April 30, 2017

People Archive

Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami

Health Foundation of South Florida announced that Thao M.P. Tran, M.D. M.P.H. has been elected chairwoman of its Board of Directors. read more >

University of Florida - Multicultural & Diversity Affairs, Gainesville

The University of Florida announced that Will Atkins has been selected as Executive Director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs. read more >

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Miami

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced today it has named Beau Ferrari to Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. read more >

Experience Kissimmee, Kissimmee

President and CEO D.T. Minich and Experience Kissimmee were recently named U.S. Travel Association's 2017 Grassroots Travel Champion. This annual award is presented to one travel organization for exhibiting leadership in grassroots advocacy and community outreach. Minich and Experience Kissimmee won for efforts to advance travel friendly federal policies on a local level. read more >

Norman Braman is a ‘Florida Icon'

Mega auto dealership owner Norman Braman talks about why he got into the auto business and more: “I came here in '69 with my wife and two very young daughters. read more >

Strong learners: Academically gifted students abound in public schools

The three-day Commissioner's Academic Challenge has been around since 1986. Every school system in Florida can field a team. read more >

A state of wealth

$2,600,000,000. That's the net worth it takes to be among the top 25 wealthiest Floridians. Most of us can't imagine that level of wealth. read more >

Gunster, West Palm Beach, Florida

Gunster, Florida's law firm for business, has significantly expanded its management team with the promotion of two shareholders to leadership positions. Promotions include Lila Jaber, of Tallahassee, to regional managing shareholder and Derek E. Bruce Orlando office managing shareholder. Jaber will work closely with managing shareholder Bill Perry to advance the firm's strategic direction, including recruiting and integrating top talent in north and central Florida, and enhancing the firm's presence in Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee. Bruce will focus on Orlando. The new management team brings diversity in experience, as well as in terms of practice and geographic areas. read more >

Gunster, West Palm Beach, Florida

Gunster, Florida's law firm for business, has significantly expanded its management team with the promotion of two shareholders to leadership positions. Promotions include Allison E. Turnbull to Orlando office managing shareholder, and Bill Adams to Jacksonville office managing shareholder. Turnbull will focus on Orlando while Adams oversees the growth of Gunster's Jacksonville office. The new management team brings diversity in experience, as well as in terms of practice and geographic areas. read more >

MOD Pizza , Fort Lauderdale

Angie Kenyon has joined BBX Capital as Vice President of Real Estate for their MOD Pizza ("MOD") Franchise in Florida. BBX Capital is MOD's exclusive franchisee for the state of Florida with the goal of developing up to 60 MOD locations throughout the state over the next five to seven years. Kenyon comes to BBX Capital with over 20 years of real estate experience and was most recently Regional Director of Real Estate for Pei Wei where she oversaw the opening of more than 50 restaurant locations in Florida and throughout Eastern United States. read more >

Tripp Scott, Fort Lauderdale

Tripp Scott today announced that it has joined forces with Ericks Consultants, a Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee based lobbying firm that focuses on representing businesses and governmental entities before Florida's state and local governments. Tripp Scott's new government affairs practice will be called TSE Consulting. read more >

Tripp Scott, Fort Lauderdale

Sen. Chris Smith Named by Senate President to Serve on the Constitution Revision Commission Tripp Scott today announced that Sen. Chris Smith, an attorney with the law firm, has been appointed by Florida Senate President Joe Negron to serve on Florida's Constitution Revision Commission (CRC.) Smith was among 9 appointments to the commission by Sen. Negron. read more >

VISIT FLORIDA, Tallahassee

Meagan Chiamardas, who has been with VISIT FLORIDA since 2008, served most recently as Associate Brand Director. In her new role, Chiamardas will be responsible for overseeing consumer-facing marketing programs that drive both short- and long-term goals. read more >

VISIT FLORIDA, Tallahassee

Nelson Mongiovi, who has been with VISIT FLORIDA since 2013 as Director of Marketing Operations, has been promoted to interim Chief Marketing Officer. In his new role, Mongiovi will be responsible for determining overall domestic and international marketing strategies and facilitating integration among various departments. read more >

VISIT FLORIDA, Tallahassee

Staci Mellman, a seasoned creative marketer with a proven track record of developing strategic marketing initiatives that increase awareness and brand values, has been promoted to interim Vice President, Global Brand for VISIT FLORIDA. In her new role, Mellman will lead the development of integrated marketing initiatives and long-term strategic planning. read more >

STV, Jacksonville

David C. Shearer, an experienced civil engineer who has led several major road and bridge projects throughout Florida, has been promoted to vice president of STV. read more >

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, Sarasota

James R. Cardwell, II has joined CareerEdge Funders Collaborative as the senior manager of workforce development to help grow initiatives across Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. read more >

Vernis & Bowling, Palm Beach

Amy Das has joined Vernis & Bowling of Palm Beach, P.A. read more >

Aztec Group, Miami

Aztec Group, Inc., a Florida real estate investment and merchant banking firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Charles Penan to Managing Director. Penan will manage the financing and capital needs of real estate transactions as well as investment sales for Aztec's clients, including entrepreneurs, commercial developers and institutional investors. read more >

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