tampa Bay Times, was selected from more than 100 candidates. read more >

Wilson Bradshaw is a ‘Florida Icon'

(Former president of Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers; age 71) read more >

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