February 22, 2017

People Archive

First Green Bank, Orlando, Florida

Keith Costello, CEO of First Green Bank, is the next Chairman of the Board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. read more >

Cornerstone Hospice, The Villages, Florida

The Board of Directors of Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association elected Cornerstone Hospice's President and CEO Chuck Lee as its executive committee chair. read more >

Main Street America, Jacksonville

The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/casualty insurance company, has announced the appointment of Anne Bastian to national account executive, a newly established role within the company's field operations division. read more >

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida

Dr. P. Barry Butler Named New President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University becoming the sixth president of the world's leading university focusing on aviation, aerospace and research. Dr. Butler is leaving his current post as Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa. On Feb. 14, the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Butler read more >

Dr. P. Barry Butler named new president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa, as the sixth president of the world's leading institution of higher education focusing on aviation, aerospace and research. read more >

FIU Law Dean Acosta nominated for U.S. labor secretary post

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated FIU law dean R. Alexander Acosta for the position of secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. read more >

Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Sanibel

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has promoted of two of its management leaders, which also positively affects their divisions of The Naples Trust Company and The Tampa Bay Trust Company. Craig J. Holston has been named Chief Operations Officer and Ian N. Breusch, CFA has been named Chief Investment Officer. read more >

JP Sports + Entertainment, Palm Beach Gardens

JP Sports + Entertainment is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaime Langan to Senior Director, Business Development. Langan will be based at the company's Palm Beach headquarters and lead the agency's efforts in providing services to companies that aim to increase their measurable profitability with investments in the sports and entertainment industries. read more >

Boies Schiller Flexner, Miami

Stephen Zack of Boies Schiller Flexner received the ABA Spirit of Excellence Award on Saturday, February 4 at the ABA's Midyear Meeting at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. The Spirit of Excellence Award is given to those individuals who have shown commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Zack is past president of the American Bar Association. read more >

CareerSource Florida Board Unanimously Votes to Appoint New President and CEO

The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors today unanimously voted to appoint Michelle Dennard as the new President and CEO of CareerSource Florida. read more >

Beacon College, Leesburg

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges awarded Beacon College's board of trustees the 2017 AGB John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership for negotiating an arduous leadership change. Beacon is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor's degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences. read more >

Burr & Forman LLP, Orlando, FL

Burr & Forman LLP announces the addition of Mary-Beth T. Valley as Counsel in the firm's Orlando office. Valley boosts Burr & Forman's leading Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice. She counsels lenders, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) special servicers, REITS, private investors, property owner associations, contractors and public and private companies. read more >

AmeriLife, Clearwater, FL

Scott R. Perry, a highly regarded insurance industry veteran, has been named CEO of AmeriLife, the nation's premier annuity, life and health insurance marketing group. With more than 30 years of experience, he recently served as Chief Business Officer of CNO Financial Group in Chicago and its insurance subsidiaries: Washington National, Colonial Penn and Bankers Life. read more >

Interview with Chad Loar of PNC Bank

Chad Loar, Florida West Regional President of PNC Bank describes the financial institution's footprint in Florida, explains the bank's "Universal Banking" program, and notes PNC's involvement with local charities. read more >

Gunster, West Palm Beach

Gunster is pleased to announce that Bob Lamm received the Lifetime Achievement award at the 9th annual Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards in New York. Lamm has dedicated his career to governance in prior positions with companies such as Pfizer; CA, Inc.; and W.R. Grace & Co. He serves as co-chair of Gunster's securities & corporate governance law practice. read more >

Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee/Florida

Sachs Media Group recorded its best year yet, powered by 20 percent single-year growth in 2016. Public affairs emerged as the firm's most in-demand specialty, followed closely by public relations. Sachs Media Group is the go-to strategic communications partner for mid- to large-sized corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations with high-stakes challenges. read more >

Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee/Florida

Sachs Media Group is pleased to announce that Zoe Linafelt has been promoted to PR Account Manager. Her communications experience ranges from education and child abuse prevention to insurance and environmental protection. She graduated from Florida State University and is a board member of the Capital Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. read more >

Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee/Florida

Sachs Media Group is proud to announce that Ashley Perkins has been promoted to the position of Director of Digital Content. She is an award-winning digital and social media ace with five years of agency experience. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree from the College of Business and is based in Syracuse, NY. read more >

Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee/Florida

Sachs Media Group is excited to announce that Shelby Hobbs has been promoted to Senior Account Executive with the public affairs team. Shelby recently earned her master's degree from Florida State University in political communication and persuasion. She previously worked for the Executive Office of the Governor and the Florida IT Career Alliance. read more >

Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee/Florida

Rob Orr has recently been promoted to Director of Web Design and Development at Sachs Media Group. With more than 12 years of experience, he brings extensive knowledge of new and emerging web and business technology to his new role. He is a graduate of Florida State University. read more >

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