March 18, 2018

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Ward Damon Attorneys At Law, West Palm Beach

Dane Leitner, an attorney at Ward Damon, has been named a partner at the West Palm Beach-based multi-disciplined law firm. Leitner joined Ward Damon in 2012 and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, marital and family law, and real estate law including condominium and homeowner association law. He was recently named a Super Lawyers 2017 Rising Star. read more >

Baptist Health South Florida, Miami

Baptist Health South Florida has promoted Patricia Rosello to Chief Executive Officer for Baptist Hospital of Miami. read more >

Akerman LLP, West Palm Beach

David Spector Assumes Role as Akerman Chairman and CEO read more >

Kabat Schertzer De La Torre Taraboulos & Company, Miami

Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT) today announced it has merged in JL Hofmann & Associates, a Miami-based firm with more than 25 years of experience providing accounting, tax and pre-immigration planning services to multinational individuals, families and businesses. Under the terms of the merger, John Hofmann has been named a partner with KSDT. read more >

Velocitas, Miami

In her role, Pam will work with the agency's key clients to guide their marketing communications initiatives. She will oversee the creation of targeted messaging that speaks to each client's pertinent customer base, and will lead clients' digital initiatives across multiple platforms, such as email, mobile, web, and online advertising, to maximize reach and engagement. read more >

Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale

Beverly Capasso was named President/CEO of Broward Health read more >

Nutriband Inc, Orlando

Nutriband Inc. has announced the appointment of Sean Gallagher as company President and to the Board of Directors. read more >

Suncoast Credit Union, Tampa,FL

Suncoast Credit Union welcomes Gina Abadir to the new position of vice president of business lending. With more than 24 years of business lending experience, Abadir will oversee the sales function of both business and commercial lending. Prior to joining SCU, Abadir worked at Centennial Bank where she served as the vice president and business development officer. read more >

Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee

Alan Keesee has been named CEO at Capital Regional Medical Center. read more >

MDO Partners, Miami

Capote will be responsible for assisting clients with compliance assessments, the design and implementation of regulatory compliance programs, and ongoing regulatory compliance advice as it relates to FDA, Consumer Safety and Customs and Border Protection. She will also represent clients to help mitigate and reduce risks, fines and penalties for regulatory violations. read more >

Hard Rock International, Hollywood

Hard Rock International announces the promotion of Jeffrey Hook as executive vice president of development and marketing. read more >

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando

With nearly three decades of leadership in the hospitality industry, Paul Joseph has been appointed to general manager of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Most recently as general manager of Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Joseph brings focus and passion to customer satisfaction, authentic hospitality and efficient operations for optimal guest experience at the iconic Orlando resort. read more >

Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa

Chris Altenbernd has joined BLG. He will handle a plethora of civil appeals, including torts, commercial and construction claims, insurance coverage, domestic relations, and real estate. After starting one of Florida's first appellate groups, he was appointed by Gov. Martinez in 1989 to a judgeship on Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeals, on which he served until 2016. read more >

Fifth Third Bank, Jacksonville and Orlando

Jennifer Desmond has joined Fifth Third Private Bank as vice president and wealth management advisor in Jacksonville. In this role, she will help clients reach their financial goals through personalized wealth planning, banking, insurance, investment management and trust and estate services. Desmond has nearly 20 years of financial industry experience in Florida. Fifth Third is also pleased to announce Farhat Ahmed has been named vice president and has joined the team as a business banking relationship manager in Orlando. In this role, she will help small business owners reach their financial goals through services such as loans, deposits and treasury management. Ahmed has 19 years of successful Commercial Banking experience. read more >

Wounded Warrior Project, Jacksonville

Wounded Warrior Project has added a career soldier and leader to its Board of Directors with the unanimous election of Alonzo Smith. read more >

Words, Chosen Carefully

A "whopping" number of journalists resort to loaded words that carry a value judgment. read more >

Florida Icon: Pedro José Greer Jr.

Professor of medicine, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami; age 61. read more >

The best defense...

In defense of Florida's defense industry; big news on the small-business front; a spotlight on St. Petersburg read more >

Baskerville-Donovan, Inc., Tallahassee

Baskerville-Donovan, Inc. (BDI) welcomes back Alan Hart, P.E., who is rejoining our Tallahassee office to serve as Regional Manager and lead business development efforts. Alan brings a wealth of broad-based engineering experience with more than 22 years in roadway and stormwater design for FDOT and state and local municipalities throughout Florida. read more >

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