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August 23, 2017

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Michael Saunders is a ‘Florida Icon'

Real estate executive, Sarasota; age 74 read more >

Florida Law: Legal news to note in Florida

As anyone who keeps up with the news these days knows, Florida law is evolving rapidly. Regulations are being scaled back, and new legislation is becoming more complex. read more >

A train wreck called Amtrak

President Trump wants to kill all the Amtrak trains in Florida, and I say let him. read more >

Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando

Adventist University of Health Sciences Board of Trustees' has announced that Dr. Edwin Hernández, ADU's current provost and an educator with over 30 years of experience, will succeed Dr. David Greenlaw, ADU's founding president, upon his retirement on July 31st, 2017. read more >

ReliaQuest's CEO Brian Murphy named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Winner

ReliaQuest, a leading provider of IT security services, today announced that Brian Murphy, ReliaQuest founder and CEO, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award for Florida. read more >

Miami Children's Health System, Miami, FL

Saima Aftab, MD, FAAP, has joined Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) as Medical Director of the Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Aftab also serves as PSA chief for the Section of Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine. She is board certified in general pediatrics, neonatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. read more >

Pilot Bank, Tampa

Pilot Bank COO Rita Lowman has assumed her role as Chairwoman of the Florida Bankers Association. Lowman will be the third woman to serve as chair in the organization's 130-year history. Beginning her banking career more than 40 years ago, Lowman has held statewide senior level positions at Bank of America, American Momentum Bank and C1 Bank prior to joining Pilot Bank. read more >

FCCI Insurance Group, Sarasota

Former Florida state Senator Lisa Carlton, J.D., has been elected to FCCI Insurance Group's board of directors, effective July 1. Carlton is the co-owner and manager of Mabry Carlton Ranch, Inc., and serves on the state Constitution Revision Commission. She was chosen for the FCCI Board based on her knowledge and experience in agribusiness, legislation and public service. read more >

AvMed, Miami

James M. Repp (top) has been named President and Chief Operating Officer after 17 years in sales and marketing roles of escalating accountability. Repp brings vast customer experience to the role, along with a deep understanding of the member journey. SVP and Chief Medical Officer Ann O. Wehr, MD (middle) has added leadership of network alliances, provider relations and health care economics to her medical operations oversight, including care management, wellness, and medical quality improvement. As SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Brad Bentley (bottom) now supervises all of sales and marketing, including the entire end-to-end Member Experience, while maintaining the product development and actuarial charges he had already held. read more >

Southeastern Grocers, Jacksonville

Southeastern Grocers (“the Company”) today announced that Anthony Hucker, the Company's Chief Operating Officer, will assume the responsibilities of President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis following the resignation of Ian McLeod to take up another opportunity. Mr. Hucker will assume his interim responsibilities effective July 1, 2017, and Mr. McLeod will remain in his current role through June 30, 2017 to assist with the transition. read more >

CareerSource Capital Region, Tallahassee

Beth Kirkland, Principal of Beth Kirkland Consulting, LLC, has been named Board Chair for CareerSource Capital Region. Her background leading economic development organizations such as the Gadsden County Development Council and the Florida Economic Development Council prepare her to lead the organization as it embraces a 21st Century approach to workforce development. read more >

Florida Power & Light, Juno Beach

Crystal Stiles, a Director with Florida Power & Light (FPL), has been named Board Chair for the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), a nonprofit corporation that educates and informs business and government leaders about key economic development issues and initiatives. Her unique background working with FPL and the FEDC has prepared her to lead FEDC. read more >

CASA, St. Petersburg

After conducting an extensive, nationwide search, CASA has proudly named Lariana Forsythe to serve as its new Interim CEO. read more >

Bank of America, Miami

Bank of America Miami Market President Gene Schaefer has been named Chairman of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, South Florida's largest business organization committed to improving the region's economic vitality. Schaefer is a 28-year banking veteran who serves on the Board of Enterprise Florida and is Past Chairman of the United Way of Miami-Dade. read more >

The University of Tampa, Tampa

L. Keith Todd has been named The University of Tampa's vice president for development and university relations. Todd will oversee philanthropic efforts that provide support for scholarships, endowment and institutional initiatives. UT President Ron Vaughn said Todd's "experience and ability to manage complex opportunities will help further build UT's fundraising efforts." read more >

Cushman & Wakefield, Miami

Director Matthew Bittel joined Cushman & Wakefield from Flagler. Matthew, a Miami native, has been active in South Florida's commercial real estate market for 12 years. With his partner, Stuart Gordon, Matthew has closed more than 27 million square feet of transactions valued at nearly $1.5 billion. read more >

JM Family Announces Executive-Level Promotions

JM Family Enterprises announced that Colin Brown, who has served as both president and CEO since 2003, will become chairman of the company's board of directors and remain CEO. Brown will continue to oversee the development and implementation of the company's objectives and strategies for future growth. read more >

St. Petersburg College, Pinellas County

Dr. Tonjua Williams has been named President of St. Petersburg College. Williams, a St. Pete native and 30-year veteran of SPC, is the college's first woman and first African-American President. Williams, who has served as Sr. VP of Student Services since 2013, holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Admin., a master's in Counselor Education, and a bachelor's in Business Admin. read more >

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