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June 18, 2018

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Smith Hulsey & Busey, Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville law firm Smith Hulsey & Busey has added Charmaine T.M. Chiu to the firm's Board of Directors. Chiu is an equity shareholder and is the Chair of the firm's statewide Healthcare Practice Team. She is a former Chair of the Health Law Section of The Florida Bar and is board certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar. read more >

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, Orlando

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell is pleased to announce the addition of Lan Kennedy-Davis as a Partner and Bradley J. Davis as Of Counsel to the firm's Orlando office. Kennedy-Davis and Davis join Rumberger after 14 years of managing their own firm, Davis & Kennedy, P.A. The team brings extensive litigation, business transactional and corporate tax experience to Rumberger. read more >

GreenPointe Communities, Jacksonville, Fla.

Johnny Lynch is leading and overseeing the development and construction of Veranda, GreenPointe Communities' master-planned community in Stuart, Fla., and actively pursuing acquisitions across South Florida. Lynch is based in Jupiter, Fla. read more >

Vology, Clearwater, FL

Vology, a leading Managed IT Services Provider, has appointed Mike Ehresman as Vice President of Sales Enablement. Ehresman is responsible for maintaining high levels of sales and operational process success within the organization, improving sales training and maximizing overall sales productivity. read more >

Callyo, St. Petersburg

Callyo, a mobile law enforcement SaaS company, has announced the appointment of Steve Ressler as its new President. read more >

Professional Bank, Coral Gables

Professional Bank has announced the hiring of Sara Moran-Sam as their new Senior Vice President and Private Banker. read more >

Interview with Anne Kerr of Florida Southern College

Anne Kerr, president of Florida Southern College, describes what makes FSC unique, introduces the school's child health and education research program, and notes the launches of new competitive recreation teams. read more >

TBG Holdings, Fort Lauderdale

MediXall Group, a technology and innovation-driven organization based in Ft. Lauderdale, has appointed Dr. Christopher Metzler, public speaker and entrepreneur, as a non-executive director. His experience as an entrepreneur, government strategist, and industry disruptor will be invaluable to MediXall and their customers in this new digital healthcare environment. read more >

Tucker/Hall, Jacksonville

The Fiorentino Group (TFG) and Rogers Towers, in a strategic alliance, are pleased to announce that former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney is joining the firms June 1, after retiring as president of the University of North Florida. Delaney will serve as a Principal at TFG, a government relations and business development firm, and Of Counsel with the Rogers Towers law firm. read more >

Universal Engineering Sciences , Orlando, Jacksonville & Gainesville, Florida

Universal Engineering Sciences - Miami, Jacksonville and Gainesville, Fla. Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc., an Orlando-headquartered geotechnical engineering firm with 18 branch offices throughout Florida and Georgia, announces that its Environmental Division continues to expand firmwide, with the promotion of Leigh Marshallsay as Environmental Department Manager of Universal's Miami office and the recent additions of Amy Fu, PE, Chief Environmental Engineer, in the Jacksonville office and Michael Shuler, Senior Scientist, in the Gainesville branch. Universal Engineering Sciences is a 54-year-old family-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 750 employees and nearly $80 million in annual revenue. read more >

Ballard Partners, Fort Lauderdale

President Donald J. Trump has appointed Justin J. Sayfie to the President's Commission on White House Fellows. In this role, Sayfie will participate in the selection of exceptional Americans to become White House Fellows, a program started by President Johnson in 1964. Sayfie is an attorney and lobbyist with Ballard Partners, and publisher of read more >

JM Family Entrerprises, Deerfield Beach

Brent Burns has been named as the next chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, effective July 1. Current CEO Colin Brown will continue as chairman of the board, focusing on providing guidance and counsel to Burns, much the same way company founder Jim Moran did when he named Brown CEO in 2003. Burns was promoted to COO in 2014 and became president last year. read more >

Vology, Clearwater

Vology, a leading Managed IT Services Provider, has hired of Julie Clement, PHR, SHRM-CP, as Chief People Officer. Effective immediately, Clement is responsible for fostering employee relations to further advance the organization's growth and success. She will lead a team accountable for talent acquisition, professional development, workplace culture and compensation. read more >

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has named Kate Arrizza its new CEO. read more >

Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando

Adventist University of Health Sciences, has announced that Sandra Dunbar will serve as ADU's new Provost. read more >

Community Brands, St. Petersburg

Community Brands has recently named Rick Bradberry as Chief Marketing Officer. read more >

The 2018 elections Florida deserves

Playing to the base may work well in the primaries, but it's driving many voters to register as NPA. read more >

Historian Raymond Arsenault – a Florida Icon

Historian, writer, St. Petersburg; age 70 read more >

Florida: Past, Present and Future

This issue marks FLORIDA TREND'S 60th anniversary. read more >

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